(Example of country flag)
(Example of Privacy page)
(Example of Options page)
(Example of User group permissions)
- Privacy option allows members to not show their country flag.
- All phrases start with countryflag_ for your convenience.
Create a /misc/ directory in your web root.
Setup step 2:
Copy the flags directory from the add-on folder to the /misc/ directory.
Setup step 3:
Get your Ipstack API key using this link:
Setup step 4:
Update the Options page with your Ipstack key.
Setup step 5:
Give User group permissions to view the country flag:
Registered = Yes
Unregistered / Unconfirmed = Yes
Setup step 6:
Run the Cron entry for the Country flag manually, this is only required upon initial setup. The Cron entry will run run once a day at 12:00AM UTC.
This add-on will create two columns in your xf_user table:
Questions and Answers:
Q: When I hover the flag with my mouse, the filename is displayed in English, can I phrase this to show the filename in another language?
Q: What does the 'Last activity days' in the options page do?
A: This value is used when the Cron entry runs.
Q: When does the Cron entry run?
A: It runs once a day at 12:00AM UTC time.
Q: When the Cron entry runs, which members will have their country looked up?
A: Only new members which have an empty andy_country_flag_name field.
Q: Is there an option to make the add-on opt-in instead of opt-out?
A: No. Opt-in does not work, member will not take the time to opt-in.
Q: Is there a way I can update all the members country flags?
A: Yes. You can add the following to your forum URL:
The next time the Cron entry runs it will update all your members country flags. Keep in mind inactive members will not be updated, this is a setting in the options page.