VikBooking v1.12 Update

The latest version 1.12 was released on May 27th 2018. This is a feature-rich update!

The update is free only for those who are using the Channel Manager, and for those who still have an active Support License (purchase made within 6 months).

Those who cannot update for free should purchase the paid version of the update for € 29 (from this Link).


Notice

The new version 1.12 is the result of several months of intense programming. We have collected a lot of suggestions and feature requests from our clients to build a better software that could be used every day by receptionists and hotel managers.

The updates for those who are using the Channel Manager and the e4jConnect service will ALWAYS be free of charge. However, those who have purchased the software more than 6 months ago, and that are NOT using the Channel Manager, are not allowed to download or install the update for free.

Vik Booking has become the only open source Booking Engine for a CMS that competes with the most popular accommodations software of the world. This level was reached thanks to the complementary extension Vik Channel Manager and the e4jConnect service. In fact, our company is now listed as a Premier Partner on OTAs like Booking.com.

We can say that Vik Booking 1.12 is now even more oriented to work together with the Channel Manager as a full software-suite, even though it can still be used without it. Updates are probably not free for some users, but hopefully, the long list of new features added in this version will make upgrading worth it.


Here are some screen shots of the new features:

IMPORTANT:

Please read this message carefully before updating. It won't take you longer than 1 minute

  • By installing the update, all the front-end and back-end Views will be overwritten. The same thing works for the (main) CSS files (not the custom CSS file) and for the English .INI files.
  • Any modifications made to the CSS styles should be backed up, as well as the whole website in order to lower the risks of getting unexpected results. VikBooking loads a custom CSS file at last where you can put all your styles modifications. This file has the suffix _custom.css in the name (more details available in the Knowledge Base section). Backing up the whole site, files and database included, is strongly recommended.
  • During the first weeks after the release, our technical support team will be facing a high volume of work. We will give higher priority to server issues and lowest priority to CSS/Layout issues. We kindly ask you to check the Documentation and the Knowledge Base sections of our website before asking for help. Response timing will be slower than usual.

What's new in VikBooking v1.12 ?

Please read all the new features below and check them out in the new demo website (back-end included):

Front-End Demo Back-End Demo


CHANGE-LOG:

  • New Features

  • New framework, design and layout This is a major release that will open up the possibility of supporting several new functions
  • OTA Reviews and Replies Support for OTA Reviews and Replies (Vik Channel Manager required)
  • Chat system New chat system to talk to the guests (Vik Channel Manager required)
  • Opportunities Opportunities suggested by the OTAs (Vik Channel Manager required)
  • Pre-checkin Pre-checkin function via front-end with Cron Job reminder to collect documents from guests
  • New Reports Best occupancy ranking, Stayovers and new Revenue
  • New Image Gallery New front-end image gallery implemented. Responsive, mobile-friendly, and better looking. Zoom/tap/pinch gestures supported
  • Better Tableaux Various improvements for the back-end Tableaux (color tags, invoice number)
  • Datepicker improvements The datepicker of the room details page now checks the fully booked dates for one extra year
  • Tax calculation Various improvements for those who work with rates before tax
  • Tax cap Added the possibility to cap taxes to a limit. Useful for some countries
  • Festivities and custom notes for dates Custom and regional festivities can be suggested as reminder for the various back-end calendars
  • Special payments for Non-Refundable rates Certain payment methods can be made available only when choosing non-refundable rates
  • iCal reminder It is now possible to send iCal reminders as email attachments to admin and/or customer
  • Improvements

  • New design for back-end and front-end Many views of both back-end and front-end have been re-designed
  • Booking History Added new Booking History events
  • Vik Channel Manager New framework to support any future version of Vik Channel Manager
  • Mobile App New framework compatible with the new e4jConnect App for Android and iOS
  • OTA Reviews Module A new module, only for those using Vik Channel Manager, is now available to list reviews and/or global score

If you don't need any of these new features, please do not update as the previous version is still stable although no longer supported.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER THE UPGRADE?

  • No rooms, rates or bookings will be lost. All your data will be maintained as is before the update.
  • All the views of the front-end will be overwritten as well as a lot of other php files, including the CSS of both the administrator and front site sections of VikBooking.
  • Make sure to move any CSS customization onto the dedicated custom CSS files for the front-end and back-end (editable from the Configuration page).
  • All the language translations will not be touched except for the English translation that will be overwritten with the new language definitions.
  • Italian customers: the update will replace and update the Italian language files just like for the English files.

READY TO UPGRADE?

Download the Update Package and check our blog post for instructions

We suggest installing the Vik Updater plugin to upgrade to the latest version of Vik Booking with just a few clicks.

Update Instructions Got errors while updating?


Please insert your order number and click on Download to see if it's allowed to download the update for free:
(the order number is in the order email that you received for downloading the component)


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