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Magento Framework – How To Edit Google Map On Your Template?

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Magento Framework – How To Edit Google Map On Your Template?

Magento is ecommerce software and is available to download freely from their website. It is highly versatile software, which is one of the reasons that it has risen to popularity so fast. There are many ecommerce software available however Magetno is one of the chosen ones by many people wishing to have their online presence felt in the form of a shopping cart. Magneto by itself has many features built into it and thus reduces the need for you to add any extensions. However there are many extensions available for you to install into Magento to enhance the user experience. Furthermore if you wish for a truly unique website or custom functionality it is likely you will need the assistance of a Magento Web developer.

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Your Magento website will usually require having a contact us page. It is also possible that you have two kinds of stores one which sells online and several other brick stores that sell normal products (offline). In either case it is possible that the need arises for you to display the address of the store or stores (may be more than one brick store) via a Google Map. Most people or inexperience developers would put off the idea of adding a Google Map to the website simply because they think it is too complicated. But truth couldn’t be any different. Adding or editing a Goggle map on your personal Magento template is one of the easiest tasks to perform.

The method in which you can edit the Google Map on your template is different on different installations of Magento. For example on some installations of Magento there is already an option in the CMS  Static Block menu like Map Content. Thus in this case you can simply edit this file called Map Content and replace the new code obtained from Google (described later). It is possible that in some cases that you do not have any such option listed of Map Content; in such a case you need to created a static block by the name Map Content and link this at the appropriate place. (for example it can be linked on the contact us page).

In order to change the location you can go to the website http://maps.google.com and then type your location into the search field and press enter. Your new location will load on the map and you can then obtain the link icon by hitting the past HTML to embed section. Once the new link has been obtained you can copy this new link and replace your Map Content in your static block described above with the new content.
Thus you now have edited the Google map on your Magento installation.

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