Wednesday, 4th March 2009 at 7:29 pm | 21 Comments »

Marker Tooltip

Another minor WP Geo update:

  • Marker Tooltip improved (can now but style via css)
  • Spanish language added.

The Marker Tooltip is now handled via jQuery and does not suffer from cropping at the edges of the map as with the previous version which was handled as a Google Map overlay.

This also has the benefit that you can now style the tooltip with CSS. For example:

#tooltip2 {
     border: 2px solid #CCCCCC;
     padding: 3px 5px;
     background-color: #FFFFFF;
     max-width: 300px;
     text-align: left;
     font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
     font-size: 11px;

21 Responses to “WP Geo 3.0.6”

  1. gerardo says:

    hi there, this is a great pluggin. but I´m having some problems with the widget.

    1- how can I adjust the default zoom level for the map in the widget?
    2- I’m using the widget to show a location on the home page (showing maps manually on pages) but I need to change the location in the map every week. the problem is that the widget keep showing the same older location after I´ve changed it. can you help me with that?

    thanks a lot

  2. ivan says:

    Hi ben,
    why there is a version The data are identical.

    Incidentally, the version 3.0.6 is compatible with wordpress 2.7.

    Greets Ivan

    • Ben says:

      When I released 3.0.6 there were a couple of little bugs which I ironed out quickly and re-uploaded. I then also released it again as so that anyone who had already download 3.0.6 (with the bugs) would be aware there was an upgrade to fix the problems.

  3. ivan says:

    oooppss, is compatible with 2.7.1 😉

  4. Paul O'Brien says:

    When using the post tags to feature a map
    How would one wrap text around that tag?


    • Ben says:

      There is no simple way to do that at the moment – although I may consider adding an align attribute to the shortcode in future.

      However you could try adding a style to your theme.
      The below example shows how to align a map within a post left with a little bit of space on the right: div.wp_geo_map {
  5. Marc says:

    Great plugin! Always works excellent.

    Love the new features. And thank you for improving the path location in ver for keeping the WP files in a separate folder. Makes it much easier to install and setup.

  6. Great plugin!

    It took me a while to figure out that I needed to click on the WP Geo Location “header box” when editing a post to fold out the map.

    Other “thingies” uses an arrow – see Discussions, Post Author or Post Revisions – when the mouse cursor is above or in the “header” or “box”.

    Could you please add that.


  7. gerardo says:

    Hi Ben
    I solved the 2nd issue I had with the widget (updating the map in the widget). But I´m still having problems with the zoom level. I tried changing this line (line 268 in wp-geo-widget.php):
    var zoom = map.getBoundsZoomLevel(bounds);
    for this:
    var zoom = 2;

    and now it shows the desired zoom level, but I have this error (translated from spanish Firefox):
    A script in this page might be bussy, or stop responding. You can stop the script or continue to see if the script ends.


    The problem with the zoom level is essential for me. I live in Santiago, Chile, and it shows no image in full zoom in level (it works fine with new york, but I´m not there)

    Any ideas?
    thanks a lot

  8. dave says:

    I had been using an older version of WP-geo on a wordpress 2.6 site.
    I have just upgraded to WordPress 2.7.1 and the latest version of WP-Geo.
    It works perfectly on Chrome & IE but in firefox, the page never loads.

    I have deactivated all plugins & switched to the default WP theme but still no joy.
    Any ideas?

  9. Rashio says:


    Just wondering if you’re planning integration with google ‘my maps’, it would be cool if you could place new locations on your own map, that was also search-able elsewhere online if you catch my drift.

    Is this in the works or at all feasible??

  10. Chris Dunphy says:

    I was setting up your WP Geo plugin on our site (Tales from Technomadia) today, and I was loving how well it worked.

    But… When I tried to view our site on an iPhone, no links at all on any of our pages (whether there was a map or not) were clickable.

    Once I deactivated the plugin, links were clickable again.

    Please let me know if you can replicate this.

    Thanks for the great plugin, I hope that I will be able to find a way to use it!

    – Chris

  11. Jaun Millalonco says:

    My first visit here, found the blog accidentally really, and I just wanted to say I’ve enjoyed my visit and had some good reads while here 🙂

  12. Ehsan says:

    I want to create a Directory of local business on my WordPress Blog, where i will post each post about a business will this help in GeoTagging?

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