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[Resolved] Locations Search

  • We currently use the MapPress plugin to geo-code locations that are part of a custom post type. Users fill out a front-end form and the locations they specify are geo-coded and the geo-coded locations then added to a custom field in the database.

    Though MapPress is great at locating addresses with google and displaying maps on our posts, it does not currently offer a way to search by location. Does your plugin offer the ability to tie into our existing setup to enable a search by location?

    Thinking we could simply tell the Ultimate Search plugin to look at the existing locations already stored in our database. Any idea if/how this would work?

    thanks!

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-ultimate-search/

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  • Unfortunately MapPress uses its own custom database tables for storing its data, which is not the standard way of storing custom data with WordPress, and so it’s not going to be searchable by most search plugins. We’d recommend taking a look at Advanced Custom Fields and their Google Map field, which is fully supported by WPUS, and stores its data in a standard way so that other search plugins can access it too. You’d have to find a way to migrate your MapPress data, which I’m not sure how to do, but maybe someone’s written a guide. Good luck!

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