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I am having an issue that my Location search on my buddypress site. It is not finding the country when searched. If you search for city, state, zip everything comes up prefect but country always comes back not finding members.
GEO my WP searches for locations based on coordinates and not within the state or country that you enter. So if you enter “US” only for example GEO my WP geocodes “US” and get the lat/long of the point representing the US on the map. Then it searches for locations near this point within the radius entered. That is why you don’t get any results.
The only way at the moment to overcome this is to create a custom states or countries dropdown that visitors can choose from. Once they Choose GEO my WP will need to search the database based on the state/country column instead of doing a proximity search.
An example for the above ( made for post types ) can be found Filter results by state. You can create something similar for BuddyPress Members.
I hope that helps.
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