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A different implementation of Google Maps (36 posts)

  1. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there,

    we've been just opening our site http://www.romeluv.com/

    It is a blog with lots of nice pictures of Rome and recommendations of cool places.

    To develop an easy way to build a growing map with all the posts, we've tried many plugins with little success.

    So we've designed a custom Google Maps plugin.

    What we accomplished:
    *Automatically placing a Google Map inside every post just writing the address in a custom box.

    *Generating a Global Map with all the posts, placing this global map in a standard WordPress Page via a simple shortcode.

    We've been developing this plugin and it's already downloadable for free: we'd love to hear some feedback
    http://www.romeluv.com/maps-plugin-testrun/
    Will submit to the repository as soon as it gets accepted too.

    Hope it helps somebody in a task that proved a bit longer we expected.

    It should work out of the box for building a simple geoblog.
    CODERS:
    The plugin is easy to hack to accomplish lots of possibilites - if your issue is geocoding or displaying multiple markers on a map, it may prove very useful.

    Have fun!

    PS: would love to hear some comments as the site theme is concerned too!
    Thank you so much

  2. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am happy to announce the plugin is available here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/romeluv-google-maps-for-wordpress/

  3. dongian
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Found this Plugin as a recommendation, downloaded it to test.
    But i am interested how the site is build up with your plugin, it looks like something i was searching for, i am no coder so i wonder if it is possible to get more information and/or help to make a similar website like http://www.romeluv.com

    Kind regards.
    Hakob.

  4. dongian
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Installed and upgraded plugin today.
    Set up a seperate page with an existing address.
    No map is showing.
    Just the adres submitting is enough?
    Please advice.

  5. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Dear Hakob,
    did you setup the google API key?
    Please re-check your steps here:

    http://www.romeluv.com/maps-plugin-testrun/how-to-setup/

    I've done many fixes today - so it might be agood idea to upgrade again.

    As the theme is concerned, it will be released during July!

  6. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Dear Hakob,
    the Address field is for single posts only, not for pages.

  7. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is fixed in 1.2.6 (I am publishing it right now)

  8. dongian
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Upgraded and placed in Post instead of page.
    Works !!!!

    And will go one testing wuth it, i am not a coder but will wait patiently for new releases and theme.

    I am thinking to make a similar setup for Benidorm.

    Many thanks for now...

  9. dongian
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am very curious how you implement several adresses and markers on the same page, Romeluv looks fantastic, seems so simple, but so efectiv.

  10. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The instructions for building the global map are here:
    http://www.romeluv.com/maps-plugin-testrun/global-map-example/

    Thanks for the good feedback!

  11. dongian
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    New update today.
    Solved for me the problem with adresses in Spain (Benidorm).

    If you need help testing let me know.

    Hakob.

  12. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just corrected a nasty bug which wouldn't geocode places in US...and added some options for automatically displaying the map in the single post BEFORE or AFTER the content....

  13. Gabe Young
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Love the site! Excellent use of Google maps.

  14. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Gabe!

    I've made some more progress: now in the Global Maps
    you can have instead of the classic Google Marker, a custom image: the post thumbnail! Have a look here:

    http://www.romeluv.com/map

    It's kinda strange but cool to navigate the map this way IMHO.

    I've added in the plugin administration theme a specific option for deciding if the markers should be custom icons or post thumnails. We are still working on these features, a new plugin release in on the way in a very few days....

    Some people asked me what WordPress theme I'm using on RomeLuv.com. The answer is in this video, it's an upcoming theme release:
    http://superthemes.org/upcoming/

  15. dongian
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Cool add-on Romeluv.
    Looks great, ok a bit wild but nice feature.
    I think a hover option with the name would be smart now to find what you seek ??

    About the Theme, subscribed and waiting, but about how it works, can you give some hints how a page is set up and linked, category page and a shop page?

    Appriciate every hint for testing and playing.

    Hakob.

  16. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Pages and categories are just inserted in the classic menu with the stardard cool drag and drop Wp 3.0 gave us.
    The maps in the dropdown are just static links to the same page adding the category parameter to filter the global map, as explained in the tutorial
    http://www.romeluv.com/maps-plugin-testrun/global-map-example/

    Shop is just a category, like eat, drink & chill.

    Maybe I didn't understand your question properly!

  17. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    By the way, the markers were made much bigger because the iphone and the ipad have great problems with standard google map markers. Crazy.

  18. dongian
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Romeluv,

    I am testing on a website (dutch) but i can' t figure out how it' s done.
    I made 2 catagories and 4 or 5 posts with adresses.
    When ik click on a post i get the page with the map, works like a charm.
    Also globalmap when i use it works perfect.
    But what i don't understand is how i can make a frontpage like your site, or after clicking on a shop how i can make the single page in the layout like http://www.romeluv.com

    Can you help me with that?
    Better to chat?

    Best Regards,
    Hakob.

  19. dongian
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  20. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hit me at info AT romeluv DOt Com

  21. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    a new plugin update lets you use post thumbnails as markers in the Google Map, as promised. Enjoy! The plugin options panel has grown a bit too, but setup is easy as before.

  22. dongian
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Romeluv.

    I don' t know if this question was mentioned.
    Now you can use the script only in Posts.
    Is it possible to make the script also working in Pages?

  23. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It may be in the future....

  24. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    site theme and functionality revamped - check out http://www.romeluv.com/

  25. flick
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Would this work with custom post types as well? :)

    Thanks!

  26. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In v 1.3.3, I think you should commment row 388 and edit row 52 according to your needs. Hope this helps, I do not have time right now to experiment. Keep us informed of what you achieve!

  27. caiado.ricardo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,

    I´m using the plugin latest version.

    Google Maps API set.

    But the maps are not showing!

    URL: http://www.lostintheclouds.blog.br/bue2011/2011/07/18/ushuaia/

    Any ideas?

    Ricardo

  28. romeluv
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm afraid it's the theme's fault - try switching a moment to the default wp theme

  29. caiado.ricardo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You were right! Contacting theme developer.

  30. kreegah
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would love this plugin... if I could place different maps on different pages. :(

    Please add this.
    -sincerely

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