A SECURITY RELEASE 3.1 of plugin Google Maps is released and this must be applied to your Joomla installation.
Also a (security) release 2.20 for all websites that still use Google Maps API version 2 and Google's geocoding version 2.
Because Google Maps API version 2 is deprecated from November, please upgrade to the latest version 3.1, version 2.x of the plugin is deprecated too!
The proxy solution (plugin_googlemap3_proxy.php) for kml files had the following vulnerabilities: Denial of Service, XML Injection, Cross-Site Scripting and Full path disclosure vulnerabilities.
In this version the proxy solution is not possible anymore. I am working on a new secure solution.
This version will automatically update in 2.5 and 3.x.
If you want to upgrade from version 2.x then:
1. Install the new version 3.1. This is a new plugin, it does not replace the version 2.x plugin!
2. Do not open the plugin configuration! First you need to enable the new system plugin called "System - Google Map" in the list of plugins by clicking the red dot in the status column. This is the only way to copy all your parameters from the old plugin to the new one!
3. After enabling the plugin in the correct way (point 2) you can check if the settings of the old plugin are copied correctly by opening the new plugin configuration settings.
4. After that you can disable the old system plugin called "Google Map"
This is a version that only support google maps api version 3! Version 2 is deprecated from November 2013 so we need to migrate.
Also added language support for all the parameters: English, French, Italian, Spanish and Swedish.
Please send me language files so I can add them to the plugin. Goto my website to contact me.
Look at the demo site first for documentation. If you've problems please do the checklist on the site: http://tech.reumer.net/Google-Maps/Documentation-of-plugin-Googlemap/checklist-placing-plugin-in-article.html
If this doesn't help or you have questions or new wishes please fill in the form on my website with an url that shows the problem and version of the plugin and Joomla.
(when editing article goto html view to remove returns or < br /> when you copy this example)
But the real test of an extension is when you have problems.
I ran into a problem where googlemaps just stopped showing. I had no idea what had caused it.
I emailed Mike about it and within a few hours I got a very helpful reply. Problem solved! (It was a small compatibility problem with another plugin.) Mike was extremely helpful and did all he could to get my site fixed. He has a checklist on his site to follow for troubleshooting and thats a very intelligent attitude to things. People will always have problems and Mike accepts this and doesn't get smart. He just gets you going. Great attitude.. especially for someone who does this for free!
It's possible to add multiple locations or addresses to a map with my plugin. You have to use a kml-file see
KML with form: http://tech.reumer.net/google-maps/documentation-of-plugin-googlemap/kml-with-form.html
As easy to use as just copying the google link page into raw html script!
After that I must say this plugin is, although filled with many features, absolutely simple to install, configure, use and the final result is of a great level of professionalism.
The support is another great thing: Every time present to help you, Mike Reumer, full of knowledge, doesn't let you feel alone and acts very fast helping you.
Conclusion: Every aspect, really every single aspect of the plugin, including support, a great.
Donation: Please, think you are using a fantastic plugin for free of charge. Please put your hands on your conscience and donate. Mike deserves.
The only drawback to this plugin is that maps in modules cannot be used as image links (because only static maps can be used as links). In a future version it would be nice to see a "convert to static and link" capability added, because the Google Static Maps wizard makes it difficult to create very complicated maps/maps with many features and markers. If the plugin had this capability, you just mosmap your mapid created in google maps, then say "make this static and link to article x" and voila!
Anyway, the best about this is Mike's responsiveness. I had a couple of questions and he replied within 1 day. What makes this plugin extraordinary is not so much that it works right out of the box with no bugs (though that is cool too!), but that Mike answers any questions you may have knowledgeably and promptly. Way to go Mike, this is the way all Joomla plugins should be written and supported. 5 stars!
Having the ability to specify a style would make it easy to get around this. Now I have to mangle the text that I insert to get it to show up correctly.
Thanks for a great plugin!
The lightbox text has a class: lightboxlink where you can add css to make the color different.
For the infowindow, see: http://tech.reumer.net/google-maps/documentation-of-plugin-googlemap/changing-style-of-map-buttons-or-infowindow.html
Then, I found this plugin. I had a map on my site (http://fh.opentechsols.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=7) in less than 10 minutes: Thats from download plugin to view plugin on page.
Awesome! Very simple to use. Highly recommended. My personal thanks to the author of the plugin.
Using Joomla 1.5.8 (stable) with 2.12d
PS: The only suggestion I could offer is to put up a quick note about why there are 2.12a, 2.12b, 2.12c, and 2.12d. The question I had: Which one should I download.
Thanks again for the wonderful work.
Simply Amazing! 6 out of 5 stars! :)
I love the Googlemaps-plugin from the very beginning.
Having newly converted my website to joomla, I was looking for an easy way to integrate google maps into my site. After reading the many
reviews about this plugin, I decided to give it a go. Well after two weeks I must say I have been extremely pleased.
It's very easy to setup and configure, and even more importantly, Mike has been outstanding in his reaction time for the few of questions I had for him. Thanks for the seamless implementation
Ahh like joo_lover mentioned, a integration with SOBI2, the business-directory-tool, would be very nice. I also would appreciate it very much!
thx for this outstanding work
This is outstanding hot feature: I emailed Mike 3 or 4 times, each one of them he wrote back very promptly. Mike even goes as far as explaining how to change up the coding in Joomla, to modify this plugin into a module or component. In addition to this, he has written many "documents" on his website, all to help you get the most
out of this as you can. If this looks like something that might help bring your page to the next level, you would be stupid not to get it. I think this plugin is the ultimate solution for displaying a map on a webpage. And support is very fast.
The only thing i am now looking for is the integration with SOBI2
see http://www.sigsiu.net so that we can run SOBI2 with it.