Activating the Hostfully Channel
Using Booking Requests
Installing the Hostfully Plugin for Wordpress
Setting up the Hostfully Booking Widget
Setting up the Hostfully Search Widget
Setting up Your Custom Branding
Hostfully's white labeling capabilities allow users to set up their custom branding for all messages and pages that are customer facing (essentially, communication and pages that cater to property owners, guests and third party providers).
LEVEL 1: branding Hostfully by applying your custom logo and business name
(this feature applies to all accounts)
The first basic level of customization is applied when you enter your business name and the URL to our business logo (field "Company Logo URL"). If you don't have a URL to your logo, upload and obtain a URL here: https://imgbb.com/ . If using the recommended website, make sure to click the download button and paste the URL for the page it takes you to into the Company Logo URL field in Agency Settings in Hostfully.
Once you Save the settings, the logo will appear at the top of the page by your business name.
Once set up, this logo will automatically show in all email templates and on your customer pages (owner dashboard, guest dashboard, public listings on Hostfully).
LEVEL 2: branding Hostfully by customizing all URLs
(this feature applies to Pro accounts and above)
This feature will allow you to use your own web domain to customize the URLs sent by Hostfully. For example, if your website is https://www.my site.com/, the Hostfully login page seen by your users could be https://rentals.mysite.com/ (you would use "rentals" as a sub-domain on Hostfully) and the login page would show your own logo instead of Hostfully's). Note that your subdomain will have a secure HTTPS access for this to work, as we only support secured communication for this setup.
In order to have your own secured domain name used in the URLs produced by Hostfully, please look at the article on setting up HTTPS Custom Domains with Hostfully and Cloudflare.
Once this is saved, open Hostfully's Agency Settings page,
- click on the "White Labeling" tab,
- check the box "White labelled public pages",
- then enter the full URL that include the sub-domain you just created. For example, if you created a sub-domain called "rentals" for your domain mysite.com, enter "https://rentals.mysite.com", as follows:
- It must use the prefix https and not http to work correctly.
For SEO, you can use the Meta HTML field to add your specific "meta keywords" and "meta description" fields (enter the whole meta tags in there). Note that the Hostfully system will automatically set the page <title> tag with the name of your company.
You can also add your own logo as the Favicon on the direct website by adding HTML to the META HTML section shown above.
Once the custom domain is set up, all the URLs in the system will automatically adapt to your branding. For example, your login page would be http://rentals.mysite.com/login.jsp and would display your logo, just like in this example below:
The interface of your owners portal will also be branded with your URL and your logo:
and in all the emails created and processed by the system: