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This guide applies to:

  • Basic Edition
  • Plus Edition
  • Pro Edition
  • Business Edition

Introduction

Get to the General Settings screen by going to Appointments > Settings > General Settings from the WordPress dashboard.

These settings are setup for you after the Setup Wizard, and you can go back to change them afterwards too.


Timezone for the Booking Calendar

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.

This is the timezone you or your business is located in. The timezone you choose affects the times that you see on your Admin view of appointments.

The timezones that your customers see on the Booking Calendar depends on the Appointment timezone setting within each Appointment Type.

Change the Customer’s timezone under each Appointment Type.

Localized settings:

Customers booking see appointment times in their own timezone. Recommended for phone-calls and video calls.

Simply Schedule Appointments will automatically handle timezone differences so everybody knows exactly when an appointment is happening.

Locked:

Customers booking see appointment times in your timezone. They see the timezone that you set in General Settings. Recommended for in-person meetings.

Note that your timezone information shows up on the Booking Calendar.

Locked timezone information shown on Booking Calendar

Date format

Screen shot of the available date formats
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

When you’re viewing appointments, you’ll see the time shown in your selected format.

When your customers are booking appointments, they’ll also see all times displayed in the selected format.


Week starts on for the Monthly View

Screen shot of the days of the week options
Select a first day of the week

You can set any day you’d like as the first day of the week. Appointment Type’s set to Monthly View have the week start on the day you choose.

I chose to start the week on Thursday – my Monthly view starts on Thursday

By default, Simply Schedule Appointments uses the setting from WordPress.

Note that if you’re using the Weekly View, the week will automatically start on the current day.


Appointment contact

Screen shot of the appointment contact field
Enter the name of the appointment contact

This is the person with whom people are booking with. This name can show up as the 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 booking with. The business name can show up 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

This is the default admin email where you’d like to receive email notifications for your bookings.

By default Simply Schedule Appointments uses the site’s admin email address.


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