We don’t normally do much with WordPress.com accounts, but there are some classes out there where students are using the service for our classes. I didn’t know, until today, that it was possible to geolocate posts from WordPress.com. I came across this little gem of insight as I was culling hyparlocal.talkaboutlocal.org.uk. There are a few steps required to turn the service on, but they aren’t difficult at all.
- First, you want to be logged into the wordpress.com dashboard.
- From the Dashboard, visit the Users -> Personal Settings link in the left sidebar.
- On the Personal Settings screen you will see a little checkbox in the upper right corner that says, Enable geotagging. When checked, you can add your location in your user settings (don’t forget to save your changes).
- Once you have configured this, you will have the option to geotag each new post you make on your blog. Voila!