I'm looking to add a Price Estimator tool to an offline business website. I need to list several items via radio buttons or checkboxes that would provide an estimated cart price for the customer. (List of prob 40 things that could be selected for custom design)

Anyone currently using such a tool? I searched plugins and found one that MAY work, but there are not a lot of downloads or reviews, and it says not sure if it's compatible with the latest version of WordPress.

Anyone have experience with a plugin that works well for custom build price estimates? Please leave your suggestion below!

Thank you,

Cris

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cris1018 Premium
I actually ended up just doing a google search for a price estimator plugin for WordPress, and several came up. I would suggest doing the same if anyone else is looking for such a tool. There are some free ones, but I'm finding that there are a few better options with more functionality for less than $30. Well worth it. When I select one, I'll return and share info again.
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remapot3 Premium
Hi cris1018,
Yes I heard about it, but never used it and yes, it is full of Algorithm. What is the most part you like about it. Let me know. Is it frendly enough? Thanks.
Sham
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cris1018 Premium
I don't use it. I'm asking if anyone else has experience with it. :-)
I don't know that I'll be choosing it since it doesn't seem to have very many downloads. Also, I emailed them directly asking some specific questions, and they never responded, soooo not real good in the CS area.
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tbowyer Premium
Hi Cris.

What you seek would require fairly complex logic, and I don't think that it would lend itself to out-of-the-box offerings. I believe that you will have to get professional help in developing custom code for your website.

Regards,
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cris1018 Premium
Oh, don't I know it! I do a little bit of coding ;-) I CAN write it. I don't WANT to. Plus when you are using WP, adding your own CSS is one thing, jamming a complex form with a lot of custom code into someone else's theme is another, and not smiled upon. Also, as I never used WP before WA, I don't know how it would respond to theme builders updates. I don't know about that whole dynamic.

Anyway, part of what drew me into WA was using WP to create the websites. I enjoy the building and customizing of websites, but get a little bored with the drawn out process of building from the ground up. WP is a good program to skip some of the routine code writing, and so much faster obviously. You have to give a little in the customization area, but it's a fair trade, I think. I'm loving WP!

Thanks, Tayo
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tbowyer Premium
" I do a little bit of coding ;-)"
Hmm. I wonder what marvels such modesty hides? lolz

You mention in your profile that you "like computers". I'm beginning to suspect, that is the equivalent of Tiger Woods saying something like, "I like puttering around on a golf course."

Don't worry, I see you! 😉
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cris1018 Premium
Ha! LOL! In the words of TootsiePop, "The World May Never Know." :-)
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lesabre Premium
Sorry cris I am not familiar with these plugins. Somehow Zigaform does not seem like the right choice. I am sure there will be other comments of more assistance. All the best.
Michael
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cris1018 Premium
Thanks, Michael. I hope so!
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cris1018 Premium
With further research I've found a plugin called "Zigaform."

Not very many downloads, and, again, says "not been tested with current version of WordPress," but a review caught my eye that said the math won't work if multiples are chosen of the same item, which would be problematic.

Anyone familiar with Zigaform?

Use it? Like it?

Is the math algorithm something they've updated to accommodate multiples?
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flowerlyn Premium
Hi, Cris

I'm very sorry I can't help you with this issue but I'm interested in any inputs. I hope somebody could provide you information about this matter.

Best wishes,
Lyn
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cris1018 Premium
I finally got an email back from Zigaform, and it wasn't very helpful. In not so many words they told me their tool doesn't calculate multiples, so that option's out for me. Why would you make a price estimator tool that doesn't include the ability to calculate multiples of the same product? I'm stumped, but considering others now.
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