Bing Maps for WordPress – Take 2

In a previous blog we highlighted Bing Maps for WordPress developed by Rich Gubby using the Bing Maps Web Control.  Just yesterday I discovered another Bing Maps plugin for WordPress. This one is using the Bing Maps Web Control and was developed by You can download the plugin directly from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

Once you have installed and activated the plugin you can define a couple of default properties in the Settings:


One mandatory property is the Bing Maps Key and if you don’t have one yet you can create it at the Bing Maps Portal. After you have entered your key you can start right away using the plugin. When you create a new post you can either use special tags in the editor or use a wizard that can be launched through a new button in the editor. The developer offers a step by step You Tube video.

When you launch the wizard you can enter properties like size, centre-point of the map and locations of pushpins and the tags will automatically be generated for you.

Bing Maps WP Configuration Page

As a side-note: If you are interested in running your WordPress blog on Microsoft Azure and MySQL for Azure have a look at this step by step tutorial. Amazingly simple and works like a charm!

The Bing Maps Team wishes you Happy Blogging!