Installing and Using the Galapagos Booking Engine Plugin
To install the plugin and connect with the database, you will need:
1) A Reseller (Travel Agency) Account in GalapgosGDS.
You can create a reseller account here.
If you have an account, log in here: https://galapagosgds.voyageport.com/login
2) Download the plugin.
Once you are logged into your account, you are ready to download, and install the plugin on your WordPress website and create your API key.
Download the plugin here, and install it: https://galapagosgds.voyageport.com/galapagos-booking-engine.zip
3) Create API Key (token).
To get your API Key, go to https://reseller.voyageport.com/login/ and use your Agency Credentials, then under the “Authentication” tab to find your API Key. Copy the token value.
4) Paste API KEY
In the backend of WordPress go to Plugins->Galapagos Booking Engine -> Settings, and paste the Token Value into the field “Your API Key”, and enter your email and password one last time.
5) Setup booking engine pages with shortcodes.
Create these new pages and place the corresponding shortcode on each one:
- “Results” page with the shortcode [gbe_render_search_results]
- “Boat Summary and Cabins” page with the shortcode [gbe_render_boat_summary]
- “Book Boat” page with the shortcode [gbe-boat-booking]
In the Settings of the plugin Plugins->Galapagos Booking Engine -> Settings below you modify the Routing to map to the pages you just created as shown here:
6) Display the booking engine search on your website
Place this short code on any page you would like to display the booking engine [gbe_booking_form_input id=2].
Visit the page you placed the booking engine on, do a test search and confirm the results display satisfactorily.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed your booking engine.
7) Create Boat Pages
Pages dedicated to boats can be easily created, or your existing boat pages can display elements with data from different boats.
First, navigate to a boat’s page. In the La Pinta Yacht page we select Get Boat Information: La Pinta Yacht. Shortcodes we place on this page will now display data from this boat only.
Changing styles to fit the look and feel of your website
If desired, you can apply styles to the plugin front end by modifying the relevant CSS files.
All blocks and elements begin with the prefix “gbe” and you can modify the CSS in the theme or by going to Appearance->Custom and modify the CSS in WordPress.
The shortcodes you can use to build your boat pages are:
[gbe-boat-description] to display a 1-2 paragraph description of the boat.
If one of your boats is not in the drop down list, please contact [email protected] to request its inclusion.
[gbe-boat-features] to display boat features:
[gbe-boat-facilities] to display boat facilities:
[gbe-boat-itineraries] to display detailed itineraries
[gbe-boat-cabins] to display cabin info and photos
[gbe-boat-deck-plans] to display the boat’s deck plans
[gbe-boat-gallery] to display a gallery of photos.
[gbe-promotions] to display a table of current promotions and Last Minute Deals.
[gbe-get-included], [gbe-get-non-included] and [gbe-get-policies] to display what is included in the itinerary, what is not included, and the boat’s policies.
[gbe-boat-next-departures] to display the next departures widget which automatically shows the next month, but allows selecting future months of departures.
You can filter for date ranges and for specific boats.
Here is an example[gbe-date-departures start_date=”02/02/2023″ end_date=”02/28/2023″ boats=’31,53,26,34,52′]
Here are the numbers you can use to display each boat:
3 Seaman Journey
4 Sea Star Yacht
10 Danubio Azul
13 Mary Anne
14 Eco Galaxy
17 Archipel I
18 Archipel II
19 Treasure of Galapagos
20 Galapagos Odyssey
21 Darwin Yacht
24 Tip Top II
25 Tip Top IV
26 Ocean Spray
28 Santa Cruz II
29 La Pinta Yacht
30 Isabela II
35 Grand Queen Beatriz
36 Nemo I
37 Nemo II
38 Aida Maria
40 Nemo III
42 Cachalote Explorer
43 Coral I / II
44 Coral II
46 Grand Majestic
47 Natural Paradise
48 Reina Silvia II
50 Cormorant I
51 Stella Maris
52 Galapagos Legend
57 Tip top V
68 Blue Spirit
70 Humboldt Explorer
71 Tiburon Explorer
72 Estrella de Mar
73 Yolita II
75 Xavier III
77 Grand Daphne
78 Celebrity Flora
79 Celebrity Xpedition
83 Cormorant II
84 Aqua Mare
85 Galapagos Spirit
87 Silver Origin
Have questions? Need Help?
For technical support, please contact [email protected]
For support with data provided by the plugin or API, please contact [email protected]