Put Your Forms On The Map with New Forminator Geolocation Add-On

Put Your Forms On The Map with New Forminator Geolocation Add-On

Our formtastic team’s done it again! Forminator’s new Geolocation Add-on with Google Maps API integration lets you effortlessly gather geolocation data from your form submissions and provide address auto-completion for a smoother user experience.

Forminator map with geolocation feature.
See where form users are located with Forminator’s new geolocation feature.

After releasing the highly anticipated PDF Generator Add-on, we’re proud to announce another powerful addition to our form-building plugin…Geolocation add-on!

If your business needs to collect location information from users, Forminator Pro with Geolocation Add-on is the only form-building plugin you’ll need.

In this post, we’ll look at:

Key Benefits of Using Forminator’s Geolocation Add-on

With Forminator’s Geolocation Add-on enabled, you can enhance forms on your site in the following ways:

Accurate Location Detection

Forminator can precisely pinpoint the user’s location by harnessing the device’s GPS or IP address.

This information is seamlessly integrated into your forms, giving you real-time access to where your users are located.

Moreover, the Geolocation feature includes a convenient address lookup function, allowing users to search for and select their location using postal addresses, city names, or zip codes.

Forminator form submission
See the user’s location in your form submissions.

Interactive Map View

One of the standout aspects of the Geolocation feature is its map view. Not only can users see their location on a map but also interact with it.

Users have the option to manually input their location or select it directly from a map marker. This dynamic map view enhances user engagement and makes it easy for users to provide accurate location details.

Customization Options

Forminator’s Geolocation offers a range of customization options to suit your needs. You can configure the display of Google Maps next to your address field, choose whether to position the map above or below the address field, and even adjust the map’s size, ensuring a responsive or custom fit for various devices.

Additionally, you have the flexibility to set a default map location based on specific latitude and longitude coordinates.

Geolocation Map Customization
You can easily customize your map’s geolocation options.

Seamless Integration

To utilize the Geolocation feature, simply enter your Google Maps API key in the Geolocation settings, ensuring a seamless and reliable experience for your users.

Global Settings

For ease of use across all your forms, you can enable Geolocation as a default setting on all address fields throughout your site. This simplifies the process of collecting location information from your users.

Forminator Geolocation Settings
Enable Geolocation as a default setting on all new forms.

User-Friendly Configuration

If you require users to provide location access before submitting a form, the “Require access to users’ location” option can be enabled. Additionally, you can customize the error message displayed if users choose not to provide location access.

How To Use Forminator’s Geolocation Add-on

To install and use the Geolocation Add-on, you’ll need to have Forminator Pro installed and activated on your site.

Forminator Pro is included in all paid memberships, so if you’re not a WPMU DEV member yet, consider becoming one by choosing one of our risk-free membership plans.

With Forminator Pro installed, go to the Add-Ons section of the plugin’s menu and click Install.

Forminator Add-Ons screen: Geolocation Addon highlighted.
Install Geolocation in the plugin’s Add-Ons screen.

Once the plugin has been installed, click Configure.

Formoinator Add-Ons - Geolocation - Configure button highlighted.
You’ll need to configure the Add-On before you can use it.

You’ll need to add a valid Google Maps API key to enable and set up geolocation on your forms. Refer to our Forminator Docs for instructions on obtaining this key if you need help with this step.