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Operating Manual for Easy Availability
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Initial Configuration

(i) Single Property Version

To set up your availability page you will need to configure it according to your own requirements. To begin, click the button labelled 'Click to Edit ALL Other Page Text, Prices & Login Data' on the main admin page.

This will take you to a page with 4 main sections, where you will make changes that will be saved when you press the 'submit' button at the bottom:

Section A: Login Details

As soon as possible you should go to this section and change the default Username and password. You should also enter your own email address. This is very important because your login details will be sent to this address if you forget them.

NB. After changing your username or password you will be logged out automatically and will need to log back in.


Section B: Prices and Seasons

In this section you get a chance to specify which season names you want to use later in your availability calendar (you can choose from 'Off', 'Low', 'Mid', 'High' or 'Peak'), and also whether you want to display a price grid on your availability page.

To use a season you just 'enable' it, and then enter a Price, or 'price range' for that season. If you change your mind about using a particular season then simply return to this page and 'disable' it.


Section C: Text on your page.

Here you should enter your property name, or title, and up to four sections of text which will appear in different locations on the page.

Property Name: The property's name will be incorporated into the title of the calendar display table.

Text 1: Appears under the 'Key' table and above Text 2.

Text 2: Appears below Text 1 and above the 'Price' grid. Text 2 is linked to the price grid. If you elect not to display the price grid then Text 2 will not appear either.

Text 3: Appears below your availability calendar

Text 4: Appears below your Text 3.

The reason for separating Text 3 & Text 4 is to make it a little easier to add and edit text if you have quite a lot of it. Editing text via the small text boxes in on-line forms can be fiddly.


Section D: The Home link and META DATA for your availability page.

This is an area in which lots of people can get confused, principally because this information is usually 'invisible' to them when they surf the net visiting web pages. However, it's nearly always present on web pages and is essential to their proper cataloguing by search engines.

We cannot tell you what to put in this section because it will be unique to your page and your property, but we have left some guidelines pre-entered in the boxes. These will need to be changed.

Provide a link back to your homepage:
This link will allow visitors on your availability page to be able to find their way back to your home page. It's a very basic form of navigation that will suffice if you don't intend a more customised approach to integrating your availability page into your existing site (perhaps by adding menus of the kind found elsewhere on your pages).

The link can be 'relative' to the directory in which you installed Easy Availability, or 'absolute' (e.g. http://www.yourdomainname.com/index.html )

Title for your 'Availability' page:
This is the page title that will appear on the top line of your browser, and will be logged by search engines. For those familiar with HTML, information you enter in this box will be automatically inserted inside the <title></title> tags in the <head> of your availability page.

Description for your 'Availability' page:
This is the page's <meta name="description"> tag, in the <head> of your availability page, that will be logged by search engines and used to describe your site. If it is left blank then many search engines will simply use your page title as a description for your site. The description tag gives you an opportunity to present a fuller description that is a little more relevant than a simple page title.

Keywords for your 'Availability' page:
Some search engines (but not all) take note of keywords in the <meta name="keywords"> tag in the <head> of your availability page to help with indexing your page. Keywords and phrases you enter here should reflect your page content.


(ii) Multiple Property Version

To set up your availability page you will need to configure it according to your own requirements. To begin, click the button labelled 'Click to Edit Page Text & Login Data' on the main admin page.

This will take you to a page with 3 main sections, where you will make changes that will be saved when you press the 'submit' button at the bottom:

Section 1: Login Details

As soon as possible you should go to this section and change the default Username and password. You should also enter your own email address. This is very important because your login details will be sent to this address if you forget them.

NB. After changing your username or password you will be logged out automatically and will need to log back in.


Section 2: Text on your page.

Text 1: Appears under the 'Key' table and above the Availability table.

Text 2: Appears below your availability calendar

Text 3: Appears below your Text 2.

The reason for separating Text 2 & Text 3 is to make it a little easier to add and edit text if you have quite a lot of it. Editing text via the small text boxes in on-line forms can be fiddly.


Section 3: The Home link and META DATA for your availability page.

This is an area in which lots of people can get confused, principally because this information is usually 'invisible' to them when they surf the net visiting web pages. However, it's nearly always present on web pages and is essential to their proper cataloguing by search engines.

We cannot tell you what to put in this section because it will be unique to your page and your property, but we have left some guidelines pre-entered in the boxes. These will need to be changed.

Provide a link back to your homepage:
This link will allow visitors on your availability page to be able to find their way back to your home page. It's a very basic form of navigation that will suffice if you don't intend a more customised approach to integrating your availability page into your existing site (perhaps by adding menus of the kind found elsewhere on your pages).

The link can be 'relative' to the directory in which you installed Easy Availability, or 'absolute' (e.g. http://www.yourdomainname.com/index.html )

Title for your 'Availability' page:
This is the page title that will appear on the top line of your browser, and will be logged by search engines. For those familiar with HTML, information you enter in this box will be automatically inserted inside the <title></title> tags in the <head> of your availability page.

Description for your 'Availability' page:
This is the page's <meta name="description"> tag, in the <head> of your availability page, that will be logged by search engines and used to describe your site. If it is left blank then many search engines will simply use your page title as a description for your site. The description tag gives you an opportunity to present a fuller description that is a little more relevant than a simple page title.

Keywords for your 'Availability' page:
Some search engines (but not all) take note of keywords in the <meta name="keywords"> tag in the <head> of your availability page to help with indexing your page. Keywords and phrases you enter here should reflect your page content.


When you have finished, click 'Save Page Data' to return to the main Admin Panel.


Next, click the button labelled 'Click to Edit Property Prices, Names and Seasons Data' on the main admin page

Names Prices and Seasons

Seasons: In this section you get a chance to specify which season names you want to use later in your availability calendar (you can choose from 'Off', 'Low', 'Mid', 'High' or 'Peak').

To use a season you just 'enable' it, and then enter a Price, or 'price range' for that season. If you change your mind about using a particular season then simply return to this page and 'disable' it.


Prices: Enter a single price or a price range. We advise you to keep it short and legible. Also, we advise against the use of currency symbols as they do not display reliably across all browsers using different languages. Instead. we advise you to write the currency in words in Text Box 1 (find this under 'Click to Edit Page Text & Login Data' on the main admin page).

Names: Enter a name for each property you wish to display. Leaving a name field blank will disable that column and cause it not to display in your finished availability page.
 

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