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Embedding a travel map in a TP blog!

Travel Forums System Talk Embedding a travel map in a TP blog!

1. Posted by tobytottle (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hello all!

A simple question which I imagine has a simple answer; how do I embed/post one of my travel maps in my travel blog? I am subscribed to http://tommydavis.travellerspoint.com/ and I really just want to have the same thing happen to my blog, have the map display at the head of all blog posts. How is it done?! I can't seem to figure it out on my own!!

THANKS!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5109 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Just above the textarea where you write your blog entries, there's a number of buttons (just like here on the forum, but there's some additional ones on the blogs). One of them says "Map". Click it, and you get a popup from where you can select a trip to show. Now you can either choose to insert it just like that, which will cause the map view to show the entire trip by default - or can you choose "Select Map View", which allows you to zoom in on a specific section of the trip so that only that will be shown by default.

That's all there is to it. :)

(Nicely customized blog layout you have, btw! It's good to see that being actively used.) :)

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 11, 2007, at 11:23 AM by Sander ]

3. Posted by tobytottle (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your instruction, Sander! Got it sorted now, that is a nice feature being able to select exactly which bit of map shows up! Very cool.

With regard to blog layout, thanks for your kind words, I think it's nearly finished... Any idea how I might change the background image on the headings/tabs on the right hand side that read things like 'Navigation', 'Search' etc?? I looked carefully at the page code but I couldn't see the right section. Maybe it can't be done? I just think it would look cool to have those headings on top of the same yellow/green image as the title headers at the very top of the page!

Hope you can help! :)

Most grateful!

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5109 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

You'll want to look at #navigation h3 {} (if you want them all the same), or if you want to style them individually, then you can make new selectors like


  1. navigation #navmain h3 {}

  2. navigation #navsearch h3 {}

  3. navigation #latestentries h3 {}

  4. navigation #categories h3 {}

  5. navigation #archivenav h3 {}

  6. navigation #authornav h3 {}

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Nicely done customization Toby!

6. Posted by tobytottle (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Sam! I wanted it to be at least a little bit unique!

Now I can't wait to start posting on it from abroad!