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Latest update instructions: Update Instructions 12/31/2016
This document is not yet complete, please contact support with any questions you have when deploying or using the calculators. Feel free to contact us via email at or by phone at (612) 331 2291.
How do I install the V3 financial calculators to my website?
How do I apply a V3 maintenance update?
What files are used to display the calculators on my site?
Where should I place the calculator files on my server?
How can I test them on my desktop (without a webserver)?
How do I embed a calculator directly into an existing page?
Here is a brief description on how to deploy the V3 calculators.
Edit the files KJESiteSpecific.js and KJESiteSpecific.css to apply change to the colors, fonts, etc. to ALL calculators. These files will not be replaced (like the html files) when you update and these two files are used by all calculators. So when you add in new calculators any changes you make here will apply to all calculators. These two files have safe items for you to change, in addition you can modify the KJESiteSpecific.css by overriding syles defined in KJE.css. Please note that future updates will impact KJE.css, so no changes to this file are recommended.
When you test the new version of the calculators, make sure that the browser you are using uses the new files instead of any it may have in its cache. You may need to clear the browser's cache (or history) manually to ensure the new versions are loaded.
Please note, if you have a Servlet or other custom deployment, installation instructions for your package will found on your download page or provided separately.
Files common to all calculators: The following files are used by all calculators.
Calculator specific files: Each calculator has three files that are specific to the functionality of that specific calculator. The example below is for the Mortage Loan calculator. All calculators follow the naming pattern below with the name of the calculator's HTML file matching the name of the JS file and Params.js file.
Each calculator in your software download package has its own HTML page that the calculator installed on runs within. You can edit these pages to match your website, or copy the code embed a calculator into an page that already existing on your site. This normally is done by a web-developer who is familiar with HTML.
We also provide an index page with links to each of the calculator HTML pages. If your Software package has more than 10 calculators there will be sub-indexes for each category of calculators.
The most common location would be the subdirectory "calculators". For example:
Where "yourdomain.com" is your website. You could then create a link on your existing pages to the index page for the calculators, which would be:
You can also create links to any other calculator pages. Alternatively, you can embed a calculator directly on an existing page and simply reference the files in this directory instead of a link. Please see "How do I embed a calculator directly into an existing page?"
You can use the code below to embed the calculator directly into a page. The example code below is for the Mortgage Loan calculator, but will work for any calculator with very minor changes. All calculators use the same code except two file reference specific to each calculator. Once this is in place you will not need to manually edit it to update any calculator content.
<!-- Financial Calculators, ©1998-2014 KJE Computer Solutions, LLC. For more information please see: <A HREF="http://www.dinkytown.net">http://www.dinkytown.net</A>-->
|Calculator HTML file||Prefix to use in code block||Calculator Name|
|MortgageCompare.html||MortgageCompare||Mortgage Comparison: 15 Years vs. 30 Years|
|MortgageRentvsBuy.html||MortgageRentvsBuy||Rent vs. Buy|
|MortgageLoan.html||MortgageLoan||Mortgage Loan Calculator|
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