This guide applies to:

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

Introduction

Setup the connection between your Google Calendar and your Booking Calendar to make sure you never double-book.

To find out more about how Google Calendar sync works, read our Google Calendar Sync FAQ guide.


Enabling Google Calendar Sync in Settings

To begin the setup process, go to your WordPress Dashboard > Admin Appointments page > Settings tab.

Toggle the Google Calendar Sync feature on, then click Edit Settings.

Toggling the Google Calendar Settings on

Google Client ID and Client Secret

You’ll need to setup your Google API credentials so that Google can communicate with Simply Schedule Appointments.

To do that, you can follow our walkthrough guide on setting up the Google API Credentials: Google Client ID and Client Secret

By the end of that guide, you should’ve successfully setup the connection between your Google Calendar and SSA.

You’ll now see your Google information displayed, with the option to Disconnect the account.

Adding in the Client ID and Client Secret to finish connecting to Google Calendar

Update Your Appointment Types

Each Appointment Type you’d like to sync with Google Calendar will need its settings updated. Go to Appointment Types > Pick one > Google Calendar tab.

Inside the Google Calendar settings tab, you’ll see the option to sync appointments or check for conflicts in your Google Calendar.

Google Calendar Settings tab

Syncing Appointments to Google Calendar

Choose a calendar from the list to add newly booked appointments to it. You can only choose one calendar to sync newly booked appointments to.

New Appointments added to Google Calendar

Your Booking Calendar will add your new appointments for that Appointment Type to Google Calendar moving forward. Previously booked appointments for that Appointment Type don’t sync.


Checking Google Calendar for Conflicts

The existing Events in the chosen Google Calendars block off time slots in your Booking Calendar.

Existing Event Times Blocked Off in Booking Calendar

You can choose multiple calendars to check for conflicts. After saving the settings, the Booking Calendar evaluates all the booking time slots and sees if there’s any conflicts with Google Calendar(s) events’.


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