Blake Walters

3rd Party (Free)

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GNU General Public License v3 Download v1.0

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  • ExpressionEngine 2


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A simple ExpressionEngine plugin that uses the GeoNames API to find places near a known zip code.

NOTE: This plugin is no longer supported by the developer


Place the nearby plugin folder in your ExpressionEngine installation’s third_party folder (system/expressionengine/third_party by default).

Since Nearby makes user of the GeoNames API, a GeoNames user account will be required to use more than the demo mode provided. You can sign up for one at

Once your account is created and activated, you will need to log in to the GeoNames site, click your username in the top right of the page to bring up the user control panel and then click the “Click here to enable” link under the title “Free Web Services” to enable API usage on your account.

Once your account is fully enabled, you can pass your username to the plugin via the “username” parameter or set your username in your config.php file with the code:

$config[‘nearby_username’] = “YOUR USERNAME”;




  • zip (required) - the zipcode you’d like to search on
  • limit - limit the number of results returned
  • radius - distance in miles to search surrounding the desired zipcode
  • username - your GeoNames username

Single Variables:

  • {zip} - zipcode of result
  • {placename} - plain text descriptor of result
  • {latitude} - latitude of result, in decimal
  • {longitude} - longitude of result, in decimal
  • {distance} - the result’s distance from the searched zipcode



Download Nearby

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0 Oct 23, 2011

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This entry was created October 24, 2011, 9:12 am.
This entry was last updated January 1, 2016, 1:03 am.

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