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New map based permaculture & eco listings site - thegreendirectory.net

 
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Hello fellow permaculturalists and eco-warriors

In my spare time this holiday season I have been working on a map-based listings site, mostly related to permaculture but also including other green organizations & businesses. I have spent many an evening compiling locations of permaculture research centers, education facilities, markets, homestays, etc

Please check it out and give me some feedback! https://www.thegreendirectory.net/listing-category/permaculture/

If you have a permaculture project or other eco-related organization or business you would like to list, please click 'Add Your Listing' and register to submit your listing.

There are many new features in the pipeline, but currently it offers the ability to create image galleries, link YouTube videos and create a consolidated social feed from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. See https://www.thegreendirectory.net/listing/greyton-transition-town/ for a demonstration of some of the features available.

Please note that this is a hobby project so please be kind! if anyone wants to get involved in creating the biggest & best directory of planet saving projects & products, please be in touch with me.

Yours in permaculture




 
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I like the idea.

The images in the left column take up a lot of space. I'd like to be able to "unpin" that left column and make it disappear into the side of the screen to make the map bigger.

It took me a few seconds to get to grips with how the site worked. I didn't realise at first that the top menu changed the pins being displayed on the map. I think the menu could be styled to look more like filtering options. Normally I expect top menus in that style to take me to totally different areas of the site, not simply modify the content on page I am currently looking at.

But yeah, a good effort and I'll definitely keep tabs on it.
 
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Thanks for the feedback!

Great idea about providing an option to hide of the listings and just have the map - I'll see if I can add that.

For now I've just made the map a bit wider - and have also added mouse-over instead of click to view pins on the map, I think this works better

Unfortunately I'm now back at work but I'll work on getting the listings more complete and adding social feeds to more listings as I can.

I'll keep this thread updated as I add more functionality & listings.
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I'm sending you a PM
 
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I registered and I guess I'm logged in as I have a profile but I never had to input a password so if I log out, how would I log back in? Didn't get a confirmation email with a system created password. Profile has a place to change the password but it wants current and new passwords but I have no current password.

Logged out and tried the Lost Password tool but never received an email. If you're not using smtp to send email, you should be. wp_mail sucks. Not reliable.

 
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Thanks for the heads-up about the mail sending issue - this has now been fixed.

Also I really appreciate the very detailed message you sent, some great stuff there. I am working through the points and updating the site as I go.

Feel free to play round some more with the site and if there are any other suggestions, please let me know!

 
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Thanks for the feedback those who have given it a test run...

This is the first announcement of V2 of TheGreenDirectory.net!

I have now completely rebuilt the website https://www.thegreendirectory.net/ - it is now much more scalable to handle 100s of thousands of listings and has a few more features than V1, there is also the beginnings of a blog of some of my musings that will grow over time.

Have a permaculture site or education facility you'd like to list? Checkout the permaculture listings on https://www.thegreendirectory.net/listings/category/permaculture/ and then sign up to post your own listing for free.

Want to post some guest blog articles (with links back to your website)? want to get involved in making listings for eco-friendly services or businesses in your area? get in touch.

I hope this can grow into a useful resource for promoting earth friendly businesses, services, travel, education facilities, permaculture sites and anything really where people are making an effort!

Have any suggestions? found any problems? please let me know here or in a purple moosage

Yours in permaculture & homesteading

ps...yes I know mobile view is not working well, its next on the to-do list! please just check it out on a computer for now ;)





 
 
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