1. Visit the website
  2. Configure the map to the settings you want.
  3. Copy the ID reference as per the "Important Note" below.
  4. Login to your Joomla website admin panel
  5. Install this module as per usual (will auto-install)
  6. Go to Extensions > Module Manager
  7. Paste the ID code you got from into the module parameter.

Important Note:
The ID it installs with is for my demo site. If you want to reset the visitor count and associate it with just your site, you'll need to visit and take your ID from the script code:

For example:
  1.  rm_f1st('0','280','true','false','000000','<b>3sv7MUqXeMI</b>','true','ff0000'); 
  1.  <param name="i" value="<b>3sv7MUqXeMI</b>" /> 
The Unique ID code would be "3sv7MUqXeMI" (without the double-quotes)

How to do this without using this extension:
  1. Visit the website
  2. Configure the map to the settings you want.
  3. Copy the entire javascript code they give you.
  4. Login to your Joomla website admin panel
  5. Create a new Custom HTML Module
  6. In the "Custom HTML", either disable rich-text editor or click on the HTML button
  7. Paste the code you got from into the "Custom HTML" parameter.



+1 Joel L Friday, 16th January 2015, 9:01 pm
Just as an update,

I have tested the latest version of this module (1.5) on both Joomla v2.5.11 and Joomla v3.3.4 and they seem to be working with the new HTML5 widget from

I had to drop a few parameters but do check out the new live statistics feature for stunning graphs and charts as well as the performance improvements.

I would expect that at some point it will become touch-device responsive and customizable in terms of displayed visits (eg. guests or members).
+1 Joel L Tuesday, 22nd April 2014, 12:32 pm
Hi Manfred,

Some downloaders have reported that the version of this module intended for Joomla 2.5.x has worked on Joomla 3.2.x.

As always, if there are any problems with this, then I'd appreciate any feedback and I can then release an update to address any issues.
+1 Manfred V Sunday, 20th April 2014, 9:29 am
is it possible to use this module also in joomla 3.2?
+1 Joel L Thursday, 9th January 2014, 3:10 pm
Hi seath,

Not sure if we took this conversation to e-mail, so I'm replying here as well. Using your own ID is correct. The module has to be on every page of your site in order to count visitors though. Personally, I have found the module slows down the site a little so for my own website, I only have it on the front page (used to be on every page but changed it for performance).

Hope that answers your question.

Kind Regards,

+1 Joel L Thursday, 9th January 2014, 3:06 pm
Hi Jodonde,

You will need to use a browser which has javascript enabled in order to download the files. If you still experience difficulties, then send me an e-mail with what Joomla version you are using and I will send you the appropriate module.

Kind Regards,

+1 jodonde Thursday, 9th January 2014, 1:01 am
unale to download any of the revolvermaps extensions files!
+1 Stavros Monday, 28th October 2013, 11:25 am
Hey Joel. Very nice work!
I have a problem with the extension (I saw it has been reported before). When I use it I get only my current position (not total visitors, recent hits etc). I tried the custom html mode (copied it from revolver maps) and everything works fine. Do you have any idea what could be the problem? I would prefer use your module since you are the original "source" for locating this.
Notice that before custom html code, using the module and clicking on the image the revolvermaps reported no visits at all. Now if I use the id code from the custom html into your module and click on the map I am getting at the "correct" page but the image coming from the module still has the same erratic behavior. Notice finally that now I only have published the HTML code... but I can republish module for you to see it...

My only answer would be that erratic behavior has to do with file ownerships etc.
Thanks for the consideration
+1 Joel L Friday, 31st May 2013, 11:55 pm
Hi Bongo,

in the code that m give you, try changing "n=false" to "n=true":

n=true for numbers
v=true for visitors
r=true for recent hits

Let me know if that works for you.

+2 Bongo Friday, 31st May 2013, 8:13 pm
Good day Joel. I enjoy your site and articles and particularly liked this one as I hoped that it would help me resolve an issue with my site. I recently updated my revolver map code on a site that update for ( but haven't launched the facelifted version of the site. I noticed something strange with the new "updated" javascript. It doesn't show the total amount of visitors or "hits". Is there a way that I could bring these back? I'm launching the new site in two days and really need this.

warmest regards.
+1 Joel L Friday, 17th May 2013, 9:42 pm

Sounds like a problem with the identifier. Was it working before and has there been a change since? The key value to have is the ID which RevolverMaps give you.

Looks good on the site though I may be biased :) Could you check your Joomla sessions while displaying the module to see if it corresponds?

Thanks !

+1 Bill D Friday, 17th May 2013, 1:07 pm
Hello Joel:

Yes, I do have it published on all pages of the site. I just went back to Revolver maps to update a code and when entering the web site find the return that "no widget found" although it has been installed the day before. Could be some issue there
+1 Joel L Friday, 17th May 2013, 12:51 pm
Hi Bill,

From the developers of RevolverMaps, "the module would need to be published on every page of the website in order to catch all visitors".

I hope that answers your question!
+1 Joel L Friday, 17th May 2013, 12:50 pm
Hi Bill,

I'll investigate further as you're not the first to say this happens.

In the meantime, simply create a new Joomla module "Custom HTML" and paste your code in there, in principle, it should work.
+1 Bill D Friday, 17th May 2013, 3:08 am
Its a great extension. But when I set it up I only show my presence on the 3D map and no other visitors listed or totaled up. Not sure what more I can do.

Any help is so appreciated.
+1 Bill D Thursday, 16th May 2013, 8:58 pm
Excellent extension.

When I generate the ID code from RevolverMap and paste it into "Generated Code Override", the code disappears when saved and I am still seeing the data from your base download install on the globe.

Or am I doing something wrong?
+1 Joel L Wednesday, 13th March 2013, 10:01 pm
Hi Mehrgan,

I'm possibly misreading but do you use the module parameters or the code. In your website link you are using the Flash version. Try switching the module parameter for this to Java.

If that doesn't work feel free to write back :)
0 Mehrgan P Wednesday, 13th March 2013, 8:30 pm

First, let me say that it is a great extension. I have been using your extention on Joomla 1.5 and it works great. I am in process of creating my site from scratch with Joomla 2.5 and I installed your extention but I cannot save the extension when I try to save the generatd jave code from . It works fine when if I get a code for a new site but when I use the update option, I cannot save the code. Can you help me with this?
+3 Thierry Tuesday, 13th November 2012, 3:11 am
:roll: YESSSS Please for joomla 2.5
It's the best visitor map for joomla..

Thanks you very much.
+1 Elysea Thursday, 21st June 2012, 3:19 pm
I was thinking about the counts shown on the page where I go to from clicking on the map. Maybe I just read it wrong, but it seems like it's counting the same persons visit every time.
+4 Joel L Thursday, 21st June 2012, 1:01 pm
Hi Elysea,

The module has to be on every page of your site in order to catch all the users. I am currently upgrading this module for Joomla 2.5.x websites.

Visitors view the revolver map which in turn sends their IP to the revolvermaps server which returns what the globe should be displaying... if that makes sense. The visits should be just unique ones and the dots are previous visits, as far as I gather.

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