The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-01-20T03:14:55Z Case Study: Quickly Create An Online Booking System For Complex Events 2020-01-20T03:14:55Z case-study-quickly-create-an-online-booking-system-for-complex-events-1 Case Study Summary This fast and simple online solution using WordPress, PayPal, Gravity Forms, Gravity View and GFChart saved a State based Swim Club. Client Situation Every year application forms were emailed to members. The completed forms were handed in at events and practice, and information transposed onto a spreadsheet. Everything was slow, nothing was up to date, it took a lot of effort to manage. This is still a typical scenario for many clubs and community groups. A lot of businesses too. The problem with existing online solutions There are some fantastic online event booking systems (Eventbrite, TryBooking, etc) but none are entirely satisfactory. They all appear to be designed for seat bookings at venues on specified dates, maybe with tiered pricing, and some optional extras. Club events are different in that they run over several weeks, with competitors scheduling events, not seating, and whilst the difference seems subtle, it's not. The Solution Gravity Forms ability to collect complex information through forms and make it available for download via a simple csv file for spreadsheet viewing was key. It's payment gateway add-ons gave us a way to collect money. So, we hired some cheap hosting, installed WordPress and a Genesis theme, and a really basic website containing photos of previous club events, and information about future events. We opened a standard PayPal account, loaded Gravity Forms and the PayPal add-on, and our new booking system went live. We used the free 'members' plugin to provide basic access control and the free 'Gravity Forms Directories and add-ons' plugin to display a simple list of bookings to selected people with access.   Then We Added A Dashboard   The system worked a treat for customers, and the administrators loved the speed and ease of downloading all booking details into a spreadsheet. What was missing was a simple dashboard giving an overview of bookings. GFChart (https://gfchart.com/) provided the missing dashboard capability. Available as a plugin which extends Gravity Forms to display live data in charts, it is used to display a dashboard that tells administrators which events are selling well and where there is an opportunity to invest extra sales effort. Continued System Enhancements Since this Case Study, the core event booking capability has been rolled out with other clients and modified for taking club membership payments, that will provide an even better solution for your bookings needs. • Gravity Forms booking overview (https://gfchart.com/gravity-forms-booking/). • Survey Customiser (https://gfchart.com/2019/05/survey-customiser/) • Display Charts in Emails and PDF's (https://gfchart.com/2018/10/charts-calculations-emails-pdfs/)   Buy GFChart Now at www.gfchart.com How to Create Calculations on Gravity Forms Submissions 2019-11-13T00:23:45Z how-to-create-calculations-on-gravity-forms-submissions Just as sports venues have scoreboards, so databases need dashboards! You don’t need to be an expert PHP developer to produce basic Gravity Forms calculations from submissions. Gravity Forms calculations examples Events Bookings tracking Course Registration tracking Sales – both Unit Sales and Revenue Fund Raiser progress RSVP counting Dealer Network activity monitoring e.g. how many sales calls were completed by the Northern region last week? How it works 1. Use our no-code interface to build your desired calculation. 2. Publish it on a page / post / widget using a simple shortcode. Optional: Build a more complex dashboard table using HTML/CSS and insert several calculations. Optional: Create a visual progress bar from the count. Capabilities Calculated as form entry count / sum / average / unique values. Filtering options: logged in user only (yes/no); date range (optional, using absolute or relative dates); payment status (optional); optional field filters (is/is not/greater than/less than) which can be grouped using (all/any) logic. All the above capability is included in GFChart Classic. To enjoy GFChart with GravityView’s front end filtering capabilities you will need GravityView (affiliate link, purchased separately) and our GFChart GravityView add-on (part of our GFChart All premium package). Restrict visibility of the post / page where the calculation is displayed using the Justin Tadlock’s free Members plugin. Limitations Currently out of scope: Mathematical calculations beyond those described in ‘capabilities’ above. Formulae containing more than one input. Documentation Link to calculations in documentation. GFChart sponsoring WordCamp Sydney 2019 2019-10-18T05:16:02Z gfchart-sponsoring-wordcamp-sydney-2019 GFChart has been announced as a sponsor of 2019 WordCamp, Sydney. What is WordCamp? WordCamp is a WordPress conference over two days packed with talks from industry experts who are sharing their knowledge with the attendees. There are no sales pitches, just educational content. Each day has two types of tracks, Business & Marketing, and Designer & Developer track. Who should attend WordCamp? WordCamp Sydney is for designers, developers, marketers, business owners, and everyone in between that use WordPress. When is WordCamp? November 16 & 17, 2019 – University of Technology, Sydney Why is GFChart a Sponsor of WordCamp? GFChart is a globally used extension for Gravity Forms to produce business reports for web developers, designers and website owners. GFChart is an active member of the WordPress community and aims to help users build their business utilising great tools. If you collect data from customer enquiry forms, surveys, booking requests, or quizzes, then you’ll understand that the data alone can be difficult to interpret until you see it in graphs and charts. That’s where GFChart helps. Learn More here > https://gfchart.com/2019/10/gfchart-sponsoring-wordcamp-sydney-2019/ Want to know what your customers are thinking? 2019-09-25T04:39:46Z want-to-know-what-your-customers-are-thinking Gathering feedback from your customer base is vital to targeting and engaging your clients. WordPress, and several other website building tools, have long been making use of public polls to gather voluntary information about the visitors to a site. But how can we make the most of poll and survey tools in WordPress? For starters, the Poll itself must be noticeable and the questions direct and difficult to overlook. They must be brief, almost an unconscious reaction on the part of the user. If you ask for any more involvement on the part of the user, the poll will likely be ignored. The questions themselves must tackle the information you are after head-on. They must be relevant, multiple choice if possible, and drive for specific answers. Remember to speak in a language that reflects your consumer base, not your own technical jargon. Are you selling mostly to the young, tech-savvy cohort, or a less tech aware crowd? You will want to craft your questions in a way that is clearly and quickly understandable to them, avoiding jargon that may confuse them. It is also important to let your customers know that their feedback is both confidential and valued. A disclaimer alluding to a responsible use of their feedback can be key to ensuring that your customers responses are honest and forthcoming. With proper questions on your forms, you can create online surveys that will help you target your focus and your marketing strategies towards your client base. Once you have your feedback, the GF Chart plugin is the perfect tool to display and organise it. Contact us for more information! New Feature: Line Chart Graphing in Gravity Forms Plugin 2019-08-23T01:57:20Z new-feature-line-chart-graphing-in-gravity-forms-plugin There is no better way to display a sales trend than a line chart. Line Charts are used to track changes over short and long periods of time. When smaller changes exist, line charts are better to use than bar graphs. Line charts can also be used to compare changes over the same period of time for more than one group. Line Charts are now available as a GFChart premium feature in the Charting vs Time add-on (v0.5). We’ve made configuration super simple via a new ‘display type’ drop down box. Don’t want to miss out on updates as they come out? We agree, you shouldn’t miss out. You’ve been using GFChart for a while now so maybe it’s time to upgrade to the ‘ALL’ package so you get access to new updates as they are released. Upgrade instructions are here for existing ‘Classic’ and ‘Plus’ customers. If you are already an ‘ALL’ package customer, then you can jump right onto your plugin dashboard and update to “Charting vs Time” via a 1-click update button. Don’t have GFChart yet? You can get it HERE The Best Business Reporting Plugin To Use With Gravity Forms. 2019-07-10T01:31:25Z the-best-business-reporting-plugin-to-use-with-gravity-forms If you use Gravity Forms to help run your business, then you need GFChart. The data you get from Gravity Forms is helpful, but to use this data as visually engaging charts in your business reports you need to be using the GFChart Plugin. You can produce stunning and powerful visuals with ease: Event Bookings; Survey Results; KPI Dashboards; Live Data Visualisation; Progress Reports; Service Diagnostics; Sales Trend Reports, and much, much more. GFChart is easy to use, featuring a menu driven interface to quickly configure charts and calculations from your form submissions. Charts and calculations can then be displayed in pages, posts and widgets using a simple shortcode, and if required additional HTML/CSS. The GFChart Plugin is easy to install and turns captured data, simple or complex, into easy to interpret visuals that anyone can understand. If you are a service organisation, educational institution, community group, or use Gravity Forms in your manufacturing website, then you need to download the GF Chart plugin at www.gfchart.com. Case Study: Quickly Create An Online Booking System For Complex Events 2019-06-12T03:31:03Z case-study-quickly-create-an-online-booking-system-for-complex-events Case Study: Quickly create an online booking system for complex events My experience using the system was excellent. It saved me countless hours. Lach Falvey, Development Convenor, Swimming Metro North East Summary Over $50,000 of event bookings and memberships have been successfully processed with this fast and simple online solution using WordPress, PayPal, Gravity Forms, Gravity View and GFChart. Client Situation The club knew it was a mess. Every year application forms were emailed to members. They would then print, complete, attach a cheque, put in an envelope and snail mail them back – sometime over the following days, weeks or months; if at all. The cheques were banked, except for the odd one that was rejected. The forms were collated, and information transposed onto a spreadsheet. This was all shared with the organisers. Everything was slow, nothing was up to date, it took a lot of effort to manage. And it was a huge chore. Despite steaming through 2019, this is still a typical scenario for many clubs and community groups. A lot of businesses too. The problem with existing online solutions There are some fantastic online event booking systems (Eventbrite, TryBooking, etc) but none of them was entirely satisfactory. Club events require a lot of additional information and selection choices, and these solutions were poor at collecting and collating through a friendly user interface. They all appear to be designed for seat bookings at venues on specified dates, maybe with tiered pricing, and some optional extras. Club events are different in that they run over several weeks, with competitors scheduling events, not seating, and whilst the difference seemed subtle, it wasn’t. Next, we looked at WooCommerce, the leading eCommerce solution for WordPress. It offers a near perfect customer front end solution, but where it fell down was on the back end. We couldn’t find a way to get a simple clean download of all the booking information. Maybe there is a solution out there somewhere, but we just couldn’t find one. The Solution Gravity Forms came to the rescue. It’s ability to collect complex information through forms and make it available for download via a simple csv file for spreadsheet viewing was key. It’s payment gateway add-ons gave us a way to collect money. So, we hired some cheap hosting, installed WordPress and a Genesis theme, and built a really basic website containing photos of previous club events, and information about future events. We opened a standard PayPal account, loaded Gravity Forms and the PayPal add-on, and our new booking system went live. We used the free ‘members’ plugin to provide basic access control and the free ‘Gravity Forms Directories and add-ons’ plugin to display a simple list of bookings to selected people with access. The system worked a treat for customers, and the administrators loved the speed and ease of downloading all booking details into a spreadsheet. What was missing was a simple dashboard giving an overview of bookings. GFChart to the rescue. GFChart provided the missing dashboard capability. Available as a plugin which extends Gravity Forms to display live data in charts, it is used to display a dashboard that tells administrators which events are selling well and where there is an opportunity to invest extra sales effort. Continued System Enhancements Since this Case Study, the core event booking capability has been rolled out with other clients, and modified for taking club membership payments. Examples and New Features Bookings form which fronts the dashboard shown above. Squad booking form. Dashboard for an online training system built using GFChart. Significant additional enhancements of GFChart have taken place that will provide an even better solution for your bookings needs. Gravity Forms booking overview. Survey Customiser Display Charts in Emails and PDF’s Buy GFChart Now Create ‘LIVE’ Data Bar Graphs and Pie Charts 2019-06-05T03:25:53Z create-live-data-bar-graphs-and-pie-charts According to Gravity WP, GFChart is the best chart / calculation add-on for Gravity Forms out there. Do you want to show ‘Live” data from your Gravity Forms as a Bar Chart, Pie Chart, 3D Pie Chart or a Donut Chart inside your blog posts and pages? This is the way to do it. You can easily make Bar charts (even very complex ones) from the data your website visitors filled in via Gravity Forms and the plugin GFChart. This plugin is an extension to WordPress Gravity Forms. It empowers you to showcase a visual snapshot summary of form submissions – automatically.H Gravity Forms ‘Live’ Charts examples Coffee drinkers' tour choice41.5%35.1%15.9%Dinosaur41.5%Etchings15.9%Poetry7.4%Leopard35.1% Dinosaur 806 Etchings 309 Poetry 144 Leopard 681 Drinks choice by tour (1)TeaCoffeeNo07501,5002,2503,000DinosaurEtchingsLeopardPoetryNumberTour Tea Coffee No Dinosaur 1,563 806 82 Etchings 314 309 31 Leopard 749 681 49 Poetry 171 144 38 Here Is How You Create Live Data Charts Choose Chart Type You can choose several Chart types to show your Gravity Forms data: Bar chart, Pie (Donut) Chart, Calculations and a Progress Bar. Per Chart Type there are more options to create, for example 3D views. Select and filter data for your GF Chart You can select and filter (based on conditional logic) data to use and count (or sum) in your Gravity Forms Charts. No need to code it yourself, just click and generate. Features of GFCharts Fast Front-End Analytics Gravity Forms Quickly show analytics based on Gravity Forms entries on the front-end of your website, so people can follow how many and what type of entries are submitted. Conditional Logic Filter specific entries based on information people have filled in. This way you can easily create different kinds of charts, or calculations from one form. LEARN MORE Is Your Sales Data Visually Boring 2019-05-23T05:08:23Z is-your-sales-data-visually-boring Today’s business managers are dealing with an overload of data. How do they cope with all those stats and figures? Data needs to tell a story. Like any story, you need to engage the reader. It’s hard to engage a manager by showing them a page of facts and figures. If you could visualise the story you are telling, the manager will be far more engaged. The reality is that unless your sales data is visually engaging, it won’t be retained. Do you know why? 65% of us are visual learners, or spatial learners, and unsurprisingly they best learn and remember content, facts and figures through visual communication. That could mean that 65% of you are losing focus of what I have to say so I’ll keep it brief. Present your data in nice pretty visuals. How do you do that? The good news for WordPress Developers and website builders is that the GFChart Plugin for Gravity  Forms makes the whole process easy. The GFChart Plugin is easy to install and turns captured data, simple or complex, into easy to interpret visuals that anyone can understand and action. If you’re not already turning your data into engaging visual, and you are using Gravity Forms on your WordPress website, go to www.GFChart.com to install a plugin to produce visually appealing sales reports, surveys, booking forms, and much more. GFChart launches plugin for Gravity Forms 2019-05-14T04:07:24Z gfchart-launches-plugin-for-gravity-forms If you use Gravity Forms to help run your business, then you need GFChart. The data you get from Gravity Forms is helpful, but to use this data as visually engaging charts in your business reports you need to be using the GFChart Plugin. You can produce stunning and powerful visuals with ease: Event Bookings; Survey Results; KPI Dashboards; Live Data Visualisation; Progress Reports; Service Diagnostics; Sales Trend Reports, and much, much more. GFChart is easy to use, featuring a menu driven interface to quickly configure charts and calculations from your form submissions. Charts and calculations can then be displayed in pages, posts and widgets using a simple shortcode, and if required additional HTML/CSS. The GFChart Plugin is easy to install and turns captured data, simple or complex, into easy to interpret visuals that anyone can understand. If you are a service organisation, educational institution, community group, or use Gravity Forms in your manufacturing website, then you need to download the GF Chart plugin at www.gfchart.com.