Display GEO Distance Vantage

Live Demo

Once the visitor agrees to allow their browser to share their location, their current location (accuracy varies per browser on a pc) is auto-filled in the ‘Near’ field. The ads found within the ‘Radius’ will be displayed showing the ‘distance away’ from the zip/postal code once the ‘Search’ button is clicked. Clicking the arrow on each ads distance displayed will drop down sub-menus: Directions, Map, Map & Directions. Clicking any sub-menu item will open a new tab, giving driving directions, map or map & driving directions.

If you use the Vantage ‘Single Listing/Event Map’ widget on the Single Listing Sidebar with the option ‘Show driving directions’ checked, the visitor’s current location will also be auto-filled in that field.

SMARTPHONE OPTIMIZED: The auto location is optimized for smartphone use. While traveling, this plugin utilizes the high accuracy of the phone’s GPS to pinpoint your exact location. As you travel, you will see the location update automatically. Click the ‘Search’ button to find the ads near your location and to pause the auto location feature. On the move again? Refresh the smartphone’s browser and your location begins filling the ‘Near’ field automatically as you travel.

Whether your settings are set to miles or kilometers, the distance displayed will be in that particular unit of measure.

Feature Highlights

Totally customize how the ‘distance away’ looks on your site.
Make the ‘distance away’ display match your site by selecting:

  • font color – click in the ‘Font Color’ text box, a pop-up window of colors appears. Click the color for your font.
  • background color – click in the ‘Background Color’ text box, a pop-up window of colors appears. Click the color for your background.
  • location to ‘display the GEO distance’ on the classified ads – left, center, right
  • select the Distance Unit – ‘miles’ or ‘kilometers’
  • choose a ‘flat’ style or a ’3D’ style for your display

Don’t make your visitors guess how far they’d have to travel to a particular directory listing, let them see the ‘distance away’ on every listing they view!

Works with the Vantage theme.
Tested and works on WordPress ver. 3.9 and greater.
Tested and works up to  Vantage ver. 3.x.
Tested and works on Directory child theme.

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What version of Vantage and WordPress does this work with?

Tested and works on Wordpress ver. 3.9 and greater.
Tested and works on Vantage ver. 1.3 up to but not including ver. 4.0.
Tested and works with the Directory child theme.

To install, upload the plugin via the WordPress Administrator Panel. Or extract the plugin’s files and manually upload via FTP.

Once activated, click on the “Display Distance” menu found under the Vantage menu on the left sidebar. Make your selections then click the ‘Save’ button.

Version 1.32
Fixed issue where map zoom feature would not work properly

Version 1.31
Feature Added – Added ability to enter your Google API Keys for Geocoding and Maps

Version 1.30
Minor bug fixes

Version 1.29
Minor bug fixes

Version 1.28
Bug fixes

Version 1.27
Minor bug fixes

Version 1.26
Minor bug fixes

Version 1.25
Minor bug fixes

Version 1.24
Minor bug fixes

Version 1.23
Feature Added – If you use the Vantage ‘Single Listing/Event Map’ widget on the Single Listing Sidebar with the option ‘Show driving directions’ checked, the visitor’s current location will also be auto-filled in that field.

Fixed issue which could cause site to load slow.

Version 1.22
Feature Added – Added admin setting where user can select: ‘Use Google CDN jQuery?’ or not.
By selecting ‘No’, this fixes an issue where Vantage map doesn’t show correctly or address is not auto-populating in ‘Near’ field.

Version 1.21

Features Added:

– Auto location: Once a visitor agrees to share their location, the city or postal/zip code field automatically pre-fills their current location in the ‘Near’ field.

– Sub-menus: Each ad now has a sub-menu: Directions, Map, Map & Directions. Clicking any will open a new tab giving you the directions and/or map.

– Smartphone Optimized: Taking advantage of the phone’s high accuracy GPS, your location updates automatically as you travel in the ‘Near’ field.

Version 1.2
Feature Added – you can now place the GEO display at the top of each listing (right or left side).
Fixed compatibility issue with the Directory child theme.

Version 1.1
Feature Added – select between a ‘flat’ style or the original ’3D’ style to display the distance.
Minor Bug Fixes

Initial Release

8 reviews of “Display GEO Distance Vantage

5 stars
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The product and the support are excellent, my site works very well with this plugin, it looks a lot better and improves the look and feel of my site. 🙂

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5 stars
TEN STARS !!!
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Excellent plugin.

And brilliant support from the Appthemes team.

Well done guys

1 star
Couldnt get it to work
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I have tried like hell to get it to work. i was getting duplicate google api errors, never did the plugin fill in the near address box.

FROM rsmed1: I have reached out to this user since they never reached out to me, to resolve any issues they are having.

5 stars
Awesome Support!
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I am very happy with the awesome support provided by Rick for this plugin! I would buy products from him again!

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5 stars
Very good plugin.
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This plug in adds a touch of modern technology to your vantage website. being able to have your customers automatically locate themselves so easily is just what i was looking for. it is clean and streamlined. very good.

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5 stars
Excellent
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Works really well with vantage and the geolocation works like a charm.

The support from Rick has been some of the best on the market and he really went the extra mile to help me to get this working the way I needed it. Highly recommended!

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5 stars
Works like a dream!
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I had a few problems with my site that were being caused by the maps integration, and the fact that Vantage didn’t previously call the maps through Google’s API, and it was very frustrating until we nailed the problem. But now, with Rick’s help, both Vantage and this plugin are using the API and I have to say that it works like a dream.

Rick’s support has been awesome too. Fast and informative, right from the start I got the impression that he had a genuine interest in “getting it sorted”, which he did, so I’m more than happy to recommend!

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5 stars
Very good !!
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this plugin working very good and working good with the “User Locator for Vantage plugin”

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 Comments (59)

  • babatunde

    Hello i bought this plugin only to discover it didnt function with directory child theme (i know there is a new version), but do I really have to buy this one, is there a way to upgrade instead?

    • author
      rsmed1

      Yes, version 1.2 fixes the display issue with the Directory child theme.
      Once you buy the plugin the first time, you get any upgrades free. You don’t have to buy it again.

      You should be able to go to the AppThemes Markeplace and download it free of charge since you have already purchased it.

      Thanks,
      -rsmed1

  • shaneoriordan

    Can you add a Detect User Location function as with the Classipress version?

    Would be great rather than having to purchase the ‘User Locator for Vantage’ plugin

    • author
      rsmed1

      shaneoriordan,
      I do plan on adding the features I just added in the Display GEO Distance ClassiPress plugin, into this Vantage plugin. I will include the auto detect and the drop down menus in each ad giving directions and/or map. I want to get this done within the next couple/few weeks.

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      • shaneoriordan

        Hi there,

        I just purchased the plugin, went through the Paypal process to the payment confirmation page, however there is nothing showing up in my dashboard: no purchase, no order history.

        Don’t know if wise to post order number on open forum.

        So far my PayPal account has no record and my bank account has not been debited and no email confirmation.

        Any ideas???

  • author
    rsmed1

    Update:
    Display GEO Distance Vantage version 1.21 is ALMOST available!

    New Features Added: (same as on the ClassiPress version of the plugin)

    – Auto location: Once a visitor agrees to share their location, the ‘near’ field automatically pre-fills their current location.

    – Sub-menus: Each ad now has a sub-menu: Directions, Map, Map & Directions. Clicking any will open a new tab giving you the directions and/or map.

    – Smartphone Optimized: Taking advantage of the phone’s high accuracy GPS, your location updates automatically as you travel in the ‘near’ field.

    Stay tuned…

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  • author
    rsmed1

    NEW VERSION 1.21 IS NOW AVAILABLE!

    The new version is now available which includes:

    – Auto location: Once a visitor agrees to share their location, the ‘near’ field automatically pre-fills their current location.

    – Sub-menus: Each ad now has a sub-menu: Directions, Map, Map & Directions. Clicking any will open a new tab giving you the directions and/or map.

    – Smartphone Optimized: Taking advantage of the phone’s high accuracy GPS, your location updates automatically as you travel in the ‘near’ field.

  • Char J

    Will the Display GEO Distance work with clipper and the child Koupon??? Please say yes! 🙂

    • author
      rsmed1

      Hi Char J,
      I have not developed a version of the plugin for Clipper. Didn’t realize that theme utilizes GEO locating. I will have to look at the Clipper theme.

      • Char J

        It would be a valuable asset for consumers and business working just the same as it does for the directory allowing the consumer to shop coupons in their area with GPS directions 🙂 WOW!

        Please keep me posted if and when it may be available.

  • Char J

    Another question 🙂 I know the Display GEO Distance works with the Vantage Directory, how well will it work with the child theme Twenty Eleven?

    • author
      rsmed1

      I have not tried it with Twenty Eleven so not sure of the answer. I’d imagine it would need customized in order for it to work properly.

  • Char J

    OK Thanks, are there any child Themes it works with without customization? Have you ever used it with Color.

    Kindly advise

    • author
      rsmed1

      I have only tried it with the Directory child theme. I don’t have access to all the child themes for testing.

  • Char J

    Thank you so much for your help! Really excited about your plug in! Thanks again 🙂

  • Char J

    Hi again!
    OK so it works with the child directory?

  • author
    rsmed1

    Yep, it does work with the child theme Directory.

  • Char J

    Excellent! Thanks 🙂

  • turansaim

    Hello I am looking for a geolocator plugin for my vantage theme that uses directory child on top of it. I have questions before I buy this or the other one that is up for sale on the market.
    is this grabbing the location and fill the from part when a user only enters what they look for.
    example find: restorants where:emty
    will it directly geolocate and show near by listings?

    İs it providing driving directions to the mobile users in google maps? And what are the other benefits? Please make me buy this one with explaining what problems will be solved with this plugin:) I am waiting for an answer to clik the buy button! thanks

    • author
      rsmed1

      Hi,

      Once a person gets to your site their location will automatically be populated.

      It does not automatically refresh the page showing those places near their location. But if that is a feature you need I could add that feature. I had a couple others request the page automatically refresh once the persons locatation is auto populated.

      It does allow the person to get a map with directions for whichever listing they are interested in. Using a mobile phone or computer.

      You can see that on my demo site.

      Thanks

  • turansaim

    Thats extactly what I love to have: show people what they have around them. Are you gonna add it in general or specifcly to my site?

  • turansaim

    Can you add it to demo and let me see how it will be?

    • author
      rsmed1

      For right now I’d just add it to your plugin version. I may put it in the main version in an upcoming release.

      Basically once a person gets to your site, the browser asks if they want to share their location, if they click ‘ok’ then their address gets auto populated. Once the address is auto populated the browser immediately refreshes using their address to only show listings near them. If there are no listings near them, then of course it will say ‘No listings found…’.

      I can add it to my demo once I get some free time.
      I can let you know once I’ve added it.

    • author
      rsmed1

      @turansaim I have made the demo auto-refresh the page now once the address is auto populated. My demo listings are around Tampa, FL, so if you are not near there, then you will see the message “Sorry, no listings were found for…”.

      I will leave it up for a little but, but then will change it back to the current plugin version.

      Let me know when you’ve seen it.

  • turansaim

    Great! You know how to sell your stuf but; can you add couple businesses in Kure, Kastamonu turkey so that ıt will make better sense to me 🙂 I promise I will buy this plugin 🙂

  • turansaim

    Alright Gonna buy today, you did your part!

  • turansaim

    first: thank you for the effort by showing how would it work. second: Ive bought the plugin but it doesnt display distances near the listings. can you help please?

  • Andy

    Do you do a discount bundle price for both of your versions of bought together?

  • Andy

    Also will it work with flat press and flat page themes?

  • author
    rsmed1

    Hi Andy,
    Unfortunately there is no combined discount. I honestly don’t know if it will work with flat press and flat page themes. If it doesn’t and I couldn’t make it work, you could always get a refund.

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  • zulugogogo

    no worries, i have got both today! yeah – trying out on vantage. the distance slider only goes to 1.50 km – how can i extend this radius.

  • zulugogogo

    all good – i had not setup a search radius

  • guiadelamujer

    Hi bro, reading this forum i see you manage to make your plugin work with directory child theme, im using a similar child theme, is from the same developers jobthemes, bfinder
    http://demos.jobthemes.com/index.php=bfinder-demo

    So the question is if this will work with my site and also if you fixed the need to reload the page to show the populated business?

    please let me know, best regards

  • author
    rsmed1

    Hi guiadelamujer,
    There’s a good chance it will work with bfinder since it is the same developer as Directory. You would need to check the ‘using Directory’ option on the admin side.
    Currently it auto populates the user’s location, then it is up to them to click the ‘search’ to populate business’ near them. Some customers have requested that the page automatically reload once the user’s location auto populates. So I have modified it on an individual basis for those customers.

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    • guiadelamujer

      So this means :

      “Some customers have requested that the page automatically reload once the user’s location auto populates. So I have modified it on an individual basis for those customers.”

      If i buy your plugin you will give it to me with the automatic reload page option activated?

      Correct me if im wrong, best regards

  • author
    rsmed1

    Yes, I can modify it to auto-refresh for you.

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