WordPress Interactive Map Plugin (CMML) - External API - Adding Locations Based on Current Location (REST API)

Adding Locations From External Services (REST API)

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Example Uses

You can build an app with these buttons: "Create Location" and "Track Location".

  1. Generate Location - When accessed, creates a location entry in the plugin. Read more below
  2. Track Location - When accessed, starts tracking the user location in real time (Read the separate guide)

What is This Feature

With WordPress Interactive Map plugin it's possible to track the user location and send that information to the plugin.

How To Add Location Entry Based on GPS Location

Using the feature is simple:

  1. Adjust the settings (read more below)
  2. Create or generate a key
  3. Customize the URL, including the key
  4. Add the URL to your app

Generate Location URL - How to Use

The URL you will add in your is structured like this:

http://your-site.com/wp-json/cmloc/v1/add_location?description=yourdescription&name=your location name&LocCAT=category&LocLAT=50.401699&LocLONG=30.252512&key=abc123 

The underlined green elements above can be customized. 

  • description
  • name
  • LocCAT
  • LocLONG
  • images (encode the images URL with base64. Example online tool)
  • loc-address
  • loc-postal-code
  • loc-phone-number
  • loc-email
  • loc-website
  • loc-email
  • loc-url
  • key - has to match the key set in the plugin's settings:
API key example - Google Maps WordPress Plugin
API key example

Example with all attributes

https://example.org/wp-json/cmloc/v1/add_location?description= Nice view&name= Mount Everest&LocCAT= Mountain&LocLAT= 50.401699&LocLONG= 30.252512&images= R0cHM6Ly93d3cuY21pbmRzLmNvbS93cC1jb250ZW50L3RoZW1lcy9EaXZpL2hvbWVw


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Plugin Settings

Navigate to the Admin Dashboard  CM Map Locations Pro  Settings. Click on the Setup tab.

Setup settings - Maps Plugin
Setup settings

All settings are located under the Location REST API section.

Locations REST API settings - Store Locator WordPress Plugin
Locations REST API settings
  • Enable REST API - Enable this feature.
  • API key for adding location via REST API - Create your own key or click the button to generate a random one. This field is obligatory.
  • Enter the IP from which you can connect - Leaving it empty allows connections from any IP - this might not be secure! To add multiple IPs, separate them with commas. For example:,, etc.
  • Create category if it doesn't exist - Enabled to let the plugin create the category if it doesn't exist.
  • Don't add locations with the same name - Enable to prevent the plugin from creating locations with repeated names.

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