Installation & Configuration

Cab Grid Tutorial

The video below shows how to install and configure the basic version of the Cab Grid taxi fare price calculator plugin for WordPress. We’ll look at installing the plugin from the WordPress plugin directory, activating the Cab Grid plugin, configuring the currency symbol and changing the message that accompanies prices. Then we’ll look at adding areas and specifying prices for journeys between each area. We will also cover customising the appearance of the calculator using the CSS styles section. Lastly, we’ll look at publishing the taxi price calculator on your WordPress website.

Cab Grid Pro Tutorial

Cab Grid version 4.5.14 has been released. We are busy making new tutorial videos for this. Whilst the videos below are still largely relevant, there will be some differences. Please stay tuned for new tutorial video and see posts in the support section at the bottom of this page.

The video below shows how to install and configure the Cab Grid Pro plugin for WordPress – a simple A to B taxi fare price calculator. We will walk you through installing the plugin via the ‘Add New’ > ‘Upload Plugin’ feature, activating the plugin and access Cab Grid Pro configuration settings. Then look at changing the currency symbol, increasing the number of areas and vehicles, and adding prices for each combination of areas and taxi vehicle. Lastly, we’ll look at publishing the price calculator on your site through the shortcode ‘[cabgridpro]’

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Assigning Access to Cab Grid Admin in v5+

A Wordpress website provides the ability for individual users to log in and perform actions on the site, such as commenting on posts or editing pages. Most websites will have only one user - the administrator - but others can be added (or registered). Any user can now...

Auto-enter return prices

When the ‘Automatically update empty corresponding [return] prices as you type?’ box is ticked, the corresponding return (or opposite direction) price will be entered in the pricing table

Updating Cab Grid Pro (version 2 – 4.0)

New versions of Cab Grid Pro taxi booking plugin for Wordpress are distributed to license holders who must upload new files to their website. This can be done via FTP upload to the Wordpress plugins directory or via the Wordpress admin. This article describes how to use either method to update (upgrade) Cab Grid Pro to the latest version.

Cab Grid Translations

We are looking for help translating Cab Grid into other languages. Please use the form on this page to get in touch if this is something you can do.

Custom Booking Form Fields

Cab Grid Pro provides an online booking form that is displayed (optionally) after a price is calculated. This form contains a set of standard fields, but custom fields can be added to augment and personalise the booking form. Values entered in these form fields are included with the booking notification email.

Price variations and formulae

How to configure price variations in the Cab Grid Pro taxi price calculator plugin for Wordpress. Add up to two separate price calculations applied to your main price at the click of a button.

What is the Cab Grid WordPress Plugin?

Video tutorial showing installing the plugin from the Wordpress plugin directory, activating the Cab Grid plugin, configuring the currency symbol and changing messages, adding areas and specifying prices, and publishing the taxi price calculator on your Wordpress website

Cab Grid Basic Edition Install & Setup Video Tutorial

Video tutorial showing installing the plugin from the Wordpress plugin directory, activating the Cab Grid plugin, configuring the currency symbol and changing messages, adding areas and specifying prices, and publishing the taxi price calculator on your Wordpress website

How to remove the shadow from the new Cab Grid Pro v5 styling

The new version of Cab Grid Pro automatically applies a drop shadow to the taxi price calculator box. This can be disabled by adding a simple line of CSS code to the STYLING CSS box under the OPTIONS tab on the Cab Grid Pro Wordpress admin page: .cabGridPro:after {display:none;}

Set the priority/order of places and vehicles

When Cab Grid’s own logic does not meet requirements a special (hidden) feature allows the order of places in origin or destination drop-down lists, and the priority of vehicles to be defined.

Combine Calculation Modes in Cab Grid Pro v5

Cab Grid Pro 5 introduces the ability to combine calculation modes. This is useful where the choice of vehicle should be offered (rather than determined by the system).

Modes are combined by adding comma-separated values to the layout attribute of the Cab Grid Pro shortcode as follows. At this time, the only possible combinations are Vehicle and Time layout, and Vehicle and Ticket layout.

Pre-defined stylesheets in Cab Grid Pro v5

Cab Grid Pro version 5.0 provides the ability to set the main stylesheet loaded with the front-end calculator plugin. There are a variety of pre-defined style-sheets available that provide a starting point for any custom CSS.

Assigning Access to Cab Grid Admin in v5+

A Wordpress website provides the ability for individual users to log in and perform actions on the site, such as commenting on posts or editing pages. Most websites will have only one user - the administrator - but others can be added (or registered). Any user can now...

URL Rewrite Redirects in Cab Grid Pro v5

Cab Grid Pro v5 makes use of URL rewrite functionality to present more user friendly web addresses for resources. Amongst other advantages, this helps with email deliverability since some spam filters flag messages which link to Wordpress folders. Cab Grid Pro v5 will...

Email deliverability

In some circumstances, email messages sent from Cab Grid (Wordpress) can not get through. There are a number of reasons for this. This article attempts to address some common email...

Schedule Reminder Messages in Booking Management

Automatically remind customers about upcoming bookings via SMS text message or email with the Booking Management Add-on v2.2. Schedule up to two reminders to be sent ahead of both pick-up and return journeys.

What’s New in Cab Grid Pro Version 5.0?

Cab Grid Pro version 5 is out!
List of key new features in version 5.0 of the Cab Grid Pro taxi price calculator plugin for Wordpress websites.

– Individual discounts can be applied to Wordpress user accounts.
– Customer advised of booking availability.
– Grant access to Cab Grid Pro admin for other roles and users.
– Multiple discount codes.
– Date picker for blocked out dates.

Discount Mechanisms

Prices calculated by Cab Grid Pro can be discounted (or modified) by providing promotional coupon or discount codes, or by implementing price variation formulas. This article lists the various methods available (or coming soon).

Handling Deposit (part) Payments and Surcharges

How to manipulate the online payment amount to serve either as a deposit (part) payment (pending confirmation), or to add a surcharge (card handling fee), and how the Booking Management add-on processes subsequent post-booking payments.

Multiple Calculation Models on a Single Page

Let’s consider a business that offers multiple passenger transportation models – Airport Transfers, City Tours, Chauffeur Service and Taxi. We illustrate how these models can be implemented on a single page with Cab Grid Pro.

Cab Grid Pro Stripe Payment Processing Add-on v2 Configuration

This article describes each of the options available under the STRIPE tab in Cab Grid Pro. The Stripe tab is available when the Cab Grid Pro Stripe Integration add-on is installed and activated. Stripe provides a means for users to process online payments using credit cards (e.g. Visa or MasterCard or American Express), debit cards, or bank transfers (via iDEAL, GiroPay or SoFort).

Is Cab Grid GDPR Compliant?

Cab Grid does not store any customer data. All booking data is sent to administrators via email for offline processing. If the Booking Management Add-on is installed & active, booking data is stored on the server and customer consent may be required. This article provides details.

Cab Grid Auto-Updater

Cab Grid Pro (version 4 and later), the Cab Grid Booking Management Add-on, and the Cab Grid Pro Stripe Integration Add-on include automatic updating. Updates will be available via Wordpress's built-in update mechanism and administrators should be notified in the...

Advanced Settings for Cab Grid Pro – Defaults add-on plugin

Download the free Defaults add-on plugin for Wordpress to configure advanced Cab Grid Pro taxi price calculator settings independently of the main plugin. Update button and form field labels, set min & max passenger or time periods, set price decimals & formatting, and more…

Migrating Cab Grid to another web site

It may be that you need to move Cab Grid to another website – say from a development site to a live site – and, in doing so, preserve the settings, prices, messages, and other configurations. There is [currently] no built in process to manage this process. This article discusses techniques for copying Cab Grid data from one web site to another.

Changing the Return/One-Way Icon Button with CSS Styling

Cab Grid Pro has the option to offer return journeys. How these are calculated and configured are the subject of a separate article on one-way or return taxi fare price calculations. We have spent some time labouring over how best to depict this option to...

Taking online card payments for taxi journeys with Paypal

Cab Grid Pro can process debit or credit card payments out of the box via Paypal. To do this, a registered Paypal ID (usually an email address) should be added to the 'Paypal ID & Currency:' field under the OPTIONS tab on the Cab Grid Pro admin page in the Wordpress...

Style Builder

Currently in beta, the Cab Grid style builder utility helps preview and test out custom CSS styling for the taxi fare price calculator interface. It provides a visual interface for adjusting styles for the Cab Grid calculator. [button...

Troubleshooting – Cab Grid not working?

You might find that you install the Cab Grid free or Cab Grid Pro plugin and it does not function correctly. There are many reasons this may happen, but most likely it is a compatibility issue with your theme or other plugins. This article describes how to troubleshoot problems with the Cab Grid taxi calculator plugin for Wordpress.

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) with Cab Grid

Cab Grid Pro v4.5.2 and Cab Grid (basic edition) 1.2.10 will introduce basic Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) support. AMP will be enabled on your website through a third-party plugin, such as AMP By Automattic. Currently, if a post is rendered by AMP, any Cab Grid...

Cab Grid Pro Calculation Modes

As a taxi price calculator, Cab Grid Pro supports several different calculation models - that is the method used to look-up and calculate the price. This article describes each of those. The calculation mode can be set globally under the OPTIONS tab on the...

Text substitution syntax for messages shown to visitors

[NOTE: This feature required Cab Grid Pro v4.4.1] Cab Grid Pro displays messages to visitors at various points in the calculation/booking process. These messages are largely configurable through the Cab Grid Pro admin page, under the OPTIONS tab. They include: 'No...

Receive booking data CSV

All the information about a taxi booking request can be compiled to a single (CSV) file and sent as an attachment along with the cab booking notification email. This file can then be imported to a third-party application or booking system. CSV attachments are sent to the administrator only, and only if enabled in the Cab Grid Pro admin.

Booking Management Add-on

The Booking Management Add-On adds online booking management to the Cab Grid Pro Wordpress plugin. This means that bookings are stored in the Wordpress database and can be processed (accepted, declined, cancelled, deleted, etc.) from a page on your website.

Stripe Integration

Stripe is an alternative card processing provider. Stripe offers a more integrated checkout experience. It is easy to sign up for and supports more currencies.
We’ve done the integration work to provide a Stripe add-in plugin for Cab Grid Pro. This makes it super-easy to take card payments for journeys calculated through Cab Grid Pro.

Custom Labels for Form Fields & Buttons

Should the Cab Grid Pro plugin be repurposed it may be necessary to edit the built-in booking form labels and buttons. This can be done by manually editing the _settings.php file (with some caveats).

Cab Grid Pro Return Journey Calculations

Cab Grid Pro can calculate return journey prices. This is found under the OPTIONS tab of the Cab Grid Pro Wordpress admin labelled, "Offer return journey option:" When enabled there is a choice of two methods Cab Grid can use to calculate return journey prices: Lookup...

Cab Grid Pro Extras

New in Cab Grid Pro v4.0 is a tab labelled, “Extras”. This allows an unlimited number of extra items (sundries) to be made available to customers when making a booking. This could include simple items, such as refreshments, or could be used to enable complex...

What’s New in Cab Grid Pro Version 4

Version 4.5 of Cab Grid Pro, the taxi booking and price calculator plugin for Wordpress, has been released. It is available to buy and download here. Users of versions 1 to 3.x may request a free upgrade by submitting a support request. Cab Grid Pro 4 introduces many...

Customising booking acknowledgement emails

Cab Grid Pro version 4.0 introduces the ability to compose bespoke booking acknowledgement messages emailed to your customer when the taxi booking form is submitted. This email is completely customisable with details entered on the taxi booking form. On the Cab Grid...

Bulk Price Updates

This article gives details on updating prices in bulk using a formula and copying taxi fare prices from an existing vehicle price table. [As of Cab Grid Pro version 4.2 icons for these functions have been updated: (apply a formula) (copy from vehicle) ] Cab Grid Pro...

Auto-enter return prices

When the ‘Automatically update empty corresponding [return] prices as you type?’ box is ticked, the corresponding return (or opposite direction) price will be entered in the pricing table

Styling/hiding Price Variation Buttons

In Cab Grid Pro a visitor has the option to select different price variants for a journey using buttons displayed at the top right of the Cab Grid price calculator. (For information on configuring these price variations please see this article.) These buttons can be...

Address Autocomplete

Cab Grid Pro version 3 offers address auto-complete on the taxi booking form via the Google Maps JavaScript API. This article describes how to find or generate your API key.

Covering other taxi journeys

How to provide a means for visitors to get prices for taxi journeys between locations you do not list using Cab Grid. This article describes using an ‘-other’ location and a link to a custom taxi price quote request form with Cab Grid.

Managing taxi booking requests

Responding quickly to taxi booking requests can avoid lost cab bookings. This article describes how to manage booking requests sent via the Cab Grid Pro plugin.

Updating Cab Grid Pro (version 2 – 4.0)

New versions of Cab Grid Pro taxi booking plugin for Wordpress are distributed to license holders who must upload new files to their website. This can be done via FTP upload to the Wordpress plugins directory or via the Wordpress admin. This article describes how to use either method to update (upgrade) Cab Grid Pro to the latest version.

Cab Grid Pro Shortcode Attributes

Cab Grid Pro’s shortcode supports attributes that can adjust the appearance and functionality of each instance of Cab Grid on your website. This article discusses what shortcode attribute are available and how to implement them (Layout/ID/Icons/Luggage/Pre-defined).

Cab Grid Translations

We are looking for help translating Cab Grid into other languages. Please use the form on this page to get in touch if this is something you can do.

Cab Grid Pro Destination Groups

Segment destinations by assigning them to groups, then display a version of Cab Grid for each group. This feature allows many instances of the Cab Grid plugin to be displayed on a single web page, each with a different purpose. For example, one for airport transfers, one for school runs, and one for suburban routes. This article describes how to use the Groups feature of the Cab Grid Pro plugin for Wordpress.

Basic Style Changes using CSS

How to change the appearance of the Cab Grid fare price calculator using custom CSS styling. Custom styles cab be added under the OPTIONS tab.

Custom Booking Form Fields

Cab Grid Pro provides an online booking form that is displayed (optionally) after a price is calculated. This form contains a set of standard fields, but custom fields can be added to augment and personalise the booking form. Values entered in these form fields are included with the booking notification email.

What’s new in CabGrid Pro version 2.x?

We’re delighted to announce the availability of Cab Grid Pro version 2. This update includes several new features and under the hood enhancements. This article discusses these new features and enhancements.

Origin and Destination

How to configure the ORIGIN and DESTINATION options for areas in the Cab Grid Pro taxi price calculator plugin for Wordpress.

Price variations and formulae

How to configure price variations in the Cab Grid Pro taxi price calculator plugin for Wordpress. Add up to two separate price calculations applied to your main price at the click of a button.

Auto-update error

You may see this error when you try to install an update: Update Failed: The package could not be installed. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature We are working on a fix for this, but we have found that if you try the update...

What is the Cab Grid WordPress Plugin?

Video tutorial showing installing the plugin from the Wordpress plugin directory, activating the Cab Grid plugin, configuring the currency symbol and changing messages, adding areas and specifying prices, and publishing the taxi price calculator on your Wordpress website

Cab Grid Basic Edition Install & Setup Video Tutorial

Video tutorial showing installing the plugin from the Wordpress plugin directory, activating the Cab Grid plugin, configuring the currency symbol and changing messages, adding areas and specifying prices, and publishing the taxi price calculator on your Wordpress website

Error: Email Sending Problem

This error message may appear on the Cab Grid Pro admin page: EMAIL SENDING PROBLEM: We have been unable to send a test email. There may be a problem with your hosting settings. Please insure you have set up your server correctly to send email. Click here to try...

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