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Google map gadget

Using the Google map gadget, you can insert an interactive Google map pinpointing a specific location. For example, you could indicate the location of your organization on your Contact Us page.

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Wild Apricot's Google map gadget does not display the address beside the marker, and cannot be clicked to display a larger map on the Google map site. If you need this functionality, you can embed a Google map directly without using the Wild Apricot gadget. Keep in mind, though, that embedded Google maps only work when accessing a site using https rather than http.

You can insert the gadget into a page onto your site, or into a page template so that all pages that use that template will automatically display the gadget. For instructions on inserting, moving, and deleting gadgets, see Gadgets.

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There is a limit of 11 Google map gadgets per page. If you add more than that, the additional maps will not appear.

Google map gadget settings

Using the gadget's settings, you can control its appearance and behavior. Depending on the settings you choose, visitors to your site can zoom in or out, switch to street view, and choose between map and satellite views.

For instructions on displaying gadget settings, see Gadgets.

The following settings are available for Google map gadgets:

Setting

Description

Address

The address to be used as the initial focal point of the map.

Display gadget content as

Choose to whether to display the map as a dynamic map or a static image. A dynamic map includes controls for zooming, switching to street view, and choosing between map and satellite views. A static image is simply the map displayed as a picture.

Width

The width of the map, in pixels. You can only set the width if you have chosen to display a static image. If you choose to display a dynamic map, the map (and gadget) will occupy the full width of the layout cell in which it appears.

Height

The height of the map (and gadget), in pixels.

Zoom

The default zoom level. You can set the level anywhere from 1 (continent level) to 18 (building level). If you have chosen to display the map as a dynamic map, visitors can use the zoom controls to change the zoom level.

Gadget title

If you specify a gadget title, the title will appear specially formatted within the gadget. Depending on the gadget style you choose, the title may appear in a heading box. If you want to add a description under the title, do not enter a gadget title, but instead, create a content gadget with a title and description, and place the content gadget ahead of this gadget.

Gadget style

The gadget style determines the physical appearance of the gadget. The style you choose will determine the color and format of the gadget title, the gadget content, and the gadget border. You can choose from theme-specific styles and styles that are common to all themes.

Margins

The amount of space – in pixels – that appears outside the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right margins separately.

Advanced

Within the Advanced section, you can enter CSS code or classes to further control the appearance and behavior of the gadget. For more information, see Advanced gadget settings.

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