The Premium Settings extension extends GEO my WP forms, and other elements, and provide additional features and settings. This is a greate way to enhance the search forms of your site, by providing more options and filters for the users of your site.

Please note that the description of this page is currently being updated to match the latest release of the extension. It should be up to date within the next few days.

Premium Settings Key Features

Most of the Premium Settings features work with the Posts Locator core extension, Buddypress Members Locator core extension, Buddypress Groups Locator premium extension, and WordPress Users Locator premium extenion. This also applies to the forms generated using the Global Maps and AJAX forms premium extensions.

If a feature can be applied to only specific component/extension, it will be mentioned in the features description.

Custom Map Marker Icons

Use different icons in GEO my WP forms to display the locations on the map. You can choose different icons for each of your forms.
The Premium Settings extension provides icons that you can use out of the box, and you can upload custom icons ( only PNG files at the moment ) using FTP access.

Listed below are the different map icons options for the differet forms/components:

Posts Locator Component

  • Global – set custom icon that will be used with all locations on the map.
  • Per Post – display different map icon for each post on the map. When the feature is enabled, you can select different map icon for each post when adding a location in the Post Edit page. The map icons are listed under the “Map icons” tab in the Location form.
  • Per post type – assign and display different map icon for each post type registred on your site.
  • Per category – assign and display different map icon for each taxonomy term registered on your site.
  • Featured image – use the post’s featured image as the map marker icon.

WordPress Users Locator Component

  • Global – set custom icon that will be used with all locations on the map.
  • Per user – display different map icon for each user on the map. When the feature is enabled, each user can select specific map icon. The map icons are listed under the “Map icons” tab of the Location form.
  • Avatar – use the user’s avatar as the map marker icon.

BuddyPress Members Locator Component

  • Global – set custom icon that will be used with all locations on the map.
  • Per member – display different map icon for each member on the map. When the feature is enabled, each BuddyPress member of your site can select its its on map icon. The map icons are listed under the “Map icons” tab of the Location form ( under the Location tab of the Member’s profile page ).
  • Avatar – use the member’s avatar as the map marker icon.

BuddyPress Groups Locator Component

  • Global – set custom icon that will be used with all locations on the map.
  • Per group – display different map icon for each group on the map. When the feature is enabled, each group admin can select specific map icon. The map icons are listed under the “Map icons” tab of the Location form ( under the Location tab of the group’s Manage page ).
  • Avatar – use the group’s avatar as the map marker icon.

BuddyPress Members – Address Fields

The feature will give you more control of how to display members location. This feature can be very useful when privacy is an issue. You will be able to choose which of the address fields to display when showing results or when displaying single a member location. [learn_more caption=”Location tab address fields – loggedin user” ] Choose which address fields you want to display in the Location form in the Location Tab.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Location tab address fields – displayed user.” status=”off”] When viewing the Location tab of another user a map of his location will be displayed. This feature let you control the address fields that will be displayed for the user.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Activity update address fields”] Every time member updates his location it will show in his activity. This feature let you choose which address fields to display in the activity.

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Search Forms

Premium Settings add-on adds new features to both Post Types and Friends Locator search forms. Using that you can create even more advanced search forms and results pages. Below you can see the list of new features being added to the search forms page:[learn_more caption=”Search form template” status=”off”] The feature let you choose which search form template file to use. The add-on comes with the default search form of the plugin and the Premium search form. The Premium search form comes with additional functions that displays the Premium features comes with the add-on. You can also create your own ( or modify the existing ) search forms and upload them to your server. After uploading you will be able to choose your custom search form templates.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Categories / Taxonomies ( Post types )” status=”off”]Premium Settings add-on comes with more advanced settings to the taxonomies feature:

  • You can display each taxonomy using dropdown select box or checkboxes.
  • When it is checkboxes you can display category icon next to the category.
  • You can exclude terms from search results by entering the term IDs.
  • You can choose a taxonomy as “Pre Defined”. Means,  the category will be hidden from the user and he won’t be able to change your default search query.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Custom Fields( Post types )” status=”off”]Create an advanced custom field filter for your search forms. You can add as many custom fields as you want and you can customize the way they will be filter in many ways:

  • Search for NUMERIC, CHAR or DATE fields
  • Compare fields using =, != , > ,  >=, <, <=, LIKE, NOT LIKE, BETWEEN, NOT BETWEEN.
  • Use DATE fields to search within dates.
  • Date picker is automatically created for date fields on the from end
  • Add as many fields as you want.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Xprofile Fields ( Friends Locator )” status=”off”]This feature let you choose the Xprofile fields associate with the users that you want to display in each of the search results.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Per result map ( Post Types )” status=”off”]Display map next to each of the results instead of, or together with, the big map. You can set its height and width and choose the map type.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Keyword search field” status=”off”]Add another input text box to let users search for keywords. You choose between searching the title of posts or the title and content.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Map icons usage ( Post types )” status=”off”] Choose how to use the map icons when displaying the locations on the map:

  • Global – Set the same map icon for all results.
  • Per post – Display each post with its own icon. The map icon can be chosen when creating or updating a post.
  • Per Post type – Associate map icons to the post type of each location. You can choose the map icons for your post types in the settings page of GEO my WP.
  • Per category – Display Icons based on the location’s category/taxonomy. You can choose category map icons in the “Category” page.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Map icons usage ( Friends Locator )” status=”off”]Choose how to use the map icons when displaying members search results:

  • Global – Set the same map icon for all results.
  • Per member – Display each member with its own icon. Members can choose their own icon when updating their location from the location tab.
  • Avatars – Display users avatar as map icons.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Global icon” status=”off”]Choose global map icon that will represent your locations on the map.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Your location icon” status=”off”]Choose map icon that will represent the user’s location on the map.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Map controls” status=”off”]Choose which map control to use with the main map when displaying search results. Here you can learn more about Google map controls.

  • Zoom
  • Pan
  • Scale
  • Map Type
  • Street view
  • Over view
  • Scroll wheel

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”No results” status=”off”]No results section let you customize the messages displaying when no results found:

  • You can Customize the message “No results found”.
  • You can create a message with  link that will search for posts within a greater distance than what the user can choose. For example you can set the greater range to be 1000mi and you can customize the message like “Please, click here to search for results within a greater distance.”
  • Same way you can also create a message with link that will display all results once the user click on it.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Info window section ( Post types )” status=”off”]Premium Settings add-on adds new section for the information window that opens once a user click on a marker on the map. Here you can choose the items that will be display in the info window.

  • Featured Image.
  • Additional Information : address, phone, fax, email, website, get directions link.

[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Info window section ( Friends Locator )” status=”off”]Premium Settings add-on adds new section for the information window that opens once a user click on a marker on the map. Here you can choose the items that will be display in the info window.

  • User avatar
  • You can choose which of the address fields to display
  • Get directions link

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