How to install a RVM custom map

In this page I will explain how to install a downloaded map from this site ( aka RVM Custom Maps ).

Please bare in mind Custom Maps only works since RVM 3.0. If you have a n old version please install last from plugin inventory using the “Plugins” menu or downloading from WordPress repository.

Download your favourite Custom Maps

Before starting…

Some users noticed issues when installing a custom map. This is a random error occurring because of conflicts with other plugins ( probably WooCommerce )!

Please temporary deactivate other plugins  before installing the custom map and reactivate soon later. The issue is only on installation phase.

We’ll try to investigate further on this. If already had the issue on installation ( message : “Damned… Something went wrong !  Please check if name of the map is correct ( place just map name)  or if you have uploaded the map previous month and try again uploading map now using wordpress media uploader” ) do the following:

  1. Search and delete the map folder + .zip file ( should be in WP uploads )
  2. Deactivate all other plugins but RVM
  3. Upload the .zip file of the map via “Media Uploader
  4. Install the custom map following  steps below

1) Upload the downloaded custom map using the WordPress Media Uploader

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2) Copy map name ( without .zip extension if plugin version previous then 3.1 )

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3) Let’s go installing this map using the “Add New Map” link in RVM menu

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4) Select “Add Custom Map »” from the Select Map drop down menu

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5) A new field and an “Install your map”  button appears. If is not appearing, please try using another browser.

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6) Paste map name into new field ( without .zip extension if plugin version previous then 3.1 ) and click “Install your map” button

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7) Give a name to the post and publish it !

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8) Your map is ready to be used in a widget area or via shortcode

ATTENTION: map will be not visible clicking on “view” button of the posts ! This is because the code generating the map is loaded only in shortcode ( which is used in widget area too ). This insures to use the code for the map only when needed without overloading the page.

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9) Once installed, you can use as many instances of same map whenever and wherever you like !

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Download your favourite Custom Maps

 

49 thoughts on “How to install a RVM custom map”

  1. Hello, I have walked through the list of custom maps but could not found a custom map for GHANA, how can I have it?.
    Please advice.

    Thanks

  2. Hey Daniel,
    Thanks for the plugin! I’m trying to upload a custom map that is of a new development area. How do I setup the file so it can be imported into the site via your plugin?
    Thanks and all the best,

    1. Hi Andrey,

      you can try, even if Adobe Illustrator creates weird layout sometimes not suitable for jvectormap.

      Good luck !

        1. Hi Andrey,

          if you need to use a bitmap image, you can easily convert it using even tools online: i.e.: for SX-70 free vector map I’ve used an online converter ( after a light manipulation in Photoshop increasing the contrast ). On the other side, if you need to create a more complex svg and/or an svg from scratch you need software like Illustartor or Inkscape.
          Onestly I’m still trying the most suitable way to do it because svg produced from Illustrator have a lot of issues when converted into a jvectormap suitable map dataset.

          I’ve noticed that not grouping the paths in Illustrator produce better results.
          So I’m still investigating the better way to do it !
          Any contribute is welcome !

  3. Doesn’t work… “Damned… Something went wrong ! Please check if name of the map is correct ( place just map name) or if you have uploaded the map previous month and try again uploading map now using wordpress media uploader.”
    I’ve followed the instrucions correctly… Thx

    1. Hi Davide,
      I need some further details to understand what’s wrong here.

      I assume you inserted correct map name ( continents_merc_en )
      1) Can you please describes steps you took to install the custom map ?
      2) Are you running last version of RVM ( 4.0 )?
      3) Are you working locally or on webserver?
      4) Which browser are you using ?
      5) Logging out and logging in again into the Dashboard give same issue?

      If you prefer we can talk via email at info@responsivemapsplugin.com
      Thanks

    2. Hi davide, have you solved it ?
      I guess you’ve already uploaded and installed correctly the map first time.
      If you need a different layout or placement for same map, just use the map in the “Custom Maps” drop down ( in select your map field ).

      Just let me know,
      Enrico

  4. I’m unable to install, follow all the steps, but the following message appears:
    Damned… Something went wrong ! Please check if name of the map is correct ( place just map name) or if you have uploaded the map previous month and try again uploading map now using wordpress media uploader.

    1. Hi Edson,

      I hope you solved as I did not receive anything back from you about this issue.
      Maybe you tried to install twice same map when you only need to create an instance of same map previously uploaded and installed.

      Then please upgrade RVM to latest version ( 4.0 ) if not done already.

      Just let me know,
      all the best,
      Enrico

    1. Hi Chupan,

      first of all thanks for your purchase.
      Now let’s see what’s happening over there.

      Can you please double check if you enabled following checkboxes in “Subdivisions” tab :

      Activate Mouse Over Background – hold [SHIFT] key for multiple select

      Just let me know

  5. Hi, I’ve just bought map of France Departments (order #1251) and I’ve followed all the instruction… The new custom map is announced like “succesfully installed”, but once it is published, it is empty… no preview, no map… What’s going wrong ? If there’s no fix to this issue, I want to be refunded.

    1. I found the issue… there is a double slashes // in the script code : “uploads//france-departments_merc_en/jquery-jvectormap-france-departments_merc_en.js”…

      A security script in my .htaccess denied access from these url…

      1. Hi Dareth,

        it’s weird you have such a path, should not have the double slash.
        Anyway great you found the issue and for sharing solution!

        All the best,
        Enrico

  6. Hi , I have this problem too. I’m unable to install, follow all the steps, I uploaded through wordpress media my zip map file, I tryed to install it (using only name without .zip extension) but the following message appears:
    Damned… Something went wrong ! Please check if name of the map is correct ( place just map name) or if you have uploaded the map previous month and try again uploading map now using wordpress media uploader.

    1. Hi Carlos,

      which map are you trying to install?
      Can you give me some more details about your enviroment ( browser, SO, local/server etc… )
      Thanks in advance

  7. Hello I purchased and uploaded a custom map but for some reason the map does not display on the front end after pasting shortcode.

    can you help?

    1. Hi Darnell,

      can you please list the steps you took to install the map ?
      Can you send over a link where I can check ? Bare in mind you need to use the shortcode into a post or page, you’ll not see map from the “view post”.

      Please let me know.

  8. Hi I’m having an issue where my map won’t upload. I’m using RVM version 5.0 and word press 4.4.2 on a chrome browser. I’ve tried it in IE and have the same issue. I get the following error:
    Damned… Something went wrong ! Please check if name of the map is correct ( place just map name) or if you have uploaded the map previous month and try again uploading map now using wordpress media uploader.

    1. Hi Priyanka,

      if I’m correct, you need just those 4 counties of Texas, not the entire Texas map with counties subdivisions, right ?

  9. Hi I want to create a map for London (UK, England) with certain Boroughs outlined, is this possble?

    (London Borough of Lewisham and neighbouring few boroughs)

  10. Does your country custom map allow me to map out subdivisions (provinces, cities, districts, etc) an make them just as interactive?

    1. Hi Wongar,

      thanks for contacting me.
      The only available subdivisions each map is listed in the map page.
      In order to have different subdivisions yo need different map.
      If you have specific requests, please contact me via email.

      Thanks and have a great day!

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