Plugin Review – BuddyPress Checkins
Version Tested: V 1.0.4
BuddyPress Checkins is a plugin that allows BuddyPress users to check in their location as part of an activity update.
After you have installed and activated the plugin, you need to set the Google Places API Code by visiting https://developers.google.com/places/web-service/ and registering, then obtaining your API code. This is then entered in the relavent place in Dashboard>>Checkins, along with selecting the types of places that will be available for checkin.
Once the plugin is configured, a “Checkin Icon” appears alongside the input form for activity updates, clicking on this shows all the places that you are able to checkin to for your IP Address.
I found the plugin quick and simple to set up and use, even obtaining the Google API was simple and once configured you got a powerful add on to your BuddyPress network, adding another Facebook like feature to the range of options available to site admin. 10 out of 10!
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