Our custom built Google Map Sidebar & Post Widget allows you to pinpoint on a Google map the most recent locations that you have identified in your posts. With this widget, you can display a “global” Google map for all your trip locations in your sidebar, and display a single Google map for one location within a post.
Global Map Sidebar Widget
For each post that you have entered a geographic location or street address for, the Global Google Map Widget will display that location on a Google map in the sidebar of your site. This feature allows your readers to see all of the places that you have visited! They can also click on a map point in your sidebar and link right over to the post it is related to. You can set the height of the map, and name the widget.
This widget can be found in the APPEARANCE > WIDGETS area and configured there.
Fig A: TB Global Google Map sidebar widget controls
To change the title displayed, go to the widget itself, add it to a sidebar, and enter a title to display. The widget may be titled with any title you choose. Then click SAVE.
To change the number of locations featured, go to the widget itself, add it to a sidebar, and enter a number of locations that you would like to feature. The widget will display any number of locations you choose. Then click SAVE.
To change the height of the map displayed, go to the widget itself, add it to a sidebar, and enter the desired height that you would like to in the “Height of Map” section.
This widget may be added to multiple sidebars.
In an individual post, you can enter a geographic location like “Athens, Greece” or a street address (really any information Google can use to pin point a location) and display a map of that location within the body of the post.
To feature a location, edit the post and in the column to the right labeled “Enter Address Related to Post”, enter a valid geographic location. Next, copy and paste the short code indicated in the instructions: into the body of your post where you want the map to be displayed. A map will appear at the bottom of your post with the featured location. This same location will now also appear in the Global Map Widget in your sidebar.
Here is an example of a map inserted into the body of a post:
Recommended Use: Use this widget to display all the stops along your trip. Create a post for each stop, and enter the geographic location for each stop in its respective post by .
>> To learn how to setup widgets click here