Data Visualization is a way of visually representing data. Some of the most common formats include infographics, charts, tables, and even maps. Data visualization is also a crucial part of modern Business Intelligence(BI) and advanced analytics. It provides a quick way for readers to interpret trends, recognize patterns and otherwise understand information at a glance. When it comes to web development, some of these data visualization formats are necessary for readers to easily interpret data or information.
There are a number of plugins available for creating charts and infographics and each of them has its own pros and cons. Some of them include Visualizer, UberChat, Infogram, SnowBall and many more. These plugins are useful in helping you embed various data visualizations in your web pages and posts. Unfortunately, most of them are complex to use and require skilled personnel to interact with them. Some have a complex admin page which some users find it hard when generating an infographic or chart for their website. Luckily, we have a solution to all these issues. The Supply Chain Interactive plugin developed by wpicode.com.
Supply Chains Interactive plugin is a complete set of tools useful when setting up a map, create charts or infographics for your supply chain. You can then embed these chains in your web pages and blog posts. Supply Chain Interactive plugin provides you with a number of layouts which are 100% responsive. They include, maps, charts, infographics and many more to choose from. It also provides you with an easy to use admin area where you can edit your infographics and chart items. These are just a few of the capabilities of this plugin.
You can also select your own locations, add name and description, add link and icon and create lines to other items. This plugin uses the Google Chart API to create maps that can be configured according to your needs. You can change colors of regions, states or metros through the admin area. You also get an unlimited amount of supply chain and items you can use for your web presentation. Supply Chain Interactive plugin provides you with unlimited features ensuring that you have the best chart or infographic for you website or blog.
To get started, download this plugin from wpicode.com and install it on you website. You should see an added Supply Chains menu on the dashboard. Click on this menu to open the admin page to create your chart or infographic. There are some few demo chains which you can use or you can just create on the Add New Chain button to create your new chain. For this article, click on the Add New Chain.
A window will open and you will be required to fill in some fields. We have the Title field which is the name of the chain and the description field which will be displayed on the layout. After you are done, click on the Save Supply Chain button.
You will see the Map Options section just below it. This will help set the region and country. The Display resolution has three options: Countries, Provinces and Metros. According to the resolution borders are drawn on your map. Not all countries/regions support certain resolution. click on the save supply chain button and scroll to the edit chain items section below.
By default there is no item on the map and you need to create a new item. Click on the Add New Item button. You will see a number of fields which you will be required to fill. On the right side you can see the Add New Item box with the following options:
1. Name – the name of the organization, title of some strategy item or simply a location
of a supply chain item
2. Description – description of the company, location or phone of the item
3. Icon – a Font Awesome icon to be displayed, look up the name of the icon you want
and enter it here
4. Order number – this is of crucial importance for the supply chain, enter a number
(integer) that shows the order of this item in the supply chain
5. Link – the link of the item on the map the link is displayed with the name(title)
6. Target – the target attribute of the link, use _blank to open in new window, leave
empty if not needed
7. Image – upload an image for this item, this is not shown on a map but is displayed
on the other layouts
Click on Save & Add Another and repeat the steps until you enter all your items. As you add these chain items, you will see a blue dot on the map with the title you gave to the item. You can position each dot by just dragging it around on the map. Now, on the map options you will see an added item, the Line Options. This will help you create links between the dots that are on the map. You can adjust the degree and the width of these lines by altering the values on the Line Options. You should end up with something close to this;
When you are done with setting up everything, click on the Save Supply Chain button. Now it’s time to integrate this map with our web pages or posts.
Click on the shortcode menu item on the dashboard. This will open the shortcode generator window. You will see a number of options which will be required to fill. On the layout tab, you will see a number of options, choose the map layout. On the select chain dropdown menu, choose the title which you named your new chain. On the select theme dropdown menu, choose the color that you want your layout to have. Then we have the Replay tab, Information Box tab and the Play button tab which can either choose to hide or show.
When you are done setting everything up, you should see the generated shortcode below. Copy the shortcode and embed it in your web page or post. To get the Supply Chain Plugin and use it on your website, download it from wpicode.com website.