Bing Maps for WordPress

If you have a WordPress blog and want to map out some information for your blog readers, then you can make use of the Bing Maps for WordPress plugin:

Bing Maps for WordPress allows you to create maps easily with a [bingMap] shortcode in your posts. You don’t have to worry about how the maps are displayed, the plugin takes care of that. You can create dynamic maps that allow your visitors to pan and zoom, or static maps that don’t have those features. You can create Road maps, Aerial views, Aerial views with roads marked on them, or even a 3D Birdseye view.

After you’ve added the plugin extension you can configure the map with a short code [bingMap]. Chris Pendleton gives the following example which uses all attributes:

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[bingMap location=”Seattle, WA” width=”250” height"=”250” title=”Bing Maps Rocks” type=”dynamic” maptype=”AerialWithLabels” zoom=”15” pp1=”Seattle, WA”]

Wait wait, not so fast! You are going to need a Bing Maps Key too. Go, get one for free at http://www.bingmapsportal.com (Windows Live ID required).