Adding a location to a post or page

When editing a post or page, scroll down and you will see a panel called ‘WP Geo Location’. This is where you can set the location for the post/page. There are 3 ways to set the location.

1. Entering the longitude and latitude manually

As you type the map will update to show the location.

2. Clicking on the map to position a marker

As you click the longitude and latitude fields will update. You can zoom in using the map controls to position the marker more accurately.

3. Search for an address or location

Enter a location into the search field and click ‘Search’. A marker will be positioned on the map to indicate the location. If the marker is not positioned correctly you can click on the map to reposition the marker or try another more specific search. The best way to search for address is to type the street address, a comma, the town, a comma, then the country.

Once you have set a location for your page and published it, if you set ‘Show Post Map’ in the Settings to ‘At top of post’ or ‘At bottom of post’ the map will automatically be displayed. If you set this to ‘Manually’ you will need at the [wp_geo_map] shortcode to your page content. In the rich text editor there is a WP Geo button you can press to insert this shortcode.

Adding a WP Geo widget

To add a widget, go to the Appearance > Widgets page in your WordPress admin. For more information on how to configure your widget, please read the WP Geo Widget page.

16 Responses to “Getting Started”

  1. Nick says:

    can I add multiple locations to a single page?

  2. Chris says:

    When the post doesn’t require a map, can I leave it out?

  3. James J says:

    I’m using WP 3.1 and have some custom post types – the WP Geo admin fields appear in all the different post type Edit screens but i’m only outputting the Map on one of them. Is it possible to hide/disable the plugin for different post types?

    Thanks in advance, and thanks for a great plugin!

  4. Sergey Torman says:

    Is there any possibility to read the exif data of the first picture of a post?
    In that case mobile blogging with GPS enabled smartphones or travelblogging would be a bit easier, think about it like mobypicture.com does.

    Thanks for the nice plugin,

  5. Christina says:

    I have the same question as James J. Is it possible to hide/disable the UI on pages or post types?

  6. akil says:

    thnx for sharing are great

  7. aurezio says:

    I really like this plugin, it is what I was looking for. Thanks. But… It would be great to have the ability to add multiple locations. I have a “dream diary” website and it happens sometime that a user dream about something in more than one location…
    Do you plan to add this feature?

  8. aurezio says:

    One more thing, sorry 🙂

    I noticed that if two different posts “shares” the same location, on the mashup map the marker tooltip shows only one post. Like if the most recent post update , regarding the geotagging, overrides the previous one…

    Is it because of the unavailability of the multiple location feature or anything else?

    Thanks for listening to my questions 🙂

  9. Peter Oliver says:

    This plugin is so close to be perfect for my use, but that overlapping markers problem in the mashup view kills it.

    Is there any temporary fix to make this work or is there a chance that fix you found will be implemented anytime soon?

  10. benhuson says:

    @Peter
    Would implementing Market Culstering help. See this link:
    https://github.com/benhuson/WP-Geo/issues/48

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