12 Step Meeting List


This plugin helps twelve step recovery programs list their meetings. It standardizes addresses, and displays results in a searchable list and map.

It’s also the easiest way to have your area’s meetings listed in the Meeting Guide mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

This plugin was originally designed to maintain a list of AA meetings in Santa Clara County, CA. It’s now in use in the following areas:

Alcoholics Anonymous

  1. Alexandria, LA
  2. Arkansas
  3. Aspen, CO
  4. Asheville, NC
  5. Austin, TX
  6. Baltimore, MD
  7. Batavia, IL
  8. Baton Rouge, LA
  9. Bethlehem, PA
  10. Boston, MA
  11. Bowling Green, KY
  12. Brainerd, MN
  13. Burlington, NC
  14. Cancún, Mexico
  15. Charleston, SC
  16. Charleston, WV
  17. Charlotte, NC
  18. Chico, CA
  19. Cincinnati, OH
  20. Continental Europe
  21. Colorado Springs, CO
  22. Columbus, OH
  23. Connecticut
  24. Corpus Christi, TX
  25. Dallas, TX
  26. Davenport, IA
  27. Davis, CA
  28. Dayton, OH
  29. Daytona, FL
  30. DuPage County, IL
  31. East Bay, CA
  32. East Tennessee
  33. Eastern Washington
  34. Elk Grove Village, IL
  35. Elgin, IL
  36. Fargo, ND
  37. Four Corners, NM AZ UT CO
  38. Fredericksburg, VA
  39. Fresno, CA
  40. Ft. Worth, TX
  41. Gloucester, VA
  42. Greensboro, NC
  43. Hagerstown, MD
  44. Harrisburg, IL
  45. Harrisburg, PA
  46. Hernando County, FL
  47. Houston, TX
  48. Idaho
  49. Inland Empire, CA
  50. Israel
  51. Jacksonville, FL
  52. Joliet, IL
  53. Kansas
  54. Kansas City
  55. Kentucky
  56. Lafayette, LA
  57. Lakeland, FL
  58. Lancaster, PA
  59. Langley, Canada
  60. Lawrence, KS
  61. Lebanon, PA
  62. Lee County, FL
  63. Leesburg, FL
  64. Lewis County, WA
  65. Long Beach, CA
  66. Los Angeles, CA
  67. Marblehead, MA
  68. Madison, WI
  69. Maine and New Brunswick
  70. Mansfield, OH
  71. Martin County, FL
  72. Maui, HI
  73. Memphis, TN
  74. Mercer County, PA
  75. Mesa, AZ
  76. Miami, FL
  77. Midlands, UK (Polish)
  78. Minneapolis, MN
  79. Minnesota
  80. Mississippi
  81. Modesto, CA
  82. Monterey, CA
  83. Montreal, Canada
  84. Myrtle Beach, SC
  85. Napa, CA
  86. Naples, FL District 20
  87. Naples, FL Intergroup
  88. Nassau County, NY
  89. New Hampshire
  90. New Orleans, LA
  91. New Mexico
  92. New York, NY
  93. North Central Washington
  94. North Coast, LA
  95. North County San Diego, CA
  96. North Dakota
  97. North Port, FL
  98. Northern Indiana
  99. Oahu, HI
  100. Ogden, UT
  101. Oklahoma
  102. Orlando, FL
  103. Oshawa, Canada
  104. Palm Beach County, FL
  105. Palm Springs, CA
  106. Paris, France
  107. Pensacola, FL
  108. Philadelphia, PA
  109. Placerville, CA
  110. Portland, OR
  111. Québec, Canada (All)
  112. Québec, Canada (Région 87, Southwest)
  113. Québec, Canada (Région 88, Southeast)
  114. Reading, PA
  115. Redmond, OR
  116. Regina, Canada
  117. Rhode Island
  118. Rochester, MN
  119. Rochester, NY
  120. Rockland County, NY
  121. Romania
  122. Sacramento, CA
  123. Salinas, CA
  124. San Francisco, CA
  125. San Jose, CA
  126. San Mateo, CA
  127. Santa Barbara, CA
  128. Santa Fe, NM
  129. Savannah, GA
  130. Seattle, WA
  131. Secular AA
  132. Shreveport, LA
  133. Snohomish County, WA
  134. Sonoma County, CA
  135. South Lexington, KY
  136. South Roxana, IL
  137. Southeastern Indiana
  138. Southern Colorado
  139. Southern Illinois
  140. Southern New Jersey
  141. Southwestern Missouri
  142. Spokane, WA
  143. St. Louis, MO
  144. St. Lucie, FL
  145. St. Peters, MO
  146. State College, PA
  147. Streamwood, IL
  148. Syracuse, NY
  149. Tampa, FL
  150. Tidewater Area, VA
  151. Tokyo, Japan
  152. Toronto, Canada
  153. Tri Valley, CA
  154. Topeka, KS
  155. Traverse City, MI
  156. Tulare County, CA
  157. Tulsa, OK
  158. Vacaville, CA
  159. Vancouver, Canada
  160. Ventura County, CA
  161. Vienna, Austria
  162. Virginia
  163. Virginia Peninsula
  164. Waco, TX
  165. Walnut Creek, CA
  166. Warsaw, IN
  167. Washington, DC
  168. Wenatchee, WA
  169. West Hawaii, HI
  170. West-Central Wisconsin
  171. West Pasco, FL
  172. Western Colorado
  173. Western Kentucky
  174. Western Washington
  175. Wheaton, IL
  176. Wilmington, DE
  177. Woodstock, IL

Adult Children of Alcoholics

  1. Arizona
  2. Southern California
  3. Texas


  1. Dayton, OH
  2. Lancaster, PA
  3. Naples, FL
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. South Florida
  6. Washington

Co-Dependents Anonymous

  1. Canada
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. South SF Bay Area, CA

Cocaine Anonymous

  1. England + Wales
  2. Illinois
  3. Los Angeles, CA

Debtors Anonymous

  1. Southern California

Gamblers Anonymous

  1. Australia
  2. Los Angeles, CA

Heroin Anonymous

  1. Arizona

Narcotics Anonymous

  1. Chinook, CA
  2. Lancaster, PA
  3. Maine
  4. Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  5. Marysville, CA
  6. Poland
  7. Roseville, CA
  8. Sacramento, CA
  9. Toledo, OH
  10. Vienna, Austria
  11. Western Oklahoma

Recovering Couples Anonymous

  1. Main Website

Refuge Recovery

  1. Main Website
  2. Oakland, CA

Sex Addicts Anonymous

  1. Indiana

Sexaholics Anonymous

  1. Main Website
  2. St. Louis, MO
  3. Triad, NC

Let us know if you’re using this plugin and would like to be listed here.


  • The Meeting Notes field is for any non-standardized meeting info, such as Basement, or Building C
  • Location should be a simple place-name, eg Queen of the Valley Hospital
  • Address should only be the address; no “Upstairs” or “Building C” or “Near 2nd Ave”
  • You can fill in a very basic address and then when you tab away from that field you will see it try to standardize the address for you. If you write “1000 trancas, napa” it will replace it with “1000 Trancas St, Napa, CA 94558, USA.”


  • Meeting list page
  • Meeting map
  • Meeting detail page
  • Edit meeting
  • Edit location


Basically you can just install it and you should be good to go. For a quick walkthrough of the process, check out this screencast video:


My meeting type isn’t listed!

If it’s a broadly-applicable meeting type, please contact us so we can include it for you. We want to maintain consistency for the mobile apps, so not all proposals are included.

If you have access to your theme’s functions.php, you may add additional meeting types for your area. Simply adapt the following example to your purposes:

if (function_exists('tsml_custom_types')) {
        'XYZ' => 'My Custom Type',

Please note a few things about custom types:

  1. Once you’ve added the type, you will see it under ‘More’ on the Meeting edit screen. It will show up in the dropdown once you use it on a meeting.
  2. Be careful with the codes (“XYZ” in the above example) as this gives you the ability to replace existing types.
  3. Note that custom meeting types are not imported into the Meeting Guide app.
  4. They are for searching. If you can’t imagine yourself searching for a meeting this way, then it’s probably not a type you need. Have you ever searched for a 90-minute meeting? If not, then it’s probably information that better belongs in the meeting notes.
  5. Don’t add a type for the default, eg ‘Hour Long Meeting’ or ‘Non-Smoking.’ If you do that, then you have to be careful about tagging every single meeting in order to make the data complete.
Where are my meetings listed?

It depends on your Permalinks setup. The easiest way to find the link is to go to the Dashboard > Meetings > Import & Settings page and look for it under “Where’s My Info?”

I need to correct a meeting address or change a pin’s location

We get our geocoding positions from Google (this true even if your maps are by Mapbox). Google is correct an amazing amount of the time, but not always. If you need to add a custom location, add this to your theme’s functions.php.

Note you can add multiple entries to the array below.

if (function_exists('tsml_custom_types')) {
        '5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France' => array(
            'formatted_address' => '5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France',
            'city' => 'Paris',
            'latitude' => 48.858372,
            'longitude' => 2.294481,
How can I make the Region dropdown not be collapsible?

No problem, just add this CSS to your theme:

div#meetings .controls ul.dropdown-menu div.expand { display: none; }
div#meetings .controls ul.dropdown-menu ul.children { height: auto; }
How can I show Any Day by default?

The easiest way is to link to that view straight from your navigation. Usually that looks like /meetings/?tsml-day=any, but it can vary depending on your settings.

If you’d prefer to keep the default address, you could add this code to your theme’s functions.php instead:

$tsml_defaults['day'] = null;
How do I change the default search radius for location searches?

Add this to your theme’s functions.php. The value should be an existing value, ie 1, 5, 10, 25 or 50.

$tsml_defaults['distance'] = 25;
Can I get the meeting list to display the full address, including city, state and country?

Add this to your theme’s functions.php.

$tsml_street_only = false;
Can I change the order of the columns on the meeting list page, eg put the Region first?

Add this to your theme’s functions.php. Feel free to change the order or column names (eg ‘Region’) but keep the keys the same (eg ‘region’).

$tsml_columns = array(
    'region' => 'Region',
    'time' => 'Time',
    'distance' => 'Distance',
    'name' => 'Name',
    'location' => 'Location',
    'address' => 'Address',
    'types' => 'Types'
Can I change the default sort order on the meeting list page?

By default, the plugin sorts by day, then time, then location name. To set your own sort index, add this to your functions.php:

$tsml_sort_order = 'region'; //options are name, location, address, time, or region
How can I override the meeting list or detail pages?

Copy the files from the plugin’s templates directory into your theme’s root directory. If you’re using a theme from the Theme Directory, you may be better off creating a Child Theme. Now, you may override those pages. The archive-meetings.php file controls the meeting list page, single-meetings.php controls the meetings detail, and single-locations.php controls the location detail.

Please note these pages will evolve over time. If you override, you will someday experience website errors after an update. If that happens, please update your theme’s copy of the plugin pages.

When there are notes on a meeting, can I indicate that somehow in the meeting list?

Yes, with CSS. Rows that have meeting notes will have a ‘notes’ class. To add an asterisk, for example, try this:

div#tsml tr.notes a:after { content: "*"; }
Can I import a custom spreadsheet format?

If you don’t mind some PHP programming, then yes! Create a function called tsml_import_reformat, and use it to
reformat your incoming data to the standard format

if (!function_exists('tsml_import_reformat')) {
    function tsml_import_reformat($meetings) {
        //your code goes here
        return $meetings;
How can I change some of the text on the template pages, eg the column headings?

You can make use of the gettext filter to override the plugin’s translation strings. For example, if you wanted to replace ‘Region’ with ‘City,’ you could add the following to your functions.php file.

function theme_override_tsml_strings($translated_text, $text, $domain) {
    if ($domain == '12-step-meeting-list') {
        switch ($translated_text) {
            case 'Region':
                return 'City';
    return $translated_text;
add_filter('gettext', 'theme_override_tsml_strings', 20, 3);
How can I temporarily hide a meeting without deleting it?

Save it as a draft by editing the meeting’s Status.

Are there shortcodes?

Yes, you can use [tsml_meeting_count], [tsml_location_count], [tsml_group_count], and [tsml_region_count] to display human-formatted counts of your entities. For example, “Our area currently comprises [tsml_meeting_count] meetings.” Also [tsml_next_meetings count="5"] displays a small table with the next several meetings in it. Use the count parameter to adjust how many are displayed. This will be unstyled if you’re not using bootstrap in your theme.

Additionally, you can use [tsml_types_list] and [tsml_regions_list] to output linked lists to your meeting finder.

Are there translations to other languages?

It is translated into Polish. If you would like to volunteer to help translate another language, we would be pleased to work with you.

I entered contact information into the meeting edit page but don’t see it displayed on the site.

That’s right, we don’t display that information by default for the sake of anonymity. To display it in your theme, go to Import & Settings and set the Meeting/Group Contacts dropdown to “public.”

Can I run this as my main website homepage?

Sure. Try adding this code to your theme’s functions.php:

add_action('pre_get_posts', 'tsml_front_page');

Also check out our One Page Meeting List theme.

Can I use this plugin to list telephone meetings or other meetings without a fixed location?

No, there’s not a good way to do this at this time. All meetings currently need to have a geographic location.

Some sites have used a general geographic area, such as a city name, but this isn’t a very good solution, because a map
pin will still show up for these meetings and people will try to get directions to them.


Great Plugin

Saved me a lot of time trying to come up with a solution that probably would not have done the job nearly as well.

Nothing but positive comments from my users; that is all you can ask for.

Area 25 Kansas

It’s not quite perfect, but striving for perfection and constantly making progress. This is THE meeting plugin. It’s been a huge time saver for Area 25 Kansas and possibly a life saver. Keep up the great work!

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Contributors & Developers

“12 Step Meeting List” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Biasing geocoding results to service area (Connecticut)


  • Adding Violence Anonymous (Poland)


  • CSS tweak (Gloucester, VA)


  • Removing Schema.org markup (CAUK)
  • Updating admin address AJAX hook name (Secular AA)


  • Fixing undefined types bug (Minneapolis)


  • Fixing region typeahead (Dallas)


  • Fixing sort by distance bug (Connecticut)
  • Adding group address field (New Mexico)
  • Change notification and feedback email subject tweaks (Washington, DC)


  • Null address bug fix (San Francisco)


  • LGBTQ meeting type was not importing properly (Seattle)


  • Address fix for Maine


  • Add custom address overrides for your location (CAUK)


  • Adding English meeting type for Al-Anon (South Florida)


  • URLs now use region and district slugs, rather than IDs, for more readable URLs (Area 22)


  • Adding Hebrew meeting type (Israel)


  • Address geocoding fix part II (Maine)
  • Adding author field to import & export (Connecticut)


  • Bug saving locations on new meetings
  • Address geocoding fix (Maine)


  • Fixing search for groups with apostrophes


  • CSV security: user must be logged in or sharing must be open


  • PHP 5.3 compliance (Baltimore)


  • Hiding empty regions and districts (Northern Indiana)
  • When region or district filter doesn’t match any results, return nothing (Northern Indiana)


  • Select multiple types with modifier key down (Atlanta)
  • Upgrading the build tool to Laravel Mix, should fix NPM warning on Github


  • Updating Meeting Guide Google Play link


  • Adding geocode override (Regina)


  • Fixing Internet Explorer map error
  • Borrows Google Maps key from The Events Calendar if needed and available
  • Adding column aliases for import (you can now use ZIP for Postal Code, for example)


  • Adding type for “Digital Basket”


  • Fixing PHP notice when adding a new meeting
  • Adding Venmo column to CSV


  • Bug fix, thinks Google is the right thing but it’s really Mapbox (SoCal ACA)


  • Bug fix when saving a meeting if you have a database prefix (Ft Worth)
  • Paragraph spacing on no-SSL warning
  • Badging Import & Settings link if notices present
  • Adding link on admin page to enable maps
  • Removing empty map on meeting & location detail pages if maps not enabled
  • Map infowindow is back on location detail page


  • Mapbox support
  • Maps are now optional
  • Removed notice from main dashboard page