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With our MultiLocations Manager you can turn your GeoDirectory into a global directory. As standard, GeoDirectory can be setup from a single location and listings can be added only for that location, but with our Location Manager plugin, you can let users set the location of their listings and the location will be stored in your locations database. This means users can then select any added location and browse listings only from that area (you can also browse from “Everywhere”).

The areas you can filter listings by are; Countries, regions, city or neighbourhoods. Apart from neighbourhoods all other areas can be added by a user when adding their listing. So the location does not have to be in your database for a user to be able to add a listing.

If a duplicate city is added with slightly different spelling, there is a tool to merge the two cities. Locations can also be edited/added by the admin from the backend.

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58 thoughts on “MultiLocations

  1. Hi,

    Does the MultiLocations addon create an actual page in the database for each location that’s added? For instance, if I had a website called TopLocalBarbers and someone Googled “barbers San Diego CA” or “barbers Houston TX”, and they clicked on my web page, would they be taken to the page of my site that had only those listings, or would they have to search from the home page? And does the addon allow me to use an SEO plugin to optimize each individual city page that I want to rank in search engines?

    Thanks for your help.

  2. Hi Paolo,

    Is the SEO option you mentioned in your above replay already in place or still being worked on? Will this be included in the upcoming release tomorrow or Saturday?

  3. Hi Paolo,

    On the Set Default Location mentions: “Post will be deleted if both city and map marker position has been changed”

    If I have this MultiLocations Manager, could I avoid my post / place information from being deleted when I change the location?

    Or is there a way to backup the the post / place (list of hotel)?

    Thank you

    Vila

    • Hi,
      Multilocation allows to merge locations. To move all listings from one to another, instead of deleting/editing locations.
      If you move or delete a location, all places associated with it will be deleted.

      Thanks

  4. Paolo,

    Does this add-on come with the world countries, regions and cities pre-loaded in the database or does the developer still have to type in that information into the configuration area for it to be available to customers?

    Thanks

    • It comes with countries preloaded and uses google maps API to allow users to create locations that are not already available in the database.
      Thx

    • Exactly I can’t, but it’s on the developers to do list and I hope it will be available in next release. We agree it is a must.
      Thx

  5. Hi Paolo

    Thanks for your reply. It’s a must, absolutely. By integrating this Geodirectory will be by far the most search engine friendly directory solution for WordPress. This is a real USP guys!

  6. Hi Paolo,
    I am manish. i am from india and want to start a directory website of hotels, restaurents etc.
    I downloaded the standard version and tested in local server. i found it useful as i needed. well i want to ask one thing. if i use standard version for the single city at the beginning and use multi locations addon later, will it be easy to integrate other locations later using this add-on or there would be problems.
    should i use it in the beginning or can i use it later when i want to add other cities.
    Thanks

    • It will work only if you have multilocation addon installed. Without multilocations you can only have 1 single city location.
      Thx

  7. Hi Paolo,
    I installed all the plug ins and am now not able to view any listing anymore. How can I get in touch with you to have a look what’s going wrong?

    Thanks,
    Nanna

  8. can the location info be used for regular posts/pages and any other custom post types? For example, if I have a blog post about the Statue of Liberty (set to locate in NYC), would I be able to pull in related listings from NYC? Conversely, if I have a Liberty listing and a related post, would I be able to pull in the related post while showing the listing?

    • Hi,
      at the moment only GD custom post type can be location based. We are planning to create an add on to make it possible also for blog posts and pages.
      Thx

  9. Hi there, I was wondering if I had all the add ons installed an working can I have it so when someone lands on my home page, the map they see by default if just of north america and then they would see my clusters from there and be able to refine their search area? I note in your demo the map of the world loads, so I am basically asking can I force which map loads when someone lands on the page?

    Thanks

  10. Hi Paolo,

    I was wondering if it possible to add multiple locations to one place(page)? I’m building a site where I use each place page for a personal page about one person. Sometimes I want to mention that one person works on different locations. Is it possibleto mention that on the map?
    Thanks in advance.

    Matthijs
    Ps I want to buy the premium package but I would like to know this first :)

    • Hi,

      that is currently not possible. We have a request for something similar, but I can’t tell when it will be developed and released.

      Thx

  11. What about a chain of restaurants? I have some small chains I want to review, but they’re basically the same. If I list them individually, I’ll have a bunch of copy pages with a different address. Can I do one review of a chain and have it show the various locations?

  12. Hello

    Are the locations hierarchical?

    If I enter a location and select the neighborhood… say the Bronx, will the database include this location in a search of New York City?

    Thanks,

    Ralph

    • Yes, you can create neighborhoods and if a listing is assigned to a neighbourhood it’s assigned to the parent city / regions / country as well.

      Thx

  13. Hello

    If I have several locations in Chicago and several locations in New York City in my database.

    Are site visitors in Chicago presented with Chicago locations when they land on the site. And conversely, New York City visitors presented New York locations?

    Thanks

    Ralph

  14. I have a few questions before I buy your plugin:
    can I use the plugin for german language ?
    Is it fully-translated/translatable ?
    Does it support multi-language options ?
    Can I filter for different post-types at the same time ? Example:
    [city] [event] [location]
    I need a search and filter bar where I can filter for these kind of post-types and the results should appear without reloading the site (ajax-powered) – is this possible ?
    Can I define a start-directory where the plugins content will be created ? Example:
    domain.com/germany/[city]/[event]/[location]
    In my example domain.com/germany/ is the starting-directory where the plugins content appears.
    Is this possible ?

    Thanks for your help…

    Markus

  15. Hi, please, i installed multilocation:
    merge city:
    Cuneo, a Big city has 240 neighbour, but 1 of them ( Bene) when i insert a location, i can get it on map under Cuneo but as a standalone city. If i marge city, the small goes togheter with Cuneo? it means that when i look to the post, i will read sonething like this: Region> city> neighbour.( piemonte> cuneo>bene) and the post move to Cuneo city? ( Hope u understand ) :-) Thanks a lot

  16. I am in the process of deciding which product to use for my new contractor directory, and I am in love with your plugin. My question is with multilocation. I want to design the directory by to be searched by city, state, and trade type. Is this possible?. I hope so.. I am trying to eliminate the need for 50 different sub domains each with their own geodirectory..

    • Hi,

      yes, if you add locations to your CSV while importing listings, it will add the locations which are not in the system. Users can also add locations while adding new listing via front end.

      There is no way to simply import location, because it will lead to a directory full of empty pages.

      Thanks

  17. Hi Paolo,

    I am thinking this plugin and all the add on features might be for me. One important thing for me though is to allow customers to search by state and then city….or country and town as it would be here in Ireland. Is there a way that customers can select state from a drop down list and then pick their city/town from a second drop down list…filled by their selection of the state list??

    Thanks a mil

    • Hi,

      That’s not exactly how it works now, but in the near future the “Near” field of the search will act as location switcher wityh autocompleter.

      So when user will start typing the location it will suggest all possible options.

      Thx

  18. Hi
    Can i disable country and only use multi location for city and state within one country
    is it possible to show man of the whole country if i choose everywere

  19. Hi,
    I’m struggling with the regular Business Directory WP plugin at the moment. I need to create a search function by location. Would geodirectory be the answer? (I see that I’ll need the multi-location add on as well) – thanks

  20. Hi,

    Not sure if these questions have been taken up earlier.
    I was planning to work on a listings for various places of interests for multiple cities in a single country.
    Eg.
    Country: A
    City: C1
    In City listing:
    list1
    list 2
    list 3
    Near City listing:
    list 1
    list 2
    City 2
    In City listing:
    list1
    list 2
    list 3
    Near City listing:
    list 1
    list 2

    and so on.
    The country will be only 1 but there would be lots of cities.

    Q1. Does this need Multilocation?
    Q2. Is it possible to have listings bifurcated under 2 heads (local/excursions for eg.)
    Q3. When using the upload csv options, how do we upload the images?
    Q4. When using upload csv option, how does formatting of the post description work?

    • Hi,

      yes, you will need multilocations addon to do that.
      With the custom post types addon you can create as many listings type as you wish.
      You enter the image name only in the CSV and after CSV upload the script will tell you where to upload the images.
      You can add html in it.

      Thx

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