How to show a google map on sidebar

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  • #243192

    potogold
    Member

    How do I post a googlemap on the sidebar?

    Am trying to move my blogger blog to wordpress, have the main blog transferred, but am having difficulty with the sidebar.

    Any and all help appreciated.
    sailpotogold.blogger.com
    potogold.wordpress.com

    #243291

    potogold
    Member

    Okay, after further reading, I see its not possible.
    Bummer, no transfer for me, I guess.

    I’ll try a pay service

    Joe

    #243328

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, you can just make a jpeg of it and upload that.

    #243332

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    You can adapt my tutorial to work with the sidebar: http://daniel.fallenste.in/2008/03/28/howto-google-maps-on-wordpresscom/

    #243380

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    How did this person put the maps up?
    http://streats.wordpress.com/maps/

    #243383

    Yes, that site has dynamic google maps on a wordpress.com blog! I want some too!

    #243388

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    To find out you should leave a comment and ask, I think.

    #243389

    I have! Here’s hoping for a reply…

    #243405

    bubel
    Staff

    We now allow Google Maps on WordPress.com. To place them in a post or page, simply copy and paste the EMBED code (given to you by Google Maps) into your visual editor.

    WordPress will convert the code to a standard shortcode, and your map will display.

    I will post a FAQ article on this shortly.

    #243409

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    That’s great!

    #243414

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    Why didn’t you tell us immediately on the official blog? That’s friggin great!

    #243436

    raincoaster
    Member

    @ delta: because that would be contrary to the corporate culture. Usually the first place you learn about new features is in the forum, reading threads of people who liked it the OLD way.

    #243438

    vivianpaige
    Member

    But the original question remains unanswered: is there any way to put the map in the sidebar?

    #243439

    raincoaster
    Member

    Give it a shot? I can’t even GO to Google Maps on this machine if I don’t want to freeze the browser for twenty minutes. I’m not looking forward to opening blogs and having my machine hang. Grrr.

    #243458

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    raincoaster,
    The few blogs I’ve seen using the maps have been on separate pages. Perhaps it won’t work to put them in separate posts, much less in sidebars??? I have not had time to investigate….

    #243464

    Bubel’s advice worked like a charm! I am now the proud owner of a lovely google map on my front page! Haven’t tried it in the sidebar yet, but will let you know…

    It beats the hell out of Platial…

    #243465

    Sidebar didn’t work. But you can’t have everything… Especially when it’s free!

    #243497

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    First Google Gears and now Google Maps? What a nice wake up surprise!

    About the sidebar, I’m thinking do the jpg thing in a text widget and link it to a child page if you don’t want the page heading to appear on your blog. Thoughts?

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