As some people may know, I’ve been interested in Google Maps for quite a while already.
I can see almost endless possibilities when it comes to combining data with location information. Oh all the mashups! (You may get a pretty good idea about Google maps mashups from Google Maps Mania or Mashable).
I’m also an enthusiastic WordPress user and as suchwould very much like to combine these two, thank you.
During the last years I’ve tried several WordPress plugins for Google maps (inlucuding this one) but they just didn’t do what I wanted them to do. Either they were a) too small scaled for my needs b) too hard to use or c) just plain bad.
Today I installed yet another WordPress Maps plugin.
First impressions? Well yeah, pretty ok.
In every post there’s now a new content box, “Google Maps for WordPress” where I can type location name, address and description (plus map measures), then press “send map to editor”. Let’s try it with this post!
Yeah, I’ll type “Sonecta”, address “Hermiankatu 8, Tampere” and desc “Sonecta HQ” and press “send” -button. Voila, what happens?
Another try, with map width and height.
Quick save if something went wrong there – boom, everything I typed at map box is gone. Sweet.
Another try. Nothing.
Well, let’s hope it works when I save and publish this one..
Perhaps this version of WP is not supported? Don’t know. Perhaps I’ll try it again. Or not.
Anyway, what I wanted to do in the first place was to provide users a way to tag events or something else on a Google Map. That I can certainly provide in other ways, but would be nice to do it with WordPress.
Perhaps some day…
I’ll continue babbling about Google maps quite soon.