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SO Mobile Map Widget

This widget adds a mobile-optimised Google Static Map Image with a colored pin centered on a destination of your choosing.

Where is the settings page?

You can stop looking, there is none. You can adjust all the necessary settings in the widget itself.

A few settings are done by default: the scale of the image is set to 2, to optimise it for mobile resolutions and the link opens in a new tab; if I get complaints about the latter I will make it optional.

Please note that the zoom, width and height parameters take a numerical value only.

After adding the widget, why does it show some place in China?

Since 2013.12.25 I have added some default values to the widget. During the 15 years I lived in Beijing, China, I always loved hiking the wild Great Wall. I thought it a fun idea to add one of my favourite spots as a default setting. Just replace the default setting with the address (or the coordinates) of the location you wish to add. The same goes for the other default values of the widget.

Do I need a Google Static Maps API-key?

The Google Static Maps API-key is mandatory, get it at Google Map APIs.

Where can I sign up for the Google Static Maps API-key?

See above.

When I use the Customizer to add the SO Mobile Map Widget I am seeing a lot of PHP Notices or nothing at all. What's wrong?

This only happens if you have not yet added the Google Static Maps API Key. You will need to generate a new API key and add it to the widget settings. Once you have, the widget will automatically auto-refresh (WP 4.5 and above) and you will now see a map instead.

I have an issue with this plugin, where can I get support?

Please open an issue on Github

Requires: 4.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.1
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Active Installs: 800+

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