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Geo-Tagging with ThePremiumPress (24 posts)

  1. ThePremiumPress
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and gMaps (http://thepremiumpress.com/products/gmaps/) to the WordPress community.

    Yes, we’re another premium theme company, and yes, before we continue, all of our products are entirely GPL based, which is why we are listed in the official WordPress Commercial Company section at - http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/commercial/ - with the following haiku:

    We've something special,
    With maps, music and more,
    For all three presses.

    gMaps was recently added to the official Foursquare Apps gallery too - http://foursquare.com/app/gmaps, but getting back to the topic at hand, whilst recently sponsoring the first-ever WordCamp Malaysia - http://ur1.my/sd - we made a brief presentation on Geo-Tagging with BuddyPress - http://ur1.my/sc

    Since we’ve already introduced ourselves to the BuddyPress community - http://buddypress.org/community/members/thepremiumpress/ - and have also set-up a general group there for the topic of Geo-Tagging with BuddyPress - http://buddypress.org/community/groups/geo-tagging-with-buddypress/ - we felt we should do the same here within the WordPress community.

  2. Mark Smalley
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My name is Mark Smalley, and I'd also like to introduce myself to the community and let you all know that I am one of the guys that work with ThePremiumPress - so I thought it would be nice to let you know that someone real works there too!

    In the VERY LITTLE spare time I have available, I also work on gPress, which is hosted in the WordPress.org plugin directory and is a free plugin that adds new geo-relevant layers to the press platforms so you can geo-tag your surroundings or develop your own location-based services...

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gpress/

  3. vinkas
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello Sir

    Am Vinoth from India. Thanks for your useful plugin.

    I have some problem with your plugin. I just downloded the plugin and activated in on of my wordpress mu blog website which is in hindia.in. But i cant see the menu is admin panel. An of your menus like Places, Place Types, New Place anything i cant see.

    Also i checked with wordpress su also. Its not displaying. May i know how-to install and active. is it a bug?

  4. vinkas
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    am using wordpress mu & su 2.9.2

  5. Mark Smalley
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @vinkas - gPress only works with WP 3.0+

    It has been fully test and works smoothly with WP 3.0 rc3.

    If you activate it on a site less than WP 3.0 - NOTHING will happen.

  6. ThePremiumPress
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @vinkas - we assume you are talking about gPress, not gMaps, as gMaps is fully tested with WP 2.9.2, WPMU 2.9.2 and BP 1.1.3

  7. vinkas
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hi @msmalley - then how can i use it in current wordpress mu version.3.0 not yet released in wordpress mu. can you help me to use it?

    sorry @thepremiumpress i wrongly used this forum

  8. Mark Smalley
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @vinkas - not sure what you mean?

    There is no such thing as WordPress MU 3.0 - the last version of WordPress MU is 2.9.2, after that, both WordPress and WordPress MU become the same thing - WordPress 3.0

    If you need to download WP 3.0 rc3, please do so from the following link:
    http://wordpress.org/development/2010/06/3-0-rc3/

    However, be warned that this should probably not be used within a production environment and that in the next couple of weeks, the official WordPress version downloaded publicly will be WordPress 3.0+

    Once you are running WordPress 3.0 rc3+ all you need to do is upload gPress into your plugins directory and then activate it.

  9. Mark Smalley
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @vinkas - WordPress 3.0 is now standard download from main site:
    http://wordpress.org/download/

    We upgraded and tested gPress on WordPress 3.0 today and everything was smooth - we also added loads of new features, such as:

    1. Places
    2. Place Types + Tags
    3. geoRSS Support
    4. Favorite Place Widget
    5. Recent Places Widget
    6. Map Options per Place + Geo-Tagged Post
    7. Support for Native Mobile Applications
    8. Ability to Geo-Tag Posts (if using Mobile App)
    9. gPress Options Page with Component Control
    10. General Map, Brand and Credit Settings

    We also have a LIVE DEMO now at - http://smalley.my/gpress/

    The latest version of gPress can be downloaded at:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gpress/

  10. Anointed
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Not to stray off topic, but would love to hear what you have done with music. This geo plugin is fantastic, and if the music is anywhere near this good.. wow!

  11. ThePremiumPress
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @anointed - I presume you are referring to RadioPress by ThePremiumPress - http://thepremiumpress.com/blog/2010/02/10/introducing-radiopress/ ...?

    To be honest, we feel a bit behind on this one due to available resources and several almost unbelievable personal issues with the team. We have 95% of the back-end functions and features working and about 15% of the front-end working.

    We are estimating another 4 to 8 weeks will be needed to get this ready for a production environment...

  12. ant01
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am new to my maps and am not sure if it can do what I'm looking for.

    I have a website http://timeoutbookings.co.za/ and am trying to plot the various accommodation in the area linked to information on my webpage. I started with a basic google map trying to plot the points, but it didn't give me the option to link / personalise. I did a search on linking to google maps and was refered to http://code.google.com/apis/maps/index.html where it mentions something about Google Maps API Family which I'm totally confused with.

    Please can someone advise me if I'm on the right track and if there is a pluging that create something like the following link http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=104296332881621301191.00000112937464756b1fb&ll=-26.000019,27.876091&spn=0.133305,0.233459&t=h&z=12&om=1

  13. Mark Smalley
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @ant01 - The closest think to what you are looking for is gMaps, a premium theme from the company I work for - http://thepremiumpress.com/products/gmaps/ - we are presently in the midst of building a new version of this theme that is a full-on geo-tagging theme framework, where the parent themes holds all the geo-tagging goodness, and the child theme is used for styling - where any form of design is possible. This new version is fully WordPress 3.0 compatible and features several new features such as custom marker types and fine-grain module control over every element that you would wish to geo-tag. However, this is NOT free, but is backed by an incredible company who offer fantastic support, with me at the center of it...

    However, if you are looking for a FREE option and have an adventurous side to you, there is another option, as in the limited spare personal time that I have available, I also work on a FREE community projects called gPress - http://buddypress.org/community/groups/gpress/ - which is a FREE plugin that works on BuddyPress and WordPress and has a LOT planned for its future growth. Unfortunately, gPress is only at Version 0.2.2.3 at the moment, so is in a very early beta stage, and because its free, I am unable to offer any form of guarantee regrading how much time I can spend on it or support it, not until we get enough community interest to make it as open as BuddyPress is, which is something I hope to achieve through the use of PressBuddies - http://pressbuddies.com - another personal pet-project I have even less time to spend on... :-)

    Hope this helps to answer your question and clear-up any confusion that may have been developing from the threads above...?

  14. ant01
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Mark

    Thanks for the information. At this stage I am looking for a free option so I will try gPress and see how it goes. Will I be able to plot multiple locations on one map and also would you know how the above link was mapped.

  15. Mark Smalley
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @ant01 - with gPress, you will be capable of adding as many "places" as you like, and then using shortcodes, you could create a page and add a map showing all the places...

    As for how the above link was mapped, there's no easy answer for that I'm afraid - anything is possible with Google Maps if you have an understanding of JavaScript and are prepared to read and explore the API 3 examples and documentation...

  16. ant01
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Mark

    Thanks for the help, I dowloaded gPress but am a bit confused how it works. I can add one location but am not sure how to add more locations and also Description and links from the location to a website.

    Is there a tutorial on how it works?

  17. Mark Smalley
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for testing out the plugin - unfortunately, we have not yet had the time to put a proper tutorial together on how to use it.

    We do however have some very basic documentation available on how to set it up or what to expect once it has been activated:
    http://smalley.my/gpress/documentation/

    And also have some examples of the shortcodes available:
    http://smalley.my/gpress/shortcodes/

    Essentially, gPress add new geo-relevant layers to WordPress, adding a new post type called "places", which allows you to set as many different places as you like, which each get represented by a marker on the map.

    Using shortcodes, you can then create a page and insert a map that shows all of those places on the same map, which is what you are after. Using the WYSIWYG shortcuts from within the POSTS only allows you to add ad-hoc maps with one marker.

    If you want to display all places on a single map, you will need to first create a page and then add the necessary shortcode to display all the places on that map.

    gPress also allows you to integrate Foursquare and links in with BuddyPress to provide user locations and sitewide geo-tagged posts. It also adds new geoRSS features and integrates with the native Automattic mobile applications to allow you to geo-tag posts from your mobile device. More features and better documentation will be available soon, but time is limited - so if anyone wants to put a tutorial together, we'd be ever so grateful... :-)

  18. Anointed
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @Mark Smalley
    I saw your comment that you work for thepremiumpress as well.

    I don't want to hijack this thread, but I have sent numerous contact form emails to the site about testing out/purchasing the radiopress plugin and have never received a response. (I realize it's not done yet)

    Is there a way of contacting you directly outside these forums?

  19. Mark Smalley
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @anointed - have just replied to your email - and once again, my deepest apologies for the delay... Look forward to hearing back from you...

  20. jabnael
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    gmaps looks cool, does it require the $149 subscription fee for anyone to use?

    I stumbled on this: http://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/spreadsheetsmapwizard/makecustommap.htm

    I think for now it looks like it'll do what I need (basic multi-point map with URL links, and the ability to update). Nice thing about it is you just have to update the google spreadsheet to update the map. I'm embedding the map as an iframe and it seems to work...

  21. ThePremiumPress
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Our subscription fee provides access to the latest version, upgrades and support for the gMaps geo-tagging theme framework, but since it is licensed under the GPL, there is no fee for using it (as such) :-)

    gMaps is a premium solution intended for other designers, developers any people running commercial businesses or who require professional support for their geo-tagging needs. We are presently nearing the end of completing gMaps 2.0, which is a fully-on geo-tagging theme framework that utilizes parent and child themes to separate functionality and style and have some extremely specific and interesting goals ahead us with the continued development of the gMaps framework.

    There are plenty of FREE alternatives that touch upon geo-tagging and allow you to DIY or hack things together for your needs, but if you are looking for one that's built into WordPress, rather than using external third-party systems, gPress is about the best you could hope for, and should be able to recreate what you can do with the wizard you recommended - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gpress/ - its come a long way since its 0.1 release, and although its still in BETA and only at version 0.2.4.3, it's still quite powerful...

  22. segougou02
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    nice!
    my site:http://a-address.info

  23. Fee
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Can you use gpress or gmaps to get geolocations of the people viewing your site and redirect them to a homepage that is relevant to their area?

  24. padurar2009
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What is interesting is that it offers something new. Few companies manage to do so. Most try to copy and new we do not like this. Anyway congratulations, and I hope to keep so.
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