Using Google's API tools GEO my WP provides an advance proximity search for any post type or buddypress's members based on a given address a
Exactly what I was looking for! Easy to install and use. Created my posts for various businesses and added their address using this plugin. Then was able to add a geo search to my site. Templates were well documented and easy to update to match my theme. Pagination works great. Lots of nice features and add-ons if you need them.
Can't say enough good things! Thank you!!!
Here's the direct quote from my comment in the GMW support forum:
Yesterday I report a bug. Same day you diagnose and confirm it. Today I see an update to fix it. You, my friend, are a WordPress development rock star.
That pretty much says it all. Great plugin, great support.
Eyal is awesome, and this plugin works well. Thank you!
After installing and testing on the 4.2.2 release of WP, the plugin does not return results. Wish it did because it looks nice and does what I want but no go on this one.
The plugin works brilliantly, I was really impressed by how easily it integrates with buddypress. The add ons are very reasonably priced and work exactly as described.
I was so impressed I contacted Eyal about some geolocation features I wanted added to my events listings (for which I use The Events Calendar plugin). Eyal gave me a more than reasonable quote and when I woke up the following morning everything was finished and working perfectly! Really impressed with the plugin and the developer, highly recommended!
Was on the edge to move back my project to Drupal but this powerfull plugin is what will keep me here :)
This was exactly what I was looking for. I had a Custom Post Type that I need a search by zip code functionality added and this worked perfectly! I cuts down on working with a IP search and helps get you working right away. It was easy to set up and only took about 30 minutes. The default styling is very nice too and responsive. So the base is a good start before styling it to fit your design. Thank you for this! A++
Cannot fault this plugin, extremely useful for niche websites, and powerful with other plugins. well done..
This is a super powerful plugin that can be used in a simple, basic way to add searchable locations to posts (of any 'post type') and create custom forms (you can create as many as you need) that include different search parameters such as taxonomies and radius values.
But much more than that, it's quite versatile in the ways you can (if you know how or are prepared to read and learn) create customised code that incorporates the features of the plugin to make solutions specific to your needs. (For example I've been able to set up automatic buddypress/bbpress notifications of all members within X miles of a location specified within a topic, using this plugin and some custom coding.)
Another great point is that the author is generally quick to respond and happy to provide advice and solutions to queries both here on the WP forums and on his own website, which is such a relief when you're trying to custom code or if you're having trouble setting things up. And because there are premium addons to accompany the plugin, hopefully this means development will continue for a good long while.
Only issues/notes are:
- There are a few spelling errors in the phrasing of labels and things when using the plugin in the backend. This is completely understandable as (I believe) the author is not an english speaker natively so really a very minor problem but sometimes makes the plugin feel less polished.
- It's difficult to implement the GMW location field on the front end (I've not yet got this worked out) for example when a user is creating a new bbpress topic. There is a code sample on the authors website so that this can be done using the popular WP User Frontend plugin but I haven't found this solution to work as per my needs. Hopefully I can figure out how to alter that code sample to fit my needs and a more knowledgeable coder might find this task very easy. If this functionality could be provided (either by default in the plugin or more code examples for different use types) I think I would've given a 5 star rating.
Ok, that's the end of my long review. Thank you again Eyal for sharing such a useful plugin with the WP community! :)
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