[joomla] Googledirections by - printing problem

Linda Amiaga llamiaga at
Tue Mar 27 15:06:58 EDT 2012


I'm not sure but perhaps my website does what you need.  I
used the Googlemaps Plugin.  I have not upgraded this site
yet from Joomla 1.5, but will be doing it shortly. 


 From: David Roth <davidalanroth at>
To: NYPHP SIG: Joomla <joomla at> 
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: [joomla] Googledirections by - printing problem
Hi Steve.

Thanks for the reply.

Not a blank page, just the map without the directions for the user
that is displayed on the page. I got a reply from the developer since
my posting, who said it would require modifying Joomla core for this
to work with the print icon. I'm wondering now if there might be
another option though.

Thanks for the information and suggestions. Have fun at Joomla Day New
England, I can't get away to attend.

Best regards,


On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 10:30 AM, Stephen Britton <sbritton at> wrote:
> Hi David,
> Unfortunately, I don't have a quick answer. I have never used the Google
> Directions plugin, but it sounds great and I might use it in an upcoming
> project. I am not sure how it works, but I will guess that it displays
> content in the component region.
> I am curious. When you print, does it print out a blank page or just text
> without images? What is the printed output?
> I have some ideas on how you might fix the issue.
> Printing in Joomla is largely controlled by the component.php and print.css
> files. Some templates do not have these files. Make sure that your template
> does. Check the print.css file and make sure that the graphics have not been
> turned off. You might see CSS code like this "img {display:none;}" If so,
> remove this code and see how it works.  You might also want to temporarily
> remove all the code from the print.css file and see what prints out.
> Then I would ask the template vendor if they have any ideas on how to fix
> it. As I mentioned, printing in Joomla is limited to the components area. If
> the content from this plugin is displayed in this region, there should be a
> way to print it out.
> I would also check the Joomla developer and docs area for information on the
> component.php file. I recall that Andrew Eddy has written some articles
> about using this file.
> Let me know if you find a solution. I am heading up to Joomla Day New
> England. Maybe I'll see you there.
> All best,
> Steve
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 4:41 AM, David Roth <davidalanroth at> wrote:
>> I'm using the extension by kksou for Googledirections. It works well,
>> you can put in your address and it uses Google maps to show directions
>> to a pre-set address. The problem is when you click on the Joomla
>> print icon to print the map with the directions, the text directions
>> don't print. It behaves as if the user didn't enter their own address.
>> It appears by putting in this example in an article:
>> {googleDir_tohere width=320 height=360 dir_width=275 home_addr="123
>> Main Street, Anytown NY 10036" home_label="Wayne Manor"}
>> Is there some Joomla behavior about this I am missing? Or is this a
>> bug in kksoy Googledirections?
>> Anyone have another Joomla extension or method to do this that you are
>> happy with? Thanks!
>> David Roth
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