Google Maps Widget allows you to customize pins used for showing a location on a map. Since Google has made several restrictions in its mapping technology, it’s important to know a few details when customizing pins.
When customizing pins for the thumbnail map, you have three different options to choose from:
- Predefined by Google (default) – choose pin color, size, and one-letter label
- Pins Library – choose one of more than 1500 pins we have created for you
- Custom Image – enter the full URL of a public image anywhere on the Internet
Please note that pins from the library and custom image pins will not work if you’re using the plugin on a localhost or a secure only (HTTPS) server.
If you are using multiple pins feature, you will get different pin options. If you open the Pins tab and edit any of the locations, you will get the following options:
- Thumbnail Pin Color – you can only choose a pin color for the thumbnail map
- Interactive Pin – choose any pin from the Pin Library or use any uploaded custom image from the Media Library
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