Dive Sites Manager Step by Step

Dive Sites Manager Step by Step

Ready to get the latest version of Dive Sites Manager!

I will show you how to install and configure the plugin to get a map with your dive sites and a grid with the information, picture, description for those dive sites.

Installation

The plugin is available in the official WordPress repository.

 

 

Or it can be installed directly from WordPress admin area.

Go to Plugins → Add New

In the search area look for Dive Sites Manager

 

Dive Sites Manager Step by Step 1

 

Click on Install Now and Activate the plugin

In the admin area menu you find now two new entries:

Dive Sites, where you can add the dive sites and locations and Dive Sites Manager, where you will find the configuration options.

 

Dive Sites Manager Step by Step 2

 

Clicking on Dive Sites Manager or on Dashboard you will have access to the main configuration area. Here you are able to activate an deactivate some of the functionality of the plugin. This will increase performance in case that you don’t need some functionality

 

Dive Sites Manager Step by Step 3

 

In order to activate the Maps Manager you need to install and activate the Leaflet Map plugin.

If the plugin is not installed and active in the server, you will see the following error when trying to save the settings and the option will be automatically deactivated.

 

Dive Sites Manager Step by Step 4

 

Dive Sites Characteristics

With Dive Sites Manager you can define which characteristics you want display in your dive sites. For example:

 

Dive Sites Manager Step by Step 5

 

By default there are four characteristics: dive type, maximum depth, level and current.

To change the number of characteristics, names or icons go to Dive Sites Manager → Dive Sites Characteristics

 

Dive Sites Manager Step by Step 6

 

NOTE. When you change the number you will need to save before you can see the list changed.

Locations

If the Locations Manager is active in the dashboard, you will see the entry Locations in the Dive Sites menu.

 

Dive Sites Manager Step by Step 7

 

To add your locations click on Locations and create them giving a name and description (optional)

If the map manager is active you will see a map for each location. This map represents the area for that location. You can move it and zoom in and out to adjust it.

It might help during the configuration to select the standard background for the map, as it shows the names.

For example, for the location Sipadan we will adjust the map to this:

 

Dive Sites Manager Step by Step 8

 

Dive Sites

In the Dive Sites menu you can add and manage your dive sites.

To add your dive sites go to Dive Sites → Add New each dive site contains this information:

  • Name
  • Description
  • Location.
  • Featured Image. Choose an image of your media library
  • Excerpt. This is a tagline for your site (optional)

 

Dive Sites Manager Step by Step 9

 

According to the characteristics configured there will be a list like the following to give values to those characteristics. The ones that are left empty will not be displayed.

 

Dive Sites Manager Step by Step 10

 

If the Map Manager is active in the Dashboard at the bottom of the screen you will find a map with a pin. It is possible to move the map, zoom, and drag the pin to set the exact location for the dive site
you are adding.

 

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Map Configuration

In the administrator area of your website you can configure the options for your diving maps.

Go to Dive Sites Manager -> Map Configuration

  • If you don’t see this option in the menu it means the the Map Manager hasn’t been activates. Note that in order to run the Map Manager you need to have the Leaflet Map plugin installed and active on your server. Once the plugin is installed and active you can activate the Map Manager from the Dashboard (Dive Sites Manager -> Dashboard)