Creating A HTML Select Box With Automatic Country Selection
The above select box will automatically select your country by detecting your geolocation. This is a great way to improve use experience in your website where you don’t require the visitor to scroll through a long list of countries in order to find theirs. It is so much better for the user when their location has been preselected.
To automatically select the visitor’s location, you will need to obtain the visitor’s IP address and then convert it into their geolocation using an IP to location database. This is a complex and expensive process, however using Geolify this can be achieved at a minimal cost and with hardly any coding.
Below is the code we use to display our country select box. It is just a standard HTML select box with options. This needs to be placed where you want the select box to appear in your website. Take note of the select ID.
<!– Add as many countries as you want here… –> </select>
The code below is what actually automatically sets the value of the select box. This needs to pasted in your website anywhere after the select box code above. What this code does, it is gets the element (select box) by it’s ID and then set’s its value to the country code.
The country code is obtained by using Geolify’s country code function. The country code will be equivalent to the option values in the select box. The country code function is one of the functions provided with Geolify. You can also get country name, city name, state name, longtitude, latitude and so on.
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