Re: BuddyPress Geo plugin
I had e-mailed one of the developers, and he stated that it’s designed to run on a city/state field (eg: cleveland, oh), and was unsure if a zip would work correctly. However, check out the URL when you input a zip for the search “near location”: It turns the zip into the proper lat & long values. So, assuming your users are indexed, it looks promising that a zip can be used. (For the time being, I input values for my users into the DB table myself. However, it doesn’t seem they’re properly indexed this way, as they don’t appear through searching near their location. In addition, and most importantly, this isn’t automatic as it should be.)
@shaisimchi: The developer I spoke with also said to check the JS error console when you click the “here” link. I did that, and there were no errors. However, by doing some rudimentary JS debugging, it appears the error is coming during the call to the buddyPressGeoRebuild function in Geo.js, (at least for me). In particular, it’s the jQuery.get that seems to be causing the issue. I’m just sitting back down to play around with it, so I’ll let you know if I find the issue and, hopefully, a solution. If you get the chance to look at it and happen to figure it out, please let me know as well.