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[Resolved]Nearest Location Automatic Detection?

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  • #47557
    jonathan
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    Hello,

    We will like to buy the “Nearby Locations” add-on. But I wanted to clarify first how it works.

    We are building a stores website and we will like for the nearest store to be displayed automatically as soon as the visitor visits the page based on their IP. We don’t want the user to have to enter their location but to be detected automatically. Can this be done with the “Nearby Location” Add-On?

    Thank you very much in advanced!

    #47558

    Hi Jonathan,
    GEO my WP ( or any of it’s add-ons ) does not yet support IP detection. The only way to detect the user’s current location is using the Current Location widget/shortcode which allows the users to either enter his current location or use the current location button to automatically detect his location using the browser.

    You can also set GEO my WP to automatically try to detect the user’s location once he visits the site, but that is also using the browser and not the IP address.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    #47570
    jonathan
    Member

    Hi Eyal,
    Thank you very much for your fast reply.

    So if I set GEO my WP to automatically try to detect the user’s location once he visits the page and if I have the Nearby Locations add-on on the homepage this could work? could this display the closest store based on the user’s computer location?

    So the plugin locates the user based on the computer location and not the user IP address? what is the difference?

    #47581

    You are welcome Jonathan,

    So the plugin locates the user based on the computer location and not the user IP address? what is the difference?

    GEO my WP uses HTML5 Geolocation API to check for the user’s positioning. The HTML5 Geolocation, which triggered by the browser, check for the user’s position using a GPS if built in the device, WI-FI, cell towers and others ( depend on the browser ).

    IP based geolocation is done via databases associated with ISPs. This data is not very accurate and is not updated very often.

    So if I set GEO my WP to automatically try to detect the user’s location once he visits the page and if I have the Nearby Locations add-on on the homepage this could work? could this display the closest store based on the user’s computer location?

    Yes. GEO my WP will try to get the user’s position once he visits the site, not matter which page it is. If a location was found GEO my WP will save it in cookies and will use it across all pages with different features. So using the current location saved in the cookies Nearby Locations add-on will show nearby locations on any page that has the Nearby Locations widget or shortcode.

    #47582
    jonathan
    Member

    Hi Eyal,

    Thank you very much for your fast and very helpful replies. This is exactly what we need! We will move forward and purchase the add-on. Great plugin!

    #47583

    You are welcome.

    FYI, after purchasing the add-on you will receive an email with the download links. You will see one “official” version 1.0.2 and two Beta version. It is recommended to use version 1.1 Beta 2. Even though it is marked as beta it’s stable and can be used on a production site.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Thanks.

    #47585
    jonathan
    Member

    Perfect, I will do so. Thank you very much

    #48771

    You are welcome.

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