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  • Resolved shockdanny


    Hi, is it possible to display check-ins for people on my friends list?

    Right now I want to run a live feed where it displays the check-ins of myself as well as people on my friends list.

    Therefore, I need the plugin to be able to display everyone’s recent check-ins on the map, not just mine.

    May I know how this can be accomplished?

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  • Plugin Author vicchi


    I’m afraid this isn’t possible with the current version of the plugin and I doubt whether it will be possible with future versions.

    The Foursquare API only allows a user who has explicitly authorised access to their checkins via OAuth to gain access to the list of (recent or historical checkins) (see

    Although the checkins by a user API endpoint at allows a user id to be supplied, the only valid user id is self which is the currently authenticated user (see

    To do what you’re proposing would mean that each user who you are friends with on Foursquare would have to explicitly authorise your WordPress site via OAuth and that a Foursquare API call for each and every user would have to be made. Although not expressly forbidden by the API’s terms of use, I suspect Foursquare would not approve of this. Also, the amount of API calls that would need to be made would place a substantial delay on page load times, which isn’t something you’d want either.

    So for now and probably for the foreseeable future, the Foursquare API just doesn’t support this; if this did become possible, it would need a substantial amount of coding changes to the plugin to enable this.

    In summary, a great idea but not one that can be realised, for now at least.


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