Bing Maps for WordPress
Plugin Name: Bing Maps for WordPress
Plugin URI: http://redyellow.co.uk/plugins/bing-maps-for-wordpress/
Download URI: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bing-maps-for-wordpress/
Description: Bing Maps for WordPress allows you to place either a static or dynamic Bing map on your blog post with a simple shortcode
Author: Rich Gubby
Bing Maps for WordPress allows you to create maps easily with a
shortcode in your posts. You don’t have to worry about how the maps are displayed, the plugin takes care of that. You can create dynamic maps that allow your visitors to pan and zoom, or static maps that don’t have those features. You can create Road maps, Aerial views, Aerial views with roads marked on them, or even a 3D Birdseye view.
How to use – quick example
Add a [bingMap] shortcode into a post, configure it, and you’re done! Here is a quick example:
[bingMap location=”Beunos Aires, Argentina” zoom=”13″]
- To install through WordPress Control Panel:
- Click “Plugins”, then “Add New”
- Enter “Bing Maps for WordPress” as search term and click “Search Plugins”
- Click the “Install” link on the right hand side against “Bing Maps for WordPress”
- Click the red “Install Now” button
- Click the “Activate Plugin” link
- To download and install manually:
- Upload the entire bing-maps-for-wordpress folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
- Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
How do I use it?
Once you have the plugin installed, edit a post, and use a shortcode of [bingMap] to create a Bing Map on the page.
If you just put
on your page you’ll get something, but it centers the map on Timbuktu, so you might want to change some attributes:
– Specify where you want your map centered. Be as specific as you can, include the country code, an example would be “Birmingham, West Midlands, UK”.
– Define how wide you want your map to be. Default is 400px.
– Define how high you want your map to be. Default is 400px.
– Define a title for your map – displays above the map.
– “static”, or “dynamic”. If you leave it blank, it will default to dynamic.
– In static mode, options are: “Road”, “Aerial” and “AerialWithLabels”. In dynamic map mode, “Road”, “Aerial”, “AerialWithLabels” or “Birdseye”. Default is “Road”.
– Define the zoom level. the higher the more zoomed in. If you are in Birdseye mode, zoom is quite restricted.
– Where to place a pushpin on your map. If you don’t include a `pp` attribute, the center of the map will be used. Turn it off by setting `pp` to “false”.
– Add pushpins to your map. Use pp1=”", pp2=”" and so on. Bear in mind there is a limit to the number of pushpins you can actually have. If you’re not in Birdseye mode, the map will automatically zoom out so all pushpins can display.
- Fixed some more CSS issues by fixing settings fields
- Fixed CSS issue
- Added Bing Static Maps
- Added Bing Dynamic Maps