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 or 30 minutes.
After setting the price per minutes in the Extra cost per unit of 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 click on Add month range and set the product as Non-bookable from January to December. Now it’s time to set the times for your morning appointments: click on Show/Hide Time, exclude Saturday and Sunday by clicking on those days and configure the times for your working days.
To configure the afternoon appointments, add a new month range as Bookable from January to December and double click on Tuesday and Thursday to disable bookings for those days then repeat the same procedure described above.
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.