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)
The support of Mike is also excellent! I had a little question an Mike answered within 2 hours providing the solution.
Thank you very much for this great plugin!
I have achieved what I needed for the moment and there are more settings and different methods to use for more advanced usage.
So if you have problems with google maps try this plugin, really.
I contacted Mike regarding a map layout I was trying to achieve, and apparently what I wanted wasn't possible. Within a day he wrote a new version of it, emailed it to me, and provided me with the exact method to call. Absolutely outstanding, especially for a /free/ plugin!
Keep up the great work Mike!
Mike thanks a million !
And all the possible googlemaps options are available. At least, all the googlemaps options I know of ;-)
Also like the support. Something did not work as I expected: got an answer within a few hours.
The problems was of course all of my making, I had the wrong code or I hadn't edited the code correctly.
What a joy, thanks for all of your help, I think that this is a great product and does all and more that you would expect.
In 15 minutes I have the map loaded right on!
I get stuck trying to show a sidebar with references like the one in Google Earth and so I ask to Mike Reumer for support, in a few hours I get the issues fixed and all was running.
Plugin works great, its free, support is excellent (better than some payed extensions).
I can not buy Mike a dinner for all his help, cause he is from Netherlands.