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[Resolved] Toolset maps distance Unit should only be Kilometers

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Supporter timezone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT+05:30)

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Last updated by rubenB 5 years, 1 month ago.

Assisted by: Minesh.


I am trying to: set default_unit to "KM" (default_unit="KM") to have no dropdown with "MI" miles, because in Germany we do not use miles.

Link to a page where the issue can be seen: hidden link

I expected to see: Only "km" without dropdown (with "mi").

Instead, I got: Dropdown with "km" and "mi"



Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT+05:30)

Hello. Thank you for contacting the Toolset support.

Well - the thing is that the distance radius and radius unit (km,mi) is displayed using the placeholder %%DISTANCE%% as you can see with the following shortcode:

[wpv-control-distance default_unit="mi" compare_field="stud-city" distance_center_url_param="toolset_maps_distance_center" distance_radius_url_param="toolset_maps_distance_radius" distance_unit_url_param="toolset_maps_distance_unit" inputs_placeholder="Show results within %%DISTANCE%% of %%CENTER%% here you go"]

The only way I would suggest is using jQuery to remove unwanted distance unit option from the radius unit (km,mi) dropdown - sounds good?

You should try to add the following code to "Search and Pagination" sections Js box of your view to remove the km option.

$('select[name="toolset_maps_distance_unit"] option[value="km"]').remove();

Thanks. It works. But it was MILES, we do not need in Germany.

But it is still a select. Could me remove this? Do we use this UNIT or is it possible to remove this select and the search will know it is kilometers to show and calculate?



Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT+05:30)

well - when you add your distance filter - you need to make sure within the "Query Filter" section of your view that the filter is set to filter by km rather than mi.

You can use the following simple Js to hide the dropdown:

jQuery(document).ready(function ($) {


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Thanks Minesh and Martin! I think this is most common not to require more confusing dropdowns.

This script then needs to add 'km after the #toolset-maps-distance input, for it to make sense to users.

Sorry I don't know how to do this myself, I tried:


But thats outputting 'km' twice!

Any tips? sorry don't get js


Oh just putting this function in the footer solves the issue, rather than inside the 'search and pagination' editor. All sorted!

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