Whereabouts

Beschreibung

Each user can save his/her current location and the corresponding time (zone). The information is stored as user meta data.

The Whereabouts widget displays the location and time (zone) of a specified user (select user in the widget options).

You can – of course – add multiple widgets to show more than one user/location.

Dashboard-Widget

Each user can comfortably set her/his current location directly on the WordPress dashboard.

A little help from Google

Activate the use of the Google Geocoding and Timezone API in the settings:

You can then use the browser’s geolocation API to determine your location, and the Plugin will automatically fetch the time zone of your whereabouts.

Want to use another location? Just type in a location name and the plugin will get all the relevant information for you.

You can also set the language in which the results of the api requests are returned.

Anforderungen

  • PHP 5.3
  • WordPress 3.9.2
  • In einigen modernen Browsern benötigt deine Website ein SSL-Zertifikat, um auf die Geolocation API zugreifen zu können.

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Screenshots

  • Use the Whereabouts dashboard widget to enter your location. If activated, Google will fill out the time zone information for you.
  • Customize the Whereabouts widget

Installation

  1. Upload the whereabouts folder to your /wp-content/plugins directory.

  2. Activate the „Whereabouts“ plugin in the WordPress administration interface.

  3. Go to „Settings“ -> „Whereabouts“ and activate „Use Google to get location data“, enter you API key and set the „API Request Language“.

  4. On the dashboard, set your location.

  5. Go to „Appearance“ -> „Widgets“ and add a Wherebouts widget to a sidebar of your choosing. (You have the options to chose the user, whose location you want to display, link the location to Google Maps and display the time zone name.)

Please note: The widget will only be displayed if the specified user has set his/her location.

Styling

There is no extra styling for the widget. You can however do it yourself, in your theme. This is what the HTML looks like:

<dl class="whab-info">
    <dt class="whab-label whab-label-location">Current Location:</dt>
    <dd class="whab-location">...</dd>
    <dt class="whab-label whab-label-time">Local Time:</dt>
    <dd class="whab-time">12:34 <span class="whab-timezone-name">...</span></dd>
</dl>

Kurzwahlnummer

You can also generate this HTML code anywhere in your theme by using this shortcode:

[whereabouts user="2" link_location="1" time_format="H:i" show_tz="1"]

You need to enter a valid user id and the specified user must have saved his/her location for the widget to be displayed.

Anwenden

There is a filter available to change the html output of the widget/shortcode:

whab_widget_output

Three argument variables are availabe:

  • $output The html Whereabouts generates by default as a string
  • $args The widget settings as an array
  • $location The location values as an array

You could use it in your theme’s functions.php like this:

add_filter( 'whab_widget_output', 'my_function_to_change_location_widget', 10, 3 );

function my_function_to_change_location_widget( $output, $args, $location ) {

    $output = '<p class="my-location">' . $location['location_name'] . ', ';

    $output .= date( $args['time_format'], time() + $location['utc_difference'] );
    if ( $args['show_tz'] ) {
        $output .= ' (' . $location['timezone_name'] . ')';
    }
    return $output . '</p>';
}

This will change the html output to:

<p class="my-location">Paris, France, 12:34 (Central European Standard Time)</p>

FAQ

Why am I not getting any results when I use my browser’s geolocation api?

Usually it is a privacy issue: Make sure your browser and your website are allowed to use the location functionality of your device (eg. your smartphone). In general these settings are found in your device’s privacy or location settings.

Upgrade from version 0.3.0

When you upgrade from 0.3.0 to a newer version, you have to (re) enter you location and (re) add the Whereabouts widget.

Go to „Appearance > Widgets“ and drag the Whereabouts widget to the sidebar of your choosing.

From version 0.4.0 (or newer) the location is saved per user. You can choose the user, whose location you want to display, in the widget’s options.

Mitwirkende & Entwickler

„Whereabouts“ ist Open-Source-Software. Folgende Menschen haben an diesem Plugin mitgewirkt:

Mitwirkende

„Whereabouts“ wurde in 2 Sprachen übersetzt. Danke an die Übersetzerinnen und Übersetzer für ihre Mitwirkung.

Übersetze „Whereabouts“ in deine Sprache.

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Changelog

0.7.0

  • Adapt to changes in Google’s APIs
  • Important: You now need a Google API key to use the geolocation feature!
  • Also: In most modern browser your website needs a working SSL-certificate to use the geolocation feature!

0.6.1

  • Update Google Maps API language selector
  • Fix PHP 7 issues

0.6.0

  • You can now use the browser’s geolocation API to set your current location.

0.5.6

  • Bugfix

0.5.5

  • Added a filter function, which you can use to change the widget’s html output to your heart’s content.

0.5.0

  • The admin can now allow/deny access to the dashboard widget by user role
  • Display the location anywhere in your theme by using the shortcode [whereabouts]

0.4.0

  • Per user location: Each user can now set her/his individual location via the WordPress dashboard.
  • You can also choose which user’s location to display per widget.

0.3.0

  • You can now choose the time format in which the local time is displayed

0.2.0

  • Whereabouts is live

0.1.0

  • Somehow this got skipped…