Mortgage Rates

Description

Mortgage Rates is a great value-add for any loan officer or real estate agent looking to provide good-looking, functional, valuable content to readers. The execution of this infobox is superb from the smooth sidebar integration, modal window trend and AJAX-based graphs that are incredibly visually appealing. It’s a great little application that delivers a lot of value in a user-friendly and well-executed way.

The plugin uses external JavaScript to update mortgage rates from http://www.mlcalc.com/mortgage-rates/. The JavaScript is downloaded via Akamai CDN (a high quality Content Delivery Network).

Shortcode

Use the shortcodes on different pages:

[mlrates]

specify default values:

[mlrates state="NY" size="narrow"]

WordPress Mortgage Loan Rates Plugin

Screenshots

  • The Mortgage Rates front-end, as it appears in your WordPress Sidebar.
  • The Trend Chart and Detailed Rates, as it appears when a visitor clicks the View Trend anchor.
  • The Mortgage Rates widget configuration dialog, as it appears within WordPress Administration Interface.

Installation

  1. Upload the mortgage-rates directory (including all files within) to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

The plugin can be used in one of two ways: if you are using widgets, just add the plugin to the sidebar through the Appearance -> Widgets menu in WordPress. If you aren’t using widgets, add the following code: <?php display_mlcalc_rates(); ?> to your template where you would like the rates box to appear.

Usage

  • If you are using widgets, just add the plugin to the sidebar through the Appearance -> Widgets menu in WordPress.
  • Add the following code: <?php display_mlcalc_rates(); ?> to your template where you would like the calculator form to appear.
  • Add the shortcode [mlrates] to your page or post and configure default parameters.

Shortcode parameters

  • size = wide | narrow
  • state = any US state here

Shortcode examples

[mlrates]
[mlrates state="NY" size="narrow"]

FAQ

May I use your widget on my commercial website

Yes. Absolutely.

Reviews

Best mortgage calculator

After testing multiple mortgage calculators on the WordPress repo, this is by far the best one. I can insert the calculator anywhere using a shortcode and the setting page provides many options.

Works but pretty basic

Seems to be pulling the correct values from the documented page. However, I wish there some more customization available.

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Contributors & Developers

“Mortgage Rates” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors