Powerful and Simple, Jobs smile.
Thanks to the plugin developer for all the great work. After GMW stopped allowing maps on pages I tried a few plugins with varying results.
I finally settled on the Flexible Map Plugin. It is so easy to use, simple to customize and puts no extra load on the server/ database. I highly recommend it.
This free plugin is truly free without crippling any features. You can even make Styled Maps without a problem. You must manually create your own short-code to make a map, however, the documentation is clear and it's easy to accomplish. The other advantage to not having an Admin interface makes for a much lower chance this plugin will conflict with something else or break anything.
Nearly every other available WordPress plugin for creating a Google Map requires a paid upgrade to unlock key features.
Well done, feature-full but without frills. Developers can integrate easily.
This plugin is called by a well thought-out shortcode. There literally is no admin front-end (nor is one needed). That means no database use either.
I looked at many to replace the Comprehensive Google Map Plugin (CGMP) and this is it, but better in many ways.
Powerful google map plugin! Why not include the option though?
I wish to thank webaware for its really cool and great plugin :) !!
He got all the functionnalities we need ! Everything is here at your fingertips ! Kml, directions, marker, full customization and all for free !
Thanks a lot webaware for all your great work ! You are the one :) !!
5 stars well deserved
Very thanks, I have found the map plugin at last. Very useful and easy.
I found it difficult initially to know what the heck to even do with this plugin. Eventually I found my way to the site with the instructions for using the shortcode and attributes. The plugin was great for what I needed. My only complaint was the poor UX as you can read below from my previous review. But the developer has graciously responded and I hope this plugin continues to thrive.
My Previous 2 Star Review:
I'm sorry to give a low rating to a solid plugin. But I feel compelled because I've had a hard time finding a good maps plugin. With this plugin I am frustrated because after installing it, I saw no instructions, no new sidebar addition, nothing in 'Settings', nothing under 'Tools', etc. I spent too much time trying to figure out where the instructions were for me to create my shortcode. @WebAware, this simply isn't user-friendly and I'm no idiot.
I finally figured it out. You have to go to their website and educate yourself on how to do anything with this plugin. Why not add the "Attribute Reference"—that's on the WebAware site—to my WP backend upon installation? Or at least add an explanation and link in the plugin description? When I go to my installed plugins, other authors give instructions right there, with links. Not just a one-line description of what the plugin does. The 'Instructions' link down by the version number and author link is not good enough, in my opinion. And why not just build the features from 'Flexible maps options plugin' directly into your plugin rather than asking the user to install an additional plugin? Totally not user-friendly.
If you don't want to build out the "Attribute References" directly into the WP admin dashboard—which is the more user-friendly way and my plea—then you could at least put in the description something like this: "Embed Google Maps in pages and posts, either by centre coordinates or street address, or by URL to a Google Earth KML file. This plugin uses shortcodes. Shortcode instructions and other details are explained here." Then take me straight to "Getting started" and "Attribute reference" rather than the landing page that explains crap about what it does and how to install it which I don't need to see. I've already installed it!
(Also, your description currently has a typo: coodinates instead of coordinates)
I'd be happy to change my rating if these improvements were made because I do like the plugin and I am still using it despite these quirks because I'm past the learning curve now. It's pretty powerful what it can do with just the shortcode and attributes. I like it.
This is a really great plugin - simple to use and works well with custom styling and KML. It truly is flexible.
its works fine for me. its a great, free map plugin i would say the best in the business.
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