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Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby juanparati » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:25 pm

For everybody that want integrate google maps into contact form.

1) Download and install Google maps plugin from http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/1147/details
2) Generate the API key for use the Google maps plugins in http://code.google.com/intl/gl/apis/maps/signup.html
3) Add the API key in the plugin configuration and activate the plugin
4) Open the file administrator/components/com_contact/contact_items.xml and after this line:

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<param name="allow_vcard" type="radio" default="0" label="vCard" description="Show/Hide VCard">
         <option value="0">Hide</option>
         <option value="1">Show</option>
      </param>

Add this 3 lines:

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<param name="@spacer" type="spacer" default="" label="" description="" />
<param name="lat" type="text" defautl="" label="Latitud" description="Latitud en el mapa" />
<param name="lon" type="text" defautl="" label="Longitud" description="Longitud en el mapa" />


5) Copy the file components/com_contact/views/contact/tmpl/default_address.php to /templates/[your current template]/html/com_contact/contact/ (If the directories tree don't exist you must creat it)
6) Open the copied file /templates/[your current template]/html/com_contact/contact/default_address.php and add to end of file the next piece of code:

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<?php
  if ( $this->contact->params->get('lat')!='' && $this->contact->params->get('lon')!='' ) {
   
    echo '<div class="mosmap">';
   
    $mosmap = &JTable::getInstance('contact');
    $mosmap->text="{mosmap lat='".$this->contact->params->get('lat')."'|lon='".$this->contact->params->get('lon')."'|height='200px'|width='100%'}";
    $dispatcher =& JDispatcher::getInstance();
    $params = & new JParameter('');
 
    JPluginHelper::importPlugin('content');
    $results = $dispatcher->trigger('onPrepareContent', array (& $mosmap, & $params, 0));
   
    echo $mosmap->text;
   
    echo '</div>';             
  }
?>


Now you can add a contact position directly from the contact form!! :pop

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby babbardel » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:46 pm

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby chosenannointed » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:36 pm

I've made the changes to the files, and the options to add Longitude and Latitude appears like in the screenshot, but when I save it, it doesn't appear on the website itself.

page: http://www.ruthministries.co.za/index.p ... &Itemid=58

Any help would be really appreciated!

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby juanparati » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:45 pm

Have you been activate the gmaps plugin?

You can see an example of the contact form with map in:
http://www.vallegranrey.es/turismo/es/informacion-util/puntos-de-informacion/36-informacion/240-oficina-municipal-de-turismo.html
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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby zonhal » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:28 pm

Hi:
I follow all the instructions, but I don't see any map in the contact form.
I have a question, the plugin will take country and street from the contact form?
which field do I need to complete in the plugin, API key, what else?

I have multiple contact forms....

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby juanparati » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:48 pm

You must activate the plugin and insert an api key from http://code.google.com/intl/es-ES/apis/maps/signup.html.

You must indicate the latitude and longitude in the new form fields (you have an example in previous post with a image).
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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby zonhal » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:19 pm

The pligin is activated, the API is withing the plugin configuration.
The issue is that I don't receive a new format, with the latitude and longitude.

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby zonhal » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:42 pm

I already fixed my issue, I received in the contact form both fields.
But now when I try to open the contact form I received:
Table class JTableContact not found in file
What I need to do?

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby almeriateacher » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:54 pm

Me too...
I get
Table class JTableContact not found in file

Come on whizz kids.. help an old man out

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby juanparati » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:32 am

Ok,

I have the solution.

Replace:

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$mosmap = &JTable::getInstance('contact');


for

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$mosmap = new JObject();
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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby almeriateacher » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:58 pm

Cheers. That works great

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby todono » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:33 pm

Thanks for your work

this is other method of plugin author:

http://tech.reumer.net/Google-Maps/Docu ... 1.5.x.html

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby juanparati » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:59 am

Some persons report me a problems with PHP 5.3 and other issues

Here is the last version:

For everybody that want integrate google maps into contact form (Last version).

1) Download and install Google maps plugin from http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/1147/details
2) Generate the API key for use the Google maps plugins in http://code.google.com/intl/gl/apis/maps/signup.html
3) Add the API key in the plugin configuration and activate the plugin
4) Open the file administrator/components/com_contact/contact_items.xml and after this line:
Code:
<param name="allow_vcard" type="radio" default="0" label="vCard" description="Show/Hide VCard">
<option value="0">Hide</option>
<option value="1">Show</option>
</param>

Add this 3 lines:
Code:
<param name="@spacer" type="spacer" default="" label="" description="" />
<param name="lat" type="text" defautl="" label="Latitud" description="Latitud en el mapa" />
<param name="lon" type="text" defautl="" label="Longitud" description="Longitud en el mapa" />


5) Copy the file components/com_contact/views/contact/tmpl/default_address.php to /templates/[your current template]/html/com_contact/contact/ (If the directories tree don't exist you must creat it)
6) Open the copied file /templates/[your current template]/html/com_contact/contact/default_address.php and add to end of file the next piece of code:

Code:

Code: Select all

<?php
  if ( $this->contact->params->get('lat')!='' && $this->contact->params->get('lon')!='' ) {
   
    echo '<div class="mosmap">';
   
    $mosmap = new JObject();
    $mosmap->text="{mosmap lat='".$this->contact->params->get('lat')."'|lon='".$this->contact->params->get('lon')."'|height='200px'|width='100%'}";
    $dispatcher =& JDispatcher::getInstance();
    $params = new JParameter('');
 
    JPluginHelper::importPlugin('content');
    $results = $dispatcher->trigger('onPrepareContent', array (& $mosmap, & $params, 0));
   
    echo $mosmap->text;
   
    echo '</div>';             
  }
?>


Now you can add a contact position directly from the contact form!! :pop

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby Ntelos » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:51 am

Could someone post a way that we can place the map below the contact image?

I saw that the code is at the mytemplate/html/contact/default.php and i try to write some code with no success.

The reason is because if you want to have an email form and the map then the webpage gets too long.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form

Postby sygeorgio » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:08 am

Can somebody pse tell me...where on earth do I find the file that the above refers to ie. administrator/components/com_contact/contact_items.xml ??

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby rashmilakhotia » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:20 am

hey i am also suffering with the same problem:

"Table class JTableContact not found in file."
please help me out.
i eaven tried
$mosmap = &JTable::getInstance('contact');
instead of
$mosmap = new JObject();
but still getting the same problem..
please help me out asap

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby Alejandro_09 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:23 am

Works fine for me, but I do have problems with using the contact image. It creates a lot of space between the title and the different contact labels. Is there any solution for it?

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby juanparati » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:44 pm

Override the contact template or edit the CSS
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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby Ntelos » Sat May 28, 2011 11:02 pm

How can we change the get directions language text on google maps using joomfish?

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby juanparati » Sun May 29, 2011 11:18 am

You can't!

You must access to the gmaps plugin options and there you can translate some texts like "Get Directions", "Address", etc.
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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby AnteKnez » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:24 am

Does anybody knows how to make this hack work on joomla 1.6/1.7, I made new topic in "Joomla! 1.7 / 1.6 Coding" viewtopic.php?f=642&t=638757 .

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby alexia21 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:46 am

Nice tip. Many thanks

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby dadset » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:20 pm

Works fine for me thank you very much

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby Spirmy25 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:39 am

Oh. Many thanks for sharing such a good and useful information. That helped me to make my problem fixed!!!

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby kinnarrk » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:05 am

Thank you so much for the help!!!

I don't know what was the problem but I had to remove the if condition in order to show the map.

But worked like a charm.

Thanks again. :D

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Re: Integrating Google Maps into contact form (Nice Hack)

Postby segamarius » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:44 pm

Thank you. Nice tip.
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