How to configure iCal
Solidres for Joomla has iCal plugin which can be used for bi-directional availability communication between Solidres and 3rd system/services. This plugin is available for all paid Joomla subscribers.
First, you need to download iCal plugin from your Download page, then install and enable it, also make sure that you are using the latest version of User plugin as well.
You need to generate API key for your user account, this API key will be used by iCal plugin. To generate API key, edit your user account in your Joomla User Manager and then click Save, Solidres will automatically generate your unique API key. If the API key is already generated, please skip this step.
To export your reservations as iCal format:
Edit your room type and you will see tab iCal. Make sure that your room type has at least 01 reservations, if your room type has no reservation, Solidres won't show the export URL. You can use this URL in your 3rd system/services like Google Calendar for example. Each room type has its own unique export URL.
To import external reservations to your Solidres as iCal format, you have 03 options:
Manual: you can use the import field "Upload ICS file" which allows you to import external iCal files from 3rd system/services. Just choose the iCal file and then save your room type to import it.
Automatic (CLI cron job): first you need to enter the external iCal URL that you want to import automatically into field "Import ICAL URL", then configure an automatic CLI cron job to execute the following script: JOOMLA_ROOT/cli/ical.php.
Automatic (Web cron job): first you need to enter the external iCal URL that you want to import automatically into field "Import ICAL URL", then edit plugin iCal in Joomla Plugin Manager and configure the "Cron token" field and save it, then you can use the URL in field "Web CRON URL" for your web cron job.