googleDirections plugin - Version History

Latest Version

You can download the latest version of the googleDirections here:

Version History

  1. v1.0.20 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.20 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.20 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.20 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.20 (for Joomla 2.5), v3.0.20 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
    Released Jul 20, 2017
  2. Display warning message when Google returned zero results for directions. This could happen when Google cannot decode the address, or Google cannot find a valid route from Point A to Point B.

  3. v1.0.19 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.19 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.19 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.19 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.19 (for Joomla 2.5), v3.0.19 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
    Released Jul 20, 2017
    • Support for responsive design!
    • For larger screen, the map and the direction will be placed side by side - map on the left, directions on the right
    • For smaller screen (e.g. mobile), the map will be displayed on the top and the directions below the map
    • For iPad and iPhone 6/7 Plus, the landscape mode will show the map and directions side by side, and the portrait mode will show the map on top and directions below.

  4. v1.0.16 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.16 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.16 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.16 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.16 (for Joomla 2.5), v3.0.16 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
    Released Apr 20, 2017
    • Support for secured websites (https)
    • Support for PHP7
    • Support for different transportation mode - DRIVING / BICYCLING / TRANSIT / WALKING

  5. v3.0.15 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
    Released Nov 16, 2016
  6. As of June 22, 2016, Google now requires everyone to have an API key in order to display Google Maps on your website. Details here.

    If you do not have the Google Maps API key, you will receive the following error message: Google Maps API warning: NoApiKeys .

    This latest version added support for Google Maps API key. Please obtain an API key from Google and then enter the API key in the Plugin Manager.

    Note that if you're using both the googleMaps and googleDirections plugins, you have to enter the Google Maps API Key for both the googleMaps and googleDirections plugins (in the Plugin Manager).

  7. v3.0.14 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
    Released Dec 20, 2014

    Support for the latest Joomla 3.3.6!

  8. v1.0.12 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.12 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.12 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.12 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.12 (for Joomla 2.5)
    Released Feb 4, 2012
    • added support for Joomla 2.5
    • add flag w3c=1 => w3c compliant
    • support for IE7!
    • allow googleMaps to display in tabs
    • now allows address to include ' (apostrophe)
  9. v1.0.12 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.12 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.12 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.12 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.12 (for Joomla 2.5)
    Released Jan 26, 2012
  10. Native version of the googleDirections plugin for Joomla 2.5!

  11. v1.0.11 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.11 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.11 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.11 (for Joomla 1.7)
    Released Jan 03, 2012
  12. Thanks to feedback from Florian who found out that the reverse geocode lookup by Google sometimes do not gives the right mapping. Have modified the code so that the googleDirections plugin now maps the exact location when latitude/longitude are given for the starting, ending and stopover points.

  13. v1.0.10 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.10 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.10 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.10 (for Joomla 1.7)
    Released Dec 24, 2011
  14. New Features:

    • Support for multiple stopovers!
    • Support for vertical alignment
    • Added 3 more tags: stopover, vertical and map_full_width
    • Added unit: metric / imperial

  15. v1.09 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.59 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.69 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.79 (for Joomla 1.7)
    Released Nov 15, 2011
  16. Now uses Google Maps API v3!

    Key advantages in Google Maps API v3 includes:

    • Built-in street view!
    • You no longer require the Google API Key - what this means is that you can now access the google maps from your local machine!
    • Google now provides road directions by bicycle!

  17. v1.68 (for Joomla 1.6) and v1.78 (for Joomla 1.7)
    Released Oct 20, 2011
  18. Native version of the googleMaps plugin for Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.7!

    Also, support for PHP v5.3.8 for both Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.7.

  19. v1.08 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.58 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released Oct 1, 2009
  20. This is in response to Gasta's post titled "GoogleDir without directions!"

    He would like to display the google map with multiple destinations, but hide the text description on the right.

    This new version supports this with the addition of the new parameter: hide_direction_text=1

    You can see a sample here: Show map directions with maps only (and text description hidden) .

  21. v1.07 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.57 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released Jun 1, 2009
  22. Added support for the plugin googleDirections - To Here - plugin

  23. v1.06 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.56 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 28, 2009
    • added new parameter header_map - The default heading displayed above the map is the English word "Map". You can now change this to your own language.
    • added new parameter header_dir - The default heading displayed above the directions is the English word "Directions". You can now change this to your own language.
    • added new parameter header_directions. By default, the map is displayed on the left and the directions on the right. To make the map appear on the right, set map_on_right=1

    Important: the googleDirections plugin now makes use of the googleMaps plugin to display the map. So please make sure you have installed the googleMaps plugin for this plugin to work.

  24. v1.05 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.55 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 27, 2009
  25. uses googleMaps plugin for map display

  26. v1.04 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.54 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 25, 2009
    • support for geographical coordinates (i.e. longitude and latitude)
    • support for multilines i.e. you can specify multiple destinations across multiple lines
    • added GOverviewMapControl, GScaleControl, GoogleBar
    • You can now display both the googleMaps and googleDirections in the same article.
  27. v1.03 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.53 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 21, 2009
  28. Bug fix: when swapping the map and directions from left to right, the headings are now displayed correctly.

  29. v1.02 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.52 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 14, 2009

  30. Thanks to Nina and Warren for highlighting that the plugin does not work in IE. A quick google will reveal that this seems to be a prevalent problem especially with IE6.

    Have fixed this in the new version. The googleMaps and googleDirections plugins now work with IE6 and above.

    Note that rendering of the Google Maps in IE6 is relatively slower than that in other browsers. So please be a bit patient. Also it seems that in IE6 the map marker icons (the little red teardrops) were not rendering properly.

  31. v1.0 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.5 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 11, 2009