Allow embedding Maps Engine maps on WordPress.com

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  • #1428737

    jtshaw523
    Member

    Honestly I’m not sure why this is so difficult. Google provides an iframe snippet on mapsengine that would work fine if wordpress didn’t go and mangle the HTML turning it into a [googlemaps ...] tag. In my opinion this isn’t even a feature, it’s a bug.

    #1428738

    eastglambto
    Member

    Please resolve this issue. Google Map embed are tremendously useful, and not being able to utilise them easily is a big handicap for WordPress.com users.

    #1428739

    vandreahill
    Member

    I just created a travel blog but I’m disappointed there are no map plugins or widgets with wordpress.com. I’m not educated enough to create a .org site, but there are tons of map plugins available if I make the switch. The plugin that first caught my eye is http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-visited-countries/. Please add some sort of mapping widget so I can actually make a decent travel blog!!

    #1428740

    danielbhalla
    Member

    Would also like to be able to do this.

    #1428741

    amisnuka
    Member

    +1

    #1428742

    i agree. this needs to be updated. i have a hiking and travel site like many others have posted. disappointing for sure.

    #1428743

    xdamageincx
    Member

    Pathetic. I don’t think you can revertback to the old google maps o use it’s irame code (that still works o one of my older WP.com sites.
    It also sucks that I made many maps in Google my maps that must be converted t KLM files to upload into maps engine. Couldn’t google automatically cover them instead of abandoning their old faithful My maps….
    Now I can’t ad a grave marker map to my genealogy sit either. This a flaw that needs to be fixed.

    #1428744

    rincevent81
    Member

    @xdamageincx : You don’t have ton convert your old google maps. You can import them directly into the new maps engine. You just need to click on import > my maps. That’s what I did. The problem is I still can’t embed them in my blog.

    #1428745

    xdamageincx
    Member

    I just tried that- only a handful of “My Maps” show up on the import list. I did on to see how it worked- it was ok. But can’t import the many others that I have. Sucks that you have to do them one at a time as well.

    #1428746

    katganly
    Member

    This would be really useful- have just started a blog about a journey I am doing and being unable to embed my route map is a major drawback in wordpress.

    #1428747

    raincoaster
    Member

    Apparently you can add pins at least.

    #1428748

    raincoaster
    Member
    #1428749

    shaweetz
    Member

    +1. This is a pain. New map created and no easy way to convert it to the old style.

    #1428750

    rorsle
    Member

    +1

    #1428751

    milesbrown1
    Member

    I accidentally deleted all of my detailed Google Maps of London which I had embedded on my blog when I closed my duplicate Google account. I forgot the map was ‘owned’ by that account so had to spend hours upon hours creating a new one using Google’s new Maps Engine. Now after all that, I find out WordPress doesn’t support it. Such a cruel world.

    #1428752

    xdamageincx
    Member

    Now that really sucks! I thought that there might be a program hat takes the google cod and makes i usable in wordpress.com but I can’t remember what it was.

    #1428753

    ahajda
    Member

    Seriously? Nothing yet WordPress? Come on. This seems like an easy fix that is now dragging on for four months.

    #1428754

    kowbay
    Member

    Come on, WordPress, get to it. We need the map embed.

    #1428755

    I am new to WordPress. Have just spent a while trying to work out why my Map Engine map wouldn’t display – very disappointed to find it is not up to date on this! Please add this feature.

    #1428756

    We’re still waiting, wordpress! Please fix it so that the new google maps work, thankyou.

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