Adding an interactive map to your business‘s blog or website can be a great way of earning trust among your customers and readers. For one, establishing a physical space gives your business a place in reality. It’s a sort of message to the world that you aren’t just a blip on the screen, but an actual place where people can go and visit should they choose to do so.
The second reason, and the more obvious one at that, is that a map with proper directions helps your customers find your store without much fuss. It minimizes the chances of them getting lost along the way. Now add a photo of the faÃ§ade of your business and you’ve just proven to them that you’re the real deal.
This is where MapPress comes in.
What Is MapPress?
MapPress is WordPress plugin that performs one simple function: to provide a great-looking, interactive map and driving directions in your blog. Probably the best thing about MapPress is that it’s not just a simple map and directions plugin that shows customers and clients where your store is located. It is also focused on aesthetics and design.
MapPress’s Key Features
1. WordPress Multisite Compatible
MapPress is free to use on a multitude of websites. So if you’ve got several businesses over at different websites that you want to promote and give a location to, MapPress gives you the chance to do so.
2. Easily Create Maps
MapPress allows you to create maps right in the standard post edit and page edit screens, making it simple and efficient for you to insert them into the initial design of your post or page.
3. Add and Move Markers
Insert markers onto the map for any address, place or latitude/longitude location. Or, to make things easier, drag the markers onto the spot where you want them located.
4. Customize Your Markers
Gussy up your map and your markers with custom tex and html, including photos, links, etc. Pretty maps and markers are a great way to entice your visitors to actually come and visit.
5. A View of the Streets
MapPress also supports street view, allowing anyone to get a good look at the street your store is locatedâ€”and possibly take note of any landmarks near the area.
6. Directions Provided
Readers of your blog can easily get driving, walking, and biking directions right inside your blog. What’s more, directions can be dragged to change waypoints or route.
7. Multiple Maps
If you have several branches of you business, for example, several maps placed in a single post or page might be of help to you and your readers. Each map then corresponds to a particular branch, giving your readers more options to choose from, and helping them decide which branch is located nearest their home.
8. Real-time Traffic
This feature makes it easier to maneuver around traffic so that your visitors can get to the location of your store in less time, and with less stress. This is where dragging and moving directions to change waypoints and routes becomes handy.
MapPress is a simple and easy way to be able to put a location to your business. It’s easy to find the right directions to your site, and it’s also easy to change routes in order to avoid any and all traffic problems and jams. Best of all, it’s a map with design and aesthetics built into its system, giving you the best-looking map you could have at no cost.