Documentation for Simple Availability Search

Installation Steps

  1. Ensure that WooCommerce and WooBookings are installed
  2. Download the Simple Availability Search for WooCommerce plugin
  3. Login to your WordPress Admin Area
  4. Upload the Simple Availability Search plugin. There are two ways you could upload the plugin files:
    1. Go to Plugins > Add New in the main menu. Upload the Date First plugin zip file
    2. Using an FTP client, upload the plugin zip file to the following location on your web server: /wp-content/plugins/
  5. Click on ‘Plugins’ in the main menu
  6. Find the Simple Availability Search for WooCommerce plugin and activate it
  7. Congratulations! The plugin is now installed and ready to be configured for your product


This plugin allows a simple search and filter by available bookable products by category. The search will take place by testing product availability settings or resource availability settings, but cannot search both under the same category.

There are 4 basic ways to use this plugin.

1. Allow the search to take place and product results on the same page

1a. Using a single date search

1b. Using a start and end date search

2. The search takes place on one page and transitions to another with the result

2a. Using a single date search

2b. Using a start and end date search

== Set-up ==

1. Products you wish to search must all be in the same category, the category slug is used in the shortcode

2. Use the following shortcode whereever you would like the search “widget” to show

2a. To show single date search

[show_simple_group_category group="category-slug" search="single"]

2b. To show start and end date search

[show_simple_group_category group="category-slug" search="both"]

3. If you would like to change the search to a page transition.
And add this shortcode to the results page.


3a. Single date search with page transition. The ‘result’ is the page slug of where you would like the results to show.

[show_simple_group_category group="category-slug" template="transition" search="single" result="page-slug" ]

3b. Start and end date search with page transition.

[show_simple_group_category group="category-slug" template="transition" search="both" result="page-slug" ]

4. You can modify the templates and styles to suit your theme.

4a. Create a new folder in your theme where you store your Woocommerce template files. YOUR THEME/woocommerce/simple-datefirst

4b. From the plugin folder frontend/templates select the template you would like to use and modify. Copy and paste it to the new folder in your theme.

4c. If you would like to add a CSS file specifically for the template copy the plugin CSS and paste to the theme folder you created.
Plugin css is found in frontend/css/simpl-datefirst.css

4b. To modify the look of the search results you update/change your Woocommerce template content_product.php.  This may already be handled by your theme.