WordPress Interactive Map Plugin (CMML) - How To - Add Tiles/Layers To Maps

Adding Tiles/Layers to Maps

Tile Resources

To learn more about tiles and alternatives to choose from, check Tiles - OpenStreetMap Wiki

What is This Feature

With WordPress Interactive Map plugin it's possible to offer additional tiles layers on your maps. These present additional information on top of the map.

By default, the plugin connects with the free OSM (Open Street Map) service. Examples of what it can achieve:

Free OSM service
Free OSM service


Navigate to the Admin Dashboard → CM Map Locations Pro → Settings.

Plugin settings - Maps Plugin
Plugin settings

The settings are in the General tab, under the Map section.

Map settings - Store Locator WordPress Plugin
Map settings
  • Default map view - Choose what is the default view. Users can change this at any time.
  • Enable OSM tiles button - If enabled, the OSM tiles buttons will be displayed on the map and user will be able to switch the tiles on the front-end. Note: this option was introduced in version 3.1.4.
Choosing OSM tiles on the front-end - Maps WordPress Plugin
Choosing OSM tiles on the front-end
  • Insert tile URL - Add the URL of the tile service of your choice. Check Tiles - OpenStreetMap Wiki for more examples. Note: This option was renewed in the version 3.1.4. You can add up to 6 different OSM tiles. To do this, click the Add new button. You need to add Label and URL in the corresponding fields. You can also set of the OSM tiles as the default one. To remove any of the OSM tiles, click the button Delete.

    Adding OSM tiles - Google Maps WordPress Plugin
    Adding OSM tiles

    URL Supports Zoom Level and Dimensions

    The URL can store three parameters: zoom level, tile height and tile width.

    Add /:zoom:/:x:/:y: at the end of the URL and e all three patterns will be substituted with corresponding values, and map will be provided by source server. 


    Add the tile url https://tile.openstreetmap.org/:zoom:/:x:/:y:.png. The source server will generate https://tile.openstreetmap.org/7/40/27.png.

    The particular template view may look different in accordance to certain API requirements. 

Allow Users To Upload Tiles

You can edit the upload to form to allow users to set different tiles for each Location. Learn More

Allowing users to add OSM tiles - WordPress Interactive Map Plugin
Allowing users to add OSM tiles

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