I'm looking to integrate and availability calendar into an Muse site. I've looked at 2 options so far: www.availcalendar.com (Free version) and www.bookalet.co.uk (paid version). Does anyone have any advice or recommendations? Is it simply a case of adding the HTML into a page on Muse?
It really depends on what you want to achieve with your calendar.
There´s also goggle calendar, there are many widgets at musewidgets.com. Most of them need subscription or need some payment.
If none of the widgets, which are kind of proven, to work properly in muse, fit your needs, I would suggest to ask the inventors about their experience with muse and if there´s some support.
Google calendar with its standard iframe works fine in Muse.
I want to show bucks of available dates and dates where the property is booked. I need to allow the client the ability to manage this booking side. I'm not looking for online purchasing at this stage.
No matter which calendar you use in Muse, your client has to use the same.
So if you go for google calendar which might be enough for scheduling, go for it.
Learn goggle calendar, teach your client, done.
If you want to add bookings later, I am sure, there´s a way for that, too.
Many Thanks Uwe, Muse Themes (I subscribe to their site) have a Google Calendar integration widget. I can get the client to create their google account and admin from there.