Google Maps

How to set the location of a property on the map

If the pin is not placed on the map for a property, the map will show a default location in center of global maps. Pin can be placed in 3 ways: 1. With the Place PIN with Address button (which sends to Google Maps the City, Country, Area – if filled in, Address – if […]

Google Maps is not loading – what settings to check

When google maps is not loading, check the following: If you are on half map – make sure header of the page is google maps. Help – Or if you use SSL – enable SSL for google maps from theme options – Google Maps settings: If it’s not any of the above, disable all plugins […]

Zoom in Advanced Search Results page, Properties List page and Taxonomy page.

These pages: advanced search results, properties list, taxonomies pages behave differently if google maps is set as header option. On these pages the map pins and properties in list are in sync. For this feature the map will change automatically the zoom to display all the pins from list in the map view.  Because of this the […]

Pin Management – Theme Options

 Pins are managed from Theme Options – Map – Pin Management. You can choose to use your pins or price pins. Theme default pins are offered in the theme pack in .png format. The map with pins from theme pack will look like this: Theme pack images can be modified with programs such as Fireworks. IMPORTANT: […]

Google Maps Settings: How read from file works

Read from file for Google Maps pins is a feature that helps improve site speed for more than 200 properties on the map. How it works: Set the option to YES in Theme Options – Google Maps settings. With this option set to YES – the following settings apply: a. Pins.txt file inside the theme […]

Message Google Maps Settings: the file does NOT exist or is NOT writable

Situation 1: If you use a multi-language plugin, you must make sure pins.txt name is re-named according to below instructions. 2. Go via FTP to wpcontent/themes/wpestate/pins.txt 3. Rename pins.txt to pins-en.txt for English 4. Create new pins.txt files for each language you have. Like pins-de.txt (German) where de is replaced with language code, and so […]

Retina pin images. Pins not showing on retina devices.

If you use the theme default categories and actions – the retina images will be automatically loaded from wpestate/css/css-images If you add custom new pins for edited/new categories or actions from theme options, you MUST also add the retina version of your pins via wp-admin – media – add image 1. Add pin image (jpg […]