If you often use Google Maps on your site, or just want an easier way to embed maps in posts and pages, here's how to do it with your own shortcode. (It really doesn't get any easier than this)
Maps showing your office location are all well and good but with the right WordPress plugin and a little bit of tweaking, your WordPress-embedded Google Maps can be a whole lot more engaging for your visitors.
In this tutorial, we’ll create custom post types from a CSV datafile, create a plugin to dynamically generate a KML and then overlay that file on a Google Map: a technique you could use for any geocoded post type.
So, roll up those cartography sleeves and let’s get mapping!
What Are You Going To Learn?
A plugin that inserts Google maps into plugins is hardly newsworthy.
But what about a plugin that not only does that job exceptionally well but also brings a wealth of location-based features to your WordPress install like geotagging posts, adding location context to your BuddyPress users’ activity or even letting them “check-in”?
The updated Google Maps plugin from WPMU DEV does all this and more. Now that is worth talking about.