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bymartydread, August 13, 2012
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StyleWare K2 Google Maps
I needed a solution to generate maps very quickly, and was tired of having to manage maps from my google account. I wish I had searched for something like this earlier, as I had existing K2 items for each entity I wanted on a map. I used this to display over 30 churches that included contact information, K2 custom fields, and driving directions. The installation went flawlessly, and within a few minutes I had a map appearing on our site. There is no current ability to use custom icons from the configuration, but it looks like that feature is coming very soon. I was able to add my own icons after a few minutes of trial and error. I did have an unrelated error with the plugin which was rectified by the developer within 24 hours of posting in the styleware forum, and he made the change for me, so I didn't have to do a thing. So, support was superior to many of the commerical extensions I've purchased. The only suggestion I'd make for the future would be to hide the plugin interface in the K2 item for categories not set to display maps, but otherwise there is a lot of value to this plugin and my money was well spent. I feel my client can now administer the maps easily, all within J! and K2.
Owner's reply

Hi,

thanks for your review. Just to note something - there is more than an easy way to add custom icons - just upload them to the folder "own".

We will consider your suggestion about not showing the plugin in not selected categories, but this has downside also - one will not be able to add map to any of this category items. This option is often used when you don't want to show the map in category view, but only in the item.