JRWDEV Daily Specials
[resolved] Null Prices and Percentages Off (5 posts)

  1. electricbrick
    Posted 4 years ago #

    After getting set on track with the advanced custom fields, I've been doing some work with Daily Specials. Looking pretty good. One thing I've come across already is that in one case, the restaurant is offering a percentage off, and in another, there's a free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult menu. The way the plugin is structured, if you don't put in a monetary amount, the default discount reads "Price: $0.00".


  2. codescribblr
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hmm...both of these situations seem to solve themselves via the description field. The price for the "percentage off" would be the price after the percentage has been taken off (e.g. 20% off 4.95 -- Special Price $3.96). You could explain that it's 20% off the original $4.95 in the description.
    The buy one get one free idea works the same way...you put the price of the one meal in the special but make it clear in the title and the description that you get another free.

    If you can think of a better way to do that (more options in the Daily Specials post-type??), let me know, and I'll surely work on getting it in there. I just can't think of a better way to do that.

  3. electricbrick
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In our case, we just ended up removing everything from the price field, but it's leaving a big gap where the price area has a fixed height (maybe that's a CSS override I implemented).

    The current "Price" fields only works assuming that the deal being offered is a fixed price. However, if the offer encompasses menu items that are variably priced as is the case with many restaurants, then "Price" becomes invalid. Case in point -- the restaurant I implemented your plugin for offers 1/3rd off all bottles of wine on Thursdays. Not all bottles are the same price.

    Sure, I put all the offer info in the description area, but now I've got no easy way to call it out via CSS and still have the client manage it later down the road. I think options to specify percentage off, and discounts (ex: $5 off) as opposed to just a fixed price would make this plugin infinitely more useful, as well as the ability to turn all three of those off completely if a client wanted. Ok, maybe now I'm just throwing in the kitchen sink. Hell, just should just stick all those features in a premium upgrade instead ;)

    Regardless, good job, and thank you for your awesome development work.

  4. codescribblr
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Wish granted. Check out version 1.4.1. (If you happen to see my other update, v1.4 fixed some bugs and added some features. v1.4.1 adds your requested feature.)

  5. tonycouto
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I love this plugin, I congratulate you on your superb job and effort to create such a lovely and easy tool.
    I wish to print a hard of my specials everyday for the counter. Is this possible and how do I go about it?

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