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The ‘Table Reservation’ addon helps the listed restaurant owners add their table layouts for reservation to your website so that their customers can book tables in their restaurants easily.

Note: To use the ‘Table Reservation’ addon, you should use the ‘Restaurant Manager’ addon.

Installing the Plugin

The ‘Table Reservation’ plugin can be installed in either of the two ways- manually, or automatically.

  • Manual Installation: Use FTP or SFTP tools for manual installation of the plugin. Click here to learn how to do it manually. 
  • Automatic Installation: Visit the website’s backend for automatic installation of the plugin. Click here to learn how to do it automatically.

Install and activate the ‘Table Reservation’ addon.

Backend Table Reservation Management

Manage All Reservations

The ‘All Reservations’ option displays a list of the reserved tables at different added restaurants. You can manage reservations of the tables from here.

Follow the path mentioned below to access the ‘All Reservations’ section.

Wp-admin>>Table Reservations>>All Reservations

How to Edit/Delete a Reservation from the ‘All Reservations’ Section?

In the “All Reservations” option, you can filter the dates and edit or delete reservations as per your needs or preferences.

However, you can either delete reservations one by one or delete multiple reservations at a time.

Follow the below-mentioned steps to edit/delete a reservation.

  • Log in to your WordPress account.
  • Wordpress

  • Go to the ‘All Reservations’ section.
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  • Choose a reservation you want to edit or delete.
  • Go to the ‘Actions’ column. 
  • Table Reservations-All Reservations-Edit,Delete

  • Click on the ‘Pencil’ icon to edit. 
  • Table Reservations-All Reservations-Edit

  • Click on the ‘Bin’ icon to delete.
  • Table Reservations-All Reservations-Delete

Adding a New Reservation

The ‘Add New Reservation’ option allows you to add a new reservation from the backend.

How to Add a New Reservation?

Follow the steps mentioned below to add a new reservation.

  • Log in to your WordPress account.
  • Wordpress

  • Go to the ‘Add New Reservation’ section.
  • Table Reservations-Add New Reservation

  • Fill in the Reservation details. 
  • Table Reservations-Add New Reservation-Fill Details

  • Hit ‘Publish’.
  • Table Reservations-Add New Reservation-Publish

Manage All Table Layouts

The ‘All Table Layouts’ option allows you to edit or delete table layouts with just a few clicks. You can also delete multiple table layouts from here.

How to Edit/Delete a Table Layout?

Follow the steps discussed below to edit/delete a table layout.

  • Log in to your WordPress account.
  • Wordpress

  • Go to the ‘All Table Layouts’ option.
  • Table Reservations-All Table Layouts

  • Go to the table layout you want to edit/delete. 
  • Table Reservations-All Table Layouts-Edit,Delete

  • Click on the ‘Pencill’ icon to edit. 
  • Table Reservations-All Table Layouts-Edit

  • Click on the ‘Bin’ icon to delete.
  • Table Reservations-All Table Layouts-Delete

Adding a Table Layout

The ‘Add Table Layout’ option enables you to add a new layout of the table easily.

How to Add a New Table Layout?

You should follow the below-mentioned steps to perform the action.

  • Log in to your WordPress account.
  • Wordpress

  • Go to the ‘Add Table Layout’ option.
  • Table Reservations-Add Table Layout

  • Fill in the table layout details.
  • Table Reservations-Add Table Layout-Fill Details

  • Click on ‘Publish’.
  • Table Reservations-Add Table Layout-Publish

Field Editor

The ‘Field Editor’ option allows you to manage different forms’ fields related to the online table reservation process.
Table Reservations-Field Editor
You can add, edit, or delete various fields of the following forms from here.

  • Table forms
  • Table Reservations-Field Editor-Table Forms
    Table Reservations-Field Editor-Table Forms-Save Changes

  • Reservation forms
  • Table Reservations-Field Editor-Reservation Forms
    Table Reservations-Field Editor-Reservation Forms-Save Changes

  • Cancel Reservation forms
  • Table Reservations-Field Editor-Cancel Reservation Forms
    Table Reservations-Field Editor-Cancel Reservation Forms-Save Changes

Save changes.

Settings

The ‘Settings’ option helps you manage the plugin’s data, user restrictions, and time and date format. 
Table Reservations-Settings
It has the following tabs.

1. General
Table Reservations-Settings-General

  • Delete Data on Uninstall: Tick the box if you want to delete the plugin’s data after uninstalling it.
  • Delete With Restaurant & Table: Tick the box if you want to delete the reservation after deleting a restaurant or a table. 
  • User Restriction: Check the box if you want users to login before booking the tables.
  • Reservation Default Status: Set the reservation default status from the dropdown.

2. Date & Time Format
Table Reservations-Settings-Date & Time

  • Timepicker Step : Put the value of timepicker steps
  • Date and Time Separator : Add the date and time separator.

Shortcodes

Shortcodes help the ‘Add Table’ form and ‘Book Table’ form display at front end.

However, to add shortcodes, you have to create a New Page. Follow this path to create a page.

WP-admin>>Pages>>Add New Page
Pages

Set-Up

  • Shortcode for Add Table: Add a [add_table] shortcode to the page. Hit the ‘Publish’ button.
  • Pages-Add New Pages-Add Table
    Pages-Add New Pages-Add Table-Publish

  • Shortcode for Reservation Dashboard: Add the [table_reservation_dashboard] shortcode on the new page. Click on the ‘Publish’ button.
  • Pages-Add New Pages-Reservation Dashboard
    Pages-Add New Pages-Reservation Dashboard-Publish

Frontend Table Reservation Management

Adding a Table

The ‘Add Table’ form allows the restaurant owners to fill it up to add their table layouts for online reservations.

How to Add a New Table Layout from the Frontend?

The restaurant owners should take the steps discussed below to add their table layouts.

  • Go to the ‘Add Table’ page.
  • Frontend-Add Table

  • Fill in the form giving the required details.
  • Frontend-Add Table-Fill Details

  • Submit.
  • Frontend-Add Table-Submit

Managing Table Layouts

The ‘Table Layouts’ option of ‘Restaurant Dashboard’ allows restaurant owners to edit or delete the table layouts.

How to Edit/Delete a Table Layout?

The restaurant owners should take the following steps to edit or delete a table layout.

  • Open ‘Restaurant Dashboard’ page.
  • Click on ‘Table Layouts’ just below ‘Restaurants’ on the left side.
  • Frontend-Restaurant Dashboard-Table Layouts

  • They have to go to the table layout for editing or deleting.
  • Frontend-Restaurant Dashboard-Table Layouts-Edit,Delete

  • Click on the ‘Pencil’ icon to edit.
  • Frontend-Restaurant Dashboard-Table Layouts-Edit
    Frontend-Restaurant Dashboard-Table Layouts-Edit-Save Changes

  • Hit the ‘Bin’ icon to delete.
  • Frontend-Restaurant Dashboard-Table Layouts-Delete

Book a Table from Frontend

The ‘Book Table’ form allows the restaurants’ customers to book tables online in their preferred restaurants. 

There are two ways your restaurants’ customers can book a table.

  • From the page where you have placed the shortcode for booking a table.
  • From the Restaurant detail page.

How to Book a Table from the page?

Your customers should take the below-mentioned steps to book a table from the ‘Book Table’ page.

  • Open the page where the table layout shortcode is placed.
  • Book Table-Shortcode

  • Fill in the form by giving the required details.
  • Book Table Form Detail

  • Click ‘Submit’.
  • Book Table Form Detail-Submit

How to Book a Table from the Restaurant Detail Page? 

Your customers should follow the steps discussed below to book a table from the restaurant detail page.

  • Open  the ‘Restaurants/Restaurant Listing’ Page.
  • Restaurants

  • Click on your preferred restaurant.
  • Restaurants-Preferred Restaurant

  • Scroll down to the ‘Table Reservation’ form.
  • Restaurants-Preferred Restaurant-Table Reservation Form

  • Give the required details.
  • Restaurants-Preferred Restaurant-Table Reservation Form Fill Up

  • Click Submit. 
  • Restaurants-Preferred Restaurant-Submit

Reservation Dashboard

The ‘Reservation Dashboard’ is the dashboard that displays customers their table reservation details. From here, they can view, cancel, or delete their reservations.

How to View, Cancel, or Delete Reservations?

The customers should take the following steps to perform their required actions.

  • Go to ‘Reservation Dashboard’.
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  • The reservation detail box has three options at the upper left side.
  • Reservation Dashboard-Three Options

  • Click on Three Vertical Lines icon to view more details.
  • Reservation Dashboard-Three Line

  • Click on the ‘Circle with a diagonal’ icon to cancel.
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  • Hit the ‘Bin’ icon to delete.
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Note: However, the customers have to give reasons for cancellation in the ‘Reason for Cancellation’ box and then click on ‘Request Cancellation’.

Viewing and Managing the List

The ‘List’ section of ‘Restaurant Dashboard’ showcases all the table reservation details to the respective restaurant owners. From here, the restaurant owners can set the reservation status of their booked customers.

How to View Table Reservation Details?

The restaurant owners should follow the steps discussed below to view table reservation details.

  • Open ‘Restaurant Dashboard’ Page.
  • Click on ‘Table Reservation’, and then on ‘List’.
  • Restaurant Dashboard-Table Reservation-List

  • Click on the ‘Three vertical lines/ details’ icon at the right side of the list.
  • Restaurant Dashboard-Table Reservation-List-Details

  • You can see the details.
  • Restaurant Dashboard-Table Reservation-List-Details-See Details

  • Click on the ‘Cross’ icon to close the details section.
  • Restaurant Dashboard-Table Reservation-List-Details-Cross

How to Set the Reservation Status?

The restaurant owners have to follow the steps mentioned below to set the reservation status.

  • Go to ‘Restaurant Dashboard’.
  • Click on ‘Table Reservation’, and go to ‘List’.
  • Restaurant Dashboard-Table Reservation-List

  • Click on the ‘Pencil’ icon just beside the three horizontal-lined details icon.
  • Restaurant Dashboard-Table Reservation-Reservation Status

  • Select the proper reservation status from the dropdown. 
  • Restaurant Dashboard-Table Reservation-Reservation Status-Dropdown

  • Save changes.
  • Restaurant Dashboard-Table Reservation-Reservation Status-Save Changes

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