Gridbox Plugin Google Maps Places

Plugin Google Maps Places

Displaying listings on a map is an important part of business directories, event listings, property listings and other types of listings. This approach allows your site visitors to search listings within a concrete location. Today we want to present you an update for Joomla website builder Gridbox 2.8.8 with the new Google Maps Places plugin that allows you to display Gridbox Zero Items on Google Maps. Also, we made changes to the Gridbox plugin "Event Calendar" and fixed bugs.

Gridbox Plugin Google Maps Places

How does Google Maps Places Work?

Gridbox plugin “Google Maps Places” takes information about the item location from the plugin “Field Google Maps”. Therefore you should add “Field Google Maps” to the single post layout and fill the field by choosing an item location.

How does Google Maps Places Work - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Configuring Google Maps Places Plugin

Google Maps Places Plugin comes with a classic set of settings that allow you to display beautiful maps on the site. Next options are available to you:


  • 6 color schemes
  • Ability to set the height of the map
  • Ability to enable/disable map controls.
Configuring Google Maps Places Plugin - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Configuring Infobox

We want to draw particular attention to the infobox settings. The infobox of the Google Maps Places plugin has a wide range of features, starting from the layout and ending by the information displayed inside the infobox.




Infobox Layouts



2 layouts are available to you: Card and List. Choose the most suitable for your site.




Infobox Card Layout

Infobox Card Layout - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Infobox List Layout

Infobox List Layout - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Infobox Information



And now we come to the most important feature of the infobox. Google Maps Places Plugin gives you full control over the information displayed inside the infobox. Starting from the Intro image of the item and ending with custom fields.

Configuring Infobox - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

As in other Gridbox plugins, you can change the order of information and custom fields.

Infobox Custom Fields - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Google Maps Places and Content Filters

The “Google Maps Places” plugin is fully synchronized with the Gridbox plugin “Content Filters”. By applying filters, items will also be filtered on the map. That's cool, isn't it?

Google Maps Places and Content Filters - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Event Calendar Improvements

As you know, Gridbox has the "Event Calendar" plugin that displays items on the calendar. Event Calendar and Zero App item connected by custom field “Event Date”.



In Gridbox 2.8.8, we added the ability to control the displayed information inside the infobox for the “Event Calendar” plugin.



As in the Google Maps Places plugin, you have full control over the information that displays inside the infobox. Use and create awesome sites!

Conclusion

Take a look at the modern Real Estate directories. On each of them, you will see a map with markers, by clicking on the marker you will get more detailed information about the real estate. That's very comfy when searching for an object within a certain location.



The Gridbox plugin Google Maps Places opens up new horizons for you. Using the Gridbox Zero App and the Google Maps Places plugin, you can create different types of business directories with displaying all app items on the map.



We are sure that Google Maps Places plugin will be a first-class addition to your site directory.



What's next? Of course, we want to create a few preinstalled apps with a new plugin Google Maps Places - Business Directory, Property Listing and Event Listing. Let’s Rock and build beautiful websites with Gridbox!

Changelog

2.8.8 — 06.11.2019

  • Google Maps Places plugin
  • Improvements for the plugin Event Calendar
  • Deleting fields data from a database
  • Link picker in plugins: Slideshow, Slideset, Carousel and Content Slider
  • Issues with a link picker within importing Gridbox
  • Conflicts with a plugin Slideshow inside Content Slider plugin
  • Issues with a 404 page

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