Please note: PBBooking has been discontinued.

As of February 2018 we made the decision to discontinue PBBooking. Joomla extensions proved to be a non viable business model and I needed to take work elsewhere to pay bills. Support will be provided to users with current subscriptions until the end of those subscriptions.

There are no plans to support Joomla versions beyond Joomla 3.8.

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Firstly I'd like to say a big thank you to all those people who completed my short survey.  I discovered a lot during this process.  Some things I already knew, some things I didn't, but most are in current development for the v4 release.

Three things that came out clearly were that:

Firstly, The front end views need to be modernised.  They really haven't been redesigned much in the last two or three years and it shows.

I'm happy to say that a new front end view is being developed at the moment.  I've attached a screenshot below.  The new interface will be, responsive, and single page.

Secondly, the current cron job configurations for Google calendar integration, surveys, and reminders, is a right royal pain the bum (there I said it!).  It's one of the major sources of support tickets.

I'm looking at solutions to fix this in the v4 release.  It will still need a cron job as it is the only way to GUARANTEE that something like a calendar sync occurs.  There are some plugins that let you tie into a page refresh but on low traffic sites these will lead to out of date booking details.

I have been investigating the EasyCron service which has an API that will allow all needed cron jobs to be automatically created from the back end of PBBooking at the press of a button rather than needing to worry about which urls and command lines.

I haven't finalised this but stay turned for more details as development progresses.

Finally, one of the most common requests has been to enable a more streamlined booking process for single service, and single calendar installations.  This will be addressed in the version 4 release and more details will be available as development progresses.

Again, thank you everyone for your ongoing support.  If you have any other questions feel free to post a comment or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cheers,
Eric.