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.
Once you have installed and activated the plugin, create a new post. Scroll down a bit until you see the map meta-box. Click and drag the marker to a desired position on the map. Click the "Use" button. Save/Publish your post. View the post, the map should now be displayed at the top of your post.
On any post or page, type in the text: [sightings-map] Publish the post or page. On the published page a map will now appear that allows your visitors to contribute geotagged locations along with some descriptive text and user information. Click on the "[+] Contribute with a location" link at the bottom of the map. A marker will appear. Drag it to desired location. Click it and enter location information. Click "Submit". Every submission is imported into your blog as a drafted post, awaiting your approval. Just change the post status to "published" if you want it to appear publicly on your blog along with your other sightings. It is highty recommended that you configure the Sightings settings in admin first. Here you can also choose to recieve e-mails when someone submits a new sighting through the form.
First, make sure that you have created some posts, positioned and saved the geolocations on the maps. Otherwise the map will be empty. Create a new post/page. In the text meta-box, type in the text: [sightings-map] Save/publish the post/page. View the post/page.
Yes, just enter the [sightings-map] attribute cat_slug or cat_id for the category you want to display on the map. This will only fetch and display sightings markers for the provided category on the [sightings-map]. For example: [sightings-map cat_id="3"] ,will display only sightings that have the category with id 3.
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