Google Maps plugin: adding and modifying it

I'm using a theme that has google maps built in. It shows the listings a various posts I add on the map which is fine.

However, I want to modify what the google map shows. I would like first of all to change the market so it shows a radius rather than a pinpoint position. I found lots of javascripts and code, but do I need to go into the theme functions to change this?

Also, I would like to add a bunch of locations like local bars or restaurants to the SAME map. Is there a way to list positions from google not your own map from the net so its auto updated?

Thanks guys.

  • Jeff
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Hi Ari, thanks for the reply.

    I don't want to be rude but I think you are missing the point I was asking. I can install 1000s of plugins but each has its own features.

    The issue I was asking specifically is:

    If I have a google maps plugin installed (even yours!) is it possible to

    a. Integrate an auto list of poi taken from google maps with for example Chinese restaurants

    b. Can I specifically change the marker on that plugin using javascript or some other way so that it shows a radius rather than a pinpoint position? (This one is much more important to be than a.)

    Thanks

  • aristath
    • Recruit

    a. Integrate an auto list of poi taken from google maps with for example Chinese restaurants

    Not that I know of.

    b. Can I specifically change the marker on that plugin using javascript or some other way so that it shows a radius rather than a pinpoint position? (This one is much more important to be than a.)

    Yes you can.
    You can eve use the featured image of a post as a marker!
    You can also add custom KML maps, use radiuses to group markers and a bunch of other stuff as well.

    Since you're an elite member you can simply install it and explore its options. It has lots of addons that you can enable and will extend it greatly.

    Cheers,
    Ari.

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