Documentation: Appointzilla-Lite

Appointment Calendar Premium Powered By: AppointZilla

Appointzilla-Lite is a simple but effective plugin to take appointment on any wordpress site. Insert Booking calendar into any post / page and start taking appointments.


Installing Appointzilla

Appointment Calendar is simple to install just like any other wordpress plugin.

1) Download the Appointment Calendar from wordpress repository.

2) Unzip the archive and upload the content to ‘wp-content/plugins’ directory

3) Activate the plugin from admin panel and use the shortcode APCAL


Using Appointzilla-Lite

1) Adding Service

Before we can use the plugin we need to create a service for taking appointments for.  It can be edited via the Services Menu. The plugin comes with a default service which can be easily edited.


2) Adding Calendar to Blog Post / Page:

The calendar can be added to any post or a page using the shortcode . It will embed a fully functional calendar with a booking form on the page. Once the calendar is added to a page you can start taking appointments on your wordpress site. Use the ShortCode


3) Create and Manage Appointments

Admin can create and manage appointments through the admin panel.   Admin can Create, Cancel, Delete and Reschedule the appointments.


4) Create Time-Off

Admin can add Time-Off like Lunch , Meetings, Holidays etc. Time Off can be Daily, Weekly or One-Off


5) Appointment Notification

Appointzilla will send a appointment notification to Admin on booking. The notification settings can be customized as per requirement.


Author Bio


Founder of Appointzilla and TheWPhosting. I regularly share Wordpress tips and Tutorials on TheWPHosting


  1. Rafael Fernandez - October 7, 2012

    having issues getting double calendars displaying twice on the page when using the short code.

  2. Richard - November 27, 2012

    There still seems to be some sort of jquery conflict with your plugin. Whenever I add the APCAL tag to my pages, I lose the slide show in my headers ??

  3. Sedruola Maruska - February 19, 2013

    When someone tries to make an appointment it says all the appointment times are taken, and they aren’t. What do I need to do?

  4. fabien - February 22, 2013

    Hi, your plugin is promising, but still my clients are french speaking: is there is a way to ‘translate’ or somethingld to make it french?

    • Frank Faraz - April 1, 2013

      Hi Fabien,

      We are going to launch new version of Appointment Calendar with multilingual feature within a week.
      So, after this you could translate plugin in any of language.

      -Frank Faraz

      • brigitte - May 6, 2013

        how can I translate it in german,please? Can you tell me how to do it?
        Thanks and some greetings

      • Judy - June 30, 2013

        Hi Frank!
        Is it possible for the calendar to be displayed in Swedish? I have read many of your posts about this topic, but none of them works. I’m waiting for your help!

        Thank you!

  5. James - March 8, 2013

    I am having problem with making appointment on phone. It is not responsive when clicked on make appointment.

    • Ankit - March 9, 2013

      Can you share the url? Also can you post the query on wordpress forum


  6. Matt - March 22, 2013

    Whenever I minimize the chat window, my webpage reloads and pops the chat window back up. How can I set this up so the chat window is minimized when you land on a page?

  7. Eric - March 28, 2013

    I have a call-to-action button in my sidebar to direct users to the Appointments page. When they arrive, I don’t want them to see another button. Can the ‘Schedule New Appointment’ button be hidden so they see the calendar immediately?

  8. Rob - April 5, 2013

    How do I edit the confirmation emails? There are typos, which looks unprofessional.

  9. Gerren - April 11, 2013

    The app is not showing correctly on my site. It is located on the “Contact” page. It loaded fine about a week ago but has been showing up weird the past 3 days

  10. NQUEVEDO - May 24, 2013

    Can I a set a filter in the services to change the prices if the appointment booked is in a weekend day?

    • Ankit - May 24, 2013

      HI, Unfortunately as of now this feature is not available.. but it is a nice suggestion and if more users demand it then we can include it in future versions…


  11. bobby - July 11, 2013

    hi great plugin is there any way to add sagepay direct payment gateway support paypal doesn’t support AED currency

  12. Mark - July 16, 2013

    Two problems:
    1) Using a template created in Artisteer, the modal popup appears below them menu tabs – even with z-index set higher than any other setting.
    2) When I link to a PAGE with the [APCAL] shortcode, all I get is the Schedule button and no calendar and the schedule button doesn’t work.
    Any ideas?

  13. caleb - July 31, 2013

    How do i put the calender on the sidebar?

  14. Brandon - August 28, 2013

    I just purchased your plugin but I can’t seem to figure out how to sort the services so they show up correctly in the booking drop down. I have 3 services – massage 30 min, massage 60 min, massage 90 min, but they show up out of order and randomly. This is really important and we should be able to do this. I posted in your support forum, hoping for a solution for the 99 bucks. Thanks man! 🙂

  15. Anand - September 4, 2013

    I am using free version of “appointment-booking-calendar” for doctors appointment .This is really great plugin and I thing it’s pro version will meet our complete requirement.

    Here i am facing difficulty in two areas .

    1. I would like to show doctors list by selecticing their specilality from dropdown.

    2. I would like to deactivate payment gatway for now.

    Your help would be much appreciable.


    Anand Kr. Mishra

  16. Marianne - September 10, 2013

    What is the staff limit of Appointzilla Lite?

  17. Corey - September 22, 2013

    Great plugin! I’m using the free version on my site, but would very much like to remove the time/price from the services dropdown.

    Can this be done?


  18. Anand - September 26, 2013

    Hi ,

    I am using free version of plugin, I would like to change the clock 24 hr instead of 12 hr. Please help me to do that.



    • Zainab - June 29, 2016


      Thanks for this nice plugin,

      one issue though…can you show me how can I update the fields in schedule new appointment form? which php files should I update as I would like to remove all the fields keeping only the email one.

      regards and hope to hear from you soon


  19. Tony Ford - July 6, 2016

    I have the calendar but want to change the price to (£) pounds instead of dollars. Where do I change this?

  20. Jayne Rios - September 1, 2016

    Do we have to have admin approval? I would like for the appointments to be automatic and not have to approve.

  21. Jodi - May 17, 2018

    Hi, fellas. What is the shortcode?? It doesn’t appear under your #2 instruction.

  22. Arianna Tozzi - June 24, 2018

    Good evening, I’m just using the Pro version and It is very good for me. I was wondering if is it possible to book an appointment from the “manage client” section or something like that, such that It could be possible not to repeat name and email every time. Or as an alternative, Is it possible to make optional the email of the client?

    Thank you!

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