Custom Map Pins For Individual Categories [PLUGIN TESTERS WANTED]
I wanted the ability to have custom pins for my vantage map depending on what categories listings and events were posted in.
It seemed that the only option out there was the MapSupreme plugin which I went ahead and purchased with the intention of using for this purpose.
However for me personally this plugin added more pains and additional features I did not want and was unable to disalble which i personally felt made the user experience not as clean.
I wanted to use the existing Vantage map style settings as well due to my child theme having customisations to the default vantage top map.
MapSupreme however unfortunately uses its own style settings and replacing the vantage multiple listings map resulted in the theme not looking right (because the css was wrong and would need updating to match the mapsupreme plugins stylesheet).
I spent a few hours looking online for a solution that would integrate with the current vantage map but there wasn't anything out there - so I got my developer to create a custom plugin for me.
This plugin is super basic and does exactly what I need:
1) The ability to set a custom map pin based on the category.
2) Settings the map pin URL via the categories area in the WP
dashboard (both when creating a category and when editing one)
3) Use the same style settings as the default vantage multiple listings map so replacing the widget is smooth and has no conflicts with existing style sheet settings.
Now I'm looking to add some further features into this plugin - but still keep it streamlined and minimal but overall to improve the default map by Vantage.
For example I will definitely want a 'cluster' feature added to it.
But I'm looking for a couple of Vantage users who would be happy to test this plugin and offer any feedback / bugs.
It's a pretty simple plugin so there should be many / any but another set of eyes and different theme setups certainly help find them.
Looking for 2-3 users and you will each get a copy of the plugin for free and any updates, providing you actually test it and let me know of any bugs or issues you notice with it.
Please comment below (don't PM me) and I will PM you.
To see the plugin in action you can go to : http://directory.airsofttrader.co.nz
and see the 3 different pins i have for the 3 different categories.
(Red for retailers, Blue for venues (both listing types) and yellow for events (only 1 event category on my site)