Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve made some important updates aimed at speeding up and improving the plugin’s work.

We also fully support the new international data privacy standards so that we’ve updated our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Starting from v15.0, Bookly stores only depersonalized information about SMS users in compliance with GDPR. We stop storing personal data of your clients on our servers, we do not save phone number and text of the message on our servers, and text in old messages will be deleted.

Besides, we released a few new Bookly add-ons which provide you with new options for deeper customization of your online booking system.

Customer Cabinet add-on
allows your customers view and manage their personal details and appointments list in a user account on the front-end.

Customer account on front-end

Advanced Google Calendar add-on will let you get a full two-way synchronization to keep all your Bookly calendar data and any further schedule updates in sync with Google Calendar.

Two-way sync between Bookly and Google Calendar

Custom Duration add-on enables you creating time-flexible services so that your customers will be able to decide on the appointment duration.

Services with flexible duration

PayUbiz add-on will allow receiving and managing online payments using PayUbiz – a payment gateway provider in India.

Check the options they provide in our demos.

Current release also includes:

Ability to merge duplicate customer contacts

Now you can combine existing contact entries if you have more than one record of the same client (Settings > Customers).

Merge duplicate contacts in Bookly

Ability to show staff member’s photo in a booking form

Navigate to Appearance > Time tab in Bookly menu. Click on the underlined text and insert {staff_photo} shortcode which will display the photo of the assigned staff member in a booking form.

Insert staff member photo in booking form

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