Your Idea Counts!

Description

The Your Idea Counts! WordPress plugin is an ideation tool for businesses. Your Idea Counts! streamlines the process of capturing, refining and implementing business ideas. These ideas could be for a product feature, a service, a community, customer service or more – any area in which idea-based collaboration is desired. With Your Idea Counts!, you can engage with your customers and encourage their suggestions and feedback. This type of collaboration can yield increased profitability, better relationships, greater innovation and increased brand loyalty.

Overview

Ideate /’ide?at/ (verb) – to form an idea of; imagine or conceive.

An idea exchange is simply the presentation, discussion around, voting on, and planning of new concepts and ideas with the goal of improving a process, technology or workflow.

Businesses that encourage purposeful collaboration are proven to have greater success. Collaboration can even improve company culture. Encouraging customers, partners, and other stakeholders to contribute ideas helps create a sense of ownership which in turn drives better engagement and loyalty.

But how do you present your ideas – or encourage others to share theirs? Most businesses don’t have an official forum or process set up for idea sharing, which can be frustrating for customers or employees who wish to contribute.

Users may share their ideas via customer support, in community posts, or elsewhere, or simply give up and keep that potentially valuable information to themselves. Providing a centralized system that makes it easy for people to contribute ideas has the immediate benefit of showing customers that you believe they are important to your business success.

In short, Your Idea Counts! offers a way for the people within your business ecosystem to be heard.

Why ideation?

  • Leads to better software design
  • Reduces noise from traditional tracking systems
  • Identifies what customers believe to be of value or importance
  • Provides transparency
  • Increases revenue generation
  • Increases overall engagement
  • Increases productivity
  • Encourages innovation

What is an Idea?

An idea could be for a product feature, a service, a community, customer service or more – any area in which idea-based collaboration is desired.

When looked at collectively, these ideas can provide valuable insights into how business offerings can be improved and can help drive development efforts.

There is a simple three-step process for ideation:

  • An idea is created
  • Your community votes and comments on the idea
  • Administrators (typically developers or product management) determine which ideas to implement and provide status updates

For ideation to be most effective, the host company should be an active participant throughout all stages. Having company representatives encourage idea generation and feedback and engage with contributors helps personalize your business, which leads to greater participation and brand loyalty.

Why choose Your Idea Counts!?

While standalone enterprise and online community add-ons for ideation software tools exist, never before has there been a fully functional WordPress plugin that allows you to easily extend the functionality of your WordPress website.

Your Idea Counts! allows more than just idea creation. Each idea can be tagged and categorized, making it easy to search for ideas in tandem with many other ways to search. Users can vote on ideas, allowing the most popular suggestions to rise to the top, or mark certain ideas of interest to follow.

The free version of Your Idea Counts! offers everything you need to get started. For those looking for additional functionality (such as import/export, change status and additional widgets) and sites, exclusive documentation and product support, check out our affordable premium options.

Business Benefits:

  • Increase new sales and repeat business orders
  • Provide a best-in-class product
  • Drive customer engagement and loyalty
  • Improve customer service

Your Idea Counts! offers a way for you to easily engage with your customers, increase their loyalty, and improve your overall business profitability.

Documentation

Documentation is available on Your Idea Counts!

Screenshots

  • Browse Ideas
  • Recent Ideas and Tag Cloud
  • Create An Idea (example entry)
  • Shortcodes
  • Premium Features: Default category, Delivered status, Moderators, Voting attributes
  • Premium Feature: Import
  • Premium Feature: Templates

Installation

The easiest way to install the plugin is as follows:

  • Navigate to the Plugins section and click the Add New button.
  • Type “your idea counts” or “idea” to search for the plugin in the WordPress plugin repository. When you find it, click the Install Now button.
  • Wait for the installation to complete (i.e. do not navigate somewhere else on the same page or tab).
  • When completed, click the Activate button displayed to activate the plugin.
  • The plugin will now appear in your Plugins section as being active.
  • From the sidebar select the Your Idea Counts! menu item to manage the plugin.

Should you prefer to manually install the plugin (a more technical way):

  • Download the plugin .zip file.
  • Navigate to the Plugins section and click the Add New button.
  • Click the Upload Plugin button.
  • Click the Choose File button to browse and then select the file downloaded.
  • Click the Install Now button.
  • Wait for the installation to complete (i.e. do not navigate somewhere else on the same page or tab).
  • When completed, click the Activate button displayed to activate the plugin.
  • The plugin will now appear in your Plugins section as being active.
  • From the sidebar select the Your Idea Counts! menu item to manage the plugin.

FAQ

To see common questions and useful tips or tricks, please see the FAQ on our site:
https://www.yourideacounts.com/free-help/faqs/

The Change Log is also maintained on our site:
https://www.yourideacounts.com/free-help/change-log/

To learn more about idea exchanges and what our software is all about, please visit these links on our site:

Contributors & Developers

“Your Idea Counts!” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

Version 1.0.3

Release Date: 17-Sep-2019

Bug fixes:

  • Replies/comments do not preserve line breaks.

Enhancements:

  • Compatibility with WordPress version 5.2.3.

For complete details and history of prior changes, see the Change Log on our site.