7 WordPress Plugins for Foursquare Addicts and Venues
Foursquare is a social application for letting your friends know where you are. Many users have become addicted to checking in to venues and earning badges for loyalty. Businesses have caught on to the undeniable success of this app for driving real world traffic to storefronts. Depending on your target demographic, Foursquare can be a valuable social tool to promote your business and offer discounts that will help to get people in the door. Check out the latest plugins available for Foursquare individual users, businesses and communities.
The Foursquare Integration plugin allows you to view your last checkins as a list or on Google Map on pages or posts. It also offers a handy widget for sidebar display and an intuitive interface for editing options so that you can customize as needed.
This plugin adds a map of your last Foursquare check-in location to a widget area, and makes it easy to share with your readers without giving away too much info. It’s built on the Foursquare and Google Maps APIs so you can expect that it will be super fast. You can even add multiple instances of the widget and customize its style with CSS.
My Foursquare makes it easy to display your Foursquare badges and mayorships on your WordPress site within a sidebar widget. You can display your badges, mayorships, last checkin venue, and a map of your last checkin. The widget will automatically use the same font and colours of your site.
Foursquare Recent Checkins
This plugin is solely dedicated to displaying your most recent checkins. Show your 5 most recent checkins at FourSquare with this widget, including name, your comment, and a customizable map showing where the checkin was. Using CSS you can make it match your site exactly.
Foursquare Venue lets you promote your venue’s stats on your WordPress site. Show your visitors: people here now, total check-ins, and the current mayor along with their picture and on hover shows their number of check-ins.
BP Foursquare API
This is an API to connect BuddyPress to Foursquare, written by John James Jacoby. It will connect your BuddyPress powered website to the XML or JSON Foursquare API. You’re going to have to know what you’re doing with this one, but it’s nice to know that it’s here if you know how to use it. ;)