New Plugin Collection Turns WordPress into Booking System
StayPress was announced yesterday (and pimped by none other than Matt Mullenweg), and it looks promising. In the words of the creator, Barry:
StayPress is a collection of plugins that will turn a standard vanilla installation of WordPress or WordPress MU into a property management and bookings system. Of course when I say Property, I actually mean any bookable resource of which there is a finite availability. So the StayPress system will be able to manage property rentals, hotel room rentals, conference rooms and centres, B and B’s, training rooms, bands, etc…
This will be one to follow. The plugin collection isn’t out yet, but will be, and a hosted version is on the way as well. Reminds me of BuddyPress, which is now an Automattic project, another implementation of a WordPress based project (although BuddyPress builds on WordPress MU).
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.
Really disappointed this promising plug-in has never actually made it to light. There have been no further updates from the developer either. Appreciate these developers often are working for free. But still, poor communication. Vapourware.
Looks like StayPress has gone AWOL?
StayPress are dead… :S
come on – don’t say you’re going to do it if you aren’t going to. it’s almost what… 9 months?
some insurance companies are very specific when quoting property damage, some won’t even pay a dime.”-~
my sister is an expert in property management and i wonder how she does that:*”