Compatible XF Versions
2.0 , 2.1 , 2.2
Visible Branding
A fully integrated map system based on forums and threads.
Live example here: Motorcycle Dealers and Shops map

(Example of Show map)

(Example of Show map admin link)

(Example of Show map admin page)

(Example of Update page)

(Example of Options page)

(Example of User group permissions)

  • Individual maps are created for each forum.
  • Map markers link back to threads.
  • All phrases start with showmap_ for your convenience.
Setup step 1:
Install and configure the View map add-on located here:
View map
The View map add-on allows you to easily create the map bbcode.

Setup step 2:
Update the Options page with your Google JavaScript API key.

Setup step 3:
Using the 'Show map admin' link in the visitors tab, create a map category.
Description - dealers
Detail - Dealers and shops
Coordinates - 37.339386,-121.894956
Zoom - 6

Setup step 4:
Create a forum where you will have threads of a certain type. For example you would have a Dealers forum. Each thread will represent a dealer which has information about that particular dealer. In the first post of each thread you will need to insert a map bbcode. This code looks like this:
[map=37.339386,-121.894956]View map[/map]
You can get this map bbcode using the View map add-on.

Show the map from the URL:
Add 'showmap' to your forum URL. Note a query string is required, this will be one of your category IDs.
You can create a Public navigation or Widget for the URL which calls a specific map.

Public navigation example:
This example shows how you can create a link in the sub-navigation of the Forums tab.
Admin control panel -> Setup -> Public navigation -> Add navigation
Navigation ID = showmap
Title = Show map
Parent navigation entry = Forums
Display order = 1000
Type = Basic
Link = {{ link('showmap/?id=dealers') }}

Database modifications:
This add-on will create two tables in your database:
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  1. See description

    Show map v1.5 changes: Map page now has description of map in <title> tag.
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