Using KML/KMZ and GeoRSS files

This article covers Using KML/KMZ and GeoRSS files with the WP Google Maps Pro Addon. This feature requires WP Google Maps Pro. This documentation is current for WP Google Maps version 6.

 

You can easily use KML files with WP Google Maps Pro:

  •  Upload your KML files to a location on a live webserver.
  • KML files will not work with a local server such as LAMP/WAMP/MAMP.
  • Log into your webserver using FTP or SSH.
  • Upload the file to a location under the public HTML area of your web server.
  • On Linux/Apache installations, this will normally be called public_html.

 

For this tutorial, we created a folder called KML in the wp-content folder.

 

Once you’ve uploaded your KML file, go to WordPress Dashboard → Maps.

Select the Map you want to use with your KML file from the list.

 

Click the Edit link under the Map’s title.

 

On the Create Your Map admin page:

  • Click the Advanced Settings tab.
  • Scroll down until you see the KML/GeoRSS URL setting.
  • Type the full URL to your KML file.
  • Scroll down and click the Save Map button.

 


 

This article covered Using KML/KMZ and GeoRSS files with the WP Google Maps Pro Addon.  If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us.

 

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