Craig Kerwien writes the Terra Incognita blog dedicated to sharing travel adventure stories. He uses WordPress as his blogging platform and recently added a Live Search Maps exploration tool to the site. Try it out then read on below for a few tips on how to add Live Maps to your own WordPress site
How it works
Wordpress page template code
Template Name: Name of your page template goes here
VE code goes here
See it in action
Here is a simple VE location search: http://terra.incognita.ws/find-a-place/
The page template code for this search is here:
Template Name: FindPlace
Try "Glacier National Park", "Area 51", or "Sydney"
- Create the page template locally using your favorite text or code editor. Make sure the filename extension is ".php". Example: FindPlace.php
- Upload your page template to your blog's theme folder using FTP or related tool. This folder will be the same one containing the default page templates and other theme files. If you have customized the code on your blog, you probably know where this is.
- Go to the Dashboard of your blog. Click on the Write menu, then Write Page.
- Select the new template from the Page Template: option on the right column. In this example, the template name would be "FindPlace'.
- Click the Create New Page button to publish your page. Notice there is no need to insert anything for the page title or page content - the template just publishes the page in its entirety.