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How to Enable Geolocation Feature in Tassos extensions

Published in Extensions
Updated 06 Sep, 2023

Tassos extensions use a geolocation plugin called System - Tassos GeoIP which is a System Plugin for locating a users' geographic and psychical location via their IP address.

Create a Free MaxMind Account

The Tassos GeoIP plugin is based on the MaxMind GeoLite2 database. To be able to use it, you will need to create a Free MaxMind account (no purchase required). Sign up for a MaxMind account

Create a MaxMind License Key

After successfully logging in, go to your profile by clicking on the user icon on the top right > MY ACCOUNT > then on the left navigation menu > Account > Click on Manage License Keys and then click on Generate new license key

TGeoIP Generate New License Key

Enter your description for the license key, select Yes on Will this key be used for GeoIP Update?, and select Generate a license key and config file for use with geoipupdate version 3.1.1 or newer. Click the Confirm button.

TGeoIP Submit License Key Form

Copy License Key to TGeoIP Plugin

Copy the License key found on the submission page, as seen in the screenshot below:

TGeoIP Copy License Key

To add a license key in the GeoIP Plugin and Update Database, navigate to Extensions > Plugins, search for "System - Tassos GeoIP" and click on the plugin. In the License Key field, paste the license key you copied earlier.

After pasting the field, you can now click the Update Database button to update the GeoIP Database.

TGeoIP Paste License Key and Update

Frequently Asked Questions

How accurately does the TGeoIP Plugin provide the method?

Tassos GeoIP plugin is not always accurate and cannot be trusted fully as other means of geolocation, such as GPS or other mobile technologies, even though not all geolocation services provide perfect accuracy.

Since the plugin detects the visitor's IP Address, it can often be spoofed or altered without any means of knowing the real IP Address.

Which plugins use geolocation?

The extensions that utilize the mentioned plugin are the following: