Support » Plugin: WP Google Maps » ‘Show User’s Location’ Option isn’t working properly

  • Resolved samsleight94


    Hi, I hope someone can help me out…

    We want our users to be able to use their current location when selecting where they would like directions from. Now, although we have the ‘Show User’s Location’ option checked and the button is appearing on the front end, it never successfully finds the location. After clicking on the button (on a mobile device or computer) it just says ‘Getting your current location address…’ in the text box. It doesn’t achieve anything, it is just forever ‘getting’ the location address.

    I have included a link to a page on our website that I have set up as an example so that you can see what I have described above:

    Can somebody please advise on any possible fixes for this? It is really important for the purpose of our maps that users are able to use their current location.

    Help would be much appreciated!!

    Kind regards,

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  • Sam,

    Unfortunately getCurrentPosition() and watchPosition() no longer work on insecure origins. To use this feature, you should consider switching your application to a secure origin, such as HTTPS. See for more details.

    I hope this helps

    Hi Patricia,

    Thank you for your reply!

    That has worked! We have got a security certificate for the site, we just have to force it to load on a HTTPS connection. When i forced that page to load on a HTTPS connection it worked.

    Thanks again!


    I’m glad I could help. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns and thank you for being a WP Google Maps user.

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