Simplechart and Shortcake, a delicious combo

You might have missed that my colleague Josh Kadis released a refactored version of Simplechart based on React/Redux. Sharing notes on how to set it up with Shortcake for maximum charty goodness!

Step 1: Install Shortcake as a plugin. Available in the WordPress.org Plugins Directory, or you can clone the repository.

Step 2. Install Simplechart as a plugin. Not yet in the directory, so you’ll need to visit the Github repository and either download or clone to your plugins directory. You’ll also need Automattic’s Media Explorer plugin, so run along now, and grab that too.

Step 3: Enable the plugins. Easy enough.

Step 4: Hook up Simplechart with Shortcake. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered (thanks to the help of Shortcake’s dev plugin). Just download the file and place it in your plugins folder.

And here’s that chart…

Simplechart(s) inherit styling, and there are a bunch more customizations/settings your newsroom can use. It’s a light-weight way to create, store, and use interactive charts in daily content production. If you’d like to learn more about Simplechart, get in touch – you can always find a few of us hanging in the News Nerdery community on Slack.

Posted Dec. 10 2016, 10:50 am by davis