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  • Hello!

    Thank you for the great plugin!

    I tried to register in your local forum but no matter what I tried I kept getting a denied access message from some spam plugin you have running so I am posting the feature request here 🙂

    I see a lot of Google Map plugins but none do what I’d like to do (that I have been able to find). What I’d like to do is have a page that has a Google Map showing the location of the site users. You seem really good with with all this stuff and just wondering if you have thought about this? I’m using another plugin that makes people enter their zip code when they register. What I think would be very cool would be an option to be able to make a user list (specifying which field is the address or zip code) that auto generated a Google Map. For me, I would just like to specify the width of the Map and have it use my users zip codes.

    This is a little “different” than what your plugin already does and I’m not familiar with what it takes to create a Google Map but I think it would be very cool to be able to take a list of the sites users (first name and last name) and zip code and be able to see where they are all located.

    I have no idea if this would be easy or hard to do or if it is something you’d even consider but I saw where you took feature requests so I thought I’d throw it out there 🙂


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  • Plugin Author anmari


    hi bfranker,

    interesting idea – I’ve put it on a list…
    I did some work on something similar a long time ago.. maybe I can resurrect it when time permits


    Just an idea for you… I’ve been playing around with the plugin “Leaflet Maps Marker (Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps)” which is very nice! However, as with all the other ones, it doesn’t interface with any of the user registration data. I looked at the MySQL tables for this plugin. Here is my idea… add an additional layer called “users” or whatever to the layers table that would “copy” the necessary info from an existing layer but just call it “users” instead. Then, append or add to or however you would work your magic, to the markers table. This table has IDs that increase by one and are unique for each address/marker. It has an address field and a couple description fields. Take the selected data out of the users profile and add it to this markers table. Doing this would require the install of the other Google Maps plugin but would make it so you wouldn’t have to create all the Google map code and stuff… just have your plugin add the user data to the correct tables for the Google Map plugin 🙂 Then, people could display their list of users using the map created by the Google Map plugin. Just an idea!

    Oh, also, on a totally different note, have you thought about an option to have a column for “social media”. For example, I think it would be cool to pluck the Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. data out of the profile and show the simple small square icon for each that is filled in (or selected ones maybe) in the row for the user. I’d like to include Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. links in my userlist but the text http:// addresses would get a bit long and make my list look messy. Icons instead of text would be sweet I think!

    I just wish I knew how to do all this stuff like you guys so I could do it myself. LOL

    Thanks again for considering this!

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