A standard Bookings installation includes the following site user groups and articles.
The Bookings workflow models use the following groups as candidates. You'll need to add users, or user groups, to these groups so that they can use the Bookings product.
|Users who are members of this group are able to create and schedule event occurrences. These users can also see the "Add date" and "Manage" buttons on the Event template
|Users who are members of this group are able to book places on events using the TAKEBOOKING form. It is assumed that all registered website users and the anonymous user will be made members of this group
These articles are used to manage the product. You'll also need to have articles using the Event and Location templates, aswell as Self Service and/or User Requests.
|This form lets someone download information about bookings that have been made for an event. See Event Manifest for a full description.
The form gives access to user data, so should be secured to an appropriate staff group. You can restrict the events that can be searched for by relating event articles to the one the form is published on, so you could create multiple manifest articles, each for a different type of event, secured to different user groups
|This form should be secured to staff members who manage user bookings. It allows the user to move and cancel bookings and see bookers' details. See Move, Update or Cancel Bookings
|Update Event Instances
|This form should be secured to staff members who create and schedule bookings. It lets users search for an event and to change many of the settings for event occurrences (eg confirmation text, email templates, plugins). See Updating Occurrence Settings
|Create and manage discount codes for events. This form can also be used via and iCM Form App. See Discount Schemes
|Create an Occurrence
|This form should be published on a Forms Service article in a hidden area of your site and secured to the BOOKANDPAYADMIN user group. The article is then picked in your subsite configuration. This then enables the "Add date" button on the Event template
|Manage Booking (anonymous)
|This form should be published somewhere hidden on your site. It is only used by people who make bookings without being logged in. A link to the form/article can be sent out in booking confirmation emails. The article URL is added to the configuration as the anonymousUpdateUrl
Bookings with Self Service and User Requests
User Requests normally forms part of your public My Account area. It's designed to display any processes started by the current user, so is ideal for someone to be able to track a booking they have made.
In the article extras pick the "Booking v1" process so your users can see their bookings:
Self Service is used to manage events and schedule their dates and times. If you are creating events via your website using the Contribute, pick the "Contribute article v1" workflow process in the article extras. If you are creating event articles in iCM and scheduling them using the "Add date" button, pick the "ThingInstance v1" process.