In this page we’ll explain how easy is to install a map downloaded on this site into RVM through your WordPress Dashboard.
In order to check if custom maps works for your environment, you can use our free Polaroid SX-70 svg map !
Every map is a plugin and you can install as any other WordPress plugin.
Prerequisite: you must have RVM installed in order to use maps and this works since RVM version 6.1.2 !
So please check in advance which is the current version of RVM for your site and in case update it:
- Using the built-in function in Plugin section in your Dashboard
- Deactivating the current one, unistalling and finally re-installing the latest version downloaded from WP plugin repository
Steps to install a map downloaded from this site
Upload the new map/plugin
Upload new map/plugin using the “Upload Plugin” button in the “Add Plugins” section
Search for the downloaded map
Use the “browse” button to find the downloaded map in .zip format
Open the downloaded map
Click on the downloaded map in order to select it.
Install the map
Click on “Install now button” as shown in the below image.
Activate the map/plugin
Click on “Activate Plugin” button in order to activate it.
Create your new map
If everything went correctly, you should see the new map/plugin installed under the Plugins list. Now create your new map clicking on “Add New Map” under RVM left-hand menu
Select the map you need
Use the “Select map” menu to choose the map you need (they start with “rvm-map-“)
Publish your map
Now you can publish your map clicking on the “Publish” button on the right hand side
Copy the shortcode into the text editor
If you want to see the map in the same post, just copy the shortcode into the text editor baring in mind you need to be on “text” mode (and not in “visual”).
Update the post
Click on “Update” button on the right hand side to update the post.
Check the map into your post
Click on the “Permalink” to see how the map looks like in your post.
Got a 404
In case you got a 404 error page do not panic: it’s just because RVM posts need to be registered to the system. So click on “Settings>Permalinks” on the left hand menu. It’s needed only first time you create an RVM map.
Just save again your settings
Just click on the “Save Changes” button in the Permalinks page to register RVM (you do not need to change anything, just click on Save )
Now you can re-open the permalink to your post/map and you should be able to see it.