Please note: PBBooking version 4 requires PHP 7.0+ due to a dependency on Twig v2.  If you do not have PHP 7.0+ emails (including validation emails) will NOT be sent to clients and the booking process will not advance.  If you are running PHP < 7.0 please install PBBooking version 3.2.x.

PBBooking v3.2.x is available at the bottom of the downloads page.


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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Versions: 4.0


In PBBooking version 4 I moved validation configuration from a configuration option in the main PBBooking configuration menu into a set of plugins.  You can read a little more about why I did that Modularising Validation Workflows.

The result of this is that on installation no validation plugins will be published by default and the main PBBooking dashboard will display the message below.

 Clicking on the link in the warning message will take you straight to the Plugin Manager and list all plugins of type PBBooking.  Otherwise you can go to the Plugin Manager through the Extensions menu.  Then click on Search Tools and set the type to pbbooking in the search tools menu.  This will display a list of all plugins included in the installation.

In the subscriber version the following validation plugins are included:

  • Hot Chilli Software: Payment Validation Plugin
  • Hot Chilli Software: Online Service Booking Admin Validation Plugin
  • Hot Chilli Software: Online Service Booking Client Validation Plugin 
  • Hot Chilli Software: Online Service Booking Auto Validation Plugin 

In the free version only the Hot Chilli Software: Online Service Booking Client Validation Plugin is available.

Just publish your plugin by clicking the cross to publish directly form the list view or open the plugin and click the publish button within the plugin user interface.