Google Maps is one of our optional plugins. It is not enabled by default. To request this or one of our other optional plugins, see our Optional Plugin page and request form.
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How To Use Google Maps
The Google Map plugin adds a “Add Map” icon to your visual editor. Once you’ve created your new map it is inserted into write Post / Page area as shortcode which looks like this: [map id=”1″].
It also includes a Google Maps widget for displaying maps in your site’s sidebar as well as the ability to create mashups from your maps.
Configuring your default Google Maps options
The Custom Fields settings allow you to set specific Longitude and Latitudes, which when found in a post will automatically create a Google Map in it’s place. Which in combination with the default alignment and size settings mentioned earlier, can be quite the powerful tool for showing locations on your website!
4. Select your Add-ons.
Simply select which ones you’d like included, and you’re all set!
5. Don’t forget to click Save Changes!
Adding a Google Map to a Post or Page
The Google Map plugin adds a “Add Map” icon to your visual editor. Once you’ve created your new map it is inserted into write Post / Page area as shortcode which looks like this:
It also adds a widget so you can add maps to your sidebar (see Appearance > Widgets).
Let’s take a look!
2. Add the address of the location you want to add and then click Add. This adds a place marker to your map and displays the location at the bottom of the map.
3. To add more location(s), just add the address(es) and then click Add.
4. Alternatively you can add a location(s) by zooming in on your map, click on Drop Marker to add a Marker to your Map and then drag/drop it to the desired location.
5. Be sure to give your map a name.
8. Next click Save changes to this map.
9. Finally click on Map Options, select your preferences , click OK to close the Map Options window and then click Insert this map. Select “Associate map with this post” if you want to be able to create mashups with your maps.
On load on the public facing pages, maps are always centered to the last existing marker location.