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CongressLookup

Give your visitors the ability to lookup US Congress members for specific zip codes and addresses.

CongressLookup is a free WordPress plugin giving your site visitor an easy way to find United States US senators and representatives. CongressLookup makes it easier to launch a grassroots campaign for your favorite cause and will keep your visitors on your site instead of sending them to elsewhere to find their legislators.

Where The Data Comes From
CongressLookup uses data provided by Google Maps GeoCoding API and Sunlight Labs API currently hosted by ProPublica.org.

Google Maps GeoCoding API
By using this plugin you are bound by the Google Maps terms of use. Google GeoCoding API limits use to 2,500 requests per IP address per day. We have added a cache feature (default setting is 30 minutes) you can set to reduce the number of requests made to the API. To obtain a Google Maps API key there is a link in: WP Admin > Settings > CongressLookup > Configuration, or do the following:
1. Go to the Google API Console.
2. Create or select a project.
3. Click Continue to enable the API and any related services.
4. On the Credentials page, get an API key.

ProPublica API
CongressLookup uses free databases provided by the ProPublica.org through the use of their Sunlight Labs Congress 3 API. NOTE: No API key is currently needed.

The following information can be displayed for each legislator. You can turn any of these on/off in the Admin settings: Title, First Name, Last Name, Picture, Chamber, State Rank, State Name, Website, Contact Form, Fax, Phone, Party, Name Suffix, Middle Name, Facebook ID, Youtube ID, Twitter ID, Votesmart ID, Office, Term End, and Term Start

Using CongressLookup Plugin
The minimum information needed to get results is a 5-digit zip code. However, some zip codes cover more than one congressional district so the more of the address is entered the more accurate the results will be.

CongressLookup is implemented on your WordPress site with use of a shortcode. See the Installation and FAQs for more information.

Customizing The Look of the Plugin
There are three theme options available: No Theme, Modern and Custom Theme.

  • No Theme: Uses the core styling from your theme without adding any of it’s own.
  • Custom Theme: Allow you to create your own look using CSS and comes with a demo area to preview your changes.
  • Modern Theme:

Support
If you have any problems, please see our Trouble Shooting Guide before putting in a support request.

Please use the CongressLookup plugin support tab here on the WordPress.org website. Keeping support questions and answers public helps everyone. However, feel free to contact us here for any other help you may need.

Official Website
http://congresslookup.com

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.1
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Active Installs: 800+

Ratings

5 out of 5 stars

Support

1 of 1 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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