BP Distance Search


BP Distance Search adds a new Google Place Autocomplete field type to your BuddyPress extended profiles.

You can then add the Google Place Autocomplete fields to your BP Profile Search forms, selecting either the distance search mode or one of the usual text search modes contains, is, or is like.

This plugin has been written mainly as a reference implementation for those plugins that add a location field type to the BuddyPress profiles, and wish to make it available for a search by distance in BP Profile Search forms.

That means that BP Distance Search will work as described, will be supported and maintained, but most likely won’t be extended with new features. In other words, I’m not planning to write another Google maps plugin, I only wish to offer the search by distance to the many users who ask for it.

Requires at least BuddyPress 2.4 — Tested up to BuddyPress 4.3.0


You’ll need a Maps JavaScript API key and you’ll have to enable the Geocoding API and the Places API.

This plugin doesn’t require any configuration, you’ll need your Google API key when you create a Google Place Autocomplete profile field.


Simple to use and effective

As simple as installing the plugin, adding the field and API key. Perfect. Another exceptional plugin by Andrea. Thank you so much for your continued development of this plugin and BP Profile Search.
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  • Added location pin to get the current location


  • Fixed bug in back-end profile editing


  • Fixed conflict with the BuddyPress Date Selector field type


  • Added call to load_plugin_textdomain


  • Initial version released to the WordPress Plugin Directory