Tassos Marinos Developer of Joomla Extensions

The Bing Map Field

Updated 03 Jul, 2023

The Bing Map custom field allows you to display a Bing Map at your frontend just by filling out the latitude and langitude of a location.

This custom field will be deprecated and we advise you to switch over to ACF - Map that combines OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, and Bing Maps.

How to add a Bing Maps Custom Field to Joomla! Articles

The Bing Map custom field provides you the way to set the width, height as well as the zoom of the Map which will be used to display the Map at your frontend.


Let's see what each option does.

Name Description
Name The name will be used to identify the field. Leave this blank and Joomla will fill in a default value from the title.
Label The label of the field to display.
Description A description of the field that will be displayed in the label tooltip.
Required Is this a mandatory field?
Map Width Set the width of the map
Map Height Set the height of the map
Zoom Set the zoom for the map


Once you are in your Article's Edit screen, choose the Fields Tab to see the Google Map custom field as you can see in the screenshot below.


In this textbox you can type in the coordinates which are going to be used as a center for the Bing Map you are interested in.

Frontend Display

Take a look at the screenshot below to see how it could be displayed in your frontend.


Frequently Asked Questions

How to get a Bing Maps Key

In order to use the Bing Map Type, you will have to generate an API Key which you will need to copy into the Fields - ACF Bing Map plugin settings.


To read more on how to create a Bing API key click here.

How to get the coordinates of a place

  • Open Bing Maps.
  • Right-click the place or area on the map.
  • Copy the coordinates at the bottom of the popup


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I override the layout of "ACF - Bing Map" custom field?

To override the "ACF - Bing Map" custom field, read here: How to override the "ACF - Bing Map" custom field.