Google Maps integration

From version 2.6.0 we've added support for Google Maps with a new helper function and shortcode. You can achieve the same result implementing this yourselves, but the new function will make it easier.

This function is only available when showing individual job posts on your wordpress page.

First, go to the Individual job post page section inside the settings page in RecMan Jobs. Here you'll see a Google Maps API Key field. You need to add your Google API key here (see below on how to obtain a Google API key).

After a valid key has been added, you can simply render the map with the helper function: job_post_map(); or by using the shortcode [job_post_map].

The map will render as an embedded iFrame. There are two optional parameters that can be set, which is width and height. For instance job_post_map( $width, $height);, or [job_post_map width="200" height="400"]. When using the helper function you only get the content, so you need to print it out with: echo job_post_map();

How to obtain Google Maps API Key

In order for Google Maps Widget to work properly, Google requires everyone to have a valid API key. The key can be quickly and easily created from the Google’s API Console.

  1. Open Google Developers Console from this link

  2. From the dropdown list, choose “Create a Project

  3. Click the “Continue” button and wait for a few seconds

  4. You will see “Add credentials to your project” title -> click the API key link

  5. Give it a name (for example “RecMan WP key”). You will want to restrict access to your API Key to avoid having it stolen and going over your quota.

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