Sunday, 14th June 2009 at 10:15 am | 21 Comments »
WP Geo 3.0.8 is another minor update to the plugin.
New features include:
- Load maps from GeoRSS or KML data
- Additional Geo Feed control
- Languages updated and Danish language added
Loading maps from GeoRSS or KML data
You can now display maps of a GeoRSS feed or KML file using a shortcode so if you want to display one of your Google My Maps or Flickr feed you can do so. For example the following shortcode to show the map below…
[wpgeo rss="http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/geo" /]
At the moment only default marker images will be used. I would like to add support custom marker images in a future version of the plugin.
Additional Geo Feed control
You can also use the above method to display the feed from your WordPress web site. However by default your WordPress feed will only show a limited number of posts (set in your WordPress settings) and some if these will not contain Geo information.
This version of WP Geo makes a step towards addressing this issue which has not been thoroughly tested. It currently only works it you have fancy permalinks disabled (if you know how to create custom permalink structures for plugins, any help would be gratefully accepted).
By adding a couple of extra parameters to your RSS url you can opt to show only posts with Geo information and how many to show. For example:
Setting the ‘wpgeo’ parameter to ‘true’ will ensure only Geo posts will be shown. The ‘limit’ parameter sets the maximum number of posts to show in the feed.
Please post any feedback and comments below…