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Sightings lets you or your readers geo-tag any post or page in your WordPress site to display your blog posts on a Google map.

  • Bug fix for contributed sightings. Locations were not stored correctly and caused sightings-map to not render at all. You may need to delete old sightings if you experience problems since contributor locations may be corrupted.
  • Date picker in contributor sightings.

  • Bug fix for latitudes and longitudes not being retrieved in a suggested way. This could cause, under some cirumstances, markers to be placed in "Limbo" (i.e. on positions outside the map that does not really exist).

  • Important bug fix for user submitted post images. User was forced to submit an image, if no image was submitted a fatal error was thrown (Thanks to Karen for bug reporting).
  • Removed lingering lambda function that caused problems for users with strict or old PHP installations (Thanks to photosite.de and remtheory for bug reporting).


  • Removed needless Gravity Forms feature (feature just wasn't useful enough).
  • Fixed CSS-bugs.
  • Support for multiple markers on one post.
  • Button to "Delete all sightings", will delete all sightings post-meta (map positions) from the database.
  • IMPORTANT! You must delete all your previous sightings after upgrading to v 1.3.2. Multiple marker feature is not backwards compatible with sightings created before v 1.3.2.
  • No marker added initially on new posts. Makes sense, first marker should be added by user.


  • Better back-end handling of image uploads for contributor sightings.
  • CSS fixes


  • Sightings post maps are now displayed at the top of the post instead of at the bottom.
  • Removed the old contribution form and shortcode. You can now leave a contribution by dropping a marker directly on the [sightings-map].
  • Support for connecting with Gravity Forms to display number of replies on a form used on a Sight, if you have it installed.
  • Bugfixes: Contributor categories was fetched wrong. Selected contributor author was not set on load.
  • Improved plugin file structure offers better overview.
  • Replaced lambda functions in filters.php for better PHP compatibility.
  • Better Swedish translations.
  • Support for allow_contributors, allow_contributor_image, width, height, zoom, scrollwheel, draggable, cat_slug and cat_id attributes on the [sightings-map] shortcode.


  • Crowd sourcing feature: let your visitors submit their own sightings through a contributor form
  • Fixed some minor bugs
  • Improved validation to reduce risk of user error
  • Rewritten Sightings core to support a more object oriented approach to make code easier to maintain and develop


  • Multiple language support
  • Added translation for the Swedish text domain
  • Prepared a text domain template (sightings-xx_XX) to encourage translations to other languages
  • Fixed some typos
  • Replaced short open tags to increase PHP compatibility
  • Updated the FAQ


  • Initial release. Basic functionality.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 5 years ago
Active Installs: Less than 10


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