Maps

WordPress Google Maps plugin will help you to integrate maps from Google’s service to your site easily. With this plugin, you would not need to make and copy/paste the code snippets from Google. Just type your location and enter dimensions of your map in pixels.

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Selection of any location worldwide is as simple as on Google Maps main site. You just enter keywords (i.e. Copacabana Rio) or street address and WordPress Google Maps will do the remaining job!

WordPress Google Maps plugin will be very useful for travel agency websites, real estate websites and all other WordPress based sites where you often need to include maps. You can use WordPress Google Maps plugin like a widget in any available widget sidebar of your theme. Also, you can be include maps directly into the WordPress pages or posts. You will receive 2 different plugin files, so you can use it in a way you prefer. Also, you can use the plugin both as widget and shortcode.

WordPress Google Maps as Widget

There are several options that can be accessed through WordPress widget manager:

  • Widget Width – Overall width of the WordPress Google Maps area.
  • Width Units – Select pixels or percents for WordPress Google Maps widget width units. Percents are appropriate for responsive websites.
  • Widget Height – Overall height of the WordPress Google Maps area.
  • Location or Address – Enter location in a descriptive way (in example “Copacabana Rio”) or enter address (in example “1 Infinite Road Loop, Cupertino, California”).
  • Satellite Image – Select whether to display satellite images or not.
  • Show Link – Select whether to show link to the full map page (on maps.google.com).
  • Link Text – Anchor text of the link.
  • Text Before Map – This is text that will be shown before the map image.
  • Text After Map – This is text that will be shown after the map image.

WordPress Google Maps in Posts or Pages

Beside showing Google Maps in the widget sidebars, you can show them directly into your posts and pages. This version of WordPress Google Maps plugin has options in WordPress backend under Plugins > Hot Maps Plugin Settings. Those options are similar as widget version’s options. Difference here is that you enter location and dimensions directly on page/post, using this simple shortcode:

{hotmaps}paris eiffel tower,300,200{/hotmaps}

It’s obvious. This shortcode will show you a Google Map of Eiffel Tower’s area in Paris (France), in a frame of 300px width and 200px height.

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