WC-Vendors + Vendor GEO Locator Plugin ?

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  • #8776
    Garry
    Participant

    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?
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/store-locator/

    — any success stories? something that would integrate nicely with WC-Vendors + Woocommerce ?

    thanks, GARRY

    #8782
    Anna
    Keymaster

    Garry:
    I don’t know of a ready-made plugin. Ben & Jaime might.

    This thread might help you:
    https://www.wcvendors.com/knowledgebase/sorting-vendors-by-a-custom-field/

    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. 🙂

    #8783
    ben
    Keymaster

    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…..

    #9168
    Garry
    Participant

    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.

    GEO my WordPress

    GARRY

    #32348
    Brian Roberson
    Participant

    Hey Garry, could you give me some guidance on how you got your desired results? I need to do something similar. Thanks

    #32443
    Garry
    Participant

    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

    GEO my WordPress

    for the vendors (users) you need to purchase their $38 addon
    https://geomywp.com/add-ons/wp-users-geo-location/

    this is the only solution I could find, that does not require any custom programming – it does the job

    GARRY

    #32528
    Hicham Radi
    Participant

    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.

    #35199
    Michele
    Participant

    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)

    Thanks
    Michele

    #35247
    MKC
    Participant

    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)

    #35252
    Michele
    Participant

    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?

    Thanks,

    Michele

    #35263
    ben
    Keymaster

    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. 🙂

    #35285
    Garry
    Participant

    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)

    #35327
    Michele
    Participant

    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:

    Geo Mashup

    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:
    [geo_mashup_map object_name=”user”]

    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,

    Michele

    #37882
    Igor
    Participant

    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 this

    #38004
    Shane
    Participant

    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!

    #38572
    Pippa
    Participant

    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?

    #38574
    Shane
    Participant

    @Pippa

    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.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Shane. Reason: clarification
    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Shane.
    #38577
    Pippa
    Participant

    Thanks @shane

    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.

    #38578
    Shane
    Participant

    @pippa

    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.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Shane.
    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Shane.
    #38581
    Pippa
    Participant

    Thanks @shane

    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.

    #38582
    Shane
    Participant

    @pippa

    Templates are provided that you can copy to your theme and adjust as you wish.

    The PhiloPress plugin refund policy is pretty much the same as any other plugin seller. Our policy does not support refunds on the basis you mentioned.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Shane.
    #38584
    Pippa
    Participant

    Thanks for your help @shane Really appreciate it!

    #38586
    Anna
    Keymaster

    @Pippa
    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.

    #39900
    harryhirsch
    Participant

    Hi,

    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
    Harald

    #48249
    d4v
    Participant

    Hi!

    @fervous, did you have the opportunity to test the WC vendors maps with the social marketplace theme?

    #48552
    Rachanee
    Participant

    Hello,

    Any update so far with WC Vendor Maps?

    #59997

    by the way i have also created a plugin for it wcvendors stores filter by location.

    demo : http://shafiq.alphainvestment.pk/wcvendors/

    #70783
    Stephen Aydt
    Participant

    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.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by Stephen Aydt.
    #70785
    Stephen Aydt
    Participant

    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!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by Stephen Aydt.
    #74867
    Lauryn Wendus
    Participant

    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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