Please see below a short description of all options in Map Settings to understand how to work with these.
Use file reading for pins?
Read from file for Google Maps pins is a feature that helps improve site speed for more than 200 properties on the map.
Maximum number of pins to show on the map.
This option is included starting 1.20 update. Read more here – http://help.wprentals.org/2017/03/29/1-20-limit-the-number-of-pins-to-show-on-the-map/
Use Google maps with SSL ?
YES – if you have SSL installed (you load the site over https://)
NO – if you don’t use SSL (you load the site over https://)
Google Maps API KEY
Starting Point Latitude
Starting Point Longitude
Default Map zoom (1 to 20)
These 3 settings will apply to show your default location of the map and the map zoom, if you choose Header Media – Google Maps (set as global header) – help http://help.wprentals.org/2015/10/28/global-header-options/
Other default settings for header media as Google Maps are Height of the map when closed, height of the map when open, and if you wish to force the map at closed site (which means OPEN MAP doesn’t show)
Use Pin Cluster on map
Maximum zoom level for Cloud Cluster to appear
These options should be turned on if you wish to show pins in proximity as cloud cluster:
Use on demand pins when moving the map, in Properties list half map and Advanced search results half map pages
This option allows syncing list with pins on the map, as you move the map. Read more here – http://help.wprentals.org/2016/07/28/use-on-demand-pins-when-moving-the-map-in-properties-list-half-map-and-advanced-search-results-half-map-pages/
Contact Page – Company HQ Latitude
Contact Page – Company HQ Longitude
These should be used for the Contact Page custom template – to show your office location on the map. Help http://help.wprentals.org/2015/10/28/contact-page/
Geolocation Circle over map (in meters)
This option applies for the map geolocation function.
Google API changed the rules in June 2016. Staring this date the geolocation from Google will work only over https sites.
For that reason starting version 1.16 WP Rentals uses as source for geolocation info over http the with http://ipinfo.io/ API, and for https sites Google Maps Geolocation API.
For clients who use https for their site (which means adding SSL (this is done via server) – they can still use Google Geolocation. That has always been accurate.
For clients who use only http (no ssl) – the info is taken over ipinfo.io and in this case results could have a margin of error.
SNAZZY MAPS – CUSTOM GOOGLE MAPS STYLE
Go to https://snazzymaps.com/ https://snazzymaps.com/
Create/find a custom map you like.