Google Map Element
The Google Map Element is just one part of the integration Avada offers for Google Maps. This Element can be used on any page, post, or widget area. We include intuitive options that allow you to use the default google map styles, or customize the options to fit your branding style. Avada also lets you select multiple map locations on a single map, each with its own content. Select 4 map types, display a color overlay, upload a custom map marker, customize the map popup box along with many other unique options. Read on for an overview of this useful Element.
How To Use The Google Map Element
The Google Map Element allows you to add customized maps anywhere on your site.
Step 1 – Create a new page or edit an existing one.
Step 2 – Add a container then select your desired column layout.
Step 3 – Click the ‘+ Element’ button to bring up the Elements window. Locate the ‘Google Map’ element and click it to bring up its options window.
Step 4 – To start with the Google Map Element, you need to choose the Google API Type. You can choose from three API types, including JS API, Embed API, and Static API. Google have recently made big changes in the way Google Maps work, so it’s a good idea to start with the Google Maps User Guide to read up on that, and don’t forget to check out the Element Demo page to see the options available.
Step 5 – Once you have chosen your API type, you enter your address (or addresses). You can also use longitude and latitude coordinates. Then you select your map type, though the choices offered here will depend on the API type you have chosen. Next are a selection of styling options, including map dimensions and zoom level, and a few user interface options.
Step 6 – Once you have completed customizing your map, click Save. You will be returned to the edit page. You can preview the page to view the map, and you can always edit the element again to make changes.
Read below for a detailed description of all element options.
Location: The edit screen within each Element.
You can deploy as many individual Elements in pages and posts as you need, there is no limit. Within each of the Elements, you will see a tab or tabs that house an array of options that make it possible for you to configure each Element independently, and greatly enhance your flexibility and creative options.
Note: The Default settings will use the global settings assigned for this element in your Theme Options > Fusion Builder Elements > Google Map Element section. Also, please note that the displayed options screens below show ALL the available options for the element. If you have Avada’s Option Network Dependencies turned on, you will only see options relevant to your selections, and so the options screen may look somewhat different.
Location: WordPress Dashboard > Avada > Theme Options > Fusion Builder Elements > Google Map Element.
As well as the Element Options, there is a single global option that can be set for the Google Map Element in the Theme Options (Avada > Theme Options > Fusion Builder Elements > Google Map Element).
Apart from the Element Options, there is a whole raft of options for Google Maps, located in the Theme Options, under Avada > Theme Options > Contact Form > Google Map & > Google Map Styling. See the article in the Links section below for more information.