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Shortcode summary

Most Jomres users simply want to use the system "as is" (and that's ok) but if you're one of those people building a business from a booking engine, there are lots more ways you can build your site using the tools in Jomres that might not be immediately apparent from a quick viewing of the demos.

Jomres is exceptionally powerful and it includes a lot of tools that require digging into the manual to get the most out of it, so here I will mention a pivotal set of features that are collectively known as Shortcodes.

Jomres tasks (06000/06001/06002/06005 numbers in minicomponents) can all be called using shortcode markup in articles and widgets.

Here you can see the basic documention. A more complete, but impossible to be definitive list because the existence of a shortcode depends on if it's corresponding plugin has been installed, can be found here.

There are lots of ways that shortcodes can be used, for example

The possibilities are endless, and if you have any coding experience at all it's relatively easy to make your own Jomres plugins. There's a tutorial here on how to do that, and you can download the example plugin from here.



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vince picDeveloped and maintained by Vince Wooll, Jomres was initially conceived in early 2005 as a Mambo based solution to a client’s hotel management needs. While it wasn't originally expected to be an online booking system it quickly morphed into one as users requested more and more features.

As the number of feature requests grew Vince knew that he would need to dedicate more time to the project and in July 2005 Jomres was released as a commercial project. Since then Jomres has become the world's oldest online booking plugin for any PHP CMS. It has been used in Joomla 1.0, 1.5, 2.5, 3 & 4 and WordPress 4, 5 & 6.

Aladar joined the project in 2010 after using Jomres for his own projects. He was active on the forum, helping other members of the community and eventually Vince invited him to join the team. Between 2010 and 2018 he was an integral part of the project and made many significant contributions.

Whilst not formally part of the Jomres project, Rodrigo Rocco and Vince have become firm friends. Rod is a freelancer who specialises in doing custom work for Jomres users and developing custom plugins for the system that take advantage of it's modular design. He has built many useful extensions including his fabulous Valentina Template Override Package.

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