I have a site with a list of members and each member is listed in a business directory. I am using solspace user to handle my members and display their location on a map.

THe issue I have run into is that some members have more than one location so I need to come up with a method to allow them to add a second location. (and sometimes 3 or 4 additional locations)

What are my options? add many new member fields or build a new channel to handle additional stores?

I laready have hundreds of members with their info already in there, so changing the members with a single store is not really an option. I only need to add on the option of additional stores.

I am using this bit of code in a map widget:

{exp:user:users sort="asc" limit="100" group_id="5" search:shipping_region="NB" search:retailer_type="not Pending|Web"}
    {if longitude}
        "properties": {                         
            "tags": [],
            "phone": "{shipping_phone}",
            "classifiers": ['a'],
            "address": "{shipping_address1}",
            "name": "{shipping_name}",
            "province": "{shipping_region}",
            "owner": "welocally",
            "postcode": "",
            "city": "{shipping_address3}",
            "country": "{shipping_country}",
            "website": "{website}"
        "type": "Place",
        "geometry": {
            "type": "Point",
            "coordinates": [ {longitude},{latitude} ]


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Couldn't you just add a matrix field for "other locations" to allow the user to define their other locations as needed, leaving your existing member location field intact (basically turning it into their "primary" location)?

  • can you use matrix fields as member fields? or were you thinking of using a channel for additional locations? Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 14:31
  • Sorry, I was thinking of User as behaving like the other channel entries as members add-ons like Zoo Visitor and Safecracker Registration. No, I guess my suggestion would not work for you. You may have to resort to building a channel for the additional locations, as you mentioned in your original posting. Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 17:44
  • ahh Zoo never thought of that. I have used it on another site. This one was started before that. thanks Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 17:56

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