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Plugin calendar settings

From YITH > Booking > Settings > “Calendars” you are able to manage the settings for the calendars that are visible to you (admin) in the backend in Dashboard > Calendar.

Calendar settings
  • Default time step in daily calendar: Decide to show the daily calendar in blocks of 1 hour, 30 minutes or 15 minutes.
  • Default start time in daily calendar: Decide the default start time of your calendar view.
  • Booking name in calendar will include: Decide which information is shown in the name of the booking in the calendar.
Booking ID and user name
Booking ID & product name
Booking ID, product name & user name
Booking ID, user name and product name

External calendars

In YITH > Booking > Settings > “Calendars”, you can find these two options:

External calendar settings

  • Calendar synchronization expires after: The minimum time for which the external sync is considered expired.
  • Show bookings of external calendars in plugin calendar: Enable to show external bookings in Dashboard > Calendar.


If you set the first option to 30 minutes and synchronize a Booking product now (by contacting external services such as Airbnb or, the loaded data will expire in 30 minutes.

So, if a customer checks the availability now, the plugin uses the loaded data as it is -still not expired-. After 30 minutes, the data will no longer be updated automatically, since it requires to be synchronized again.

If a customer checks the availability after 1 hour, the plugin will consider the data as expired and will update the external data to check the correct availability.

We recommend setting this option to a reasonable value to improve performance. Therefore, if you usually get a booking every 6 hours, you can set the “Calendar synchronization expires after” option, to 2 hours.
As a general rule, 30 minutes is a good sync expiration time for every Booking system.

Please note: Airbnb synchronizes external bookings every 2 hours.

For more information on synchronizing your calendars, please refer to this page here.