Hi there! And welcome to our You Can Book Me Plugin video. If you haven’t done so already, please watch our System Overview Video first before continuing. It lays down all of the plugin basics you’ll need for this video.
Now, onto the You Can Book Me Plugin. It allows you to insert the popular appointment scheduling calendar into your app. This is handy if you’re in an industry that relies heavily on customers making appointments. For example, this would be useful for real estate agents, teachers with office hours, setting up internal organizational meetings, family doctors, dentists, barbers and salons, and more. It’s simple user interface makes it easy for your users to schedule appointments. In this video you’ll learn about how you can sync this tool into your app.
To add a You Can Book Me plugin to your app, go to Plugins and Add Plugin. Find the You Can Book Me Plugin by searching for it, clicking add, then naming it. I suggest calling it something like “Schedule an Appointment”. If you’d like to also add this plugin to your Side Menu, you can simply check this box. If not, no worries, we’ll go over how to add it to the Side Menu later on in the video.
All you need to do now is erase the Sub Domain field and type in the name of your calendar as shown in the link. This will auto-populate the link field. For example, this You Can Book Me calendar’s link is samplecalendar.youcanbook.me. So in the Sub Domain field, I’d type in “Samplecalendar”with no spaces. You’ll see the link appear in the field below. To make sure you’ve typed it correctly, just click on “Validate”. You should see a green bar show up that says “URL successfully validated” afterwards. Your You Can Book Me scheduling tool has now successfully been placed inside your app.
There’s plenty of ways to customize your You Can Book Me calendar! For more information, just check out their website. Their dashboard is simple and easy to use, and they have these videos here that you can refer to if you need any help. If you need additional help, just click on their “need help?” button in the header or bottom right hand corner.
Congratulations! It’s that simple. Your You Can Book Me plugin has been created. However, if you didn’t add it to your side menu or create it within a Folder, it is not yet accessible to your users. You will need to add it to the app on the Home Plugin, in a Folder Plugin, and/or to the Side Menu. If you already know how to do this, feel free to skip this next section.
If you have the Launcher or Folder Plugin selected for your Home Plugin, you can add it to the Home Plugin by clicking on Home Plugin. Once you’re there, scroll down and click “Add Plugin Instance”. Now find the Plugin you created by searching for the title you gave it, selecting it, and clicking “Apply” at the bottom.
To add it to a Folder Plugin, navigate to any Folder Plugin you’ve created and click on “Add Plugin Instance”, then search for the title you gave it, select it, and click “Apply” at the bottom.
To add it to the Side Menu, go to Plugins then Side Menu and click on “Select Plugin Instance” and, you guessed it, search for the title you gave it, select it, and click “Apply” at the bottom
Your You Can Book Me Plugin is now accessible within your app. Thank you so much for watching. Be sure to check out our other Help Videos and we’ll see you next time!