Locations makes it possible to segregate ads by place or city. Thanks to this users can narrow their search ads within their geographical territory.

Warning: We do not recommend adding more than 1000 locations if you use shared hosting. Otherwise, your website will work very slow.

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How to add locations

Geonames

Steps:

  1. Login to your admin panel.
  2. Choose Classifieds -> Locations.
  3. Select Import Geonames Locations.

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This is probably the easiest and fastest way to add multiple locations. What you have to do is to choose a location (Continent, Country, State/Province, County/Region or City) and press Import to import its sub-locations.
For example, if you choose:
Continent = Europe
Country = Spain
State/Province = Catalonia
and then click Import, it will add Barcelona, Girona, Lleidia and Tarragona to your locations.

Then, you can add the sub-locations of a location.
If you have added Barcelona in your locations, click Browse on the right of this location.
Then choose:
Continent = Europe
Country = Spain
State/Province = Catalonia
County/Region = Barcelona
and click Import to add all the sub-locations of Barcelona.

Quick Creator

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At the quick location creator add the name of the location, hit enter on your keyboard and when you have done, press the ‘Send’ button as explained in the following screenshot.

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Manual method

1. Go to Panel, choose Classifieds > Locations on the left sidebar
2. Press ‘New location’ button
3. Fill in the fields:

  • Name: Choose a name of location that will be displayed, eg. city or city quarter. Basically, this field is the most important, rest is more or less optional.
  • Parent: Choose under one of the existing main locations, where the new location will be displayed. Choosing the Home Location while make it the main location. Locations can be easily moved to other parent locations.
  • Seoname: Seoname will be auto-generated based on the name, but you can also type it if you want it to be different.
  • Description: You can add few words about the place.

It’s possible to add manually the Latitude and Longitude of the location or enter the name of the location and find latitude & longitude automatically.

4. Press SUBMIT

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After submitting you should see the information:

“Success. Location created”.

Continue creating new locations if necessary, delete cache after finishing to see the changes. To delete cache go to: Extra > Tools > Cache and press the button Delete all.

New locations now will be available to choose in Publish New Advertisement form and visible in ‘Locations’ widget.

Import Locations

You can also add locations by importing them. Use this example file to create yours and simply import locations in your website. For more information follow this guide.

How to add sub-locations

With our 2.4.0 release you can add sub-locations fast and easy. All you have to do is to click Browse next a location to insert sub-locations in that location.

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How to manage locations

Like before: go to Panel, choose Classifieds > Locations on the left sidebar.

Managing them is very easy. If you want to move locations and change their order you just need to drag and drop selected one to the chosen place.

To change something, e.g. name or description of the location, you can click Edit button.

To delete press button with trash bin. Note, that when you delete parent locations inside of it will be moved level up - to the parent of the deleted location.

Locations widget

The location widget gives you additional options. To activate it, go to Panel and choose Apperance > Widgets on the left sidebar. Choose ‘Locations’ widget from the list and click CREATE. Name the widget’s title and select if you want to display it in a sidebar or footer. You can also keep it Inactive. Thanks to this widget navigation between locations is easier. A list of them will be displayed at all times, at the side or at the bottom of the page


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