Hotspots User's Guide

Daniel Dimitrov

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This book covers the use of the Hotspots - Google Maps for Joomla!™ extension. It does not cover any other extension available on .

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Introducing Hotspots
Indicative uses
Difference between the Core & Pro version
Can I test the PRO version before purchase?
2. Installation and updates
Installing or manually updating Hotspots
Install from URL
Upload and install
Manual installation
Installing a developer release
Updating to the latest version
Checking for the latest version and upgrading
Updating automatically with the Joomla! extensions updater
Updating manually
Live Update (versions 2.0 up to and including 3.6.5)
Upgrading from Core to Pro
Installation and update issues
3. Using the Hotspots Component
Custom fields (Pro feature)
Import from SobiPRO
4. Step by step guides
Show the map with hotspots in Frontend
Remove "Hotspots is powered by" text (Pro feature)
Let the Map automatically determine the best zoom and center settings
Start map in fullscreen mode
Show your Jomsocial users on the map (Pro feature)
Show your Community Builder users on the map (Pro feature)
Show your K2 entries on the Map (Pro feature)
Show your Matukio events on the Map (Pro feature)
5. Advanced topics
Optimizing and scaling for large databases
Server side boundary method
Custom tile method
How does it work?
Filtering text in a hotspot
Routing - aka SEF urls
Styled maps (Pro feature)
Centering the map using the user's location (Pro feature)
Available module positions (Pro feature)
Overriding any JS variable on the Hotspots Map view (Pro feature)
6. FAQ
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7. Where to go from here?