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)
And he does this for free mostly! There are companies out there that CHARGE you every month and do not give as good a service!
Get it, Use it, tweak it, love it and DONATE to it!
My own piece of PHP code to extract points from a MySQL database passes KML directly to the plugin without the need for storing any KML files on my server. Suits the needs of the site I built.
I liked the plugin and author support so I donated. I encourage everyone who needs a Google Maps plugin for their Joomla site to get this plugin, and to donate.
1 short email later, had the answers I needed and the maps work great.
Great product, great support, great guy to deal with!!!
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