WordPress Appointment Booking Plugin


MotoPress Appointment Booking Lite is a free booking widget to automatically schedule meetings with clients.

WordPress Appointment Booking Plugin Lite by MotoPress – One-stop Solution for Appointment Scheduling

It’s a perfect WordPress appointment booking plugin for service businesses, large and small, such as beauty salons, barbershops, teachers, therapists and many other industries. It’ll easily match your business needs whether you are a solopreneur or a chain of entities.

Appointment Booking features

  • Log-in user area and accounts for customers.
  • Color-coded and filterable bookings calendar on the backend.
  • Monthly, weekly, and daily calendar views on the backend.
  • Payment records.
  • Coupon codes of a fixed or percentage value.
  • Partial payment settings for every service: enable clients to pay just a portion of the total cost in advance.
  • The option to add cash payments manually via the plugin’s dashboard.
  • The ability to reschedule appointments (switch services and appointment time in the booking, add payments, and edit client information).
  • Automated booking cancellations by client’s request.
  • Automated appointment reminders and any other types of custom event-driven notifications.
  • Pay-on-site payment method (more in PRO).
  • The ability to allow customers to include any specific instructions or preferences in the customer notes when they make a booking.
  • Any appointment duration.
  • Any number of categorized and customizable services.
  • Buffer times between actual appointments.
  • Capabilities for teams, any number of staff members.
  • Individual employee working calendars.
  • Lunchtimes, breaks, days-off and vacations.
  • Flexible service price and locations based on a staff member.
  • Multi-locations, including virtual meetings and physical places.
  • Group scheduling to allow customers to bring more people with them.
  • The ability to multiply the service price by the number of people in a group.
  • Automated emails and customizable email branding.
  • Easy booking management: editable booking statuses and client details.
  • Appointment booking calendar for clients.
  • Mobile-friendly and responsive free booking widget for WordPress.
  • The ability for a client to book several appointments for different time and date at one go.
  • The ability to export appointment booking data to a CSV file.
  • Built-in analytics dashboard to analyze the performance of your bookings and generated revenue over a chosen period of time.
  • This appointments plugin is available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish.
  • Terms & Conditions page.

Multi-location, staff management, employee scheduling, and more free booking widget tools you can implement in minutes, configure in a few hours, and accept your first bookings right away!

Booking Calendar

Enjoy a responsive booking calendar with clickable dates – your clients choose available slots and instantly book an appointment! You can add a WordPress appointment booking calendar to your website in several ways:

  • Within the appointment scheduling widget for all services at once.
  • Separate availability and booking calendars for each service individually.

Powerful Scheduling Calendar for Staff

With the MotoPress Appointment Booking plugin, it’s easy to create individual staff accounts, allowing all employees to manage their own scheduling calendars. Using native WordPress user roles functionality, it takes no time to enable staff account registration and even connect their bookings to personal Google Calendars.

Blocks for Gutenberg, Elementor, and Divi

This WordPress appointment booking plugin ships with dedicated blocks that allow you to hide or show the booking widget form fields and change field labels in the visual interfaces of all popular WordPress page builders:

  • The block editor: add the Appointment form block and turn on/off the needed settings in the right-hand block panel.
  • Elementor: add the dedicated Elementor booking widget to any section and customize the form fields and labels in the widget settings panel.
  • Divi: add the Appointment form Divi module and pick which fields and with what text must appear in the booking widget.

We also provide dedicated listing blocks for the employee, service, service category, and location content that you can add to your site via these builders.

You can optionally work with all these WordPress appointment plugin content blocks via traditional WordPress shortcodes.

Free booking widget suitable for

WordPress appointments have never been easier. This WordPress appointment scheduling plugin is made for client-focused small businesses that work with appointments, classes, and sessions.

Appointment Booking PRO

Upgrade the MotoPress WordPress calendar appointment plugin to PRO to get the following capabilities:

  • Add more payment gateways: Direct Bank Transfer, Stripe (Bancontact, iDEAL, Giropay, SEPA Direct Debit, and SOFORT, Apple Pay, Google Pay), PayPal.
  • Sync website bookings to employee’s Google Calendars.
  • Register new customers manually through the site’s backend.
  • Add more recipients for email notifications.

PRO Version

Powerful extensions

A range of premium extensions to help you better manage your appointment business with the MotoPress Appointment Booking Lite plugin:

  • WooCommerce: Smoothly integrate the WooCommerce plugin to connect any payment gateway and accept online appointment reservations.
  • Twilio SMS: Connect the Twilio service in several clicks to automate appointment reminders and other notifications via SMS.
  • Google Analytics: Integrate the Google Analytics tools to track interactions and sales through the booking widget.
  • Square Payments: Add Square’s payment processing options to scheduling appointments, allowing your clients to make card or gift card payments, even without a need for a Square account.

Appointment Booking Themes

Check out our Appointment WordPress Themes where the Pro version of the WordPress Appointment Booking Plugin is included for free.

Thanks to the automated appointment scheduling features, your clients will be able to self-book desired services for the needed time and date for one or many people, allowing you to cut down no-show rates without any expensive customer scheduling software.

This WordPress scheduler plugin adds a mobile-friendly, customizable booking widget to your site, which works as an intuitive step-by-step wizard for your clients. Having configured the plugin settings, you can add this widget as a shortcode, WordPress block, Elementor widget, or Divi widget to any WordPress theme.

Video playlist

We’ve created a video playlist dedicated to specific features and updates of the Appointment Booking plugin. Learn how to add coupons, automate custom notifications, set up payment options and more!

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MotoPress Appointment Booking Lite plugin, Copyright (C) 2020, MotoPress https://motopress.com/
MotoPress Appointment Booking Lite plugin is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.



  1. Upload the Appointment Booking plugin to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the appointment plugin for WordPress through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


What is the Appointment Booking block?

It’s a WordPress block sourced by the Appointment Booking Lite plugin. It helps you add and customize the appointment scheduling widget directly within the block editor, in the native WordPress environment. In addition to this block, there are several other ones dedicated to featuring your services, team, schedule and more.

How can I add the MotoPress Appointment Booking functionality to my website?

It’s very easy since you just need to download the plugin or search it within your WordPress dashboard, and then install and activate it as you would normally do with any other plugin. Then follow these steps below:

  1. Basic parameters: Start by configuring your preferences in the Settings menu. This includes options like selecting the currency for transactions, selecting booking modes, payment gateways, setting a default time slot for bookings and more.
  2. Adding employees: Navigate to the Employees menu to add your staff and their information.
  3. Creating a database of locations: Utilize the Locations menu to add a full list of locations, such as rooms, shops, salons, clinics, etc.
  4. Setting up schedules for employees: Access the Schedules menu to create and manage individual employee schedules. This includes setting working hours, lunchtimes, days off, and any other specific time constraints for each employee.
  5. Adding and customizing services: Use the Services menu to add and customize the list of services, assign employees to the services, add pricing and duration; configure buffer times and more.
  6. Organizing services with tags and categories: Categorize your services by utilizing Tags and Categories.
  7. Setting up email notifications: Set up booking confirmations, reminders, or any other relevant emails.
  8. Adding a booking wizard to your website: Add a booking widget in any preferable way: via a shortcode, WordPress block or widget in other page builders.

What types of businesses can benefit from the Appointment Booking plugin?

Any service-based business that sells appointments of any duration. For example, coaching services, yoga sessions, tutoring services, legal consultations, clinic appointments, spa and hairdressing salons, photographers, and other industries looking to set up their availability and enable self-scheduling for clients online.

Can I customize the appearance of the MotoPress Appointment Booking widget?

Yes, you can change labels of the booking form fields and hide unnecessary fields. The colors and fonts of the widget are normally based on your active WordPress theme.

Does the Appointment Booking plugin support multiple service providers?

Yes, the plugin can handle multiple professionals offering different services, each with their own schedule and service price specifics.

Can customers book appointments directly from my website?

This is exactly what the scheduling plugin does – it allows you to enable clients to book appointments directly from your WordPress website.

Does the Appointment Booking plugin offer email notifications?

Sure, you can create branded email notifications for different types of interactions with customers and service providers, such as new booking notifications, canceled bookings emails, customer account creation, etc.

Can I integrate the Appointment Booking plugin with my existing calendar?

You can integrate Google Calendars of your service providers with the plugin, allowing them to receive notifications on their existing calendars. However, this feature is only available in the PRO version of the plugin.

Is the Appointment Booking plugin mobile-friendly?

Sure, the booking widget is perfectly optimized for any modern mobile device, allowing clients to schedule appointments even on the go with ease.

Are there any payment options available in the Appointment Booking plugin?

The free version supports only the pay-on-the site payment method. However, you can connect many more gateways, such as Stripe (Bancontact, iDEAL, Giropay, SEPA Direct Debit, and SOFORT, Apple Pay, Google Pay), PayPal and others in the PRO version of the plugin.

Can I manage my appointments and bookings using the Appointment Booking plugin?

Sure, the MotoPress Appointment Booking plugin comes with an advanced and easy-to-use centralized dashboard for managing bookings, payments and customers.

Is customer support available for the MotoPress Appointment Booking plugin?

Yes, you can ask questions on the forum on a free version, but if you need priority technical support, it’s included only with the PRO version of the plugin.


نونبر 16, 2023
I had initially hesitated to test this appointment booking plugin, but when I finally did, I couldn't help but recommend it. I appreciated the simplicity of the setup page; there was nothing overly technical on the user's side. I even created a video to demonstrate its use for those who are still undecided about trying out this plugin.
أكتوبر 5, 2023
I run a web design agency and we are often ask to add some appointment booking system on our clients' websites. We've tried quite a few solution but they all fall short in one way or another. We tried the free and Pro version the WordPress Appointment Booking Plugin and it turned out fantastic. Most comprehensive solution on the market right now. Really pleased with it and will certainly continue to purchase a few licences in the future.
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1.21.1, Nov 30 2023

  • Improved the process of handling downloads of the exported bookings.
  • Added advanced scheduling window time settings to the services configuration.

1.21.0, Nov 23 2023

  • Added the “Analytics” page to display your key business metrics.
  • Added RTL support for emails.
  • Improved the calendar page in the admin dashboard.

1.20.0, Oct 23 2023

  • Added the ability to filter bookings by date, service, location, employee.
  • Added the ability to export bookings data in a CSV file.

1.19.2, Oct 9 2023

  • Fixed an issue that appeared in version 1.19.1 and caused errors with service bookings.
  • Fixed an issue with sending notifications that appeared in version 1.18.0.

1.19.1, Sep 26 2023

  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Show items’ option was not displaying correctly in the Appointment form widget.
  • Fixed an issue of potential overbooking.
  • Fixed an issue of displaying an appointment form in Divi.
  • Fixed an issue involving the unauthorized use of discount coupons.
  • Improvement: Only published posts (Service categories, Services, Employees, Locations) can be displayed in the appointment form.
  • Improved compatibility with WordPress 6.2+.

1.19.0, Sep 4 2023

  • Improved the UX of the booking form customization through the WordPress block editor and shortcode settings.
  • Improved the display of available slots in the calendar for customers by implementing instant redirection to months with available slots.
  • Improved filtering capabilities across all booking form fields, such as Service Category, Service, Location, and Employee.
  • Improved translation and localization files by adding text string locations.
  • Integrated the option to showcase a booking form with pre-selected fields, facilitating bookings for specific individual services, categories, locations, or employees.
  • Added Advanced settings functionality, enabling the addition of custom Anchor and Class attributes to blocks associated with the Appointment Booking plugin.
  • Expanded Reservation tags with a new {reservation_clients_number} tag for utilization in email notifications.
  • Fixed a PHP warning occurring on the customer account page.
  • Fixed a PHP warning related to the Employee list block and mpa_employees_list shortcode.
  • Fixed a browser warning that arose while editing input text fields in the Appointment Booking blocks’ settings.
  • Fixed a link for viewing all booking payments on WordPress multisite.
  • Fixed a deprecated PHP warning on pages containing Divi modules associated with Appointment Booking.
  • Removed Divi assets from enqueueing when Divi is deactivated.

See the previous changelogs here.