The more you can automate, the more you can focus on delivering value to your customers. However, it can be difficult to create automated processes without diminishing the customer experience.

Fortunately, some tools can provide both efficiency for you and satisfaction for your customers – and one of these tools is a plug-in for booking and programming WordPress.

In fact, there are a myriad of WordPress booking plug-ins that help you save time while providing a smoother and more convenient experience for your customers.

Take a look at this list of WordPress booking plugins, which can help you focus on the most important aspects of your business by increasing efficiency, eliminating stress and providing clarity.

How do you know which plugin is best for your company ?

The good plugins for booking WordPress do the following:

  • Provide customers with working hours and availability.
  • Allow them to choose an hour.
  • Encourage customer input.
  • Save the input to a customer database.
  • Automatically save your event to the calendar.
  • Send a confirmation notification to you and your client and tells you if there are any changes to your event.

If the tool does all of the above, you have a custodian. However, each tool varies in price structure, so be sure to find the one that best suits your needs.

WooEvents: from $39 per month

WooEvents is an event planner that allows customers to register and plan their events based on availability, but also allows you to sell tickets. It has a calendar function with email notifications for event changes, but also provides a mapping function for people to find the location of the event.

You can sell custom ticket types, view event status and limit the number of people who can book. Once they have booked, their data is entered into a customer database.

WooEvents works with iCal and Google Calendar. You can manage all current events, delete past events and set up recurring events for the future.

Users can pay through the WooEvents widget as it boasts integrations with different companies such as PayPal and Stripe, and has a short code to place links on your site.

WP Quick Booking Manager Pro: from $26 per month


The Pro WP Quick Booking Manager Pro plugin has a strong administrative backend feature that makes this tool attractive for those who want more power on their calendar. Here administrators can edit, add, confirm, reject or delete events and edit the CSS from the backend.

This is an excellent plugin if you manage a hotel or are renting apartments and B&Bs because it allows photo galleries and also boasts an integration with PayPal.

Also, there is no limit to the number of events or bookings created in the calendar and you can book directly from the website, which shows the full availability of the calendar.

Amelia: $59

Amelia is a 24-hour WordPress booking service, with a minimal and intuitive design, designed to simplify the booking workflow. The plug-in only requires 2-3 clicks per booking and offers online payment options. It has a dashboard that explains the crucial KPIs to monitor and an analysis tool to provide that data.

Amelia is simplistic and can be customized to reflect the colors of your brand. It is integrated with Google Calendar, WooCommerce, PayPal and Stripe and offers quick booking codes for your web pages.

Your users can choose the time, date, location, service, employees or other filters they need to find the right time slot. Amelia sends SMS notifications to the user and customer and, if necessary, you can manage appointments from the administrative dashboard.

Amelia is unique in that it suggests demo sites with a WordPress theme for your site to emulate according to your industry standards, so you’ll stay up to date on the competition in terms of mobile device optimization, service and ease of use.

BirchPress: Freemium

BirchPress is a booking plugin that allows you or your customers to create events in a calendar by entering their information in a custom form.

The plug-in allows you to send custom emails to your customers without the need to use a separate email marketing system, and makes it easy for them to pay online with WooCommerce or PayPal.

In addition, administration features make it easy to manage bookings, whether they’re changed, cancelled or rescheduled. It integrates with iCal and Google Calendar, and is very user-friendly for developers.