We’ve been spending the last few weeks making it easier for you to add maps to your events and locations.
In June, we added the “Get From Address” button which, upon clicking, auto-fills the Latitude and Longitude fields based on what you enter into the Address field. This saves you from having to visit a third-party website to get the coordinates. Then, Google began requiring an API Key (for new sites) so we added a setting in the plugin for entering your key and wrote a guide on how to create your key with Google.
Now, with the release of Church Content 1.7.1, we have embedded an interactive preview map directly in the admin area. When you click “Get From Address”, a map appears so you can get an idea of what your map will look like before publishing. This is especially helpful for choosing zoom level. And you can drag / click the map to adjust the marker, which may come in handy for churches in rural areas where Google’s map data is not yet perfect.
The sum of all this is that you can quickly and more easily add maps to your events and locations without having to leave your WordPress admin area. To update the Church Content plugin to version 1.7.1, go to Dashboard > Updates in your WordPress admin area.