WordPress is more than just blogging software, it’s a very extensible and easy to use Content Management System- that happens to get amazing Google love.
Everyday, we come across new extensions that turn WordPress into the perfect vehicle for some niche business. It doesn’t always mean all of the bugs are worked out- since this is Open Source Software- but it does mean we have a good start on customizing a tool into exactly what a client needs. Right now, we’re about to start work on an orthodontist’s site, and this online booking system extension might come in handy!
It’s not quite out yet- but the preview looks interesting. April 2011 it’s out- http://staypress.com/
Clearskys.net Blog Introducing StayPress
StayPress is a collection of plugins that will turn a standard vanilla installation of WordPress or WordPress MU into a property management and bookings system. Of course when I say Property, I actually mean any bookable resource of which there is a finite availability. So the StayPress system will be able to manage property rentals, hotel room rentals, conference rooms and centres, B and Bâ€™s, training rooms, bands, etcâ€¦
The new StayPress system takes over from the previous clearskys.net collection of plugins and brings everything together into a more manageable and co-ordinated group.
Whilst there will obviously be a downloadable version of the StayPress plugins, we are also planning a hosted version of the system for those who do not want the trouble of running their own website.
Of course, if you are working with The Next Wave, we would be happy to configure and set this up for you.
Staypress sounds very interesting. Like you said its opensource. We use room booking software too through a cms, and trying to get things to work for every occasion can give you a headache.