Show map

xF2 Add-on Show map 1.2

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A fully integrated map system based on forums and threads.

Live example here:

(Example of Show map)
Show map

(Example of Show map admin link)
Show map

(Example of Show map admin page)
Show map

(Example of Options page)
Show map

(Example of User group permissions)
Show map

  • Individual maps are created for each forum.
  • Map markers link back to threads.
  • All phrases start with showmap_ for your convenience.
  1. Download and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/ShowMap directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
Setup step 1:

Install and configure the View map add-on located here:

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.

Creating a public navigation link:

To create a public navigation link enter these values:

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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