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Map Search

This article will explain how the Map Search feature works on Placester sites.

Access to Map Search

Customers taking advantage of Placester's advanced subscriptions have access to map search on all Placester themes. In addition to the current listings search page format that displays a list of search results by default, end-users will now have the ability to view their listings on an area map through. Map search provides the end-user with an alternative way to view their listings in comparison to the normal grid format that is available on Placester sites.  

Activating Map Search

In order to have the Map Search feature display on your site, you must first activate the Natural Language Search feature. You can follow instructions on how to activate NLS here.

Using Map Search

Once you've activated NLS, the map search feature will already be available for end users. There are two ways for an end-user to view the map search on your site. When creating or editing a page, you have the option of defaulting to Map Search.

If you haven't chosen to default to map search for your listings page, then, when on a listings search page, end-users will now have the option of choosing Map search as seen below. 

Once users choose the map option, the listing search page will change to a Map Search as seen below.

Here, end-users will be able to see the listing information while also being able to zoom in to the map if they want to look for listings in a specific area, and click and drag around to view other results on the map. When you zoom in to a certain point on the map, the pins that display where the listings are will also display the price of those listings.

Need more help?

If you have additional questions about Map Search, let our support team know at support@placester.com.

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