British Embassy Finder

Description

The plugin has been updated to work with WordPress 4.3, however, no further updates will be made. Data used by the plugin is no longer provided by the FCO, so old information is used which may be out of date.

Designed for sites offering advice or assistance to British Nationals abroad. It uses official UK Foreign Office data to provide you and your visitors with address, contact details, visiting hours etc plus a map for any British Foreign Mission worldwide.
It provides more information than the embassy finder tool on the UK Foreign Office web-site i.e. it includes a map to find the embassy/consul and sometimes an email address.

Designed to blend in with your site, with options for changing alignment, width, colors (text, button etc) and button label text.

You can try it out on this WordPress Travel Blog.

The widget has been tested under WordPress 3.3.1 / PHP 5 but should be compatible with WP 2.8 onwards.
– for more info and to check for known issues see my Embassy Travel Widget page.

Your comments (via the above blog) would be appreciated.

License

This program is free software licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

In particular please note the following:

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Screenshots

  • "Standard" and custom example: screenshot-1.jpg.
  • Top of embassy page identifying 4 results for "France": screenshot-2.jpg.
  • Details displayed for one of the 4 results: screenshot-3.jpg

Installation

Requirement: 2.8 up (tested on 3.3.2 and PHP 5 against numerous themes)

The easyest way is direct from your WP Dashboard like any other widget:

1.Plugins -> Add New -> do a search for travel to find it -> click “install now”

2.Activate the plugin.

3.From the Dashboard ‘Appearance’ -> ‘Widgets’ menu. Drag the widget to the “widget area” you want it to appear in.

  1. Whilst in this “widget area” you will see a faint dropdown arrow next any widgets that you have installed – this lets you customise them.
    The travel widget uses your default color scheme, but if you wish you can customise colors, width and button text, and optionally display a link for an external page with other useful Travel Tools.
    Screenshots of an example customised widget, and how to set it can be seen here:travelchimps.com/widgets/uk-embassy-widget.php

Alternatively:

  1. Download the plugin direct from the Plugin Page at WordPress.org

  2. Upload the WHOLE ZIP file (contains ‘wp-ukembassy.php’, 3 screenshot jpegs, and readme.txt) to your WordPress plugins directory ( normally /wp-content/plugins/ ).

  3. Activate and configure as in 2 to 4 above.

FAQ

How do I raise issues or contact you

Post a comment on my Travel Blog(I will be posting about it there shortly). I welcome any feedback about the widget, and whether positive or critical I want comments to be visible.

Contributors & Developers

“British Embassy Finder” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.8.2

  • updated for upcoming WordPress 4.3; no more updates will be made. Data used by the plugin is no longer provided by the FCO, so old information is used which may be out of date.

0.8.0

  • 19 March 2012: Initial release.