Version 2.18 is the latest version. Now also support Joomla 3.0.
In Joomla 2.5/3.0 (1.6 and 1.7) the plugin can be upgraded automatically with the upgrade feature of Joomla at the extensions.
This is the last version where Google Maps API version 2 is supported because this Google Maps version 2 is deprecated from 19 May 2013. So please migrated to Google MAPS API version 3 (set the version to 3.x in the configuration of the plugin).
Also added language support for all the parameters: English, French, Italian and Spanish.
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)
2.18 is a stable version and the following changes are made:
* Joomla 3.0 ready
* Parameters to show Twitter tweets on map
* Google Maps V3:
- Added transit, bicycle and traffic layer and to the directions
* Check for textarea's besides editor so it can be used in frontend editing
* Add css file and css parameter for google maps to solve css problems of templates or extensions
* Use Joomla framework for standalone php files
Solves the following errors:
* Vertical/horizontal slide of the map with new versions of mootools
* Several bugs in Lightbox for v3 and added a css class
* Several bugs in geoxml for v3
* Several bug in Google Earth maptype with the infowindow
The only issue I had is that when I tried to change the Google API version to "2.s" instead of "2.x" (to force stable-only releases, as it says in the documentation) the marker(s) refused to show up.
You will find all the information you need at the demo's site.
Moreover the developer is really helpful.
Works like a charm...
I did want one change, and I contacted Mike through his website.
Within 10 minutes I had a reply!
Mike, very patiently told me where I could tweak the code, and after I played around a bit - it worked amazingly well!
Extremely well-written code, efficient plug-in, and best of all, an author who is really passionate about his work.
It can be used for single markers and can handle kml files... and the new kml sidebar that shows the folder structure is great.
I can also confirm that you can use the maps within tabbed content articles. I used 2J_tabs and could easily show a map in any tab... as well as multiple maps across different tabs.
The support is great as well. I received prompt responses from Mike that quickly resolved any issue I was having.
I haven't been able to think of any negatives... other than just having too many options and power... hahaha
Make sure to read the instructions.
Also for extending the plugin to component and modules you need to make a little modification to the index.php on the Joomla root directory... be aware on your upgrades that you might need to make changes to the file.
In the setup for the plugin you may need to input your coordinates (LAT and LOG)... I found a great site to do www.flashearth.com
Hands down the most amazing google map tool out there, great job!
Thumbs UP Mike! Great job!
But what really impressed me was Mike's fantastic customer service...he quickly gave me the support I needed and even helped me resolve a bug that was to do with something else but affected his plugin on my site.
a) There was an overlap of my site's logo with lightbox
b) I couldn't translate the text in my site's second language.
I contacted the author without having many hopes (after all it is a free component) and to my surprise he replied almost instantly sending me a new version that solved my first problem.
The second problem was a bit nastier so Mike followed my steps almost daily, he sent me another version and finally gave me the solution I needed and all this without asking for anything in return.
This is definitelly the BEST SUPPORT I ever had and given the fact that this is also a great mambot I give it an excellent rating (as well as a small donation)
Excellent work Mike!