BP Post to Google Map

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BP Post to Google Map adds a box to the Post edit screen to collect latitude and longitude. Posts with lat/lng can be displayed on a responsive Google Map anywhere on your site using a shortcode.

When a map marker is clicked the Infowindow (popup) can show the post title with link, featured image and excerpt with a read more link. All of this can be customized.

From your WordPress dashboard
1. Visit 'Plugins->Add New'
2. Search for 'BP Post to Google Map'
3. Activate BP Post to Google Map from your Plugins page

From WordPress.org
1. Download BP Post to Google Map
2. Extract the folder 'bp-map-post' to your desktop
3. Upload the folder 'bp-map-post' to your '/wp-content/plugins' directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc...)
4. Activate BP Post to Google Map from your Plugins page.

Once Activated

screenshot-1Go to Settings-> BP Post to Map. Here you will be able to:

  • Decide what to display in the Infowindow (the popup appearing after click on a map marker).
  • If using the featured image, whether the image will float right. Default is centered at top.
  • Set the coordinates that the map will be centered on.
  • Set the default zoom level for the map (0 = Whole Earth, 19 = Building Level)

Add Posts to Map

Go to a edit Post page. Look for a box on the below the main editing area called 'BP Post to Google Map'. Click on the checkbox to allow the post to be shown on a map and then enter the latitude and longitude. When you save the map, the settings will save also.

Add Map to a Page or Post

Use the shortcode

[bpmap]

to place the map on a Page or Post.

The map will expand to the width of the container it is in, usually the Page or Post article container. For maximum width, use a full-width template.

  • 1.2
    • Fix Infowindow links
  • 1.1
    • Fix bug with saving centering coords
    • Fix problem with saving unchecked checkboxes
  • 1.0

    • Initial release.

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For more than 10 years I've been making websites work for clients world-wide using WordPress, Google Maps, forms and custom applications. You can see my work portfolio and case studies at Beyond Paper.
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