Version 1.6 is a major update to the Booking Robot Joomla component encompassing many minor fixes and adds a selection of new features.

Minor Fixes

Working Times
The Working Times have been adjusted. A time picker has been introduced to ensure the time formatting is consistent. Working times can now be re-ordered.

Extra’s Snippet
The snippet {extras_booked} now works in pending bookings.

Publish End Date
This setting in the services has been updated to ensure it works and it is an optional setting, not required.

Manual Booking Group Size
The manual booking group size was limited to a maximum of 30. It now mirrors the actual maximum booking limit for that particular service, whatever that may be set to.

Extras 1
If 'Multi Chargeable’ is selected on an extra it will multiply the cost by all price categories that make up the group size.

Extra’s 2
The Extra's Price does now allows pence £10.xx.

Extra’s 3
All extra’s costs are now including the package total’s, not just the PayPal Fee.

Extra’s 4
The extra's now have sub totals in the Booking Preview, Emails and Saved Bookings.

New Features

PayPal API
To allow the use of new features such us the direct refund the way the booking software can communicate with PayPal has been upgraded to full API.

It is now possible to refund paid transactions from within the bookings. When a booking is refunded a confirmation email is also send to the customer and can be copied to the admin. A new refund email template has been added allowing the customisation of this notification.

Expiry Time
An important new feature, when a booking attempt is made reaching the status of ‘Pending’ a set number of minutes are then allowed for the booking to be completed by a payment being made.
If no payment is made after the set time (default 30min) then the booking automatically changes to ‘Cancelled’. This ensure any reserved slots are then made available again for other customers to book.

Cancel & Return
If a customer is at the Payment Stage within PayPal and chooses to Cancel. Then they are returned to the website and the booking status changes from ‘Pending’ to ‘Cancelled’, reserved slots are then made available again for other customers to book.

Administrator Layout
The backend layout has had some major adjustments to tidy things up and ensure it is truly responsive. Making sure all settings can be accessed to all internet browsing devices.
Particular attention has been given to the booking page, service page and the bookings table.

Easy Upgrade
We have adjusted features to ensure bookings and settings are not overwritten if a newer version for Booking Robot software is installed in the future.


The booking system has been under development for many years. We have kept a log of the changes to show how things have advanced.


Our small international team meet online to design and develop the extension. We use ‘Trello’ to keep organised and meet our goals.


The extension is simple and intuitive to use, but we also have documentation and a video series to show you exactly how things work.