[wp-hackers] Creating a user-generated collaborative (i.e., crowd-sourced) project using WP

Mark Cunningham mark.cunningham at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 16:36:52 GMT 2009

2009/3/13  <zamoose at gmail.com>:
> 1) Offer a select/drop-down with limited choices

A select/drop-down of what exactly?

A list of categories? (can do that with the category widget)
A Custom Field? (can be done via the Custom Field widget)
A selection of forms? (can be done via some simple JQuery code, I have
an example on the Support Forums if needs be)

> 2) Get Google Local info instead of straight Google Maps from Geo Mashup --
> ie, I want people to be able to enter "Target, Philadelphia, PA" and
> actually get back real GMaps coordinates.

TBH I'm not 100% sure how Geo Mashup works, it's not my plugin.
Someone else did an initial integration with it and I completed the
work and added to the core of TDOMF. As far as I understand, it stores
the local google map coordinates in Custom Fields on the post. The
GeoMashup Widget just provides a version of the interface that is
normally on the Wordpress edit screen on the form. It allows you enter
an address, like you're example above, and it puts a pin in it. Why do
you want to get the real co-ordinates rather than allow them to
dynamically choose it on a map?


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