New hyperlocal WordPress plugin:

I received a tweet the other day from the wonderful Andy Mabbett. It read; is very #hyperlocal oriented. They’re on Twitter: @opening_times / @willperrin @getgood (widget, @philipjohn ?)

So I toddled over to the Opening Times web site and had a gander, found some XML there and thought to myself,

Hmm that’ll only take five minutes.

It took twenty but I created a very simple widget for WordPress that displays search results for an area you specify. Here’s a screenshot:

A screenshot of the opening times widget
A screenshot of the opening times widget

You can download it now although be aware that it’s in beta so it might throw up errors occasionally. I already know that it doesn’t handle postcodes very well, so be careful with using them.

If you have any thoughts/suggestions/comments/criticisms, add a comment below!


5 responses to “New hyperlocal WordPress plugin:”

  1. Andy Mabbett Avatar

    Magic, thank you. And thank you for your kind words, too.

  2. Josh Avatar

    Brilliant, Philip and Andy. Great work.

    Plugin installed and running on http://SR2Blog ‘neath your TWFY widget 🙂

    Josh (@JoshHalliday)

  3. Julian Burgess Avatar

    Cool, great work. I’ve done a quick post on my blog. My site isn’t doing very well at serving requests, I need to optimising the geocoding as that seems to be the bottle neck.

  4. Gray Avatar

    just tried downloading it to install, for some reason i can’t open the .zip file, seems corrupted or something. please post a working copy!

    1. Philip John Avatar

      Sorry about that. I’ve fixed the link now so please try again.

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