Support » Plugin: Basic Google Maps Placemarks » Basic Google Maps Placemarks… OK, but only 1 map!

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  • Plugin Author Ian Dunn

    (@iandunn)

    That’s on my TODO list. In one of the next few versions you’ll be able to specify the map center, zoom, etc through shortcode arguments.

    Hi Ian

    I have recently switched to your great Google Map Placemarks plug-in because the previous map plug-in that I spent a month or more populating with many place markers over nine different maps did not play nicely with a theme upgrade. The plug-in author didn’t respond to a request for advice (the maps now have vertical bars down them and the scroll ladder and info boxes are messed up) so I decided to cut my losses and start again with another Google map plug-in.

    After checking out a few different possibilities (all of which work properly with the theme), I settled on yours and I like it very much – with the categories and the ability to better format the info box it is also more versatile than what I was using before.

    As I prefer Terrain view I did the workaround of editing the functions.js file as you suggested in an earlier thread – thanks for the tip 🙂

    My one remaining issue is a biggie – I really need to specify the map center, zoom, etc through shortcode arguments, otherwise I can only display one “whole world” map each time, rather than displaying an individual zoomed-in portion on each different page.

    While I’m waiting for this feature to be added, I am happy to keep going re-creating all my place markers but was wondering how far up your “To Do” list the shortcode arguments are, or alternatively, whether it might be possible for me to get this functionality now by adding some code somewhere?

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.

    Plugin Author Ian Dunn

    (@iandunn)

    Hi Ridgididgi, the next version will be 1.5.2, which will come out at the same time that WordPress 3.3 does (probably within the next two weeks).

    I’m planning on adding the shortcode arguments in Version 1.5.3, which will probably come out 3 – 5 weeks after 1.5.2 does.

    If anyone is curious, you can read the TODO file here. That’s not always as current as the copy on my local machine, but it’s pretty close.

    Hi Ian

    Many thanks for your prompt response and for letting me know the timeframe 🙂 I had checked out the TODO file but just wasn’t sure how long it would be before 1.5.3 might arrive 🙂

    I’ll keep plugging away at re-creating my hundreds of place markers and look forward to being able to specify a different centre and zoom for each map in due course.

    Cheers

    Ridgididgi

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.

    I’m eagerly looking forward to your upgrade of this feature.
    I believe your map plugin is the best map plugins of all because I have tried more than 100 google map plugins. But this feature makes your plugin not perfect enough.
    When the feature is done, you will be the best plugin developer in wordpress history.

    Plugin Author Ian Dunn

    (@iandunn)

    Version 1.7 will support categories and other parameters in the [bgmp-map] shortcode. It’s almost ready for release, but I’d like to get some feedback and additional testing from other users. If you’re interested you can download the release candidate and give feedback.

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