Atomwide have developed a WordPress plugin that can be used by any school running their own hosted WordPress site, whether hosted with LGfL or another provider.
The plugin integrates with information from OpenCheck and allows you to send updates posted on your site to every member of school staff via the ParentComms app. You can also choose to send blog posts to every parent that subscribes to your school’s status feed from OpenCheck using the ParentComms:Mobile app.
The FREE plugin, called WP ParentComms Connect, can be downloaded from the WordPress repository and installed into your WordPress site. It must be activated by your school via a code that can be obtained via a dedicated page in the OpenCheck website, accessible only to Nominated Contacts and others with OpenCheck permissions.
Once the plugin is installed and configured, new content can be sent to parents and/or staff as soon as it is published, keeping everyone up-to-date on important school events and announcements, completely free of charge.
To fully benefit from this offering, schools should encourage parents and staff members download the free ParentComms app which is available for iOS and Android, with a Windows Mobile version to be released soon.