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
- Create a MaxMind License Key
- Copy License Key to TGeoIP Plugin
- Frequently Asked Questions
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
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.
Copy License Key to TGeoIP Plugin
Copy the License key found on the submission page, as seen in the screenshot below:
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.
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: