This add-ons makes it super easy for your members to state their location (city, state or country). Often the right location is already shown on the autocomplete list after the user entered only 3 to 4 letters. The webservice that this add-on uses to search locations has access to almost 3 million names of populated places and to more than 5 million alternate names.
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- Visible Branding:
You can try this add-on on the sign-up page of my website. Note, that my site uses the paid Autocomplete Location add-on. However, in terms of the autocomplete list itself there is no difference to the free version.
Differences to the paid version
The free version has only two options (see attached screenshot). The most significant drawback ist probably that this add-on cannot save atomic location data which is required for e.g. location searches with the Member Search add-on. Also you cannot force users to pick a location from the autocomplete list. So using the autocomplete list is always optional for users.
Secure sites (HTTPS) are not supported by default. If you have a secure site you can choose between the following three options:
- use Autocomplete Location with enabled „server side calls“ option
- buy a Geonames credits package (starting at 40 EUR/year)
- use one of my Geonames Premium Access plans (free for small forums)
The „usual procedure“. For your convenience, you may use the Add-on Install & Upgrade add-on.
If you use this add-on with one of my Geonames Premium Access plans, each request to the Geonames service will be tracked by my server. The following information will be transfered:
Note that „anonymized“ means that only the first three parts of the IP address are unchanged. For example, anonymized version of the address 172.16.5.42 would be 172.16.5.0.
- the page type from which the request originated („Registration“ or „Personal Details“ page)
- the anonymized IP address of the user that caused the request
- Related Resources:
- Autocomplete Location