Bing Maps WordPress Plugin

Customizable, embeddable Bing Maps are now available to WordPress bloggers by way of a new plugin. The “Bing Maps for WordPress” plugin created by Rich Gubby lets you easily insert mini maps into your blog posts using a [bingMap] shortcode in your posts. You don’t have to worry about how the maps are displayed, explains the plugin’s description page on WordPress.org, it takes care of that for you.

“You can create dynamic maps that allow your visitors to pan and zoom, or static maps that don't have those features,” it reads. You can choose from Road maps, Aerial maps, Aerial maps showing the road labels, or a 3D Birdseye map.

To use the plugin, you just add a shortcode to your post like this, for example:

[bingMap location="Buenos Aires, Argentina" zoom="13"]

Or a more complex shortcode using all the available attributes may look like this:

[bingMap location=”Seattle, WA” width=”250” height"=”250” title=”Bing Maps Rocks” type=”dynamic” maptype=”AerialWithLabels” zoom=”15” pp1=”Seattle, WA”]

To use the plugin, you’ll first need a free Bing Maps Key. Then you can download and install the plugin from here.

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