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Track The Book

Creates a dynamic KML file of book numbers and locations that were entered by visitors.

How do I activate this plugin?

Enable the plugin by visiting the "Plugins" menu in WordPress and activating "Track The Book".

How do I add a link to the form to let visitors register their book?

To display the link to access the Track The Book form, you would include the following code in your post: [trackthebook]Register my book[/trackthebook]

Or to include the link directly inside of your WordPress template, add the following code:

How do I display a map that plots all of the books that visitors have entered?

You must use a separate plugin to actually display an interactive map. Any plugin that is able to read KML files will work.

I have tested it in conjunction with the XML Google Maps WordPress plugin.

What is the shortcode for the dynamic KML file?

[trackthebook_kml]

What is the URL of the dynamic KML file?

http://your/wordpress/site/?view=trackthebook.kml

What is the difference between the using [trackthebook_kml] and http://your/wordpress/site/?view=trackthebook.kml

The normal KML address (http://your/wordpress/site/?view=trackthebook.kml) does not support filters and can also be cached by Google, which would prevent an updated map from displaying for several minutes.

The short code ([trackthebook_kml)] will dynamically insert an address similar to http://your/wordpress/site/?view=trackthebook.kml&book=&nocache= This is able to support filters and prevent caching.

Why does my map not update immediately?

If you are using the direct address to the KML file you may find that it is being cached, which prevents the map from updating immediately. In order to prevent the KML file from being cache you need to append a random code to the end of the KML address or use the shortcode [trackthebook_kml].

[trackthebook_kml]
or
http://your/wordpress/site/?view=trackthebook.kml&book=<?php echo $_GET['book']; ?>&nocache=<?php echo time(); ?>

Requires: 2.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.8.4
Last Updated: 2009-11-12
Downloads: 530

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