Display GEO Distance ClassiPress

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 ‘City or Zip/Postal Code’ field in the ‘Refine Results’ box. The ads found within the ‘Radius’ will be displayed showing the ‘distance away’ from the zip/postal code once the ‘Refine Results’ 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.

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 ‘Refine Results’ 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 ‘City or Zip/Postal Code’ field automatically as you travel.

Displaying the distance away is useful when selling large items where the customer has to pick an item up (ie. autos, motorcycles, etc.).

You choose either 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 customers guess how far they’d have to travel to pick up an ad item, let them see the ‘distance away’ on every ad they view! And allow them to get directions, map or map & directions with a simple click on the drop down sub-menu!

Works with the ClassiPress theme.
Tested and works on WordPress ver. 3.7.1 and greater.
Tested and works on ClassiPress ver. 3.0 and greater.

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What version of ClassiPress and WordPress does this work with?

Tested and works on Wordpress ver. 3.7.1 and greater.
Tested and works on ClassiPress ver. 3.0 and greater.

Why don’t I see the distance displayed on my ads?

Make sure the ‘enabled’ checkbox is checked on the plugin admin page.
Make sure you are using the Refine Results (advanced search feature built into ClassiPress). See documentation here.
Make sure you enter a zip/postal code or city, state and other parameters within the Refine Results which will find ads within those parameters.

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 ClassiPress menu on the left sidebar. Make your selections then click the ‘Save’ button.

Version 1.26
Feature Added – Added ability to enter your Google API Keys for Geocoding and Maps

Version 1.25
Auto populates address now when category selected from hovering navigation menu as well as from category drop down box.

Version 1.24
Bug fixes

Version 1.23
Feature Added – Added admin setting where user can select: ‘Use Google CDN jQuery?’ or not.
By selecting ‘No’, this fixes other jQuery issues such as lightbox not functioning properly.

Fixes – Fixed issue which could cause site to load slow.

Version 1.22, 1.21
Minor bug fixes

Version 1.2

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.

– 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 ‘city or postal/zip code’ field.

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

Version 1.01
Feature Added – in the admin page, you now select either ‘miles’ or ‘kilometers’
Minor Bug Fixes

3 reviews of “Display GEO Distance ClassiPress

5 stars
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Originally bought the plugin which worked strait out the wrapper, how ever it was quite right for what I needed I contacted the author via the support forum , I got an instant reply and over the next 72 hours he basically tweaked it for me to my site. it is now perfectly intergrated into my site and functions superb, all this for $19 ?? the guy must be insane!!! many many thanks and I shall be keeping an eye out for further updates and new plugins!!

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5 stars
Excellent product and support
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This plug in is excellent for finding the distance between a seller and buyer, it features map and directions and various options for cusomisation. Rick was very helpful through support and achieved the result we were wanting.

Thank you

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5 stars
just bought it
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install for classipress theme. Installed plugin successfully.

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 Comments (96)

  • author
  • nexmessage


    Maybe create a Display GEO Distance for the AppThemes Clipper? Visitors can geolocate stores near them and have real time driving distance on their mobile devices.

  • Ike


    Is it possible to sort by ‘Nearest’ when used in conjunction with ‘ClassiPress Sorted Ads’?

    If not, would it be relitively straight forward to add? Sorting by distance seems to be a pretty essential part of a classified advert site that no ad plugins seem to have.


  • author

    Hi Ike,

    Currently sorting by distance is not available in the plugin.
    In a future version, that option may be added.


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  • corecoder

    Does this have the option for a user to enter a zipcode and distance around that zipcode and then browse through categories one by one and distance will stay or do they have to add zipcode and distance every single time they choose a new category?

  • author

    Once you change categories, the distance will default back to what you have it set up to be in the admin section and the zipcode/address will be repopulated with your current zipcode/address.

  • nfocom

    Hi, any chance you will create a geolocation for Clipper theme?

  • author

    Hi nfocom,

    There are currently no plans to create the plugin for the Clipper theme.

  • mr_ike


    I would like to talk to you about making a one off custom plugin for my site. What’s the best way to contact you?

    Thanks 🙂

  • chamallow



    Warning: Use of undefined constant scat – assumed ‘scat’ (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/16/d723696804/htdocs/anunciosnauticos/wp-content/plugins/display-geo-distance/cp-display-distance.php on line 292

    its posible new version for classipress 4?

  • author

    Currently there are no plans to make this compatible with Classipress 4.

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