Voila, Instant Org Charts!

Using the wonders of Google’s Org Chart API, we’ve coded up a nice little feature, dynamic org charts!  Make a few minor tweaks to the code of a page or post and update profiles. The chart automatically formats itself and pulls an employee’s name, title and department from their extended user/employee profiles.

You can also import from CSV to assign usernames to the “parent” column or meta_key value in the MySQL database of WordPress.  Just assign usernames to the “parent” column for those users direct reports. To put a user at the top of the chart, assign their username to their self.

Just a few notes:  This feature is best for small/midsized companies because Google’s API is not recommended for more than 100 employees.   Also, you may need to apply a template in your theme to fit the org chart as it widens.  Each theme will render charts differently, so you can customize your theme to render your Instant Org Chart spectacularly!

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Just go to “Users / Your Profile” and scroll down to update this Organizational Chart Option,  pull-down menu below;

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