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Very Simple Google Maps

Contains a simple way to add an embedded Google Map to any page or post.

  1. Shortcodes what??

The shortcode you need to use is this:

[vsgmap address="street address to display"]
  1. What are the options for use with the shortcode?

The following options are available: address="street address to display" (Enter the street address for the location to be shown. NOT a Google Map URL)

align="left" (default is left. Valid are left, right, center)

width="400" (default is 400. Any pixel dimension is valid)

height="380" (default is 380. Any pixel dimension is valid)

info_window="A" (default is A which displays marker popup. Other option is near and the marker popup will not appear until marker is clicked on)

zoom="14" (set the default map zoom level. Valid options are 1 through 16)

companycode="" (Enter Google string cid from company maps listing URL)

maptype="" (default is m, m = normal map, k = satellite, h = hybrid, p = terrain)

  1. How do I find the Google cid code???

Find your company listing on a Google Maps result page and click the link to email the link. It will open an email and the full link will be visible. The cid # is usually easy to see. you only need the part after cid= you do not need the whole thing.

  1. How can I put a border around the map?

The plugin warps the embed withing a div so this cam be achived with css. Simply add the following to your themes style.css

.vsg-map iframe { border: 1px solid; }

Of course you can change the css any way you like.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.1
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Active Installs: 3,000+


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