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This guide applies to:

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


This guide is going to show you how to receive a beta update. If you’d like to be at the forefront of all our new developments, this is for you! Or only do so when asked to by our support team.

You’ll usually receive new features and bug fixes a week or two ahead of everyone else. These features are fully functioning on our end. But since we cannot possibly anticipate all the possible themes and plugin environments, there may still be some bugs lurking in the code.

And although we understand that you’re eager to try these. We hope you can also use better judgment when you opt-in to receive the beta updates.

Please do not opt-in to receive these updates on a live production site unless you’re aware of the consequences. We advise everyone to test the new features out for themselves on a staging site; that way, you can be sure that your booking experience continues to work on your live site.

Turning on Beta Updates

To begin receiving the Beta Updates, go to SSA Settings > scroll to the bottom of the page and to Developer Settings > Turn on the ‘Get beta (pre-release) versions of SSA’ toggle.

Update your Site to the Latest Beta

Now that you’ve opted-in to receive the beta updates go ahead and visit the WordPress dashboard > Updates page and click Check Again.

If you need help updating, please see our guide on Resetting your License Key.

This will retrieve any new plugin or theme updates for your site (but don’t worry, it won’t update them yet). After you do so, you’ll now see a new update for Simply Schedule Appointments. Usually, there will be the word beta included in the version number.

Go ahead and update to the new version of SSA. And, ta-da, that’s it!

Highlighting the beta version in the latest update for Simply Schedule Appointments on the WordPress Updates page
Highlighting the version in the latest update for Simply Schedule Appointments on the WordPress Updates page

Turn Off Beta Updates When You’re Done

If you’re using a Beta Update for the purpose of fixing a bug because our support team asked you to, please make sure to go back to your Developer settings page and toggle off the Get beta (pre-release) versions of SSA setting.

We recommend that you continue to only update to the official releases moving forward — unless the support team asks that you do this again.

Still stuck?

File a support ticket with our five-star support team to get more help.

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