Using Google maps to your website benefit could leverage your website potential and give a modernized impression to your website. Since most users browsing the internet are now familiar with using google maps you can make the most of that familiarity by integrating google maps to different parts of your website. Yclas makes that easy for you with 3 simple ways which I will be explaining in this post.

Note: A valid address must be input in the Address field to have the ad show up on any of the following maps.

Map in the advertisement page

In order to show the location of the ad on map, you need to integrate Google Maps in the publish new page and Google Maps in ad.

Google Maps in the publish new page

map publish new

Here are the steps you need to follow to activate it:

  • Log in to your admin panel
  • Go to Settings > Advertisement > Publish Options
  • Enable: Google Maps in Publish New
  • Click Save

map publish new

Google Maps in ad

Once you have Google Maps in the publish new page enabled you are ready to show the map in the advertisement page:

  • Log in to your admin panel
  • Go to Settings > Advertisement > Display Options
  • Enable: Google Maps in Ad
  • Click Save

map publish new

Map widget

A widget is a configurable part of the website which has many types and can be added to various parts of your classifieds site, and one of the types is a map widget. To create that widget you can simply follow those steps:

  • Log in to your admin panel
  • Go to Appearance > Widgets
  • Click “create” on “Map” widget as explained in the screenshot below
  • Pick where you want the widget to appear; sidebar, header or footer
  • Fill in your preferred data (widget name and size)
  • Click “save changes”

map widget

Once you’re done with this step go to Cache > delete all cache and go to your website, you will see the map widget at the place you chose for it to be and showing ads in their addresses.

map in home

Homepage map

A homepage map comes by default after Yclas installation, but remember that you need to have some ads published with addresses recognisable by Google maps.

To access homepage map, click on the earth shaped icon at the top navigation bar.

Map in top navbar

Once you do that you will see all of your ads with real addresses showing as clickable locations on the map, once a user clicks on a location they can click on the address link to go to the ad itself.

ads in map

This feature is very useful since it shows your users their closest ad to see on the map directly without having to browse through all of your ads. Want to have it now with a premium theme? You can get started from 3.49/m..