googleMaps plugin - Version History

Latest Version

You can download the latest version of the googleMaps here:

Version History

  1. v3.0.30 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
    Released Jul 20, 2017
    • Added support for responsive design for googleDirections and googleDirections_tohere
    • Added support for PHP 7

  2. v3.0.28 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
    Released Jul 8, 2017
    • Added support for Joomla Update System
    • Tested to work with Joomla 3.7.3

  3. v1.0.26 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.26 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.26 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.26 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.26 (for Joomla 2.5), v3.0.26 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
    Released Apr 20, 2017
    • Support for secured websites (https)
    • Support for PHP7

  4. v3.0.25 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
    Released Nov 16, 2016
  5. 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.

  6. v3.0.23 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
    Released Dec 20, 2014
  7. Support for the latest Joomla 3.3.6!

  8. 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)
    Released Apr 21, 2013
    • Support for Joomla 3.0!

    • Changed onload() to addEvent('load') so that it works with some Joomla templates that also use onload().
  9. 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)
    Released Mar 24, 2012
  10. Thanks to persistence and many rounds of testing by Eric L, the googleMaps plugin now supports zoom and multiple InfoWindows with KML files!

  11. v1.0.18 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.18 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.18 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.18 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.18 (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 allow address to include ' (apostrophe)
  12. v1.0.17 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.17 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.17 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.17 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.17 (for Joomla 2.5)
    Released Jan 26, 2012
  13. Native version of the googleMaps plugin for Joomla 2.5!

  14. v1.0.17 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.17 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.17 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.17 (for Joomla 1.7)
    Released Jan 03, 2012
  15. 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 googleMaps plugin now maps the exact location when latitude/longitude is given.

  16. 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)
    Released Dec 24, 2011
  17. New features:

    • Support for googleDirections multiple stopovers!
    • If no label is specified, will use addr or latlng as marker
    • Improved function for displaying marker
    • kml can now show marker too
    • Allow user to input addr as "37.4219720, -122.0841430"

  18. v1.0.15 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.15 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.15 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.15 (for Joomla 1.7)
    Released Nov 15, 2011
  19. 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!

  20. v1.7.14 (for Joomla 1.7)
    Released October 10, 2011
  21. Native version of the googleMaps plugin for Joomla 1.7!

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

  22. v1.6 (for Joomla 1.6)
    Released Feb 23, 2011
  23. Native version of the googleMaps plugin for Joomla 1.6!

  24. v1.0.13 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.5.13 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released February 27, 2010
  25. This is in response to Andrew's post titled "Re:Undesirable lines of code".

    The 2 lines of warning messages "$add_p undefined" have been fixed.

  26. v1.0.12 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.5.12 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released October 24, 2009
  27. This is in response to Chris's post titled "Re:googleDirections - To Here -- error".

    "$add_p undefined" has been fixed.

  28. v1.0.11 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.5.11 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released October 11, 2009
  29. This is in response to Alessandro Agostini's post titled "googleMaps incompatibility XHTML 1.0 Strict".

    The googleMaps plugin is now W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

    Please refer to here for complete description.

  30. v1.0.10 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.5.10 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released Jun 1, 2009
  31. Added support for the plugin googleDirections - To Here - plugin

  32. v1.09 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.59 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 28, 2009
  33. The plugin now comes with a built-in geocoder! This means that you can now specify address directly, instead of using the longitude and latitude. Please refer to here for more details.

  34. v1.08 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.58 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 27, 2009
  35. You can now add multiple controls, e.g.GLargeMapControl3D|GMapTypeControl. Please refer to here for more details.

  36. v1.07 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.57 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 23, 2009
  37. Added GOverviewMapControl, GScaleControl and GoogleBar.

    • By default, an overview map will be added to the bottom right corner of the map. To turn it off use addoverview=0.
    • By default, a Google Bar will be displayed that provides local search capabilities within Maps API applications, allowing users to search locations for local listings. For example, the user can search for restaurants or the nearest bookstores around the place. To turn it off use addgoogle=0.
    • To add a a control that displays the map scale, use addscale=1
  38. v1.06 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.56 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 14, 2009
  39. 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.

  40. v1.05 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.55 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 12, 2009
    • Added language support e.g. lang=fr for French, lang=ja for Japanese, etc. Please refer to here for details.
    • You can now specify the width in percentage, e.g. width=81%, or width=100%.

  41. v1.04 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.54 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 11, 2009

  42. You can now specify the map control e.g. GLargeMapControl3D, GSmallZoomControl3D, GSmallMapControl, etc.

    You can now specify the map type e.g. G_NORMAL_MAP, G_SATELLITE_MAP, G_HYBRID_MAP, etc.

    Please refer to the documentations on how to define the map control and map type.

  43. v1.03 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.53 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 10, 2009
  44. Added support for kml files.

    Please refer to here on how to use kml files.

  45. v1.02 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.52 (for Joomla 1.5)
    Released May 3, 2009
  46. Improved optimized code to display google maps.