General Settings

You can access the General Settings screen by going to Appointments > Settings > General Settings in the WordPress dashboard. Here’s a quick explanation of each of those settings and how they affect Simply Schedule Appointments:

Timezone

Screen shot of the timezone selector

Select your timezone from the list. Type a few letters at the top of the list to quickly find your timezone.

Select your timezone. This is the timezone where you or your business are located. When you view upcoming appointments, they’ll be shown to you in the timezone that you select here.

Note that when your customers come to your site to book appointments, they’ll be shown available appointment times in their own timezone. Simply Schedule Appointments will automatically handle timezone differences so everybody knows exactly when an appointment is happening.

Date format

Screen shot of the available date formats

Select a date format

Select a date format. When you’re viewing appointments, you’ll see the date shown in your selected format. When your customers are booking appointments, they’ll also see all dates displayed in the selected format.

Time format

Screen shot of the time format selections

Select a time format

Select a time format. When you’re viewing a list of appointments, the appointment times will be shown in this format. When your customers are booking appointments, they’ll also see the list of available appointment times shown in this format as well.

Week starts on

Screen shot of the days of the week options

Select a first day of the week

Set the first day of the week. You may set any day you’d like as the first day of the week. This date will be displayed in any monthly date views as the first day of the week, both for you and for your customers who are booking appointments. By default, Simply Schedule Appointments using the setting for WordPress.

Appointment contact

Screen shot of the appointment contact field

Enter the name of the appointment contact

This is the person with whom people are making appointments. This name will be used as a contact person in notifications and reminders to your customers.

Business name

Screen shot of the business name field

Enter a business name

This is the business name that people are working with. The business name is used in notifications and reminders sent to your customers. By default, Simply Schedule Appointments uses the name of the site.

Appointment email

Screen shot of the appointment email field

Enter an email address

Enter an email address where you’ll receive email notifications about appointments booked. By default Simply Schedule Appointments uses the site’s admin email address.