Wander

Wander

Programming

Wander is a comprehensive WordPress plugin designed for travel bloggers to help share their current location, their travels, and the countries they've visited. I originally built it for my travel blog, but later decided to expand the functionality to become a full open-source WordPress plugin.

Project Completed: January, 2018

Approximate Time: 1 month

Created With:

The Wander Map

I built a simple map that allows bloggers to display a quick list of countries that they’ve lived, visited, or want to go. With customizable colours, this map can be placed on any page or post by using the shortcode [wander-map].

 

 

The Wander List

I also wanted a text-based list of countries I’ve been to, both to help with web accessibility, and simply because it looks pretty impressive. User’s can display a full list of countries they’ve been to using the shortcode [wander-list]. They also have options for displaying emoji flags, or a list of countries they haven’t yet traveled to.

 

  • Australia 🇦🇺
  • Austria 🇦🇹
  • Bahamas 🇧🇸
  • Belgium 🇧🇪
  • Bulgaria 🇧🇬
  • Canada 🇨🇦
  • China 🇨🇳
  • Egypt 🇪🇬
  • France 🇫🇷
  • Germany 🇩🇪
  • Greece 🇬🇷
  • Holy See (Vatican City State) 🇻🇦
  • Hong Kong 🇭🇰
  • Hungary 🇭🇺
  • Iceland 🇮🇸
  • Indonesia 🇮🇩
  • Israel 🇮🇱
  • Italy 🇮🇹
  • Japan 🇯🇵
  • Korea (South) 🇰🇷
  • Laos 🇱🇦
  • Monaco 🇲🇨
  • Morocco 🇲🇦
  • Netherlands 🇳🇱
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied 🇵🇸
  • Portugal 🇵🇹
  • Singapore 🇸🇬
  • Slovakia 🇸🇰
  • Spain 🇪🇸
  • Sweden 🇸🇪
  • Switzerland 🇨🇭
  • Taiwan 🇹🇼
  • Thailand 🇹🇭
  • Turkey 🇹🇷
  • United Kingdom 🇬🇧
  • United States 🇺🇸

 

Current Location

With many digital nomads, their current location is always changing. I wanted to make this easy to update. With the shortcode [wander-location] a user can set their location in the admin panel, and have it display across multiple posts and pages, looking like it was written directly into the page. For instance, that’s how I can tell you that I’m currently living in Toronto, Canada right now.

 

The Admin Screen

I wanted an easy way to control the list of countries I’ve been to, and my current location. With the admin screen a user is able to simply select where they are, where they’ve been, lived, or want to go, and it displays automatically with the shortcode. This allows a travel blogger to easily keep track of their information.