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- This topic has 29 replies, 16 voices, and was last updated 5 years, 9 months ago by Lauryn Wendus.
September 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm #8776
WC-Vendors forum hello – was VERY happy to find and test WC-Vendors. Can’t argue about the price either…
Can anyone recommend a GEO Locator Plugin tool that would enable customers to locate a vendor (and related products) by Geo location search? maybe by embedding a short-code into the Vendor profile, etc. ?
Maybe something like this plugin?
— any success stories? something that would integrate nicely with WC-Vendors + Woocommerce ?
thanks, GARRYSeptember 16, 2015 at 6:06 pm #8782AnnaMember
I don’t know of a ready-made plugin. Ben & Jaime might.
This thread might help you:
There are advanced search plugins (I’ll see if I can find some) that can search by special meta fields and taxonomies. Again, not out of the box though- as you’d need to get the user meta for the location for the search.
HOWEVER, I believe there will be some kind of mapping in the PRO version of WC Vendors, which is due to be released on Oct 1st. I’m not sure if it will have search, but it may make the building of a search function easier or more streamlined than it would be right now. 🙂September 16, 2015 at 6:39 pm #8783WC Vendors SupportParticipant
I’m also unaware of any existing plugin that does this. We’re looking at this type of functionality for Pro, but it is most likely not going to be seen until 2016 if we add it…..September 23, 2015 at 10:12 pm #9168
Thanks, I used this plug in with wc-vendors, and more-or-less accomplished my desired results.
Could not GEO tag each vendor, but did so for their respective products.
GARRYMay 15, 2016 at 10:08 pm #32348Brian RobersonParticipant
Hey Garry, could you give me some guidance on how you got your desired results? I need to do something similar. ThanksMay 16, 2016 at 3:14 pm #32443
Brian hi – what do you want to GEO tag ? your products or your vendors, or both?
for the products, you need to enter GEO info using this nice free plugin
for the vendors (users) you need to purchase their $38 addon
this is the only solution I could find, that does not require any custom programming – it does the job
GARRYMay 17, 2016 at 7:13 pm #32528Hicham RadiParticipant
I think my plugins “Progress Map WordPress Plugin” and the extension “List & Filter” can do this. I think that it’s currently the only Geolocation plugin that also allows filtering posts by custom fields and/or taxonomies at the same time.June 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm #35199
Someone have some mor einfo about this 2 plugin and real possibility to show in an unique map all the vendors ? (with the vendors data insert in the WC Vendor signup form)
MicheleJune 21, 2016 at 8:48 am #35247MKCParticipant
Hi Guys, I have tested both of those plugins with WC Vendors, BP and Custom posts/woo, they dont work without serious recoding and paid development.
GeoMyWP is will only locate users or certain posts . . EG, not WC Vendors stores, users. Think about it . . user class would need to = vendor and then you have overlapping location fields. AND it has no filtering beyond that. Just “these posts are in this location” . . no filter.
Progressmap has promise but is terrible to customise and the output is awful
Shane at Philopress is working on a plugin to do this after I ranted about this. It’s what everyone wants. A geo tool for vendors and products (not every store is 100% online)June 21, 2016 at 10:23 am #35252
Thanks so much Derek for this update, i did some tests with the same plugin but nothing.
Any idea about the release date of the Philopress plugin?
MicheleJune 21, 2016 at 1:57 pm #35263WC Vendors SupportParticipant
If the geo plugins would just allow you to select which user meta key/value to sort from, they would *all* magically work. A simple thing for the plugin author to do. 🙂June 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm #35285
Ben, guys, hi… been following this tread…
my 2 cents on this…. yes, you CAN geo/map your vendors and products and customers, and search, filter, etc.
I accomplished this with wc-vendors, geomywp, allimport (paid version)…. it took me close to 1 year of work… I started this thread on
September 16, 2015 after already a few months of work.
There is no quick fix, and as with most high end customisations… requires PHP/CSS and studying the related tables and where the data is stored (Ben, I wish you would standardise on either pv_ or wc_ )
After messing about on codeable.io trying to hire someone, ended up doing it myself (paid $50 for my Oreilly PHP book)
But yes, can be accomplished!
.. Ben, it’s 110 degrees today in Los Angeles…
GARRY (Aussie in LA)June 22, 2016 at 8:16 am #35327
Hello, i’m still testing but maybe this can work good for show Vendors in a unique or single maps.
I’m using the GEO Mashup MAP WordPress plugin.
Here the plugin:
In this plugin there is a function for geocode the custom fields, so i put the _wcv_store_address1,_wcv_store_postcode ecc fields and when a new vendor signup the system, this plugin make a geocodification of the address data and find the latitude and longitude and put this data in the database with the address, city, zip, country, state ecc.
For show the map with all your vendor use this shortcode:
There are a lot of customization ecc to add to the shortcode.
Well this work for the new Vendor signup not for the already vendors user, in this case is need to add the data manually, but can be a solution 🙂
I hope this can help someone,
MicheleJuly 22, 2016 at 7:47 am #37882IgorParticipant
My thoughts on this topic.
Currently, when users set stores, they can only add adress, but this is not enough for use such data for any location plugin, because such data is not validated and users can add everything to these fields.
The only way is to add map locator in store settings with google map API, where users will choose exact locations which will be stored as gmap position. Also, I think that this position must be stored in two formats: as string address and as separate latitude, longitute, because many plugins use different data to sort locations.
Give me some time, I will add this to my theme and maybe show some sollutions for thisJuly 23, 2016 at 12:14 pm #38004
A searchable Store Locator map plugin, WC Vendors Maps, will be available by the end of July, hopefully on this site. The plugin will add some other interesting features too!July 30, 2016 at 9:01 pm #38572
Hi @shane. Will this plugin work with Social Marketplace to allow visitors to search vendors like Listify does on my site here http://dv.themakeupchair.com.au?July 30, 2016 at 9:28 pm #38574
WC Vendors Maps is now available from PhiloPress.
It will allow visitors to search for vendors within the radius of a Location that they can enter. So it is very similar to your Artist Search.
But it will show the results on a Map – not as a grid of found Vendors.
We haven’t tested it with Social MarketPlace – but we have tested with other themes, including SocialOne.July 30, 2016 at 9:35 pm #38577
It’s still in dev so there are only 2 vendors listed for the moment.
My business is really visual so I think I need the results to show the vendors rather than an actual map. Customers are booking vendors to come to their (customers) location and pay a travel fee so it’s in their best interests to find someone close by. Customers don’t need to know the actual private address of the vendors, just the suburb they’re based out of if that makes sense.July 30, 2016 at 9:52 pm #38578
Each marker on the map include a link to that vendor. Just click on the marker.
The location used for a search can be very general: a city, etc.
You could try the WC Vendor Pro Demo. That should answer all your questions.July 30, 2016 at 10:03 pm #38581
It does look really great. I especially like the idea of the customer location map. That would be really useful to my vendors who are out on the road all day. It’s not as pretty as the Listify option but beggars can’t be choosers and Listify really isn’t friends with WC Vendors.
Can I please clarify that a refund is possible if I try it and decide it doesn’t suit my site within 30 days. It doesn’t list change of mind in the refund policy and I’ve spent sooo much money on wasted plugins.July 30, 2016 at 10:07 pm #38582July 30, 2016 at 10:10 pm #38584July 30, 2016 at 10:41 pm #38586AnnaMember
I will soon be testing the WC Vendors Maps with the Social Marketplace theme, so I can inform you if it has any major conflicts that would prevent it from working properly.August 13, 2016 at 3:03 am #39900harryhirschParticipant
i search a template with already german translation, for your wc vendors with WC Vendors Maps plugin. i search many hours for a template with german tranlation, but nothing found.
it´s possibile the Vendors work all in backend, like normal woocommerce?
Best Regards from Munic, Germany
HaraldNovember 22, 2016 at 1:16 pm #48249d4vParticipant
@fervous, did you have the opportunity to test the WC vendors maps with the social marketplace theme?November 26, 2016 at 4:10 am #48552RachaneeParticipant
Any update so far with WC Vendor Maps?March 26, 2017 at 3:34 pm #59997Syed Muhammad ShafiqParticipant
by the way i have also created a plugin for it wcvendors stores filter by location.July 25, 2017 at 11:11 am #70783Stephen AydtParticipant
How can I make the following work?
I want my site to organically list vendors and products to customers based on closest proximity. So If i am a shopper in Austin, Texas I would get products and vendors listed in Austin first, then St. Louis, Then New York. Further stores and products show later
What is the best current way to accomplish this?
My first priority is products and vendors respectively.
July 25, 2017 at 11:20 am #70785Stephen AydtParticipant
- This reply was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by Stephen Aydt.
Ideally the plugin would work like this.
Vendors Set Location(s)
Products Listed by vendors automatically get geo-tagged with vendors’ location(s)
If this is not a thing yet I would be shocked because from all the posts I have been reading this is what sounds like a lot of people have been asking for regarding this topic.
P.S. Thank you so much for WC Vendors and your active Help!
August 17, 2017 at 11:05 am #74867Lauryn WendusParticipant
- This reply was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by Stephen Aydt.
For the Vendors by Location, I’ve had a very positive experience with WC Vendors Map – https://www.philopress.com/products/wc-vendors-maps/. Plugin has worked as promised and support has been timely & helpful.
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