Places 2.0 has been running simultaneously with our Locations Plugin for some time now. Recently, the decision to deprecate Places 2.0 was initiated. What does that mean? By deprecating Places 2.0 we are no longer going to provide the following on this plugin.
While many clients still use the Places 2.0 plugin its limitations for many have motivated them to move into our Locations Plugin, which has more robust features and functionality than it’s predecessor.
The locations feature allows you to display various locations or points of interest. You are able to create multiple categories where you can add the locations so your users can refine their search to access what is most relevant to them. Each location that is added to the Locations feature will share helpful information about the places/locations/points to your users.
Migration from Places 2.0 to Locations
The Locations features give you an option to move over the places data you have by exporting and importing a CSV file,
Some users have reported duplicate locations on the export from places 2.0, if this occurs, delete the duplicate instances from your CSV file to make sure there is only one instance of that location, if you leave the duplicate location it will load with the rest of the file.
Some users have reported that the CSV file will fail to load when importing it into Locations. Please review the CSV file that was exported and make sure there are no additional spaces or formatting errors. If you have continual errors on this please reach out to email@example.com for assistance.
Step 1: Go into your Places 2.0 feature and slick the Locations tab
Step 2: Above the list of your places, click on 'Export CSV'
Step 3: Navigate to your Locations feature.
If you have not created a new location feature, navigate to App Components -> Marketplace and search for 'Locations'. Add the feature by clicking on the plus button.
Step 4: Go to the Locations section and click on 'Bulk Action'
Here you have the option to download a template, export, or import a CSV file.
Step 5: Click on 'Import' and select the exported CSV file.
You have now successfully imported locations.
If you should have any questions on the migration process from places 2.0 to locations or any questions about the locations plugin please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to help address any inquiries you may have.