Great plugin. I searched high and low for a good interactive map plugin. This is the best one out there. They offer excellent support as well. You need to be fastidious with your code on the .js file - once you get it - its fairly straight forward. I recommend this plugin.
It took a bit of fussing around to get it right, but I finally got it working.
I had trouble with the map not displaying. I obviously know little about code.
I was having trouble stopping the locations from displaying, but after experimenting with deleting different segments of code. I finally got those sample location tags to stop displaying, without wiping out the whole map. Yay!
Word to the wise. Save a copy of mapdata with another name so you have the functional copy of it you can go back to. Then make your changes. If you change even the smallest thing in any of that code, the map doesn't display.
Great plugin guys and thank-you!
The maps are pretty, very responsive and customizable in a number of simple ways. With some tinkering (and help from the excellent and speedy customer support) I have created an ideal menu for city/province specific information.
I haven't found any other plugins out there like it.
It was perfect for my needs - displaying a global map, with the ability to place markers over various locations, which in turn displayed copy on hover. I also had options for coloring continents / oceans / location markers etc.
The plugin strikes a good balance between being simple to install and get working, and having enough customization options. They also offer very good service.
The company name "Simple Maps" fooled me - this map is far from "simple". It's comprehensive, easy to use and packed with features!
If you go to the company website, you can create a map with all the latest functionality - zooming in and out of continents, and borders to show all the different countries. Everything seems to be customisable - colours, background transparency, location dot colouring and transparency, clicking through to custom URLs, the list goes on .
All in all, a thoughtful and well build piece of software. Oh, and it's responsive (you just need to tweak a few settings).
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