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Using KML/KMZ and GeoRSS files

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Overview

This article coversΒ Using KML/KMZ and GeoRSS filesΒ with theΒ WP Go Maps Pro Addon.Β 

Setup

Prerequisites

The Following Plugins need to be installed and active

  • WP Go Maps
  • WP Go Maps Pro Addon

Displaying KML files on your map

You can easily useΒ KML filesΒ withΒ WP Go 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 (or use the cpanel file manager)
  • Upload the file to a location under the public HTML area of your web server.
  • On Linux/Apache installations, this will normally be calledΒ public_html.

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

Uploading kml file to webserver
Uploading kml file to webserver
  • Once you’ve uploaded your KML file, please navigate to:

WP GO Maps -> Maps (edit your chosen map) -> Settings -> Advanced

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  • Scroll down until you see the KML/GeoRSS URL setting.
  • Type the full URL to your KML file.
  • Remember to save the Map.
Enter full URL to the KML file in the text box
Enter full URL to the KML file in the text box

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Updated 04 Jul 2022
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