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Google Maps widget for django-fluent-contents

Project description


A plugin for django-fluent-contents to show a Google Maps widget on a website.

This plugin is a work in progress. It’s already used in production, just know that there are two main area’s that need improval:

  • Use a better GeoPosition widget (e.g. by using a lightbox/popup)

  • Make cluster icons configurable.


First install the module, preferably in a virtual environment. It can be installed from PyPI:

pip install fluentcms-googlemaps

NOTE: On Django 1.11, you’ll have to install the following package first:

pip -e git+

Since django-geoposition doesn’t have a Django 1.11 compatible release yet.

Backend Configuration

First make sure the project is configured for django-fluent-contents.

Then add the following settings:


GOOGLE_MAPS_API_KEY = None  # Might be needed to define this.

Add the following to

urlpatterns = [

    url(r'^api/googlemaps/', include('fluentcms_googlemaps.urls')),

The database tables can be created afterwards:

./ migrate

Now, the MapPlugin can be added to your PlaceholderField and PlaceholderEditorAdmin admin screens.

Frontend Configuration

Make sure that all plugin media files are exposed by django-fluent-contents:

{% load fluent_contents_tags %}

{% render_content_items_media %}

This tag should be placed at the bottom of the page, after all plugins are rendered. For more configuration options - e.g. integration with django-compressor - see the template tag documentation.

CSS Code

The stylesheet code is purposefully left out, since authors typically like to provide their own styling.

JavaScript Code

No configuration is required for the JavaScript integration.

By default, the plugin includes all required JavaScript code.

If needed, the includes resources can be changed by using the following settings:

MAP_MARKERWITHLABEL_JS = "fluentcms_googlemaps/vendor/markerwithlabel.js"
MAP_MARKERCLUSTERER_JS = "fluentcms_googlemaps/vendor/markerclusterer_compiled.js"
MAPPLUGIN_JS = "fluentcms_googlemaps/js/mapplugin.js"
MAPSEARCH_JS = "fluentcms_googlemaps/js/mapsearch.js"



If a value is defined as None, it will be excluded from the frontend media.

HTML code

If needed, the HTML code can be overwritten by redefining fluentcms_googlemaps/maps/default.html. Also, you can create additional map styles and define these in FLUENTCMS_GOOGLEMAPS_STYLES. The default is:

    ('default', {
        'title': _("Default"),
        'template': "fluentcms_googlemaps/maps/default.html",
    ('search', {
        'title': _("Search field"),
        'template': "fluentcms_googlemaps/maps/search.html",
        'extra_js': (
            MAPSEARCH_JS,   # = "fluentcms_googlemaps/js/mapsearch.js" unless MAPSEARCH_JS is redefined

By default, the following templates are looked up:

  • A explicitly defined template option in the FLUENTCMS_GOOGLEMAPS_STYLES.

  • A template named: fluentcms_googlemaps/maps/{style}.html.

  • The default; fluentcms_googlemaps/maps/default.html.

Importing data

Marker data can be imported from CSV files, and receive geocoding too. The import_markers command can be called with custom templates to map the CSV file data to marker fields. For example: import_markers /stores.csv  --title='{{Name}}' --group=1 --geocode='{{Address}} {{Zipcode}} {{City}} {{County}}' --geocoder=google --description="<p>{{Address}}<br>{{Zipcode}} {{City}}<br>{% if County == 'NL'%}The Netherlands{% else %}{{County}}{% endif %}</p>"

It’s recommended to add --dry-run first until all fields are properly filled. The markers are created in a single transaction at the end of all parsing.


If you like this module, forked it, or would like to improve it, please let us know! Pull requests are welcome too. :-)

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