In addition to the hourly bookings, you can also configure per-minute booking products. Let’s analyze how to do it.
Select Minute(s) in the Booking duration and choose from 15, 30, 45, 60, and 90 minutes.
After setting the price per minutes in Base price for in the Booking costs section, you can start managing the availability for your booking products. In addition to the standard options, the per-minute booking feature also allows setting the Daily start time. Through this option, the plugin processes only the times configured, excluding the others, so to improve the search speed.
Let’s suppose you are a doctor and accept appointments for medical examinations every morning from 8:30 am to 13:00 pm from Monday to Friday and from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. In this case, you need to create three additional availability rules: the first, to set the product as non-bookable from January to December through Generic dates; the second, to set the times for your morning appointments: set the generic dates from January to December, enable the options Add extra rules for specific days of the week and Add extra rules for specific time ranges of the day, click on Monday and Sunday to turn them into non-bookable then configure the times for your working days. Now create the third rule to configure the afternoon appointments: set the generic dates from January to December, enable the options Add extra rules for specific days of the week and Add extra rules for specific time ranges of the day and repeat the same procedure described for the second rule. Set Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday with No change to keep the morning appointments times as they have been previously configured.
To view and edit per-minute bookings on your calendar, you only need to click on Day. This is the daily calendar view as an admin.
This is how the form is shown to users when selecting their medical examination.
For per-minute bookings, the plugin adds the possibility to disable the day if no time is available by enabling the option “Disable day if no time is available”. Please note: if enabled, the calendar will show up to 1 month.