Welcome to the TaxiMap blog

This is the development blog for TaxiMap.co.uk - our online taxi fare price calculator and booking system for UK (currently) minicab and taxi firms.

Here we will discuss the development of the TaxiMap system and post news and updates about the service. Enjoy!

Cab Grid plugin for WordPress

November 25th, 2015 No comments

Cab-Grid-Logo-2Here’s a new WordPress plugin we’ve developed called ‘Cab Grid’

It lets visitors get a taxi journey fare price by selecting a pick up and destination from a simple drop down list. Places and prices are entered via a grid table in the WordPress admin. The plugin can be displayed anywhere on your site using the shortcode ‘[cabGrid]’.
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Taxi Price Calculator Plugin for WordPress

August 2nd, 2015 No comments

Easily integrate TaxiMap with your WordPress website

Whilst you could always implement the TaxiMap fare price calculator on your WordPress powered website by copying the code under the code tab to the appropriate location, this required a bit of know-how. Now [finally] we’ve developed a dedicated WordPress plug-in that makes it even easier to publish the TaxiMap calculator on your site.

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Accept credit cards with Stripe

May 29th, 2015 No comments

 

TaxiMap_Demo_Account_Online_minicab_booking_formWe are pleased to announce that the TaxiMap plugin now allows taxi companies to take payments via Stripe. Stripe is a “beautiful, optimized, cross-device payment form, with support for single click payments.” It is easy to sign up and start processing online card payments. It even accepts BitCoin payments!

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How to apply a promo code when upgrading your TaxiMap account

April 21st, 2014 No comments

Occasionally we offer special discounts and promotions. These are often in the form of a promotional code that needs to be entered when upgrading your TaxiMap account. Promo codes are sent out to members with email and are sometimes available in our social media streams such as Facebook and Twitter. Read more…

Set taxi fares for Christmas, New Year, Bank Holidays…

September 12th, 2013 1 comment

One of the improvements included in the latest release of the TaxiMap fare price calculator is the ability to create date/time ranges and apply custom pricing to them. Read on to learn more about this new feature… Read more…

The Return Of… the round trip taxi journey

July 29th, 2013 2 comments

Back to square [zone] one…

Prompted by comments from one of our newer members, we’ve been looking at the way return journeys are handled by the TaxiMap price calculator… and we’re trying out some new developments… Read more…

Turn off the map

June 27th, 2013 No comments

TaxiMap SettingsReally, TaxiMap is all about the map -it’s in the name for Pete’s sake!- but there are some instances where showing it just doesn’t work. So, today, we’ve rolled out version 3.9.17 of the TaxiMap plugin to all members with the option to hide the map from the user interface.

And with it, some other enhancements too… Read more…

Taxi Booking Notifications via Email

May 1st, 2013 1 comment

Suggested email policy…

TaxiMap allows member cab firms to specify up to 2 email addresses where notifications are sent when a booking is made. For this to be effective, we have some handy hints and reminders… Read more…

International TaxiMap

March 23rd, 2013 No comments

We have been busy updating TaxiMap to provide taxi price calculations for countries other than the UK and be understood by visitors who don’t speak English. These new features include:

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Predefined Taxi Journey Prices

October 24th, 2010 No comments

Set up common journeys via a link

If your cab firm operates very common taxi journeys – such as airport transfers to and from the centre of town – or you simply want to provide example taxi journeys and pricing, we are pleased to announce, with the latest TaxiMap plugin release (v.3.9.12b released today for all users), pre-defined journeys can now be created with a simple link. Read more…