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zhiing Send-to-Phone


The zhiing Send-to-Phone technology by ZOS Communications creates a browser-to-mobile, mobile-to-browser instant messaging interface with embedded location information.

ZOS Communications provides a send-to-mobile / send-to-email widget for WordPress that can be placed next to any physical address on Posts, Pages, Widgets, or directly within PHP code, which enables that location to be sent to a phone.

When site visitors click on the send to mobile / email button a utility window opens. Users enter mobile numbers and/or emails and receive a pre-programmed message with a map route to the address.


  • An example of the zhiing Send-to-Phone location button next to an HTML street address embeded in a Post.
  • Creating an address in the zhiing Send-to-Phone address book.
  • The zhiing Send-to-Phone plugin lets you brand the utility window with your look-and-feel.
  • The zhiing Send-to-Phone address book stores addresses for use in multiple locations on the site, and provides testing and cut-and-paste shortcodes for quick integration into your content.


Activating and implementing the Send-to-Phone plugin tries to be straight-forward. Please follow the directions below:

  1. Upload zhiing-send-to-phone folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Set global options under Settings >> Send-to-Phone
  4. Create an address in the Send-to-Phone Address Book
  5. Add `[send_to_phone address_id=XX /] shortcode to your post where XX is the id of the address you created
  6. Read the documentation about how to use the extended features of the [send_to_phone] shortcode


Our documentation contains a set of FAQs that is updated more frequently than the plugin itself. Please refer to the documentation for frequently asked questions.

Contributors & Developers

“zhiing Send-to-Phone” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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  • Updated documentation


  • Author can override global options within a shortcode
  • Author can override options associated with an Address within a shortcode
  • Add/Edit screen has a “preview” button
  • Streamlined plugin architecture and improved code organization.
  • Administrator can preview global window changes from the Settings page.
  • Administrator can copy default shortcode for a given address from the Address list/Plugin home screen to paste into Posts/Pages.
  • Add/Edit address form now shows button images and a radio button.
  • Author can create, edit and delete Addresses from the database
  • Author can embed shortcode with address_id parameter into Post that reads address from the database, embeds the address and the Send-to-Phone button in a post.
  • Author can test button in administration screen (address list) prior to adding to a post.
  • Author can hide or show address next to button using shortcode. Defaults to “show.”
  • Administrator can set global options for the following STP parameters: Logo Image, Logo Text, Logo HREF, Field Background Color, Page Background Color.
  • Author can view Addresses using the “Manage >> Addresses” tab in the admin UI.
  • Deleting the zhiing Send-to-Phone plugin from the WordPress installation follows best practices by deleting all data from database and removing all files.
  • Administrator can Activate and Deactivate zhiing Send-to-Phone plugin.
  • Author can use a WordPress shortcode to embed Address information and the Send-to-Phone button in a post.
  • Author can use an enclosing WordPress shortcode to embed the Send-to-phone button next to an Address in a post.