January 29th, 2014
As the original plugin (still required) made the default BuddyPress extension behave quite like sites as Foursquare,
further improvements have been made to post checkins or places, as well as to enable the “places” and “events” post type archives, taxonomies and dates.
Map pins are clustered in order to avoid huge amounts of overlapping icons:
the bp_is_current_action ‘place’ and bp_action_variable ‘category’ match with the post type (‘places’) and taxonomy (‘places_category’) permalink structure: this way, the naming will stay consistent across the site and, above all, places will be available not only within the Buddypress component framework, but also as custom post archives so unleashing the full template potential, including feeds
in addition, default untranslated slugs have been rendered otherwise, not as simple strings (a little ugly in localized websites) but according to the language in use e.g. ‘category’ => __(‘category’, ‘bp-checkins’), ‘place’ => __(‘places’,’bp-checkins)