Location: PHPKode > scripts > BingMaps > bingmaps/readme.txt
=== BingMaps ===
Contributors: Malcolm-OPH
Donate link: http://www.corondeck.co.uk/BingMaps/donate.html
Tags: pages, paypal, maps, bing, mapping, ordnance survey, OS, routes, walking
Requires at least: 3.0
Tested up to: 3.5
Stable tag: 0.2

The BingMaps plugin adds an interactive map(s) to your Wordpress Page or Page, using the Bing Maps AJAX Control.

== Description ==

An interactive map can be added to your website by adding a single shortcode. The location of the map is specified by x and Y parameters in the shortcode. Other (optional) parameters can be added to specify the scale of the map, screen size in pixels, and the map type.

Features Summary

* Adds an interactive map to your Wordpress Page or Page
* Location specified by shortcode parameters
* Image size can be specified by optional shortcode parameters
* Map scale can be specified by optional shortcode parameters
* Displays Ordnance Survey Mapping (GB locale only)

== Installation ==

* Download the BingMaps plugin archive
* Open the Wordpress Dashboard for you site
* Select the "Upload" option 
* Click "Add New" under the "Plugins" menu 
* Under "Install a plugin in .zip format" browse to the BingMaps plugin archive file you downloaded
* Click Install Now.
* After it has installed, activate the plugin.
* Go to the settings page and enter your BingMaps key

== Frequently Asked Questions ==

= How do I set up BingMaps? =

* Install the plugin and activate it
* Go to http://www.bingmapsportal.com and sign up to get a free BingMaps key
* Go to the BingMaps - Settings page and enter your BingMaps key
* Create a page on your website to contain the map (or edit an existing one) and add the shortcode to it
		
= How do I add a map to my site? =

Add the shortcode to either a new or existing page on your site. 

Two typical shortcodes are as follows:

[bingmaps-map x=51.503146 y=-0.002979]

[bingmaps-map x=51.477841 y=-0.001548 zoom=14 w=800 h=500 type=ordnanceSurvey] (GB locale only)

= What map types are available? =

All map types supported by the Bing Maps AJAX Control can be displayed. The map types available depends on the locale selected in the BingMaps settings.

The Bing Maps help page (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg427625.aspx) lists all available map types.

== Screenshots ==

1. Settings Page
2. Typical output (Road Map)
3. Typical output (OS Map)

== Changelog ==

* Version History for BingMaps Plugin

= 0.2 =
* Shortcode help corrected
* Added Plugin URI to header

= 0.1 =
* First public release

Return current item: BingMaps