Google Maps Widget
Use the Google Maps widget to show your location on the map
It is vital to have a website that represents your business on the internet. But often, clients also want to know your exact geographical location, especially if you run a store, restaurant, barbershop, or any other type of brick-and-mortar enterprise.
That is why Boxmode has introduced an easy-to-use widget that allows you to show your precise location on the map using the Google Maps service.
Adding the Google Maps widget
To add the Google Maps widget to your page:
- Click the “+” icon in the left sidebar when in the editor;
- Select “Maps” in the list of the available widget categories;
- To add the widget, simply drag it to the canvas (the widget selection menu will automatically disappear) and drop it wherever you need it (the drop area will be highlighted).
Note: To cancel the process, press “Esc” on your keyboard while dragging the widget.
Moving the Widget
To move the widget to a different area of the page, click on the widget to call out its controls. Click and hold the “crossed arrows” icon and drag the widget to any other location on the page. The drop area will be highlighted on the canvas.
Resizing the Widget
To resize the widget, simply highlight it and drag one of its anchor points up/down or left/right until you get the desired result. You can also adjust the widget’s padding in the similar way. Hover your cursor over the area around the anchor point (it will become highlighted as a half circle) and drag it up/down or left/right, accordingly.
Editing the Widget
To start editing your Google Map widget, click on it to call out its controls. Then hit the “Edit” button to open the editing menu.
The widget editing menu contains two tabs, allowing you to customize the widget in multiple ways.
Here you can set the address by which Google will mark your location on the map. Simply enter it in the “Address” field.
Whenever you add or edit your address, you can optionally enter the location description.
Customize the appearance of your Google Maps widget by configuring its border and the shadow effect. Toggling the switches on grants access to more detailed parameters.
Deleting the Widget
To delete the map from the canvas, click on the widget to call out its controls and hit the “Trash bin” icon.
Ready to try it yourself?