Read from file for Google Maps pins is a feature that helps improve site speed for more than 200 properties on the map.

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How it applies:

These are general guidelines for how Read from file works:

If Read from Map is enabled – and you have a page with header as google page (and this page is a default page), you see all properties pins. That’s how read from file works and applies only for pages with default template and header media set to google maps.

Demo with Read from file Enabled which shows all pins in header google maps with a standard page – https://demo3.wpresidence.net/

If you don’t use Read from file – then the number of pins set in Theme Options apply on the Default Page with header media as google maps.

Regardless of whether you have read from file enabled or not,  Maximum Number of Pins to show on the map applies ALWAYS to these pages: 
  • – Properties list – standard or half page templates,
  • – Advanced search result page,
  • – Property taxonomies pages (city, area, state, category and type).

Requirements:

  • Pins.txt file inside theme folder must have writing permissions (755). Read more on how to set permissions here – http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions
  • A cron runs daily to generate new pins for new properties.
  • Or you can generate manually and instantly from this Theme Options  -> Generate Data & Pins

Pin Generation works only if the file reading option in Google Map setting is set to yes

If you see this message: Pin Generation works only if the file reading option in Google Map setting is set to yes 

Enable Use File Reading for pins. Save Changes.

Refresh page. Go to Generate Data & Pins

The file Google map does NOT exist or is NOT writable

If you see this message: the file Google map does NOT exist or is NOT writable . This is the message we show in 2 cases: