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How to Add MFAA or FBAA Calculators to Your Website

The MFAA and FBAA provide a suite of very basic calculators. FBAA generally provide the suite as part of their membership while the MFAA charge a nominal licence fee. These calculators supplement our own various calculators. It it up to you to ensure that you have the appropriate licence to use the tools. This FAQ will show you how to include a calculator on a post or page with shortcode or Elementor.

It should be noted that calculators are required from a user-experience perspective, but it won't contribute (necessarily) towards your SEO. Attracting traffic to your website is predicated on a content creation program, so Search Engines will almost always return calculator pages associated with higher-ranking websites.

Calculator Text: Each of the calculator pages shown below may include text above the calculator. Of course, the pages may be designed to your liking, but the text options provides a simple facility to add a basic introduction or commentary. See the FAQ titled "How to Add Custom Text Above Calculators on Calculator Pages".

Calculator Modals: You may link to trackable calculator modals in standard post text. This negates the need for a large calculator to obfuscate the flow of the page. See the FAQ titled "How to Create a Link to a Calculator Modal".

  The Calculator Archive

Calculators in general are made available via the Calculator Archive on your website. Each of these calculators links to a page dedicated to the specific calculator. A menu to to the right of each calculator page links to other calculators within the archive.

Calculator Archive and Single Post

  Pictured: Calculators in general are made available via the Calculator Archive on your website. Each of these calculators links to a page dedicated to the specific calculator. A menu to to the right of each calculator page links to other calculators within the archive. The archive adds links to around 40 pages of information.

The calculator type (MFAA or FBAA) is defined in Yabber (introduced in a moment).

  Adding a Calculator with Elementor

Calculators may be added to any page with Elementor. Search for 'Calculator' in Elementor, drag the applicable widget  into your post or page, select the Calculator and Style, and the calculator is returned.

Add MFAA or FBAA Calculator

  Pictured: Calculators may be added to any page with Elementor. Search for 'Calculator' in Elementor, drag the applicable widget into your post or page, select the Style, and the calculator is returned.

  Adding a Calculator with Shortcode

While there's a little complexity involved, the calculators may be rendered to any page with shortcode. The shortcode format is as follows: [mfaa_fbaa_calculator type="borrowing_power"]. The association is applied in Yabber, but you may define the association source by way of the association attribute. The result:

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Available calculator types are as follows:

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borrowing_power - Borrowing Power Calculator
2
loan_repayment - Loan Repayment Calculator
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comparison_rate - Comaprison Rate Calculator
4
how_long_to_save - How Long To Save Calculator
5
compound_interest - Compound Interest Calculator
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budget_planner - Budget Planner
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extra_repayments - Extra Repayments Calculator
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savings_goal - Savings Goal Calculator
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home_loan_offset - Home Loan Offset Calculator
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how_long_repay - How Long to Repay Calculator
11
income_tax - Income Tax Calculator
12
fortnight_repayments - Fortnight Repayments Calculator
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interest_only - Interest Only Mortgage Calculator
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introductory_rate - Introductory Rate Calculator
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leasing - Leasing Calculator
16
mortgage_switch - Mortgage Switching Calculator
17
loan_comparison - Loan Comparison Calculator
18
property_selling_cost - Property Selling Cost Calculator
19
property_buying_cost - Property Buying Cost Calculator
20
rent_versus_buying - Rent Versus Buy Calculator
21
credit_card - Credit Card Calculator
22
reverse_mortgage - Reverse Mortgage Calculator
23
savings - Savings Calculator
24
lump_sum_repayment - Lump Sum Repayment Calculator
25
split_loan - Split Loan Calculator
26
stamp_duty - Stamp Duty Calculator
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income_annualisation - Income Annualisation Calculator
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income_gross_up - Income Gross Up Calculator

The Belief calculators are added a little differently, and they are introduced elsewhere.

  Defining Calculator Options in Yabber

Calculator options in Yabber are made available via selecting the 'Contentus' (cube) icon in the 'Website' module. You should then select the Calculator icon to return available options. It is here that we'll define our preferred industry association. Note that this option will also update the text shown above calculators.

Calculators Archive

  Pictured: Calculator options in Yabber are made available via selecting the 'Contentus' (cube) icon in the 'Website' module. You should then select the Calculator icon to return available options. It is here that we'll define our preferred industry association. Note that this option will also update the text shown above calculators.

From the 'Send' panel, select your website, preferred style, association, and send. As noted, this action will also update optional text above calculators.

Send Calculator Options from Yabber

  Pictured: From the 'Send' panel, select your website, preferred style, association, and send. As noted, this action will also update optional text above calculators.

  Review Shortcodes

You will never remember the required shortcodes. The 'Review' panel provides all the shortcodes listed in a table, and on later website frameworks you will be able to select the applicable menu item to return the shortcodes from inside the WP post editor .

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