JLex Map Documentation

This documentation contains guides and how-tos for managing your JLex Map website.


Before we begin, ensure that you have met the System Requirements in order for JLex Map to operate correctly. You may find the most basic requirements for JLex Map below:


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PHP Requirements

JLex Helpful runs on PHP and it requires PHP to exist on the site.

  • 5.3+ and above.
  • cURL

PHP Settings

Minimum version: 5.3.x

Available Extensions

Joomla! Article, K2 and Virtuemart.

Checking System Requirements

You may review these requirements from the management system: System → System Information → PHP Settings

You can also create a very simple PHP script and include the codes below in your php file.

// This is a very simple method to load up php's settings.

Recommended Hosting Providers

We have ran a couple of tests on these hosting providers and we recommend them because we've ran a couple of tests on them and they seem to be pretty good at it. (At your own risk)

  • SiteGround - Optimized to run on Joomla! sites.
  • Rackspace - Pretty good support and fast.


  1. Go to Map JLex page and download latest version of extension.
  2. Access to Extension manager ⇒ Select Install tab
  3. Choose file that you downloaded and install it.
  4. Joomla! CMS will notify installation result. Make sure installed successfully.

Create a marker

Click to Address tab and add one or more marker:

...You need fill require parameters (name and address of each marker) before Save. Click to green circle button if you want detect coordinate. It base on your IP address.


  1. Load jQuery lib: Add jQuery to DOM (You shouldn't select Yes if using Joomla 3).
  2. Map type: Hibrid/Roadmap/Satellite/Terrain.
  3. Disable control UI: Yes/No.
  4. Scroll wheel event: Turn on/off zoom event when wheel mouse.
  5. Zoom level: Default level is 8
  6. Zoom control: Yes/No
  7. Zoom control positon X: Left/Center/Right
  8. Zoom control positon Y: Top/Middle/Bottom
  9. Zoom control style: Default/large/small
  10. Marker animation: Drop/Bounce
  11. URL icon: URL icon that replace default pin icon of Google Map
  12. InfoWindow width: Width of box information (title,description...).
  13. Logo width: width of logo in InfoWindow
  14. Show list address: Yes/No
  15. Map width/height: 100%/300px