Simple Travel Map wordpress plugin resources analysis

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Name Simple Travel Map
Version 0.1
Author Thomas Hoefter
Rating 100
Last updated 2014-09-04 06:32:00
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Home page

Delta: -6%

Post page

Delta: -11%
Simple Travel Map plugin has Huge impact on PageSpeed score.

Home page PageSpeed score has been degraded by 6%, while Post page PageSpeed score has been degraded by 11%

Simple Travel Map plugin added 789 kB of resources to the Home page and 789 kB of resources to the sample Post page.

Simple Travel Map plugin added 2 new host(s) to the Home page and 2 new host(s) to the sample Post page.

Great! Simple Travel Map plugin ads no tables to your Wordpress blog database.

This plugin helps you create a simple travel map to display on your blog. The map is using the Google Geocharts API. Markers are placed on all locations found in your posts (inside a custom field of your choice). Clicking a marker links to the post associated with that specific location. Hovering over a marker opens a popup with the title and a thumbnail (if the post at that location has one).

I built the plugin to create a map of the places I have visited and you can see it in action on my personal site.

Features:

  • Set a location for each of your posts or pages and display them in a map!
  • Display the travel map in any post or page of your choice with a shortcode.
  • Clicking a marker will bring you to its associated post.
  • Hovering over a marker shows the post title and thumbnail image.
  • Works with responsive themes: The map can automatically take the size of the browser/container it is in.
  • A settings page to change the map colors and marker size

Limitations: As the name says this is a simple plugin I built mostly to solve a problem for myself. It does exactly what it says above but, at least for now, not much more. There is no support for other map types and locations can only be added based on a custom field in your posts.

Please have a look at this post for more information as well as details on how to install and use my simple travel map plugin. In the post I have also written about some good alternatives to this plugin for slightly different purposes.

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