Using the widget, guests can easily make online reservations in your restaurant. The widget can be integrated on the website, Google, Facebook in the newsletter and any other places.
Find more information below on how to integrate the widget online.
Different ways to intergrate the aleno Widget on your website
To integrate the aleno widget v2.0 on your website, you need your individual link. You can find this link in aleno under Menu --> Settings --> Widget Preview/Integration:
The aleno widget can be integrated on your website in different ways.
- Simple link (open widget in new tab): Under Widget Preview (picture 1) you will find the link that you can integrate on any website (e.g. GoogleMyBusiness, Facebook, own website) which opens your reservation widget in a new tab.
- Embed widget in website (Modal): To embed the widget on your website, two steps are necessary. In this variant, aleno will not be visible in the URL address as the widget window will appear integrated on your website.
Now insert the widget link (3) on your website as described above.
Please note: The widget window already acts as iFrame. It is therefore not recommended to integrate the widget link into iFrame structure on the website. On mobile devices, this can lead to limited or incomplete display.
Configure widget settings
In the section Link / QR Code Generator (Picture 3) you can convert your widget link into a QR Code and extend it through the available checkboxes. It is also possible in this section to control the display in the widget even more precisely if required.
The following parameters are available:
Use this parameter to display specific shifts in the widget. Online reservations will be allowed for the displayed shifts only.
|You have several shifts, but you want to accept online reservations for certain shifts only.||
(online reservations only for times and days of the shifts 'LUNCH' and 'DINNER' or only for times and days of the shift 'Garden View')
|date||Use this parameter to display a specific day in the widget.||You want to promote an event on a specific day.||
Desired Widget is loaded directly with opening the page. Only works together with alenoWidget=open
|You own multiple restaurants and want to open different widgets with alenoWidget=open f.e. via Google My Business||
This parameter will skip the first step and immediately displays the suggestions
|You promote a certain day or shift and don't want your guests having to select the date or time first||?&direct|
These parameters define the default, min. and max. number of people that are intended for the guest in the number of persons selection
|You would like to change the default settings for the person selection.||
The widget is automatically set for 10 persons and the guest can reserve min. for 10 or max. for 39 persons.
This parameter defines the name of the advertising campaign
You're planning an advertising campaign on Facebook, Instagram or Google and you would like to track which campaign the reservation was made through.
*enter here any internal, but unique name for the campaign. e.g. Facebook01 or GoogleDec19
With this parameter you define the location of your widget link
You want to track where the reservation was made, e.g. googleMyBusiness, Facebook, own website. The information is available in the API and in the reportIn.
*e.g. Google, newsletter, website
Use this URL builder to ensure an internationally standardized notation:
Language displayed on the widget
You would like to open the widget dynamically depending on the website with a specific language preselection
Guest's first name
You already would like to fill in the first name field of the contact data in the widget
|lastName||Guest's last name||
You already would like to fill in the last name field of the contact data in the widget
You already would like to fill in the e-mail contact of the contact data in the widget
|phone||Guest's phone number||You already would like to fill in the phone number of the contact data in the widget||
|comment||Guest's commentary||You already would like to fill in the commentary field of the contact data in the widget||
&comment=Room 442, Vegetarian
All parameters can be combined with &, e.g. https://mytools.aleno.me/reservations/v2.0/key?&shifts=LUNCH,DINNER&date=2018-12-31
Do you want to integrate aleno into other platforms?
aleno enterprise environment: Migration widget v1.0 to v2.0
- Upgrade your aleno reservation widget v1.0 to v2.0. You find the link for widget v2.0 under Settings --> Widget v2.0 Preview/Integration