The main plugin settings page has a number of components.
To change the settings go to Settings > Interest Calculator or Plugins > Quick Interest Slider > Settings
The currency settings let you chose the symbol you want to use, if it goes in front of or behind the amount and how you indicate thousands.
If you have the pro version you can add a label to the slider. If not you only have the option to edit the minimum, maximum, initial and step values. Only use numbers, anything else and the plugin may stop working.
If you want to set a period for the length of the loan or whatever check the box to enable this slider. If you have the pro version you can add a label to the slider.
You can set the loan period and minimum, maximum, initial and step values.
The plugin is translation ready but you may want to add your own labels for singular and multiple periods.
Whilst this is primarily a slider plugin you can offer the option for text inputs with the slider or remove the sliders completely and just have an input box.
Interest Rate Settings
This is where it get fun. If you only have one interest rate then you just need to set the primary. Leave everything else blank.
If you have different interest rates for different periods or amounts, fill in the table accordingly.
You now need to set the interest rate type. If you are not sure which one to use here is an explanation of the different interest rate types.
If you don’t want to use APR uncheck the box. More about APR.
The repayment divider allows you to have a slider in years but repayment in months (or some other combination). You just need to add the divider value. For example: monthly repayments on a yearly loan has a divider of 12.
The fixed amount addition is a ‘coming soon’ feature.
Another fun section.
The default is to display the amounts and terms above the slider. The moving bubble puts the amount and term in a bubble thats moves with the slider. It can spill over the width of the form if it’s a large number so check what it looks like on small screens.
The second default is to display the min and max amounts and terms above the slider. Uncheck this to only display the current amount and term.
You can choose to hide the labels and add step markers.
Beneath the slider you can add a paragraph with repayment information. There are a number of shortcodes you can use:[repayment] – how much is to be repaid each period [step] – the amount blocks that can be selected [rate] – the current interest rate (uses the rates set in the table) [interest] – the total interest to be pay [processing] – the processing fee [total] – the total to be repaid [princple] – the loan amount [term] – the loan length
Beneath the repayment information (if used) you can display a line with the Total to be repaid. This uses the [total] shortcode but you can add others if you wish.
All the output information can be displayed with or without decimals.
If you have sliders with an initial value of zero or are using text inputs with the same you can hide the outputs until there is a input greater than zero.
The ‘Apply now’ button is a pro options. All this does is gather the form data and pass it on to a URL of your choice for further processing. You have the option to append the form data to the URL.
If you want a simple application form this is available in the pro version. See application form settings.