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Geo Places – your city directory built in WordPress

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Thanks to all your feedback, we have released an upgraded version of this theme with so many new updates. Read details here

Geo Places is one of our most advanced themes till date and we are pretty excited on release of this theme. Templatic team has worked on it for about 1+ months. And then we made some important changes and included some must have features that we missed after you guys suggested on initial teaser. That’s why a bit delay in the release of this theme.

Geo Places, as you have guessed it – is a theme built around the idea of showing different places and businesses around a geographic location and providing in depth detail about that. Showing detailed maps, user reviews, business information, services, contact details and so on. Showing nearby places around that particular location is kind of cherry on the cake : ).

This theme does all of that. The special thing about this theme is – it’s built on top of user feedback and actually structured to give you maximum ROI for this kind of websites. That is in fact the difference between us and other premium theme providers. We focus on real world usage more and nifty functionality less.

View live demo of Geo Places theme and Head over to official sales page so you can see all the features in detail and buy this theme. I’ll take a moment and highlight some of the unique, must-see benefits of this theme in here.


The homepage shows collective map of all the places you have added on this site. Clicking that place icon will take you to the relevant post. Same way, separate maps for each category are also generated.

When you are on a place details page, it shows detailed map. Also you can get directions to reach that place simply by entering the starting point where you currently are.

Design Controls & Flexibility

The homepage is completely widget ready. You can show a full size slider in place of full map if you wish. You can chose to show the list of places either in list view or gallery view from admin panel and the same is true for archive pages that shows the places.

Lots of tiny stuff like “Places Around”

We’ve built many custom widgets specifically for this theme that will make this theme really usable. For example, the page which shows a place in detail also have a sidebar which contains a widget called “In the neighborhood”. Imagine you are searching for a restaurant in a specific area. It automagically shows some nearby places that you have added in the site. This will really help your site visitor i.e. if they are viewing a restaurant, they might want to visit a movie theater or a night club nearby.

Make money

Of course when you build a directory kind of site so might want to make money as well. Apart from many strategic advertise areas, the theme lets you enable/disable “add listing” feature. When enabled, it will let your site visitors add a business place on your site and you can charge them for this. It gives you option of collecting money via six different payment gateways (PayPal, 2Checkout, Google Checkout, WorldPay, Authorize.net and manual payment).

Advanced Search

Apart from blog search, the theme header prominently shows advanced search where you can do “For” and “In” search. For example, “Search for Pasta in This particular area/zip code”.

There are lot’s of features in this theme that you can only “experience”. So take a look at the live demo and explore the theme and grab the theme while it’s hot.

Moving forward

While we think we’ve covered pretty all kind of necessary stuff that the city directory theme should have, we are curious on user feedback and definitely look forward to upgrade this theme with some of the things that we’ve missed in this release. You can count on us on this.

Take a moment and let us know what do you think about this newly released theme via comment below.

227 thoughts on “Geo Places – your city directory built in WordPress

  1. Shawn says:

    Wow Looks great!!! installing it now for testing…

    Disappointed not to see live “events” integration like a calendar view (maybe there are other plugins) or the use of coupons/promotions for local businesses so that they can highlight timely offers and keep bringing users back to the website… sticky marketing for site owners (maybe plugins or other themes for this too but would be nice all-in-one).

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Hey shawn. Don’t get disapponted. We do have these things in to-do list. But for version 1.1 :) maybe? You can use this theme to show events just like you add places though.

      1. Shawn says:

        Also, I see Philadelphia, PA… what about support for multiple cities, neighborhoods, regions? Or is that better left for WP MU versions of this same theme.

        1. R.Bhavesh says:

          We considered this. It will indeed make this theme a huge one and complicated. Finally decided to stick with one city only and only that way, we can make it the best, easy and keep it balanced.

          1. Fred says:

            Please explain this with “One city”.

            I want to do a website with all the bakeries in England.
            Is this not possible with this theme?

            What are the limitations?

            Can I tweak it?

          2. R.Bhavesh says:

            if you are building a portal showing all the different areas like Restaurants, attractions, hotels etc., it should be targeted for one city / geographic location. That means, if you change city, you might want to show different hotels, restaurants etc. – which is not possible.

            But because you are targetting only bakeries, you should be able to do that easily. Simple consider whole england as a ‘city’ :)

          3. Shawn says:

            Too bad as multiple cities even neighborhoods would bring this up to the level of (even surpass) major portal scripts. Will it work withWP MU this way duplicating and creating as many “areas” as you want.

          4. Matt Sawyers says:

            I’m considering just creating a sub-domain for each site and literally creating a site using this template for each city. However, you still need a site to tie them together :-/

    2. Rodney says:

      I agree. An events calendar would be a great addition to this theme!

      1. R.Bhavesh says:

        I agree as well. The only thing is, we are not sure how you guys want to ADD the event? I think a separate form is required for events. Isn’t it?

        How exactly would you want this entire events thing to be added AND being shown on the site?

        1. Shawn says:

          Events could be a category with subcategories where the listings are shown by a calendar/date toggle with events on the map. Could be a widget to call out today’s or up coming events. Event details would need obvious the start and end dates but coud beInspiration:


          1. R.Bhavesh says:

            thanks Shawn. This will help :)

  2. zachariah ngonayni says:

    Just what I’ve been waiting tor

  3. NS says:

    Looks totally awesome!

    However… it’s good to check out local places and info but something bores me about these type of geo-business-directories.. because there’s nothing for the user to come back to use.

    For example I’m using alot of unique custom wp plugins to enable user interaction, sharing and buzz/viral.

    It would be even more amazing with buddypress, rich media.. etc.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      For richer user experience, you can add video etc.

      You are right about buddy press etc. But I think the theme should not try to do everything of them or else it would become bloated, cluttered software.

      Separate installation of buddy press / bbpress etc. would do the trick. Wouldn’t it?

  4. Rodney says:

    I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with the featureset and demo :) If I could only go back in time and use this for my local directory instead of the directory script I used. Time to do some testing…might be worth the switch.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      hey Rodney, its good to see you again. We have V2 coming up with lots of improvement suggested by users. Stay tuned.

  5. Pete says:

    Pretty freakin amazing… been waiting for something like this for a LOOOONG time!

  6. FC says:

    Hello every one,
    Would like to thank the team for their hard work and great theme that they delivered. Really impressed with the work. Thank you guys

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      And thank you for believing in us :). Nice to have you here

  7. Pete says:

    Is there a way to feature a listing on the category or search results page?

    1. Shawn says:

      I second the option to monetize submissions for better paid placements; like priority in the search results, featured on the front and tops of categories and/or highlighted listings.

      1. R.Bhavesh says:

        Adding this in wishlist. Expect this in next version of the theme

  8. Cristian O. Balan says:

    Nice job. :)
    But I will apreciate some thinks: less white spaces, + left sidebar/left and right sidebar, random featured posts in the home (and any page where featured posts exists), “wide” slide format. I will hope that for the next version. :)

    ps. sorry for my English

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      You can easily reduce the white space dramatically by simply adding a dark background around the page. Simply tweak some css styles.

      The homepage can show big image slideshow in place of the main map. And can you explain the “WIDE” site format? I think I lost you there.

  9. Bent Stoa says:

    This is a great day, Bhavesh. This website I will give to my beloved home town in southern Norway. Thanks to you and your team who made this. You are very, very inspiring. Bent :)

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Hi Bent, comments like this keeps us going :). Our efforts pay off when our product helps someone cool like yourself in building website that otherwise they would not have been able to.

      Keep coming back, we have more goodies coming

  10. Rodney says:

    I was testing out the demo on templatic and it looks like the search function isn’t working. When you type in any term like “franklin” or “burgers” (without quotes), the same search results page comes up.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Sorted this out. Fixed, and improved. Check again now :)

  11. WPHell says:

    Very original and outstanding idea! Good job.

  12. Fred says:

    Looks good!


    Is there any way to do multiple upload?
    I have a website with +1000 places and it might take a while to insert all them…

    1. Cristian O. Balan says:

      Similar situation here. I have a WP site with many plugins and some like +200 entries/places.

      1. Shawn says:

        Yes, bulk uploads would be sweet!

    2. R.Bhavesh says:

      okay. This one goes at our top priority list. Expect an update in next 2 or 3 weeks. (Would have hurried this but we are working on something awesome, at priority at the moment)

      1. Shawn says:

        “something awesome” for this theme?

        1. Cristian O. Balan says:

          we hope :)

          1. Duane says:

            I’m referring to a comment by Tommy 3rd Oct, re: Classified Ads Functionality…

            Try the FREE WP Plugin: Another WordPress Classifieds Plugin. Only issue I have with it, so far, is that it only supports currencies used by PayPal (although 2Checkout.com payments for Adds is also supported). I am testing in a LIVE environment (see: //southcoastaccommodation.co.za/classifieds/)

  13. Smruti says:

    Beautiful Theme…
    But seems to be a few bugs when viewing it on IE8
    ***The little category section on the frontpage map does not showup
    **** When you click on a point on the map – the bubble has a real messy/ugly black shadow behind it

    none of these problems in FF – but when showing it to someone today – on their computer was only IE8
    So a lot of people still using IE8 : )

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      thanks for taking time and reporting this Smruti. It will be fixed by tomorrow

  14. Duane says:

    Thanks to all at Templatic! I’m about to download, install & test!

  15. John says:

    Nice one to use around big events I think.

    Like were to go beside your event or where to stay.

    Probably a lot of (bigger) cities already have something organized like this,
    at least I think, but fore some it will do.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      The “In the Neighborhood” widget does exactly what you asked for :)

  16. Nitram says:

    nice thoughts but i think not that well executed and lacking some features that should’ve definitely been implemented:

    – events
    – listing options free (without links instead of limited listing period)
    – custom post types for different venues
    – neighborhoods or near landmark
    – several opening hours instead of just one – in many regions, establishments aren’t open 7/7

    if i take the time to modify or pay someone to do so, i can just do the rest myself as well…

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      – events

      We think events needs to be handled completely differently and they are time sensitive. Complex to implement in this theme.

      – listing options free (without links instead of limited listing period)
      Nice point.

      – custom post types for different venues
      Good suggestion again. But how does custom post type for venue apply to a city theme? You have lots and lots of venue. Isn’t it?

      – neighborhoods or near landmark
      Its already available in the theme. Check this screenshot //templatic.com/wp-themes/uploads/2010/09/geo_placesaround.png

      – several opening hours instead of just one – in many regions, establishments aren’t open 7/7
      Nice point. Consider this upgraded in next update

      1. Nitram says:

        – most definitely events part is the most cumbersome when looking at this theme, however i believe a city portal or directory can’t live without it. you might wanna think of coding for buddypress and impement one of the two outstanding event plugins.
        – i’m referring to venues in regards to all localities in a city: offices, landmarks, shops, government agencies, sports venues, cultural venues, hotels. as this is not so difficult to implement and everyone will have different needs maybe you could just include instructions on how to add your own custom post type and provide an archive template that reads a default post type out.
        – i referred to places nearby as in landmarks, the way you set it up it will show all places nearby. search behaviour will have people look for something near something they know, i won’t need a hotel location page tell me it’s near another hotel but near the mall or near the train station.

  17. Martin Gicheru says:

    Yeah, i also believe that the difference between free and paid listings should be the previleges, like say, paid users get everything and the free users have some limitations, thought of working towards that? Bavesh

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      a valid point. The only problem is, with this theme, you are deciding how many post types you wish to provide. You can even provide them 10 different options like $1 for one day $5 for 10days and so on. The theme automagically can not decide for which of the options you wish to have specially featured etc.

      But yes, a nice point in here and we hope to get some suggestion from other users on this.

  18. Duane says:

    I’ve tried installing this twice & get the same error message every time:
    This web site needs a different Google Maps API key. A new key can be generated at

    This obvioulsy cause the Google Maps to fail, but Sample Images aren’t being displayed either.
    Any ideas?

    I have installed on Domain: //bigbayproperties.co.za for testing.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      1) You need a google maps API key which is free – //code.google.com/apis/maps/signup.html

      2) Here’s a troubleshooting guide on the image problem which is being shown by timthumb script. //templatic.com/theme-support/theme-documentation/image-not-showing-up-troubleshooting-image-resizer-thumbphp

  19. steve says:

    Great theme, really like it.

    Just before i purchase it i want to confirm two things if possible.

    1. The theme can only used for a specific city (geo location) i live in london so the site will be for a london based directory. Can the city location be changed in the theme ( london ) so when people submit an address via the “add listing” option it will pickup the details for an address in London.

    2. Is it possible to change the text which appears under the text fields via the submission form (updating the php code in the files) and so on


  20. R.Bhavesh says:

    1. You can’t specify a specific city (because someone might want to focus on a bigger region as well).

    2. Yes, you can edit message.php and can change all the labels in the form – easily

  21. smruti says:


    Please let us know when the few bugs have been fixed – specially the IE8
    The categories do not show up on the front page map


    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Please download the theme again now. This issue has been sorted out. Thanks for the headsup.

      1. Smruti says:

        You are a genius – keep up the great work
        Thanks for getting this fixed so quick…

  22. Ruddy says:

    Hi guys. At first, i would like to thank you for thits new theme. Its really amazing!

    I’m trying to set everything correctly, but ‘im having 2 problems

    The search is not working and the icons are not being showed up on the front map.

    can you help-me? you can see my website on: //servicos.amoniteroi.com.br

    Ruddy Cavalcanti

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      sure ruddy. Please create a support ticket in our helpdesk //templatic.com/helpdesk/

      Also please make sure you have taken a good look at theme installation guide :)

    2. Fred says:


      Ruddy: Did you add all these places one by one?
      Any tip on how to proceed quickly, latitude-longitude takes time for me.

      R. Bhavesh: It would be great if you could create a forum where all members (owners of themes) could help eachother and ask questions and get answers from other members.
      Everybody tweak their theme in different ways and it would be cool if we could see/show each others websites and get feedback

      1. Cristian O. Balan says:

        The forum already exist (I think only for “premium” members). I remember some months a go when I bought the Kidz Store, I had access to the forum. Now not more… :(

        1. R.Bhavesh says:

          We really wish that the forum would have been a success. What happened actually is – some of the users started abusing when some bugs were found (we always, quickly corrected them) but they kept jumping into other user’s thread and spreading the bad influence overall. Which ultimately damaged templatic brand and customer satisfaction.

          Besides that, helpdesk help us keeping issues separate for each member and assign the issue to appropriate person and keep track that whether the issue is sorted out or not. Our support has improved a lot after that.

          But you guys are right. a Community forum is needed. We are looking for more support persons //templatic.com/jobs and once we have them, we will make sure to start the community forum again that we can moderate instantly

  23. MichaelYu says:

    A must-have features:
    1. Faceted meta search
    2. Autosuggest\autocomplete (cities&categories)
    3. Radio button above the IN field (search in business name OR business type) //www.dogpile.com/dogpile/ws/index/qcat=yp/_iceUrlFlag=11?_IceUrl=true

    4. to be continued…

    1. Tim says:

      You can easily change the “food, products or place” via language.php file to whatever text you want eg: business name or business type.

  24. henri says:


    nice theme good work, however i have a very small nice that covers the world <2000 listings. so i would like to separate the continents eg. replacing hotels, attraction etc into the continents and within the continent sub-category for the countries and then the listings.

    is this possible out of the box or does it needs to be tweaked?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      as we explained, this theme is ideal for one particular region (city, state or country). But if you are looking to show completely different listing for ALL the categories, its not possible by default.

      i.e., you can create a website showing chocolate shops in,around london. But if you wish to show different restaurant, attraction, hotels etc. for different cities, its not possible by default.

      Take a free test drive of this theme for better idea //test.templatic.com/

      1. henri says:

        the theme is okay w/me, however will you be able to customize some things as per our requirements?

        1. R.Bhavesh says:

          no but you can place a free job ad at //templatic.com/customize

  25. Ricardo Lamego says:

    Has anyone managed to get this working on WP3 multisite?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      this theme should work just fine in WP3 multisite. Our live demo of this theme works on that

  26. andy says:

    I really love this and will use it.

    Does this theme support attractive permalinks? Because you can’t tell from the demo??

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      ofcourse it does support permalinks. Take a free test drive of this theme for better idea //test.templatic.com/

  27. Anthony says:

    looks really good. A quick questions. On the Google Map what is the maximum number of categories that I can show? Are you able to set up sub categories and will those show up on the map too. Thanks!

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      you can select the categories that you want to show on the map. As far as the categories doesn’t exceed your map height, it should show it just fine. In other note, you can increase height of the map

  28. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

    How about the ability to implement some sort of audio? I have had this idea for some time. AudioMapper.com I own. If users could push their, let’s say SoundCloud content into this site and then geo-locate it, it might be very interesting, especially since most iPhones, etc. have the ability to record and push to SC from the spot they are in at that moment. After the push happens, locating the sound on a map, that audio could be used for anything, microstocked, etc. Obviously, using a number of different API’s would be helpful. Not so much you doing it as much as bringing it into this format. Hmm…

    1. Cristian O. Balan says:

      Here are a lot of interesting and useful suggestions. But what you say, I think it is among the least useful (even if you are interested).

      1. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

        Depends on your niche, I’m throwing around ideas, pal.

    2. R.Bhavesh says:

      Thanks Noah for this idea. This seems like an interesting idea but on the other side, as a business person I do not see many people buying this kind of theme / feature.

      Appreciate your input though. Keep em coming.

  29. fabio says:

    Hi, I am Fabio Ingrosso from ThePuglia, a travel information website about my italian region: Puglia. I am intentioned to buy your them, which reflects my goals of internet marketing. I have some questions before buying it.

    1. I have seen your demo. The home page shows only one location: Philadelphia. Is it possible to have multiple locations to show to the readers, for example Philadelphia, NY, Boston, … I mean: is it possible to create a map for a small region and not only for a city?

    2. What about sub category? If I have a main category called “Where to sleep” and sub categories like B&B, Hotel, Apartments, … how do they appear on the homepage map?

    3. Is it possible to set a particular dimension for the auto Image gallery on the place details page? Is there an auto resize too?


  30. Shawn says:


    – Add a thumb on the map balloon.
    – How about “what’s new” or “just listed” for new listings.
    – Hide Email Addresses from Spam Harvesters.
    – Add street view to map on listing detail page.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      – Add a thumb on the map balloon.
      This can be done. Will figure this out – how.

      – How about “what’s new” or “just listed” for new listings.
      Nice. But the homepage is already packed with all different sections. Where do you wish to have this shown?

      – Hide Email Addresses from Spam Harvesters.
      Yes, will do.

      – Add street view to map on listing detail page.
      No promises, but yes, will try and figure out something

  31. andy says:

    Would it be possible to modify the add entry process so that certain categories could be added free whilst others remain as paid?

    When a users entry has expired do they get an automatic e mail reminder that it has expired? If so how can this message be edited?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Hi Andy,

      We’ve added different kind of fees structure this time, giving admin a scope to add as many levels as possible. I am afraid keeping some of them free and some paid is not possible at the moment. But yes, your input makes more sense and we will *try* to sort this out.

      No, they don’t get automatic reminder at the moment.

  32. smruti says:

    I noticed no Contact Us page
    1 – is contact us built in – if someone wishes to contact the owner regarding listing or anything.(or do we need to add a plugin)

    2 – is it possible to add a multi-contact widget like you did with the realestate theme – so when a user adds their listing it uses their email address for the contact form – which is displayed in the sidebar of the detail listing page


  33. Cristian O. Balan says:

    @smruti, 1 – you need a plugin for that

    @R.Bhavesh, like registered user into your site (templatic), I see some message still “waiting moderation” (from many days) like “w3c” and others. I think everyone interested in the subject of W3C validation.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Ofcourse. Valid points. We have improved version coming up shortly and will fix, improve all the stuff plus will add new features etc.

      In the meantime, I’d argue here that those validation bugs are caused by the JS files we use in the theme. Which is not possible to edit, nor its necessary. Feel free to disagree with me on this and we can come to a conclusion

  34. Paco says:


    How can i mame this teme multilingual?


    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      There’s a plugin called WPML. We suggest getting in touch with those guys before you purchase to make sure of the compatibility

  35. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

    Do you think you will create an area where you will be able to login via Social Network APIs?

    Like: //geomium.com with the option to log-in via Facebook account? Using a tool like Janrain Engage? //www.janrain.com/products/engage

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      the login is required only when someone wants to add a listing on your site. And creating account is necessary because they might want to keep track of the listing they add, edit and renew their listing and so on.

      Facebook login is a good idea but at the same time, it complicates the login etc. procedure. Please feel free to write back if you disagree :)

      1. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

        I agree, it would complicate things, just wondering if you guys had thought about this for this and future templates?

        1. R.Bhavesh says:

          Like I said, we don’t mind adding them. But it definitely adds a clutter.

          On other note, would love to know how and in which theme(s), you’d want this implemented?

          1. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

            Well, I suppose any theme that requires a login. If they could login via one account (I guess that’s the idea, modularity) this would be useful. I see that you have login options within many of your themes. Also, if you wouldn’t mind, I have some questions about logging in, in general. I’m somewhat confused about it within WP.



  36. Robbie says:

    Dam, what a beautiful theme! Looks like such a great theme, that has many features like yp!!

    You never seize to amaze me!

  37. Phyllis says:

    I want to purchase this theme. However, the Google map that appears next to a listing is providing reverse directions. Instead of providing directions to the location its providing directions to a users location. Also is there a way to anonymize the listings email address.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Checked again, things seems to be working fine. Are you adding correct location information from where you are? Can you give me an example where and how its not working?

      1. Phyllis says:

        Ok. Here’s an example:

        Let’s say I click on the link to review the listing for FRANKLIN SQUARE

        To the right of the listing there’s the google map. At the bottom of the map there’s a box that says: ENTER YOUR LOCATION – GET DIRECTIONS (Button)

        If I enter my location. The maps provides directions to my location FROM Franklin Square. The map should provide directions TO Franklin Square from my location.

        1. R.Bhavesh says:

          didn’t notice this comment somehow. Will check + fix if the bug exists

  38. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

    Does this theme allow for Google KMZ files or mass importation of map files via a CSV file?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      We are working on Bulk CSV import function which will be available soon in this theme. You can import .csv files then after

      1. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

        OK, I have a bunch of them and that would be fantastic! The possibilities, infinite! Segmenting them as well…

      2. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

        Any idea when this will be ready?

        *Foaming at the mouth at the importation possibilities and advertising revenue!

        1. R.Bhavesh says:

          ahaha :).

          We hope to have this completed in two weeks. Means by 15th of this month. I would take liberty not to promise though. As rushing things would mean disappointment to users. We don’t want to repeat it :)

          1. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

            Yes, so I have this map of gas wells, and I want to geolocate them within a specific boundary. I’m wondering, though, will the CSV or KMZ files and their fields be absorbed correctly with the template? Hmmm… I suppose the data for the location will be, however, the other variables maybe not. I can post the CSV file if you like?

            NPF :-)

        2. R.Bhavesh says:

          Feel free to create a ticket in our helpdesk and label it “GeoPlace sample CSV for Bhavesh” :)

          Good to see you taking active participation

          1. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

            Done. I have submitted a .RAR file with a .CSV dB of sorts. It has quite a few entries and I would be very eager to know if this works.



  39. Paco says:


    Can i reorder categories using the test site backoffice??
    Do i have to install a plugin?


    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      if you are talking about main navigation, you can simply build custom menu in 3.0 and add it there.

      1. Matt Sawyers says:

        When I attempt to create a custom menu, it tells me that the theme doesn’t support it. It also states that I can create a custom menu as a sidebar widget.

        I’d like the ability to have a drop down menu on the main navigation bar for category/subcategories, eg:


        But I can’t seem to find a way to do it?

        1. Matt Sawyers says:

          bah, never-mind, I figured it out, not really sure how I managed it, but I did. haha

          1. R.Bhavesh says:

            :) good thing. All our themes support custom navigation

  40. Paco says:

    I’m interested in purchasig this theme but i’m also iterested in the events feature…

    Are updates included when you purchase this theme?


    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Many users are asking for events and we might include it. Can you tell me..

      Exactly how you’d want an Events feature in this theme? Please explain in detail

      1. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

        I agree, an Events area would be nice as well…

        1. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

          Or how about just utilize the Events Registration Manager here: //wordpress.org/extend/plugins/event-registration/. Seems ok… Done by these guys and free: //www.edgetechweb.com

  41. Rome says:

    Really exciting theme…..with some implementations would be excellent.

    About compatibility with wpml, when there will be?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Guys over at WPML are working on a new version. Once they release it, it should be compatible

  42. Rome says:

    On the homepage, when I scroll – to navigate the page – with the mouse wheel over the Google map, I will activate the zoom of Google map. This should not happen, because I want just browse the page

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      guess this is a default google map *feature*. Will try to stop this if possible

      1. Agrinium says:

        An enable/disable option would be even better. Zooming is definitely a usefull feature in this theme.

  43. Tate says:

    hmm.. why wasn’t my comment published? anyway, found the solution for this using another plugin

    1. smallpotato says:

      it was probably waiting for moderation. comments by first-time commenters on this site is always moderated before they’re published.

      1. Tate says:

        small, yes I saw that but lots of other comments after mine were published. Too bad, I had some thoughts on customizing each listing which can be done with the widget logic plugin

  44. Tate says:

    whoops forgot another question. How can I add link to a Contact page in Main Nav?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      you can build a custom menu widget easily in WP 3.0 and have any/all links you want :).

  45. Paco says:

    Regarding events, something like this will fit all my requirements…


    1. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

      You can find a lot here like that and others around the Net.

      1. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

        // wordpress org / extend / plugins / event-registration

  46. Shawn says:

    As Paco suggests…

    TheScene nails it for associating a local business listing to a review, their upcoming events and their user submitted/community photos on the same page. Add in the “offers or coupons” from this business to that page and pull out the baby wipes to get all that marketing “sticky” off your site :-) templatic could easily do this.


  47. max says:

    hi !

    Is it possible when a person submit a listing, to drag the marker instead of enter the adress ?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      we will add this in the next version. Should be released in two weeks

  48. Kinou says:


    Fantastic theme that I am thinking to purchase for one future project. I had one small feature request though!

    On the main map, I saw the possibility to display/hide chose categories.

    Instead of hiding the whole categories, I would like to display the label but have it unchecked to make it less cluttered on the map but still letting the users the choice to display extra categories if needed.

    Is it something you have thought of changing?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Nice, valid suggestion. Will try to have this in the next update of the theme

      1. Kinou says:

        Sounds good. Thanks!

  49. Shawn says:

    Hi R.Bhavesh, great job so far and with so many interesting suggestions here and your support of the “communities” input… it might be helpful to give members some hints of what’s being added or updated for the next release and what’s really not in Templatc’s overall vision for this theme. It would allow us to support the direction a bit better and move the other small to large features not in the overall picture to the customization / jobs board: //templatic.com/customize/


    1. Fred says:

      This is a good idea and we really need a forum where Theme-owners share ideas and solutions.

      This will save all of us both time and money as we dont have do everything over and over again individually.
      For example I can imagine that a few of us wants to edit the G Maps function and it would be stupid if we all used different programmers for a similar solution.

      This would also save R.Bhavesh alot of work as you dont have to improve the areas that the “forum” is developing ;)

      1. R.Bhavesh says:

        Forum is what everyone is asking – and we obligue happily.

        Its coming.

    2. Cristian O. Balan says:


  50. robin says:

    This theme is great. It needs to have the event function. Those example above from thescene.com is good enough.


    When user click on any hotel or restaurant or etc…, they will enter to the hotel pages. Instead of listing of the hotel facilities, it would be great to have a calendar of events. Upcoming event or promotion. Now as a restaurant owner, they may have happy hours promotion. So they can create event for happy hours. But we have to take note that these happy hours promotion is valid through out the weeks or months. It is standard promotion in the restaurant. When the restaurant owner wanted to create the event for happy hours promotion, maybe it can be do it once. Don’t have to enter every day ie a range of date from ___ to___ functions. These promotion will be seen on the main page.

    Now we go to the main page, similarly we can see all the events from all the hotels or restaurants owners.
    Based on day to day event for a week schedule, we can see all the listing of events. For each day, we can list up to 10 events maximum and add a link to view more thereafter for each category. To monitize the events, perhaps we can add a featured events by adding an icon or bold the text up to 3-5 events for each category on first come first serve basis with a fee. The remaining 5-7 events will be free. Or maybe the entire 10 events to be listed on the mainpage in each category comes with a fee.

    Just sharing some ideas.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Thanks for sharing these ideas Robin. In my thinking, this requires a “separate” theme to be built – specifically for event. What say?

      Having this into the geoplaces theme would make it cluttered. Won’t it?

  51. Cristian O. Balan says:

    Here are many ideas without a ufficial reply. This is also a reason why the forum, when it existed, did not work. :(

    However, when it plans to release a new version that fixes some problems and introduces some features (such as the possibility of using an old installation of WordPress with so many posts)?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Hi Cristian,

      Please dont feel bad :). I have been reading all these awesome comments and have full intention of responding them. It’s just that simply giving false hopes didn’t seem right to me. We are working on ecommerce framework launch and focused on that. Once its done we will be working on the geoplaces theme update considering all the comments above and ACT upon it.

      I am not really sure on the old version of WP at the moment as many of the new features *might* not accommodate geoplaces functions

      1. Cristian O. Balan says:

        I was wrong to say “old version of WordPress. I meant a “WordPress installation that already exists.” But it is still the latest version. :)

        Ok, I understand that you’re working on something else.
        But when it came out GeoPlaces, I thought it would be ideal to change our current theme (full of plugins and several changes). Also I was working (on the current theme) to accept payments (as is already on GeoPlaces).
        So I talked with my boss who has accepted the idea. We paid and downloaded the theme. But after that, I discovered a few problems and it is not really complete or perfect. :)
        I also read that you are working on a new version with improvements. So I told my boss that it is better to wait several weeks until a new update comes out.

        So this was also the reason why I wanted to know (roughly), when do you plan to release the new version. Because if it is different in a year, and if it is in a month, of course, is another matter. So I say to my boss that we have to wait a month (or year :O).

        I hope you understand my bad English. :D

        1. R.Bhavesh says:

          agreed. Please read my reply to Shawn below.

          Btw, your english is better than mine ;)

      2. Shawn says:

        R.Bhavesh, I don’t know how guys even have the time for all these themes :-) but how about some general hints on what’s being added or updated for the next release “after ecommerce framework launch” to help everyone’s development direction and timelines? You guys have a certain focus and many of the ideas above will never hit your white board, others might be phased in slowly. Can you say in general what you will be addressing:

        1) featured listings of some sort?
        2) events?
        3) bulk imports? (believe this is already a yes)
        4) coupons / offers?
        5) multi cities / regions?
        6) GEO location for users?

        these are all very different features but are probably the big 6 that most are considering for many new projects to launch.


        1. R.Bhavesh says:

          Hi Shawn,

          thanks for asking this. Here’s my quick answer

          1) featured listings of some sort?
          Can you explain this in detail? (sample link would be great). Because I think we have already included some widgets of this kind in the theme.

          2) events?
          The way everyone in the comment is asking, :) we have to oblige. I will find out a way to keep it basic and simple. For all the feature in events asked above, we have to create a separate theme for events. But as I said, basic events should be available in the next version.

          3) bulk imports? (believe this is already a yes)

          4) coupons / offers?
          Coupons as in you offer coupon to business owner so they can use it while submitting the place? Or business owner adding coupon in their list so site visitors can benefit?

          5) multi cities / regions?
          No. Because this will make it a huge portal. Make it really complicated. Please defend if you disagree with this.

          6) GEO location for users?
          How and why this is required? How do you want it implemented in the theme?

          1. Shawn says:

            1) “featured listings of some sort?”
            – I mean pay for better exposure for businesses a section on the front page rotation, or section in top of search results or their category.

            2) “events?”
            – as mentioned could be separate (not within listing submit page) a separate calendar function/section with ability to link submitted events to a place/venue/mapped listing. So when submitting an event you add details, date a time… etc and can link it to a place/venue/listing. So on events section we see details, map point and info. on the venue or link to venue’s full page and on venues page, events (if any would) be listed too. I think thescene does this best: //www.thescene.com/place/zoo-bar-london they have the venue and an calendar event window on the same page.

            4) “coupons / offers?”
            – I meant for businesses, restaurants to offer deals, promo’s, coupons, offers. Again could be just a place on the main submit place form but could also be a separate section and attached to business/place/venue/ offers usually expire, so could work like events and be displayed like events on left side or something.

            The key with either the events and coupons is the ability for the user to look for these easily, thus separate submissions might be the way to go to be able to review all easily. So imagine on the fornt page a box with 1-3 links “This Weeks Events” and “This Weeks Deals”.

            5) “multi cities / regions?”
            – might not be in your vison but would be nice from SEM perspective with a few localized portals. Could be as simple as a top level filter that switches to set regions.

            This also ties to the the last option of GEO location for users? You would not need multi regions if you could geo code the user. The script asks you to enter your location (or does it automatically) and you see all that is in it’s proximity and remembers you next time. You could also search by any location and thus no regions required. Example:


            region doesn’t really matter as users and businesses are all by location, site owners can hard link their own city.


          2. Agrinium says:

            Geolocation is something that I’m definitely interested in, as I’m sure many others are as well.

            It would instantly solve an array of issues, most important of which is the labour heavy task of creating cloned versions of the website to focus on different regions.

            This feature alone would skyrocket the value of this theme to the sky.

  52. R.Bhavesh says:

    Thanks everyone for all the feedback above. Please keep em coming. I have a complaint though.

    Many users asked about Events feature in this theme. Some also provided nice links elsewhere on how event is being shown etc.

    We need your help though. The key point here is the way users submit a place. Theres only one form for this. How do you want the event to be submitted? Do we need a completely separate form? Or the same “submit a place” form can be used? Constructive feedback here would help us.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Guess many users have suggested some cool comments – which, I have to admit, did not read before posting the above message. It gives us lot of clarity now.

      Still, would love your input on how you guys want the event submission handled?

  53. robin says:

    Hi R.Bhavesh,

    It would be good to have a separate form to submit an event in the admin (dashboard) section of the restaurant owner. Once they have submitted their place, they can go in to their dashboard. In dashboard can have two menus 1.) Events 2.) Add Events.

    So when they add events, the form will comes out for them to post their events (or can use for coupon i think as some user has requested) and then fill up the information, select pay or free, check the i agree on the terms and conditions box proceed with preview and make payment. Done.

    Once done in the event menu, they can view a summary listing of their expired and active events, paid or free, date start and date expired and title of events. Click on the title, the events detail page comes out. Edit or Save. For expired, can only view. Just wondering whether it is a good idea to allow them to edit the active event for spelling errors and some minor corrections. Otherwise they need to sent an email to the administrator to do the correction.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      This would mean adding event “listing” inside of “places” listing. This is possible but I am more and more concerned about not bloating this theme.

      How about The restaurant owner add separate listing – Under Events. And then, he can edit his Restaurant listing and add link to the events he/she has created? That way, we get to keep listing simple and still serve the purpose.

      1. Stephen says:

        I can understand the bloat issue, but I’d still vote for that over asking the business owner to add a link to his/her event page within their business listing on the site.

        Reason is that we’d want to make this as easy as possible for the business owner as most are technology challenged to say the least. Something as simple as telling them to create an event then add that link to their listing while simple to us could be a head scratcher for some of these folks. I don’t really want to spend a ton of my time in customer support mode trying to explain this stuff to them.

        Plus when the event is over then they have to take anotehr step to go back and remove the link from their listing page ad I’ll bet many forget to do that which leads means the site has a bunch of outdated events pages showing up because the owner isn’t keeping stuff up to date.

        Anyway that’s my feelings on it that I’d rather see everything related to that business client listed on their listing page if possible rather then create separate pages that require more clicking and overhead “if possible”.

        1. Shawn says:

          I agree with easy for “businesses”, but events are timely and would need to expire anyway so no “removing problem”… events should be independent (but linked) to the business/place listing because not all event coordinators or hosts own the venues where the event might take place. Event could be in a park? Stadium? Could be for a marathon?


  54. robin says:

    Yes. that was what i meant. Separate from add place listing. Put under it events (different category).

    In the add place listing, we have to consider a restaurant chain within the city ie like KFC. So the restaurant owner, can conitinue to add place within the city if they have more than 20 restaurants in the city.

    With the event feature, the coupon code and feature listing as requested by many users also can be added here.

    1. First part is the event detais
    2. Coupon and Discount
    3 Paid or Free and paid featured

    For the coupon code, enter coupon code name – spring. Retail price = USD50. Discount percentage = 10% (auto calculate rounded up to the nearest dollar). Can overite cause some prefer to put USD39.99 instead of Price after discount = USD40 per session, per hour, per jug, per person etc..

  55. robin says:

    You did mentioned link the events with place listing. It is good but need to remember when comes to chain restaurants some out outlets have different kind of events. It would be great if they can link the event to the respective outlet.

  56. Pete says:

    This theme can’t be everything for everyone. Not having an events calendar is not a deal killer. Maybe a future version, or a new theme can include that. Same with coupons.

    I think including too many things will make it too complicated and create more bugs and take development time away from future themes. This theme is a great start, if a person needs specialized functionality, hire a programmer.

    Its cool to have suggestions, but take it for what it is, a great theme.

  57. raja3141 says:


    Adding a report incorrect listing data and a form/option to submit the correct data button below each listing would be great

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      it is a good to have feature. But we don’t think its a must have feature. Is there anyone else in here want to have this feature? :)

      We have to keep the feature list trim or else it would become bloated

  58. Fred says:


    1) Is there any way to use this theme on 3 seperate cities / sites but make sure the members join the same “community” so they have the same passwod etc. in all websites?
    So if they join Philadelphia.com, they can also login to New York.com with the same details.

    2) Would be great if people could comment/review places etc with a tool like Disqus so a) the reviews can get viral and b) improve interaction on the website. I know there is a plugin for this but it would be nicer if it was already intergrated.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      1) I am not sure but you should be able to find such plugin that keeps the same cookie on various installs of WP and integrate the tables. Same like we integrate bbpress and wordpress.

      2) Why include it in the theme if it can be easily done by installing a plugin?

  59. Tommy says:

    First off Congrats I love this theme!

    I think to make real cash what would be needed would be to have three levels of submissions.

    Free (But no Photo can be uploaded plus your listing will appear below the paid premium and featured listings)

    Premium (Photos can be uploaded plus you will appear above the free listings but below the Featured Listings)

    Featured (Photos and a Video can be uploaded plus you will appear above free and premium listings in the category that you selected plus you listing will rotate on the home page with the other featured listings)

    Events would be nice too but I would make this a separate submission

    Having a Classified Ads section would be good, a separate submission form would be needed for this too.



    1. Rome says:

      Great Tom!
      I’m totally agree with you

    2. Cristian O. Balan says:


  60. Brad says:

    Is it possible to have the featured businesses on the front with an overlay to video icon or even a link created on the map to take the user to a video segment of the businesses locally?

  61. Vicente says:

    I love this theme! I’m one step to develop a site with this theme but I have a question … what about translations? My site should be in Spanish … what about this?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      we do provide .mo files with the theme. You can translate the theme to your own language using this file

      1. Rome says:

        about translations, what about integration with WPML?

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  63. F Schoon none says:


    2 things:

    -If a costumer adds a place / adress through “Add a listing” the lat/long shows up automatically.
    But if I add a new place / adress through admin then it does not.

    Why is this? Any advise please

    – Where and how do I change so the Website link (The restaurants/place homepage) opens in a new window.
    I definately do not want my vistors to leave… ;)

    Thank you

  64. raja3141 says:

    The main drawback to this theme acc to me that of the “Free & featured” categorization, i wouldnt have used it if i had knew abt it before..

    Getting info/listings is really hard for busy people. All listings must be permanent either free or paid. You can make money from private ads, adsense etc., iff you have some listings there…also it is really bad for seo when pages keep disappearing for 30,90, xxx days.

    The best way is this: All listings should be permanent. And Featured listings should be made as sticky for the custom durations.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      You can easily do this. Simply increase the tie duration to a bigger number.

      When it comes to business, its not only about SEO. Some users DO run business on the listings that are day based. However, we have considered this permanent post issue in our next version. This will be improved in it – coming in 10 days.

  65. Marco says:

    When the next version with more functionalities ?
    I’ll buy it 100%!

    Thanks a lot


  66. Sarah Taylor says:

    I am thoroughly enjoying this new theme.
    Question: Do you have links or images for the 3 category icons that did not install?
    I have these colors: Purple, Blue, Orange, Red, and Gray. But am missing three other colors and have blank spots within the Category Icons section of the admin panel.
    Thanks in advance!

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      I am sure we will be able to help you accurately in our helpdesk – //templatic.com/helpdesk

      Right at this moment, I don’t have the answer :)

  67. Liam says:

    I have to agree with Shawn, Tommy and lots of others.

    In the next release, could you allow a way for ‘Premium Listings’ (customers who pay) to appear above the free listings. These would also need to rotate randomly to give each paying business a chance to appear at the top. I think it would also be helpful if these Premium Listings had a different background.. maybe with a photo to make them really stand out.

    It might also be helpful if there was a widget that could be added to the home page which displayed random Premium Listings.

    This would give customers a real incentive to pay rather than choose a free listing, which at the moment doesn’t offer anything other than how long the listing is displayed. If my explanation isn’t making sense, look at eBay who also utilise a ‘Premium/Featured Listing’ incentive to ensure customers who pay more, STAND OUT.

    I must say though that I am extremely impressed with this theme, just need a few tweaks to make it even better.


    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Like I said earlier, this suggestion makes sense. We are going to do this for sure. Just a matter of time.

  68. Fred says:


    Can you create an area (in the Forum) where we can showcase our websites we built with Geoplaces.
    Would be very cool and inspiring to see what other people have done with this theme.
    Then we could easily contact eachother and get help on how to do certains changes etc.


    a) If a costumer adds a place / adress through “Add a listing” the lat/long shows up automatically.
    But if I add a new place / adress through admin then it does not.

    Why is this? Have a made a mistake? Any advise please

    b) Where and how do I change so the Website link
    (The restaurants/place homepage) opens in a new window.
    I definately do not want my vistors to leave… ;)

    Thank you

    1. Francis says:

      a link exchanges would be good too. when i’m finished i would add some friends links to other on the geoplaces template and vice versa.

  69. andy says:

    I have been testing this theme and it is very very promising and I am sure the forthcoming update will address many of the issues that folk have had. I have noticed a problem with the procedure for users submitting paid for entries in that it doesn’t seem to be possible to apply sales tax to an entries cost. Is this an issue that could be looked at?

  70. Kinou says:

    Hi Again,

    After trying the demo, I did have a couple of additional comments/questions:

    – The directions on the location are reversed. I would like to get the direction from my input to the point of interest rather than the opposite like it is currently.

    – The pop-up on Google Maps doesn’t display ä, ö, … correctly.

    – The directions are in English. How could we localize them to Spanish or other language?

    Let me know if there is a place to report bugs, I’ll be happy to fill it in.



    1. andy says:

      I have noticed the reverse directions also and it would be good if it could be changed

  71. Aleksandar says:

    When will you release the latest version of Geo Places theme?

    Thank you

    1. Cristian O. Balan says:

      In less than 10 days. :)

  72. Andrew says:


    I have a deals website that covers the whole of Australia.

    I have city categories set up, eg “Sydney” allowing users to immediately get local deals. This works well, but the map doesnt update to show just the Sydney deals! It still shows the main page map, so the map doesnt match the results.

    Is there a way to change this?

  73. Matt Sawyers says:

    I’d be really nice to see a redirect page template available
    Also when setting a featured image, is there a way to turn off the large photo slideshow on the place details, but still keep the thumbnail for the place being viewed on the rest of the site?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Tell me if I am wrong but why would you need a redirect page template? WordPress’ custom navigation menu can easily do this. Really easily :) and all our themes support custom menu widgets.

      You mean to say you wish to use WordPress’ custom image as a normal blog post and not as slideshow? We can do this in V2 ofcourse.

      1. NS says:

        What’s the timeframe for releasing V2. Need to get my websites up before christmas, ideally before november!

        1. R.Bhavesh says:

          less than 10 days to go

          1. NS says:


            What are the new features?

            Can you also implement video capabilities, for example in “add listing” page, create a text area to enable users to insert a youtube or vimeo url link.

            Did you know appthemes is releasing a business directory theme end of this month, it has many advanced features. Do you think GeoPlaces could be better than vantage theme?

            So excited to use this!

      2. Matt Sawyers says:

        a redirect template, to redirect to an external website or to redirect to a category. I was unable to determine how to get the custom header menus to turn on, when I go to Appearance > Menus, it says “The current theme does not natively support menus, but you can use the “Custom Menu” widget to add any menus you create here to the theme’s sidebar.”
        At least that’s what I’m getting in the demo.

        Yes I believe so. I want video to be the highlight of each location rather than the gallery slideshow.Thus, being able to turn it off, would be awesome.

  74. NS says:


    Can you try to minify the zip file please, it’s 12.9 MB, takes more than 5 mins to upload and I’m using dreamhost. So far it’s failed to upload 2 times and I’m pretty sure it will fail a 3rd time.

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      Ideal way to upload the theme is via FTP after unzipping it.

      The zip file is bigger because we also include sample data with the theme (you can install the theme with one click auto install). If you are not going to use the auto install at all, simply remove some of the images from under sample data folder.

  75. Andre says:

    How about Twitter and Facebook login options?
    I think those are essential these days.

    People are reluctant to signup to yet another website.
    They will however be more willing if they can login using their Facebook or Twitter account..

  76. Fred says:

    How will the multilple upload function work for the map section
    Will it be aenough to have adress, post code & City or do I need to have all lat/long?

    If a costumer adds a place / adress through “Add a listing” the lat/long shows up automatically.
    But if I add a new place / adress through admin then it does not.

    Why is this? Have a made a mistake? Any advise please

    Thank you

  77. Yevie says:

    Hi ! I really love this theme but it would only make sense for me to buy it if it would support multiple cities.
    I am NO PRO so correct me if i am wrong… ;)

    1) Let us easily add a custom homepage where we can set the google map targeted at the desired city (e.g. New York) and desired tag(s).

    2) Pagename can be named after the city in the page-slug . (e.g. new-york-page)

    3) If somebody adds a listing they can choose a city from a dropdown menu, like in JobBoard.

    4) These cities in the dropdown will be added as “Tags” (e.g. new-york-tags)

    5) The page “new-york-page” will automatically be filled with all post tagged “new-york-tags”

    Uhm…. i think this is possible isn’t it ?
    If not , please excuse my noobness…..

    One suggestion though , remove the longitude and latitude , many people will confused by this, even if it wil be filled in automatically.
    Maybe you can make them not editable , only if an user chooses to do so with a checkbox or so ?

    Well…. long story , hopefully you can use it !


    1. Andrew says:

      I absolutely agree with this. This would really transform this template into something really useful, great ideas! Please do this if you know how!

    2. Matt Sawyers says:

      Actually, when creating a post, I was able to add tags. Since the location was in Victoria, Texas; I added the tags – Victoria, TX, Texas

      In which case you could create a menu drop-down of States & Cities or just cities that link to the appropriate tag eg:


      However, I have yet to figure out how to put a custom menu in the main navigation, so that could make things hard… (see my post above.)

  78. Amir says:

    Hello there! great theme.

    Can I adapt this theme for portuguese content readers? also, can I offer bilingual support : english and portuguese?
    thanks in advance, amir

  79. Danny says:

    Just wondering. How can I change the size of the photo display window on the profile page?

  80. Andrew says:


    I have a way that this software can easily work for multiple locations without making it more complex.

    If when you click on a category or do a search it only shows the results from that category on the map and in addition it also zooms in on the results (say from 6 to 14 or something like that, depending on how spread out the results are), this would work really well.

    This will allow multiple locations and make the program much more useful!

    All you would have to do is categorise each attraction into cities, say “New York”, “London”. Then on the front page you would have a menu button that said “New York”. When you clicked on it, the map would only show the results from New York and would automatically zoom in to just show the results (so it would zoom in on New York).

    There is already a free plugin in wordpress which shows blog results on a map and automatically zooms in so you could use this to find out how to do it. (sorry i forget the name of the program).

    This would be extremely useful and would make the program much much better.



    1. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

      I agree…

  81. Bob says:


    I have been playing with the demo and it really looks like this template is very well designed.
    I am planning on buying it but before doing so I have few points I want to make sure :
    – Is it possible to add subcategories on the existing main menu (without creating a new widget menu) ?
    – Is it possible for the admin to validate the places listed before publishing them on the site ?

    So far this is all I have seen

    Great job


    1. Matt Sawyers says:

      From what i”ve noticed in the demo, you have to approve a place before it shows up- a draft post is created., then you have to publish it. Of course if this isn’t how it always works , you could have them e-mail all the info to the place & post it yourself, I suppose…

      As far as validity, I didn’t see anything that does that & to be honest, google can’t even do it on a regular basis ;)

    2. R.Bhavesh says:

      Adding sub categories is possible. Yes.

      As an admin, you can choose whatever you like. If you set them to automatically publish, they will. Or else, it will be added as draft and you can manually publish them :)

  82. Alvin says:

    i think its quite simple, switch categories and tags!

    1. Yevie says:

      You mean switch the categories for use of cities and tags for the type of business ?
      Its a great idea but i think the whole theme should be rebuild then !

      But , good point there!

  83. Susie says:


    I wrote to support the other day so you can ignore that since I saw the great discussion here :)

    I found this theme when I was looking for an Events listing solution, much more so than a places listing.
    The implementation of your theme is fantasic and much of the functionality could work for my needs.

    Are you working on expanded events functionality right now? I need a theme immediately and so was going to hire someone if needed.

    For events here are some interesting examples for ideas:

    Features I would like that i haven’t seen in other events calendars

    *1) Time/date
    2) Option to expire or keep an “archive” of past events visible
    3) Payment listing option*
    4) Location map*
    5) Organization with associated events (OR it would work as the “user” who lists them automatically being the organization, if that fits with your data model)
    *6) Admin of user-submitted events, such as if I need to remove or hide an event much like a WP post
    7) Feature events or a featured events widget
    –>My hack would be if i could create a page and embed a code, or something, to create my own “featured” events. Example: //flavorpill.com/newyork/editor_picks
    * 8) Attributes navigation – My event list will span a wide geography so the ideal user experience would be to choose a region and other attributes (like categories) to drill down to specific events,..as my website will have hundreds of events listed.
    –>My hack if this is not possible would be to hardcode links to specific geographies and categories to click and see the results.
    *9) Event search by location
    *10) Link to event detail page
    *11) Optional photo upload for event; rich text editor allows event submitter to add multiple photos

    * before the number means I “must” have it to use the theme

    Thanks for reading and I’m happy to know if you think I should hire a developer instead since I have such a specific list :)


  84. ally says:

    Hey guys, I’ve been lurking late September lol… I’ve been comparing different templates and this one seems to be the right one for me, that is whenever those tweaks in the updated version come through. I thought that it was going to be updated on October 15, but I figured this new version 1.1 would be broadcasted as a new blog post. I have the geo places test site. Have i missed anything or has the new version with the tweaks been broadcasted? Like you, I’m looking for the detailed event capabilities and basic (free) vs. upgraded (Paid)(more info, pics, writeup of place,etc…)). Thanks you guys :)

  85. John Slimak says:

    Just go this theme for development and love it! It will make my life easy for my Golf and hotel directory.

  86. R.Bhavesh says:

    Update on GeoPlaces theme is coming this week. Giving the final touches at the moment.

    It took is longer than we expected but the updated version will be lot better and will handle the things better :)

    1. Noah Paul Fardo none says:


      This theme is going to be big…

      Please keep an eye on it as you go along, upgrading it as you see appropriate. All the different suggestions would be great, as well (events, various log-in options, etc.)


  87. miamicpr says:

    I really like this theme!

  88. Andrew says:

    What is the process for updating to the new version of GeoPlaces when it comes out? Is it something that happens automatically through wordpress? I’m hoping that it doesnt involve deleting my current version as I would probably lose all my posts.

    1. Noah Paul Fardo none says:

      You’ll not lose your data, you’ll more than likely JUST need to update your theme version. Even if you installed a completely foreign theme, your data would still be there, it would just need adjusted. It’s still on the same framework.

  89. miamicpr says:

    If I’m using Domain Mapping on WPMU which one do choose:

    Geo Places Single use license


    Geo Places Multiple use license

    I’d like get purchase Geo Places TODAY!

    1. NS says:

      Geo Places Multiple use license .. for sure!

  90. Carl says:

    Hi all,

    I’m a complete newbie at this but this theme is amazing!

    How do i go about getting the google map API key for Brighton, UK??

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      simply visit google maps site and grab one :)

  91. Jason says:

    This looks great but the SEO does not seem optimized to me. For instance, page titles do not reflect multiple category pages like /category/hotels/page/2/ which only says “Hotels” in the page title. It should say “Hotels (Page 2)” for Google to index it properly as a unique page.

    Do you know if the theme works with a very popular and established WP plug-in, the All in One SEO Plugin?

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      We will look into this. Also should work just fine with All in one SEO plugin.

  92. Duane says:

    My posts don’t seem to be appearing, nonetheless, will try again:
    Can you look into providing a Printer-Friendly version of the Theme Documentation (within the Members Area)?

  93. Duane says:

    Posts are now appearing :-)

    With reference to an older post which never appeared and in response to a comment previously re: Classified Advert Requirement!

    There is a Free WP-Plugin called: Another WordPress Classifieds Plugin
    This appears to work fine with GeoPlaces. Only issue I have is the restriction on supported currencies, which are limited to those supported by PayPal. The Plugin Supports payments via PayPal & 2Checkout

  94. ally says:

    Yay! I’m so excited about this theme’s new version :) I am so mad I will be out of town with no pc access when it comes out… thanks guys for all your hard work

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      ahaha. :) you made my day with this comment. Inspiration like this keeps us going. The theme releases today

  95. NS says:

    Hey RBhavesh,

    I installed the theme successfully this time, just deleted the dummy content.

    One slight problem now is the “Categories” won’t be displayed in the “Add Listing’s” page. I’m so confused because it’s all setup properly. The categories section is just blank.


    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      1) a new version is releasing today in few hours
      2) documentation has been updated thoroughly. Please take a look and check how to select categories for places
      3) make sure you have atleast one post published under those categories

      If nothing helps, drop us a support ticket at templatic.com/helpdesk/

  96. Cristian O. Balan says:

    I hope in a 4:3 or (more good) 16:9 / 16:10 slideshow version. :)

    1. R.Bhavesh says:

      didn’t actually got it. Explain?

  97. R.Bhavesh says:

    Thanks everyone for your massive support and constructive feedback, we have finally released upgraded version of GeoPlaces as V2 today. Read details here : //templatic.com/news/geoplaces-v2-is-here

    Your comments now are welcome on that new thread :)

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