In this page we’ll explain how easy is to install a map downloaded on this site into RVM through your WordPress Dashboard.

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

Or

Plugin version

Check RVM version from the Plugin section

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

Upload new map

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

Search your 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.

Open the map file

Click on the downloaded map in order to select it.

Install the map

Click on “Install now button” as shown in the below image.

Install map

Click on “Install now button”

Activate the map/plugin

Click on “Activate Plugin” button in order to activate it.

Activate 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

Create a new map

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-“)

Select map

Use the “Select map” menu to choose your map. Apart from the Italy regions and the World map, they all start with “rvm-map-“

Publish your map

Now you can publish your map clicking on the “Publish” button on the right hand side

Publish the map

Click on the “Publish” button in order to publish your map

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”).

Copy the shortcode

Copy and paste the shortcode into the textedit to see the map in the post.

Update the post

Click on “Update” button on the right hand side to update the post.

Update the post

Click on the “Update” button in order to apply changes to your post.

Check the map into your post

Click on the “Permalink” to see how the map looks like in your post.

Check the post

Click on “Permalink” to see how your map looks like inside the 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.

Update the permalinks

Register RVM post type to the system clicking on “Settings>Permalinks”

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 )

Register RVM post type

Just click on “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page of Permalinks to register RVM post type.

Now you can re-open the permalink to your post/map and you should be able to see it.

Got any problems installing a map, just go to the Tips&Tricks page to find something useful or contact us at info@responsivemapsplugin.com