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
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!
But with the resent release of "the google earth plugin", this plugin also let you show 3D maps from any angle from any place on the earth, directly on your Joomla site! It is just becoming more and more incredable.
After contacting Mike, he added several new feaures to the plugin, including being able to use msid as a parameter and supplying the 'Link' information supplied by Google Maps directly to the kml parameter of the plugin.
Many thanks to Mike for all his hard work and very fast support !
Talk about responsive! He retroactively granted my wish list.
In case you missed it too, the instructions for adding driving directions are found on this post: http://tech.reumer.net/google-maps/demo-google-maps/marker-with-directions.html
Caveat Emptor! You will need to know that this plugin uses Google Maps API not Google Maps. There is a difference. The API data seems to lag behind the standard data. This can be a very nominal issue depending on your application.
Big Plus! The developer is great with support, stands behind his plugin personally, and was a great help with my issues.
I used a different google maps component in the past, but it just stopped working with joomla 1.5 - and the support around that product just seemed to cease altogether.
I came across this plug in and I thought at first it would be a little complicated.
I was wrong :)
This is a fantastic plug in - and incredibly easy to use (you just need to spend the 2 or 3 minutes it will take you to read the paragraph on how to install).
I had a small issue which was down to my template (not the plug in) and the plug in's creator mailed me back - on a weekend - literally within the hour.
Best of all, his simple 5 word instruction solved the issue!
This plug in is robust, well designed and looks great. Also very tweakable with all the options in the parameters section!
Everything is perfect. Except one aspect: I cannot use KMZ files instead of KML. (Although, the google Maps API support KMZ files.)
This would be a nice improvement.
KMZ files can be used with the same parameter kml='..'
Mike is prompt to respond to queries.
All in all an excellent product, and one which I would heartily recommend to every developer!