WP Travel Plugin v8.6.0 Update Release Note

This release of the WP Travel plugin v8.6.0 has brought new features and fixes to enhance the booking experience for users.

One of the most significant updates is the ability to exclude booking dates for the current and upcoming years. This feature provides greater flexibility and control over booking schedules.

Additionally, WP Travel Pro (v7.6.0) has updated the user interface for the Stripe payment gateway enabling users to select Stripe ideal payments.

Changelog

WP Travel v8.6.0 Key-Takeaways

Enhancements:

  • Modified ‘wptravel_exclude_booking_dates’ hook
  • Added ‘trip_booking_date’ tag for booking email {trip_booking_date}
  • Added code to block user to input date manually to the date picker input field

Fixes:

  • Fixed country not showing on booking emails
  • Fixed issue with multiple pricing categories while booking a trip
  • Fixed conflict issue with the ‘Smart Grid-Layout Design for Contact Form 7’ plugin
  • Fixed booking status null issue on booking table
  • Fixed the issue with group pricing on booking emails

WP Travel v8.6.0: New Updated Features

1. Modified ‘wptravel_exclude_booking_dates’ hook

In the latest update of WP Travel v8.6.0, we’ve made significant improvements to the ‘wptravel_exclude_booking_dates’ hook.

Previously, dates could be excluded for booking in the current year, but now booking can be blocked for the current and upcoming years.

add_filter( 'wptravel_exclude_booking_dates', function( $excluded_dates ){
	$excluded_dates = array(
		'05/01/2024', // Month/Date/year	
		'05/15/2025'
	);
	return $excluded_dates;
} );

Learn More: How To Add Exclude Dates For All The Trips?

2. Added ‘trip_booking_date’ tag for booking email

Similarly, in the latest WP Travel update, we have added the functional tag for booking mail.

Admin can include that tag in the email to let the users know when the trip starts especially while WooCommerce checkout.

This tag can be included in the invoice to let the user know the trip start date. moreover, they can include this tag in emails as per their need.

                {trip_booking_date}

3. Added code to block user to input date manually to the date picker input field

In the WP Travel version 8.6.0 update, a new feature has been implemented to prevent users from manually entering dates into the date picker input field.

It helps to enhance the user experience and improve data integrity within WP Travel.

Users are now required to select dates exclusively from the date picker interface, which helps to ensure consistency and accuracy in the dates entered.

WP Travel ‘v8.5.0’ vs ‘v8.6.0’

WP Travel v8.5.0WP Travel v8.6.0
❌ Previously, it was only possible to exclude booking dates for the current year✔️ Booking dates can be blocked for the current year as well as for the upcoming year
❌ There was an issue related to Smart Grid-Layout Design for the Contact Form 7′ plugin✔️ Fixed conflict issue with the ‘Smart Grid-Layout Design for Contact Form 7’ plugin
❌ An issue was detected with multiple pricing categories while booking a trip✔️ Fixed issue with multiple pricing categories while booking a trip in this new update
❌ There was a problem regarding booking status on the booking table✔️ Fixed booking status null issue on the booking table successfully
❌ The booking emails did not show the “country”✔️ Fixed country not showing on booking emails
WP Travel ‘v8.5.0’ vs ‘v8.6.0’

WP Travel Pro v7.6.0 Key-Takeaways

Enhancements:

  • Introduced new UI for stripe payment gateway

Fixes:

  • Fixed partial payment issue
  • Made the date format the same in all booking emails
  • Fixed comment template replaced by review template on ( page/post ) template
  • Fixed issue with weather forecast shortcode

WP Travel Pro v7.6.0: New Updated Features

1. Introduced new UI for stripe payment gateway

1. Implemented new UI for stripe payment gateway

In the latest release of WP Travel Pro v7.6.0, we have updated the user interface for the Stripe payment gateway.

This refreshed UI not only enhances the overall user experience but also introduces the ability for users to seamlessly select Stripe iDEAL payments, providing greater flexibility and convenience during the booking process.

Learn More: How to integrate New User Interface (UI) of Stripe Checkout?

WP Travel Pro ‘v7.5.0’ vs ‘v7.6.0’

WP Travel Pro v7.5.0WP Travel Pro v7.6.0
❌ The UI for the stripe payment gateway was a bit traditional✔️Introduced new UI for stripe payment gateway in this update
❌ The date format was not the same in all booking emails✔️Made the date format the same in all booking emails
❌ There was an issue detected with partial payment✔️Fixed partial payment issue in this update
❌There was an issue faced with weather forecast shortcode✔️Fixed issue with weather forecast shortcode
WP Travel Pro ‘v7.5.0’ vs ‘v7.6.0’

Conclusion

So, the above enhancements and fixes have been brought out successfully in WP Travel v8.6.0 and WP Travel Pro v7.6.0, respectively

Recommended: WP Travel documentation to learn more about configurations, modules, payments, shortcodes, and the WP Travel Rest API.

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