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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) 8y

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 4809 posts) 8y

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) 8y

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 4809 posts) 8y

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) 8y

Nicely done customization Toby!

6. Posted by tobytottle (Budding Member 15 posts) 8y

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!