The new aleno Widget 2.0 makes it even easier for your guests to book online in your restaurant. With the aleno Widget 2.0 you're able to integrate it in various ways on your website, on google, facebook and even in your newsletter.
The easiest way is to put a link on your website. When your guests click on the link, the widget opens in a new tab and takes online reservations.
Furthermore, define what is to be displayed in the aleno widget, e.g. display only certain days or shifts, hence your guests can book online only for those.
Find more information below on how to integrate the widget online.
Different ways to intergrate the aleno Widget v2.0 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:
Basic link (opens widget in new tab): Use the basic link to integrate the aleno widget on any website. The aleno widget then opens in a new tab. No. 1 (see picture above) shows you where to find the basic link in aleno.
Embedded widget (Modal): In only two steps you can embed the widget in your website.
No. 2 (see picture above) shows you where to find the respective codes in aleno.
- Insert the basic link (No. 1 in the picture above) as described above in your website.
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.
Detailed settings: You can manually add parameters to the link if you want restrict online reservations to certain days and/or shifts. Add ?& and then the respective parameters at the end of the line, e.g. https://mytools.aleno.me/reservations/v2.0/key?&shifts=LUNCH,DINNER. In this example, only the shifts LUNCH and DINNER are displayed in the widget.
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