Last year I wrote a little script to pull my last Foursquare checkin on a Google Map. In fact you can still see that in my footer.

Today I decided to play with a neat little plugin called Google Maps GPX which allows you to create Google Maps on the fly with WordPress shortcodes and define parameters like style, size and even the source of a kml file.

This was just a fun little test to play with the plugin. My next feat I will be creating some WordPress Custom Post types to house business locations and their addresses then using a WP_Query call to generate a dynamic kml file so I can use this plugin to show the location of all the businesses registered in my site on a map.

I will follow this post up with a detailed tutorial on how to do this. In the meantime enjoy this map made up of my last 10 Foursquare Checkins

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Jesse Friedman has been building websites for 18 years, and exclusively with WordPress since 2006. Since then Jesse has written several books, taught 100’s of students as a professor, and organized dozens of local meetups along with a few WordCamps. Jesse has spoken at tech conferences around the world including SXSW, HOW, Future events and many more. Jesse has consulted for a wide array of companies from small agencies to multi-billion dollar international companies. Today Jesse is a proud team member of Jetpack at Automattic, where he spends his time growth hacking and building strategic partnerships.

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