1.System requirements

- Joomla 3.3.x or newer 

- MySQL 5.1 or newer

- Bootstrap 2.3 Template

2. Global configuration

- Operator:  In the routes list, system does not show the company name: Portal: Show bus operator name in the routes list

- Currency setting: Main currency  (three letters of ISO 4217 Currency Codes), currency symbol (to change symbol of currency into $, £, ₩...)

- Date time format: Accept standard PHP time format

- Cut off time: Only display route before cut of time (in minute) of departure 

- Disable Seat: Enable or disable graphic seat

- Term and Condition setting: Create the article for display term and condition at the payment page

- Privacy Policy setting: Select privacy article at user registration.

- Customer field: Customer is the person who buys ticket, customer may be not the passenger.  You can customize customer fields in the booking form

- Passenger field: Passenger will be transfered from location A to location B by bus operator. You can customize some passenger fields in the booking form

2. Master data manager

You should follow the steps below to setup data for bus booking engine 

2.1 Bus company manager

You can sell ticket for one or for multiple bus operator,  thus you can manage your bus operators at the backend. Can add, update and remove the bus company

2.2 Destination manager

To manage depart destination and arrival destination,  the bus route will be from a destination to another destination

 

2.3 Seat layout and capacity management 

To manage seat layout, you can create a layout with number of row and col, you can setting up the attribute of each seat

2.4. Buses Management

You can add/edit the unlimited buses in the backend. The buses should belong to one bus company and has to select a seat template. 

2.5 Ticket Type manager

You can define the ticket type for your bus booking system, the ticket type can be adult ticket, child ticket, senior ticket, family ticket ....each ticket type can have different price when you create price for route

3.Route manager

3.1 Create route group

You can create route or multiple route with this tool, if you add three destination is A,B,C then you will get A-B, B-C and A-C segment in this route.

3.2 Create pickup and drop off location

You can create the pickup and drop off location for each route, when customer make a booking, they can select the pickup and drop off location for their trip.

If the pickup and drop off is not define, the start and end location will be use for pickup and drop off

To do it, select a route and click edit

3.3 Adding rate for route

You can define rate for each route on date, if the price of date is not available, the route does not display on the search result of the frontend.

This view helps you creating rate for a duration 

4. Email Setting

 To manage email template, you can edit email template which be sent to customer when booking

5. Addon management

JB Bus allows to define the extra options for booking. It can be used for luggage, ski, pet  ... If you define addon at the backend, it will be showed at the booking form of frontend, customer can select number of addon in their booking

5. Booking management

5.1 Bookings

Booking status: Pending, Confirmed

Payment status: Not paid, Paid

Can filter booking by some parameters

5.2 Hold seats with  Offline Payment method (New)

With offline payment method (use for Pay by cash, or bank transfer, Pay on board...), Admin can configure system to hold the booking and release the booking. 

To do that, you should do:

1) Setup payment offline plugin: Setup booking confirmed status

2) Booking Configuration: Setup number of hour booking will be expired in the hour expired field

3) Setup Cron to release seat  

- Link to run function to release seat: http://yourdomain.com/index.php?option=com_bookpro&task=unhold

- For Cpanel: You can create the cron with command /usr/bin/GET "http://yourdomain.com/index.php?option=com_bookpro&task=unhold"

Replace yourdmain.com by your website domain

5.3 Passenger Manifest report and Seat Allocation

Passenger manifest exports the passenger list for a route in a day. And you can save report to PDF format

In passenger report, you can see the seat allocation for each route in a specific day.

6. Agents

Agent function is extra addon, it's available in the ready bus booking template template   

JB Bus will be supported agent feature (reseller) who can login and sell bus ticket

1. Create a Joomla Group ( Joomla User manager), called "Agent" for example

2. Go to JB Bus->Options -> Account Setting Tab: Select "Agent" in the box "User Agent Group"

6.1. Agent registration

Agent should register an account at frontend by registration form. In default setting, this account belongs to the customer group.

1. Register account by frontend registration form 

2. User activates account by email

3. Admin goes to Joomla User Manager and assigns customer to Agents group

4. Customer will become agent and can login to frontend to booking

You can create agent account at the backend with same logic 

6.2. Agent Dashboard

- Create a menu item which linked to Agent/POS page

- Agent will login to the website before booking the ticket.

- Agent can manage booking and passenger at frontend

Frontend

1.  View ticket

To create a page for displaying ticket 

Create a menu item to link to JB BUS -> Single Booking Detail

2. Setup/Config the payment plugins

Visit https://joombooking.com/supports/jb-tour-user-guide?view=kb&kbartid=16 for detail