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Basic Google Maps Placemarks

Embeds a Google Map into your site and lets you add map markers with custom icons and information windows.

BGMP creates a custom post type for placemarks (markers) on a Google Map. The map is embedded into pages or posts using a shortcode, and there are settings to affect how it's displayed. You can create markers that will show up on the map, and set their icons using the Featured Image meta box. When a marker is clicked on, a box will appear and show the marker's title and description.


  • Each map marker can have a unique custom Installation icon, share a common custom icon, or use the default icon.
  • Options to set the map type (street, satellite, etc), center location, size, zoom level, navigation controls, etc.
  • Setup unique maps on different pages with their own placemarks, map types, center locations, etc.
  • Placemarks can be assigned to categories, and you can control which categories are displayed on a individual map.
  • Marker clustering for large numbers of placemarks
  • Extra shortcode to output a text-based list of markers for mobile devices, search engines, etc.
  • Lots of filters so that developers can customize and extend the plugin.
  • Use HTML, images, etc inside the information window.
  • Compatible with WordPress MultiSite.
  • Internationalized (see Other Notes for a list of supported languages)

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I'm happy to fix reproducible bugs, but don't have time to help you customize the plugin to fit your needs. There's also plenty of documentation and community support available. Check out the 'How can I get help when I'm having a problem?' question in the FAQ for details.

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2014-4-23
Downloads: 97,388


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