UMapper Plugin for WordPress

I‘m trying-out the UMapper Plugin on the Glacier National Park post today, but I’m not sure if I’m going to keep using it, or not. It’s always a coin-toss on whether a new plugin will break your Blog’s validation and, sure enough, I’ve now got 31 XHTML 1.0 Transitional errors – grrrrrrrr.

The functionality sure is cool – I like the way you can pan and zoom the map around and change views to “terrain” or “satellite” in order to get a different perspective of the area. It’s just the implementation that is a little off. It doesn’t do much more my email subscribers either, which is not ideal.

I’ll dig into the plugin editor tonight and see if I can fix the validation errors, but I don’t have a lot of hope for that. So, I might be back to the drawing board with regards to implementing a map solution – does anyone have any recommendations?

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3 thoughts on “UMapper Plugin for WordPress

  1. Roy, you have a lot more WordPress savvy than I do.

    Here’s a Portagee solution (I’m half Portuguese): Put a link to an outside site with a map.

    Or download the PDF of the park map from the park website and put it in a post, or link to it on your site. (If it’s produced by the federal government you can use it – it’s not copyrighted.)

  2. I’ll bet there’s still a lot of old “treasure” (funny how 70-year old trash is now treasure!) still out there.

  3. When I used to look for old beer cans in the forrests I would use old maps from the 30s and 40s. The forrest service had a habit of moving campgrounds and roads. Sometimes taking them off the map entirely. It was fun to rediscover them through investigation.