Google Map Shortcode 2.0 – Total Solution

This new version of Google Map Shortcode – WordPress Plugin uses the JavaScript Maps API V3. The new editor button allows to include the google map and multiples point in your blog with a couple of clicks. A lot of markers comes with the plugin but also, it’s possible to upload a custom icon to be uses as marker. Bellow you have relevant features, how to use the plugin and examples.

Special Features

  • Editor button added, to include the points into the maps easily.
  • Custom markers can be uploaded.
  • Open Google Map in new window – included to the info windows.
  • Post ID include as shortcode parameter.
  • Based on Google Maps Javascript API Version 3.
  • Faster and more applicable to mobile devices.
  • Maps available in multiple languages.
  • API key not required.
  • Multiples points in a single map.
  • Multiples maps in a single page.
  • Posts can be deploy in the maps using the category id.
  • Custom html for the info windows.
  • Maps can be inserted everywhere.

How to Use

In the editor panel you can find a button that allows to insert the address and the map to the post/page easily. But you can insert the maps on your posts or theme files manually using the shortcode.

Shortcode for posts and pages

[google-map-sc option = "option value"]

PHP code for theme files

<?php echo do_shortcode ('[google-map-sc option = "option value"]') ?>

The Shortcode

As the plugin is based on WordPress Shortcodes you can include some attributes in order to customize the menu and overwrite the Default Settings saved in the Plugin Option Page.

Here you have the Shortcode attributes list:

    width = 300  This is the width of the map
    height = 300 This is the height of the map
    zoom = 10 Zoom of the map
    cat = ''Allows to include the points of the posts under this categories (sepparated by comma)
    number = 50 Maximum number of points in a single map
    language = 'en' Map language
    icon = '' Marker icon url
    id = '' Id of the post that contain the points you want to deploy on the map
    address = '' Custom address to deploy on the map

Example

Using a custom icon, width and height parameters: In this case the points has been inserted from the custom fields and the image on the info window is the post feature image or the first attached to the post gallery.


Shortcode:

[google-map-sc width=600 height=400 icon="http://web-argument.com/wp-content/plugins/google-map-shortcode/images/icons/shoppingmall.png"]  

Using a single address and zoom parameters:

Sortcode:

[google-map-sc address="213 N Dale Mabry Tampa, FL 33609" zoom=13] 

Download

google-map-shortcode from wordpress

For more information about the plugin you can visit the followings links:

Feedback

The plugin is quite simple to use and can be implemented for very different purposes. For example in your theme deploying the posts as points in the maps for each category… Just think about it and post your experience and contribution. But if this plugin saves your day you can let me know by clicking on the orange bell.


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Google Map, Plugins

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