googleMaps plugin - FAQs, Troubleshoot and Tips & Techniques
Written by kksou   
Thursday, 03 September 2009

This is the FAQ for googleMaps plugin.


  1. First of all, please make sure you have done the following:
    • Make sure you're using the latest version of googleMaps.
    • Go to Plugin Manager and make sure the plugin is enabled.
    • You are NOT using PHP4. This plugin works only with PHP5 and higher. It does not work with PHP4 because PHP4 does not support OOP multiple inheritance.

  2. Q: How do I find out the geographical coordinates (i.e. latitude and longitude) of my address?
  3. A: You can use the Google Geocoder v2.0. Simply key in your full address and you will see the latitude and longitude of that address.

  4. Q: My maps did not show.

    Please double check your longitude and latitude. Did you interchanged the two values?

  5. Q: Your googleMaps plugin only allows one marker to be displayed. What should I do if I want to show two or more markers?

    You can display two or more markers using KML files. Please refer to the following articles:

Plugin Conflicts

If you've tried all of the above, and it still does not work, it might be because of conflicts with some other plugins or modules. To ascertain this,

  • Please try the plugin on a fresh install of Joomla. This will allow you to know if the plugin works on your machine at all.
  • If the plugin works on your fresh install of Joomla, then you could try add in the rest of the plugins and modules one by one until you find the one that causes the conflict.



-1 # Ralf Longwitz 2012-01-24 01:08
How can the marker style be changed?
Thank you!
# Atrialis 2012-06-26 17:31

IS the Streetview parameter implemented and working?

I find this plugin awsome. Small, clean, simple, working. PERFECT!

# kksou 2012-06-26 18:08

Yes, the latest googleMaps plugin (which uses the latest Google Maps API v3) features built-in street view!

Have written a quick tutorial here: "googleMaps plugin - how to display street view"

# BjarnevR 2012-11-18 10:34
The red standard marker is like cut into 1/3 and 2/3's and put together/shows the wrong way.
Any Idea how to get the marker right?
Thanks a lot.
# kksou 2012-11-26 00:53
Have one user encountering the same situation. It's a conflict with the joomla template css.

To verify this, you can try switching the template to the standard joomla template (that comes with the standard joomla install). If it works, then you know it's the css problem.

# Roger Tang 2013-01-09 07:53
Hi, I purchased the googleMaps license and would like to remove the "powered by" text. How should I do so? Pls advise.
# kksou 2013-01-09 08:01
Hi Roger,

You should receive an email with the download link. Please check your junk folder - email from . It might have gone into the junk folder.

I've also just emailed you a copy of the installer.

Please let me know if you did not receive the email.

# satriani 2013-01-13 07:40

can I disable map type buttons?
For example I dont want to display sattelite, road map selection, only show by default roadmap.

Can this be accomplished?
thank you
# Buddy Quaid 2013-01-31 12:10
2 Questions:

1) Is it possible to show street view right off the bat? Instead of them having to drag the little man?

2) I have my googleMap plugin code inside a tab using Content Tabs & Sliders plugin. It loads fine if you are on the map tab and load the page. However, if you are on another tab and the page reloads and click on the map tab, only a square portion of the map shows and does not follow the width and height directive. Here is my code:

{tabs type=tabs} {tab title=Map It}{googleMaps addr="{address:value} ,{city:value}, {state:value}" addoverview=0 label="{map_label:valu e}" height=350 width=638}{/tab}

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
# wezetel 2014-01-19 02:06
quick question: is it possible to use kml files with relative paths (important for moving from development site to production site)
beside this: small and easy plugin..tried others and was not able to show kml files in a quick way.
# kksou 2014-01-20 07:33

What I did is to pass everything you specified to the Google Maps API.

If you find that it doesn't work with relative path, then most likely it's due to Google Maps KPI not allowing relative path for KML file.

# wezetel 2014-01-21 05:27
thanks a lot. Searched a while and it seems the Google API requires the full qualified URL (for tracking usage)
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