How Does Near Me Filter Works

Near Me is a search filter which is available in the search filter page. Near Me Works with GEO IP location and get the nearest locations dynamically based on the current location.

How to Enable Near Me

By default, Near Me filter option is disabled. To activate see steps below:

Step 1: Go to Theme Options > Search Filter Options

Step 2: Find the Near Me option and click on Enabled

Step 2: Click Save Changes

Near Me Options

In the Near Me options page there are 4 options available to configure.

Near me

This option is available to enable or disable Near Me option. Once enabled Near Me filter will be displayed in the search filter page. If you disable the toggle Near me will be hidden from the search filter page.

Destination In

Under the Destination In option, there are two options available. (Kilometers/Miles). You can set your preferred method how you want to filter search results. If you want to allow listing filters by Kilometers then choose Kilometers. If you want to allow listing filters by Miles then choose Miles.

Min Range

You can set the minimum range (Numerical Value) for the Min Range field as a minimum filter range. For example, if you set 5 with Destination In (Kilometers) then visitors will be only able to filter listings starting from 5 kilometers to Max range.

Max Range

You can set the maximum range (Numerical Value) for the Max Range field as a maximum filter range. For example, if you set 1000 with Destination In (Kilometers) then visitors will be only able to filter listings up to 1000 kilometers range.

How Does Near Me Work on the Frontend

When you click on the Near Me option in the frontend it will ask your location. Click to allow for analyzing your location. After allowing location you can easily filter listings based in the minimum and maximum range (As per the configuration defined in the backend).

Video Tutorials

ACTIVATING NEAR ME ON SEARCH FILTER OPTIONS

ACTIVATING NEAR ME ON LISTING NEARBY

ATTENTION

To fully work with Near me and Nearby, it’s necessary that your directory is already running with SSL enabled and all URL paths were converted to HTTPS. For more details, please read the related article below.

How does ListingPro Search works

In this article I will highlight all options of ListingPro Search Settings and how it works:

  1. Hide/Show What Field
  2. Search Mode
  3. Default Search By
  4. Hide/Show Location Field
  5. Pre-populated location in homepage search
  6. Enable typing in homepage location search field
  7. Enable typing in inner pages location search field
  8. Select Location Search Type
  9. Exclude Listing Title From Suggestions in Search
  10. Circled Icon

Hide/Show What Field

This option is used to hide or show the What field from the Homepage.

Search Mode

ListingPro search system mainly works with 2 type of search modes.
1) Exact Match
2) Random Match

 

 

 

 

 

Based on the Exact match or Random match search results will be displayed in 4 combinations.

Position-1: Search Term in Tags
Position-2: Search Term in Categories
Position-3: Search Term in Exact Category Name
Position-4: Search Term in Listing Title

1) Exact Match

It’s a default setting set by the theme. So based on the default search settings in Theme Options > Search Settings page (Search Mode: Exact Match, Default Search By:Title) if you type any term in the What field then results will be displayed exactly starting with the exact search term by following the rules of WordPress Default Search Engine.

An example is given below:

N.B: In the following example I’ve used “Auto” as a search term in What box.
NOTE: Search keyword must be the starting word of any listing title/tag/category/keyword in your theme. Otherwise, it will not appear in the search results. Because the search system will always search for the starting exact matched word in your theme

In the above screenshot, there are 4 different types of search results has been appeared.

Position-1: Search Term in Tags

Position-2: Search Term in Categories

Position-3: Search Term in Exact Category Name

Position-4: Search Term in Listing Title

2) Random Match

Based on your custom search settings in Theme Options > Search Settings page (Search Mode: Random, Default Search By: Title or Title/Keyword) if you type anything in the What field then results will be displayed randomly with suggestions as per the rules of custom search configurations.

An example is given below:

N.B: In the following example I’ve used “Auto” as a search term in What box.

In the above screenshot, there are 4 different types of random search results has been appeared.

Position-1: Search Term in Tags

Position-2: Search Term in Categories

Position-3: Search Term in Exact Category Name

Position-4: Search Term in Listing Title

Default Search By

Under this setting, there are two options available. 1) Title 2) Keyword/Tag. You can choose Title or Keyword/Tag as a default search handler.

Hide/Show Location Field

This option is used to hide or show the Location field from the Homepage.

Pre-Populated location in homepage search

Pre-populated location in homepage search (Yes)

This option is used to automatically populate your current city inside of the Where box. If you set Yes then your current city name will be automatically populated based on the device IP. Google auto location target icon will be invisible.

Pre-populated location in homepage search (No)

If you select No then you have to click on the circled target icon to generate your current city name based on your device IP.

Enable typing in homepage location search field

This option is applicable only for the homepage. If you want to enable typing (location name search by manually typing the location name) in the location then click On. If you click Off then location search by typing will be disabled in the frontend.

Enable typing in inner pages location search field

This option is applicable for all other inner pages instead of the homepage. If you want to enable typing (location name search by manually typing the location name) in the location then click On. If you want to disable then click Off and location search by typing will be disabled in the frontend for all inner pages.

Select Location Search Type

In ListinPro Admin can manually add location from the backend or Admin can use Google Auto Location for managing locations. You can define which one will be used for the location search system.

Location by Admin Only

If Admin added any location name manually in the backend and if this option turned on then only manually added location list will be displayed inside of the dropdown of Where field.

Auto Locations by Google

This option is used to display Google Auto Locations. If this option selected then only Google Auto Location list with suggestions will be displayed instead of manual locations inside of the dropdown of Where field.

Exclude Listing Title From Suggestions in Search

This option is used to exclude Listing Title in the search results. If this option turned on search suggestions will be appeared except Listing title.

Circled Target Icon

Circled Target icon is used for auto-populating city name. Once clicked city name will be auto-populated based on your device IP address, whether you have added the city in the system or not. If there was no listing added to the auto selected City then the search result will be empty.

How to hide Add Listing or Join Now button

This article covers the following key points:

Hiding Add Listing Button
Hiding Join Now Button
Disabling User Registration

Hiding Add Listing Button

STEP 1: Open the homepage of your website.
STEP 2: Click on Inspect (in Google Chrome Browser) to extract the source elements of your homepage.


STEP 3: Find the CSS class of the ”Add Listing” button.

If you have selected header design 4 then it “lp-header-add-btn” otherwise “.lp-add-listing-btn”. Copy code as per you header style selection.


.lp-add-listing-btn {
display: none;
}
.lp-header-add-btn{
display: none;
}

STEP 4: Go to ThemeOptions > General and find the option named ”Custom CSS
STEP 5: Paste the CSS code inside of the ”Custom CSS”.
STEP 6: Click Save Changes.

Hiding Join Now Button

STEP 1: Open the homepage of your website.
STEP 2: Click on Inspect (in Google Chrome Browser) to extract the source elements of your homepage.


STEP 3: Find the CSS class of the ”Join Now” button.

The code will look like the below:


.lp-join-now {
visibility: hidden;
}

STEP 4: Go to ThemeOptions > General and find the option named ”Custom CSS
STEP 5: Paste the CSS code inside of the ”Custom CSS”.
STEP 6: Click Save Changes.

Disabling User Registration

NOTE: If you disable user registration then only admin can add users from the backend. And registrations will be disabled from the frontend.

STEP 1: Go to WordPress Dashboard > Appearence > Settings


STEP 2: Find the following option named “Anyone can register” and remove the checkbox tick mark.

STEP 6: Click Save Changes.

Is ListingPro GDPR Compliant?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. It’s applicable to manage and protect individuals’ rights regarding the information, usage, collection, and storage etc of their personal data. To know more please visit Wikipedia

GDPR is coming into effect from May 25, 2018. So we updated ListingPro with GDPR Agreement along with necessary terms of service and privacy settings. To comply with GDPR regulation please follow this steps:

Below procedures covers the following key points:

FOR ADMIN: Privacy Settings
FOR LISTING OWNER: Profile Management

FOR ADMIN: Privacy Settings

STEP 1: Go to Theme Options > Privacy Settings

STEP 2: Click the dropdown from Terms & Conditions option and select your website’s Terms and Conditions page.

NOTE: At first, you have to create a Terms & Conditions page for your site where you will clearly include all terms, data protection, security, privacy and service terms, cookie policy etc information as per the regulation of GDPR. To create a page please go to Dashboard > Pages > Add New

The following options are available to enable/disable display the terms & conditions page within the site.

On Sign Up
Once enabled privacy option checkbox will be available in the SIgn Up page.
On Listing Submission
Once enabled privacy option checkbox will be available in the Listing Submission page.
On Review Submission
Once enabled privacy option checkbox will be available in the Review Submission page.
On Lead Form
Once enabled privacy option checkbox will be available in the Lead Form page.
On Listing Claim Form
Once enabled privacy option checkbox will be available in the Claim Listing Form page.
On Contact Form
Once enabled privacy option checkbox will be available in the Contact Form page.

FOR LISTING OWNER: Profile Management

Now every Listing Owner have rights to change/edit information of their profile from the user dashboard. Also, user can download the profile in pdf format. Or, any user can delete their profile anytime.

a) Download Profile Data

STEP 1: To download profile data go to Frontend User Dashboard > My Profile

STEP 2: Scroll down to the bottom left corner and click on Download Profile button.

b) Account Deletion

STEP 1: To delete any profile go to Frontend User Dashboard > My Profile

STEP 2: Scroll down to the right corner and click on Delete Account button.

How to make Sticky Menu in ListingPro

The article covers the following key points:

Creating Sticky Menu
Changing Sticky Menu Style

To create a sticky scrolling menu bar please follow the steps:

Creating Sticky Menu

STEP 1: Go to Dashboard > Plugins > Add New and search the keyword ”myStickymenu”.

STEP 2: Go to Settings > myStickyenu

STEP 3: Now in the myStickymenu Settings page you have to enter the class name inside of the ”Sticky Class’‘ field. To find the navigation menubar class name open the homepage of your website and click on inspect element.

STEP 4: Find and copy the correct CSS class name of your website’s menubar.

STEP 5: Not go to the myStickymenu settings page and enter the copied CSS class name inside of the ”Sticky Class” field.

NOTE: It’s important to enter # sign before adding the class name. Example CSS class name: #menu-main

STEP 6: Configure other settings if required and click on Save Changes. Now reload the homepage and check the menubar is ready to scroll as Sticky.

Changing Sticky Menu Style

If you want to change the style of the Sticky menu, please follow these steps:

STEP 1: In the myStickymenu settings page click on Style tab.
STEP 2: Go to the CSS style field and change the CSS codes as per your needs.

NOTE: Please note that the myStickymenu plugin is a 3rd party plugin and officially not supported.

How to change listing submit page text

In this article, I will demonstrate how to change the listing submission page texts.

If you want to change the text which is displaying inside of the custom field in the detail page then please follow the below steps:

STEP 1: Go to Dashboard > Theme Options > Listing Settings > Listing Submit & Edit

STEP 2: Scroll down the page and change the text.
STEP 3: Click on Save Changes.

Options are available to change texts:

Quick Tip Title
Quick Text
Add Title Text
Add Location Text
Add Google Address Button Text
Add Custom Address Button Text
Add Phone Text
Add Website Text
Add Operational Hours Text
Add Category Text
Add Features area Text
Add Price Range Text
Add Description Text
Add FAQ Title
Add FAQ Tabs Text
Add Tags Text
Add Business video Text
Add User Name Text
Add Email Text
Add Submit Listing Button Text
Add Edit Listing Button Text