CodePeople Post Map allows to associate geolocation information to your posts and to integrate your blog with Google Maps in an easy and natural way.
CodePeople Post Map draws the route between points in the post.
CodePeople Post Map allows to insert a Google Map in a post or in any of the WordPress templates that display multiple posts: home page, archive, category, search results.
The map inserted in a single post displays a marker at the position indicated by the geolocation information pertaining to the post, but also shows markers of the last posts published in related categories. The number of markers to display can be set in the plugin's settings.
The map inserted into a template displaying multiple posts will contain as many markers as posts making up the page with the associated geolocation info. When the mouse is hovered over the marker, the post to which it belongs gets highlighted.
CodePeople Post Map has a wide range of settings to make your maps more versatile and adaptable.
Note: If you are using Dreamweaver rather WordPress to build your website, there is a Google Maps Inserter for Dreamweaver with similar features.
- The plugin is capable of dealing with large volumes of dots or markers.
- Another way for users to discover additional entries related to the post.
- The location information can be defined by physical address or point coordinates.
- The location information and description may be used in posts search (only for advanced plugin version).
- Allows addresses in different languages.
- Allows to insert a map in the best position within your blog or simply associate the geolocation information to the post but without displaying the map.
- Allows to associate a map to all public post types in WordPress (page and post are accepted by default)
- Draws the route between points in the post.
- Markers customization.
- Allows to embed maps in multiple languages.
- Displays markers belonging to posts of the same categories.
- Several customization options are available: initial zoom, width, height, margins, alignment, map type, map language, the way the map is displayed in a single post (either fully deployed or icon to display map), enable or disable map controls, the number of points plotted on a map, as well as the class that will be assigned to the post when the mouse hovers over the marker associated with the post.
To install CodePeople Post Map, follow these steps:
- Download and unzip the plugin file.
- Upload the codepeople-post-map folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your server.
- Activate the plugin through the menu option "Plugins" in your WordPress dashboard.
Screenshots and Description
CodePeople Post Map in action.
CodePeople Post Map offers several setting options and is highly flexible. Options can be set up in the Settings page (and will become the default setup for all maps added to posts in the future), or may be specific to each post to be associated with the map (in this case the values are entered in the editing screen of the post in question.)
The settings are divided into two main groups, those belonging to the map and those belonging to the geolocation point.
Map configuration options:
- Map zoom: initial map zoom.
- Map width: Width of the map.
- Map height: Height of the map.
- Map margin: Margin of the map.
- Map type: Select one of the possible types of maps to load (roadmap, satellite, terrain, hybrid).
- Map language: a large number of languages is available to be used on maps, select the one that matches your blog's language.
- Display map in post / page: When the map is inserted in a post you can select whether to display the map or display an icon, which displays the map, when pressed (if the map is inserted into a template that allows multiple posts, this option does not apply)
- Display route: Draws the route between the points in the same post.
- Travel mode: The travel mode to use in the route's drawing.
- Options: This setting allows you to select which map controls should be available.
- Enter the number of points on the post / page map: When the map is inserted into a post, points that belong to the same categories will be shown on the same map. This option allows you to set the number of points to be shown. When the map is inserted into a template that allows multiple posts this option does not apply.
- Display a Map by post in non singular pages (like homepage, archives, search results, etc...):Only one map is allowed by each webpage, but checking this option in pages with multiple posts like homepage, archives,etc, it is possible to display a map for each post.
- Highlight post when mouse hovers over related point on map: When the map is inserted into a template that allows multiple posts, hovering the mouse over one of the points will highlight the associated post through assignment of a class in the next setup option.
- Highlight class: Name of the class to be assigned to a post to highlight when the mouse is hovered over the point associated with that post on the map.
- Allow to associate a map to the post types: Select the post types that allow to associate a map to them. The page and post are selected by default.
Configuration options related to the location points
- Map points: List of points (markers) inserted on map. Through the point selection from the list is possible to edit its data.
- Location name: Name of the place you are indicating on the map, alternatively, the name of the post can be used.
- Location description: Description of the place you are showing on the map. If left blank, the post summary will be used.
- Select an image from media library: Select an image to associate with the localization point.
- Address: Physical address of the geolocation point.
- Latitude: Latitude of the geolocation point.
- Longitude: Longitude of the geolocation point.
- Verify: This button allows you to check the accuracy of the geolocation point address by updating the latitude and longitude where necessary, and display a map to correct the marker's coordinates.
- Map: Allows to change the marker position to update the latitude and longitude values.
- Select the marker by clicking on the images: Select the bookmark icon to show on the map.
- Add/Update Point: Add a map point to the list.
- Insert the map tag: Inserts a shortcode in the content of the post where the map is displayed with the features selected in the setup. You can attach geolocation information to a post but choose not to show a map in the content of the post. In case you do want to display a map in the post content, use this button.