Get Directions

Description

Get Directions is a Map display and routing plugin that uses MapQuest. If you don’t want Google Maps on your website, this is a great alternative.

A fantastic way of showing your business location and for your users to get travel directions to you.

See a demo site here

The MapQuest service is free for up to 15,000 transactions per month, which is sufficient for many websites, visit the MapQuest developer website for pricing plans.
( this plugin has no commercial association with Mapquest )

Features Include

  • Show or hide route direction ability
  • Set initial zoom level
  • Decide on full map controls or minimal
  • Set the map height
  • Developer friendly template layouts for shortcode / widget allowing overriding

Pro Features Include

  • Ability to store lat/long on posts and custom post types
  • Post aware widget, using post location
  • Multi map pins shortcode for post with locations, create a directory style map
  • Different colours by taxonomy on multi pin markers

see pro features demo here

Screenshots

  • Display routes to your business

Installation

Through Dashboard

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and go to Plugins -> Add New
  2. Type widget for get-directions in the search box and click on search button.
  3. Find Get Directions.
  4. Then click on Install Now after that activate the plugin.

Installing Via FTP

  1. Download the plugin to your hardisk.
  2. Unzip.
  3. Upload the get-directions folder into your plugins directory.
  4. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and click the Plugins menu.
  5. Then activate the plugin.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Through Dashboard

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and go to Plugins -> Add New
  2. Type widget for get-directions in the search box and click on search button.
  3. Find Get Directions.
  4. Then click on Install Now after that activate the plugin.

Installing Via FTP

  1. Download the plugin to your hardisk.
  2. Unzip.
  3. Upload the get-directions folder into your plugins directory.
  4. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and click the Plugins menu.
  5. Then activate the plugin.
how do I use the shortcode?

to display a map on the page use the short code
[get-directions] with the appropriate parameters

A destination is mandatory and is set as a latitude / longitude pair
e.g. latlng=’51.36887,-0.408999′

Optional

A route selection dialogue overlay will be shown, unless you turn it off with
showroute=”false”

Specify the map image height ( default = 500px)
height=’400px’

Specify the map width ( default full width – 100%)
width=’66%’ you can use px too e.g. 320px but bear in mind fixed sizes on responsive sites

Specify the initial zoom level (1-16) (default 12)
zoom=’10’
* note the map will auto zoom if a route is displayed so this setting is only really relevant when hideroute=’yes’

Specify the type of map controls
controls=’true’ shows multi controls
controls=’false’ shows only zoom controls

Examples

Map with directions overlay with icon at latitude 40.74802 longtitude -73.98512, minimal control
[get-directions latlng=’40.748021,-73.98512′ controls=’false’]

Can I display multiple maps (shortcodes or widgets) on one page?

You can display one shortcode and as many widgets as you like on one page. Multiple shortcodes on one page is a Pro feature.

Can I display multiple map markers?

Multiple map marker is only available in the Pro version

Contributors & Developers

“Get Directions” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Get Directions” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

2.2

  • Minor fixes

2.1

  • Bug fix to 2.0 and add legacy shortcode latlong as alias for latlng

2.0

  • Complete rebuild using new Map Quest API – note some features from earlier versions may not be available, if this were working for you you can remain at v1.24 but this version has no ongoing support.

1.24

  • Removed hard coded http:// to stop issues with insecure content on https://pages

1.23

  • Important, geocoding by postcode is no longer supported in the shortcode, only use lat / long. Change your shortcodes if using postcode before upgrading. Changed calls to MapQuest Open rather than MapQuest Community as MapQuest is removing this as of 31 Dec 2014, so earlier versions of this plugin may not work after 1 Jan 2015

1.22

  • Remove credit link to llocally, cause no one likes those

1.21

  • minor fix to remove warning message

1.2

  • removed the need for new users to get an API key from mapquest, you can still use your own Mapquest API key if you like add
    define( ‘MAPQUEST_API_KEY’, ‘your long api key here’ ); to your wp-config.php file

1.1

  • fixed bug where browser asking for location when no route required
  • added feature to optionally show or hide map on mobile devices – leaving just the button
  • added new feature to display a radius area to the short code

1.002

  • allow settings page =

1.001b

  • readme changes

1.001a

  • added images to readme

1.0

  • added readme.txt