They say that a work of art is never complete, but instead the artist simply decides to stop working on it. Okay, yes, that sounds a bit pretentious when comparing to a WordPress plugin, premium/pro grade or not, but I fully understand the sentiment. The only difference is that we never plan to stop working on our products, and the evolution of our software is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a software designer.
Even better is when customer feedback serves as the catalyst for these updates, and that’s exactly why we’re implementing the following features within the next couple of weeks. So, I wanted to start by saying thanks to our customers for offering their valuable feedback to make our products better. To that effect, check out the small but mighty new features currently in the works for Brindle Booking, ll of which will be released this month:
Multiple Staff Member Support
Nearly complete! This update is schedule to go live the week of January 12th. Check out the details below:
- Staff member site access via unique roll: Ability to add staff members via the Users panel, and assign them the specific roll of Staff Member. This allows the staff member to login to the site with limited access. They will have the ability to edit their availability via their own calendar, and also review upcoming appointments, while being restricted from other areas of wp-admin.
- Unlimited staff members supported! Since staff members are users, you can add as many as you need. Each will get their own schedule, and can be selected by visitors on the front end, which will dynamically update the booking interface.
- Admin Staff Schedule Management: The admin can view and update staff member schedules, and also make themselves available to book without adding themselves as a new member.
- Email Notifications: Staff members will receive an email notification when any appointments are scheduled, allowing your entire staff to organize their schedule.
Dynamic Front End interface:
In addition to the above feature, we also have quite a few “quality of life” updates coming your way:
Categories and Services | Bulk Delete
Categories and Services | Advanced Sorting
And that’s just a start! We plan to roll the above features out by the end of the month. We also have a much larger feature in the works as well, but will be announcing that later this month. For ongoing updates, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all upcoming features!
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