Use Lodgify's booking engine on an external website

You can use the Lodgify Booking Widget to integrate Lodgify's booking engine on an external website. For this, we offer three options: a Search Box, a Book Button, and a Book Now Box.

If you have a single rental website (with or without room types), the external widgets will redirect the guest to your Lodgify check-out. If you have a multiple rentals website, the guest will be redirected to your All Properties page. The Search Box option is our recommended option, as it is the only one that can seamlessly integrate the booking flow into your external website. This way the guest will never knowingly leave your external website.

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Available widget options

Lodgify offers 3 different options to link the Lodgify reservation system to an external website. 
💡 Note: If you are using the legacy feature of room/rental types, the Book Now Box has a different look. See below.

Search Box

💡Note: Recommended option for all types of websites.

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Learn how to seamlessly integrate the search box on your external website.

💡Note: This is the only option that allows seamless integration.

Book button

💡Note: Only recommended for single rental websites.

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Book Now box
if you don't have room types

💡Note: Only recommended for single rental websites.

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💡Note: In case you use our legacy feature of room types the Book Now box will display each room type like this:2018-01-26_1524.png

Generating the embed code for Book Button or Book Now Box

The option to use a Book Button or Book Now Box on your external website is a possibility if you only offer one rental (no matter if this rental has room types, or not). When the guest clicks the book button they will be redirected directly to your Lodgify check-out page where they can select the room type in case you have one. To generate and embed the code of the external widget, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Main Menu in the top left corner and select Websites.
  2. Now go to External Widgets.
  3. In Widget Type, choose from the drop-down menu if you want to create a Book Button or a Book Now Box.
    💡 Note: If you have several rentals and want to use a Book Now Button or a Book Now Box, you need to create a widget for each specific rental or create a button on your external website which links to your All properties page.
  4. Select the rental, language, and currency you want to use in the widget and then Generate the embed code.
    💡Note: The colors of the Book button and Book now box widget are by default tied to the colors of your Lodgify website. Learn how to amend the colors of your website.
  5. Copy the JavaScript code onto your clipboard and paste it into your external website (usually into some type of HTML Widget).

💡 Note: If you want to use the Book button, or the Book Now box on your WIX or Weebly website, you need to make some changes to the embed code before implementing the code into the Code widget.

  Modification Instructions
Standard embed code from Lodgify <script type="text/javascript" async="async" class="embed-ldgfy-script-loader embed-ldgfy-book-script-loader" src="//static.lodgify.com/themes/ shared/v3/assets/latest/embed-ldgfy-book.min.js" data-website-id="136710" data-website-slug="helloberlin" data-domain="lodgify.com" data-protocol="https" data-property-id="166013" data-culture="en" data-culture-iso="en-US" data-currency="EUR" data-token= "QFUKS2e8hURoYyUZWpqjqsJngOBpeu gCmlo3BOyMb6HDz2wvMELUEZ2Ng4xvDEiI"></script>
Changes needed for implementation in WIX In order to make the code work in WIX you need to make the following changes:
  • The src must start with https:
  • The entire code must be wrapped in <p></p>

See the code with the changes: <p><script type="text/javascript" async="async" class="embed-ldgfy-script-loader embed-ldgfy-book-script-loader" src="https://static.lodgify.com/themes/ shared/v3/assets/latest/ embed-ldgfy-book.min.js" data-website-id="136710" data-website-slug="helloberlin" data-domain="lodgify.com" data-protocol="https" data-property-id="166013" data-culture="en" data-culture-iso="en-US" data-currency="EUR" data-token= "QFUKS2e8hURoYyUZWpqjqsJngOBpeu gCmlo3BOyMb6HDz2wvMELUEZ2Ng4xvDEiI"></script></p>

Changes needed for implementation in Weebly

In order to make the code work in Weebly, you need to make the following change:

  • The entire code must be wrapped in <body> </body>

See the code with the change:

<body><script type="text/javascript" async="async" class="embed-ldgfy-script-loader embed-ldgfy-book-script-loader" src="//static.lodgify.com/themes/ shared/v3/assets/latest/embed-ldgfy-book.min.js" data-website-id="136710" data-website-slug="helloberlin" data-domain="lodgify.com" data-protocol="https" data-property-id="166013" data-culture="en" data-culture-iso="en-US" data-currency="EUR" data-token= "QFUKS2e8hURoYyUZWpqjqsJngOBpeu gCmlo3BOyMb6HDz2wvMELUEZ2Ng4xvDEiI"></script></body>

Seamlessly integrating the Search Box on your external website

The search bar is the recommended option if you have multiple rentals on your website. Seamlessly integrating the Search Box on your external website means that you can connect Lodgify to a subdomain of your external website (e.g. search.yourdomain.com or booking.yourdomain.com). This way, the pages of the booking process will show up under your subdomain and the guests won't have the impression that they are redirected to another website but that they go through the entire booking process on your external website.
💡 Note: The seamless integration option is best used for websites with multiple rentals because, on single-rental websites, the search button will always automatically redirect to the check-out page.

➡ You can find an example of the seamless integration of the widget on a Squarespace website here.

To set this up, you need to complete 4 steps:

Generate the embed code for the Search Box widget

To generate the embed code, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Main Menu in the top left corner and select Websites.
  2. Now go to External Widgets.
  3. In Widget Type, select Search Box from the drop-down menu and choose the language.
  4. Now you can select if you want the widget to open in a new window or the same window, and select the color of the search button.
    💡 Note: If you want to embed the widget on a WIX website, you have to select the option Open in new window, as otherwise, the widget will not be able to work properly on WIX.
  5. Then Generate the embed code, copy the JavaScript code onto your clipboard and paste it into your external website (usually into some type of HTML Widget).
    💡 Note:  External website configurations can vary, however, in most cases, the Search Box widget will work without any further configuration by pasting the generated code into a code widget of your external website builder.
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Create a subdomain

If you want your booking process to appear under a subdomain you need to set this up with your domain provider. 

  1. Go to your domain provider and into the DNS section of your account.
  2. There you can create a subdomain.
  3. Now set up the two A-Records of your subdomain:
    💡 Note: The name of the A-Records should be the subdomain you want the booking flow to appear on. For example, if the booking flow should appear under booking.yourdomain.com, set the name of the A-Records to "booking".
    • Set up the first A-Record as booking.yourdomain.com pointing to the IP address to 104.155.59.202.
    • Set up the second A-Record as www.booking.yourdomain.com also pointing to the IP address to 104.155.59.202.

Link the subdomain to your Lodgify website

Once you have configured the subdomain in your domain provider you need to link it to your Lodgify website. 

  1. In Lodgify go to your Main Menu in the top left corner and select Websites.
  2. Now select Settings.
  3. Select the Domain tab and click Link existing domain.
  4. A new pop-up window will appear where you need to fill in the name of your subdomain and tick the check-box that you are linking a subdomain.2019-12-04_1248.png

Fill in a Custom Logo URL

Once guests click the search button they are redirected to your All properties page in Lodgify (or the check-out page if you only have one rental). In order to make the integration as seamless as possible, you want to make sure that when a guest clicks on the Logo or any of the menu items while in the All properties/check-out page, he is redirected to your external website.2019-12-04_1418.png

To do so, you need to follow these steps:

  1. In Lodgify go to your Main Menu in the top left corner and select Websites.
  2. Now select Settings.
  3. Then select the Advanced tab and in Custom Logo URL add the link to the homepage of your external website.new_custom_logo.png

💡 Note: You should set up the menu bar exactly as it is on your external website. Simply go to the pages setup of your website builder and create a link for each menu item that leads to the corresponding page on your external website. Learn how to create a link on your Lodgify menu.

💡 Note: You can use CSS to match the look of your Lodgify menu to the one of your external website. Learn more about custom code in Lodgify.

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