It is simple to add an interactive Google Map that displays icons for many of your listings included on your iHOUSE website directly to your homepage. Your website visitors will be able to select which page of listings that they would like displayed on the map using a simple drop down box.

PLEASE NOTE: Only listings with addresses already included in the Google address database will appear on the Map – listings with hidden, incomplete, or inaccurate addresses will not be included on the map. However, you may be able to manually position some of these listings.

NOTE: This feature is only available on certain home page templates – the Map can be added to all “New Layouts” for both Classic and Top Navigation Themes.

Adding the Google Map to your website

To add this feature to a New Layout – Classic or New Layout – Top Navigation:

  1. Select Edit Website Contents on the iHOUSE Admin Panel – You will be taken to your Home Page in Edit Mode.
  2. Hit the main Edit Button to go to the Home Page Editing Form.
  3. Scroll down to the Google Maps Section
  4. With a click of your mouse, add a check to the check box that is next to the text “Show a map of your listings on your homepage
  5. Add checks to the check boxes for the listing categories you want to make available for the map. These categories will appear in a selection box above the map. You may also choose which category to be the default for the map.
  6. Select Save Changes at the bottom of the the Edit Home Page Form
  7. You’ll be taken back to your Home Page in Edit Mode – The Google Map will appear on your Home Page above your main text section. It may take a few moments to load up the address coordinates from Google.
  8. The Google Map and any other edits will appear on your home page – occasionally the system does not immediately reflect your changes.

Removing the Google Map from your website

To remove the map from your Home Page:

  1. Select Edit Website Contents on the iHOUSE Admin Panel – You will be taken to your Home Page in Edit Mode.
  2. Hit the main Edit Button to go to the Home Page Editing Form.
  3. Scroll down to the Google Maps Section
  4. With a click of your mouse, uncheck on the check box next to the text “Show a map of your listings on your homepage
  5. Select Save Changes at the Bottom of the the Edit Home Page Form
  6. You’ll be taken back to your Home Page in Edit Mode – The Google Map will no longer appear on your Home Page above your main Text Section. 

Manually Mapping Listings

We recognize that some listings may be mapped incorrectly or may not be found because of having only a partial or a new address. You can now set your own map coordinates manually for these listings on your iHOUSE website using our Map Listings tool.

To use the Map Listings tool:

  1. Select Edit Website Contents on the iHOUSE Admin Panel – You will be taken to your Home Page in Edit Mode.
  2. Navigate to the listing you want to edit and click on its Edit button.
  3. Click on the link to the Map Listing tool. It can be found in the Basic Features section under Location.
  4. The Map Listing tool opens in a new window. Click and drag the marker on the map to where it belongs and click the Save Coordinates button.
  5. After saving the map, the window will automatically close.

To clear any manual coordinates you may have saved, click the Reset to Address button. This will reset the listing coordinates to the automatic placement found by the Google map.