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googleMaps by kksou Plugin

This plugin allows you to include one or more google maps right inside your content item or article.

This is a super light-weight plugin using less than 20K of codes.

You can use this to easily add a map to your company address.

Unique features:
* uses Google Maps API V3
* You can embed more than one Google Maps within an article
* Each Google Map can be of different size, zoom level, map control and map type
* Support for kml files
* Now works with IE!
* With built-in geocoder! i.e. you can specify using standard address instead of longitude and latitude
* Built-in street view!
* Support for many native languages e.g. Italian, Russian, French
* Supports all Joomla versions - 1.0, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.0!

How to Use the googleMaps plugin
How to use:


GoogleMaps with Directions
This plugin displays the map only. If you want to display the map + driving/walking directions, use the googleDirections plugin:

Latest Version
v3.0.21 - for Joomla 3.0 and above
Released Feb 10, 2014
Support for Joomla 3.2.2

v1.0.20 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.20 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.20 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.20 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.20 (for Joomla 2.5), v3.0.20 (for Joomla 3.0)
Released Apr 21, 2013

* Support for Joomla 3.0!

* Changed onload() to addEvent('load') so that it works with some Joomla templates that also use onload().

v1.0.19 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.19 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.19 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.19 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.19 (for Joomla 2.5)
Released Mar 24, 2012

Supports zoom and multiple InfoWindows with KML files!

v1.0.18 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.18 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.18 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.18 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.18 (for Joomla 2.5)
Released Feb 4, 2012

* added support for Joomla 2.5
* add flag w3c=1 => w3c compliant
* support for IE7!
* allow googleMaps to display in tabs
* now allow address to include ' (apostrophe)

v2.5.17 (for Joomla 2.5)
Released Jan 26, 2012

Native version of the googleMaps plugin for Joomla 2.5!

v1.0.17 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.17 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.17 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.17 (for Joomla 1.7)
Released Jan 03, 2012

Thanks to feedback from Florian who found out that the reverse geocode lookup by Google sometimes do not gives the right mapping. Have modified the code so that the googleMaps plugin now maps the exact location when latitude/longitude is given.

v1.0.16 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.16 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.16 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.16 (for Joomla 1.7)
Released Dec 24, 2011

New features:

- Support for googleDirections multiple stopovers!
- If no label is specified, will

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Reviews: 2
An efficient, simple and easy to install extension. Congratulations to the developer and thanks for the prompt assist when required.
Reviews: 2
Thanks a lot. Is the best extension i ever try!!!! Respect.
Reviews: 10
This plugin shows a location in Google maps. It is easy to use and configure. googleMaps plugin is required for any website. I strongly recommend it!!!
Reviews: 4
Have been using this plugin for the past year and definitely happy with it.
Reviews: 1
As a relative newbie I found this to be a really useful plugin, excellent documentation, easy to use, quick and friendly support (on an issue that had nothing to do with googlemaps to be honest). And it's free! I happily paid the $10 to remove the linkback, simply because guys like this deserve to be rewarded for their efforts. Joomla at its best.
Reviews: 8
Works very well and just like it says in the description its lightweight.
Found one missing feature (open kml link in the same window) but the plugin is so simple to use so I will stick with it anyways.
Reviews: 1
Just the perfect plugin to include a map in your website.

Easy to use and with a lot of options. I was able to include the map in a lightbox, which was what the website I was working on needed because of its design.

Got a problem and received an answer in less than a day, on saturday!

Highly redommended!
Reviews: 3
I use this plugin since two years and it never failed.
Easy to use and works in a minute

Thanks a lot
Reviews: 3
Installed and had it up and running in less then 60 secons flat.

A complete, effective and reliable google map extension. No crap or exceptional intellectual ability required, just a google maps API key, add to your article and you're set.

That's the way to go.
Reviews: 1
I'm using this plugin for 3 years. It is easy to install, to configure and to use. Great level of customization.
I had a problem with a joomla 1.7 site and thanks to the help of Mike we quickly solved it! Just write him, his support is excellent!
Reviews: 11
I've been using this extension for years now. Just install and insert your tracking ID. You are done... Like!!!
Reviews: 3
I wanted to mark and show a location on a Greek city.
With this module that was easy and accurate.
It is easy to configure and offers a lot of options.
I customised the google mark used to mark the spot and it looks great.

I have used it on Joomla 2.5 .

Reviews: 6
I looked at many extensions for google maps and tried many too, this was just the best, nice and simple.
I came to after using their other extension googleDirections, which I love too, however due to Google didn't give the best route for my client.
Reviews: 3
It works perfectly.
Reviews: 3
I used this plugin on a school site for displaying a google map for it, and it works great! Recommend it to anyone looking for a great tool to display a google map. Documentation is quite straightforward on developers' site, so I figured out all the how-to's in a minute. Thanks for this great extension!
Reviews: 3
I am a very satisfied user. The plugin works great and the support is just great.
Reviews: 6
Absolutely super piece of kit and the support is second to none.

Highly recommended.
Reviews: 1
I got the map embedded into my article easily enough, but for some reason when I change the coordinates in the backend the map still stays on Europe. IDK if I am doing something wrong or what
Owner's reply


Depending on your joomla config, this could be:
1) your browser cache
2) your joomla cache, or
3) your web server cache

That's why you are still seeing the old page even though you have changed the tag (remember this is a plugin so the page url remains the same.)

Try to clear (1), (2) and (3) above and see if the page will refresh.


Reviews: 1
A great an very easy to use plugin. Together with the direction&directionsToHere plugin its a very good way to navigate people to your place.
And the support was fantastic! Just awesome!
Reviews: 8
Excellent tool, easy to use. Thank you!
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