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UO Blogs: Google Maps Plugin

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The Google Map plugin allows you to place a map with a specific location for your users to see anywhere on your blog. This plugin allows you to link maps in your posts or on your sidebars.

To post a map on a side bar:

  1. Go to Appearance
  2. Then select Widgets
  3. Next, drag the Google Map widget to the area in which you would like it to appear.
  4. Click on the drop down menu that allows you to make changes to the Google Maps widget.
  5. In that menu, you can determine what you want the map to show. The menu looks similar to the one below.

You are also able to put maps into your blog posts using the Google Maps plugin. To do that:

  1. Create a new blog post.
  2. When you are ready to insert your map, press the Add Map icon. It looks similar to a globe and is located above the text formatting menu. You can see an example of the icon below:

     3. This brings up a menu that allows you to insert your existing maps or create your own.

By creating your own map, you can enter a destination similar to when you are getting directions using Google Maps. It drops a marker where you would like to show your users. Then, they are able to get directions to the specific location you are describing.