Why a brand new plugin?
Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from Booked customers and what features they would like to see. My goal will always be to keep Booked simple, but there are indeed missing features that just need to be included with any modern booking plugin. So with that in mind, I’ve been working on completely rewriting Booked from the ground up. Here’s what I’m focused on:
Built for Services
The first version of Booked was built to handle single appointment time slots. The new Booked will be based on services. This will allow for features like flexible schedules, group bookings, multi-day bookings, and so much more.
Design & Usability
As with the very first version, Booked will continue to follow in this path. From the clean front-end calendar, the popup booking form and backend management. Things will still look and work great.
Booked needs to be very extendable and future proof so that I can continue adding features without creating bloat.
Right now, Booked is dependent on WooCommerce being installed to accept payments for bookings. It’s a messy connection and I’ve never been happy with it. Payments will be part of the core Booked plugin, starting with Stripe and Paypal.