WordPress Interactive Map Plugin (CMML) - How To - Add Polygons To Map

Adding Polygons to Map

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What is This Feature

It's possible to add polygons to your maps in three shapes: lines, rectangle and circle. You can also change visual aspects such as stroke color and opacity. This feature was added in version 2.4.8 of the WordPress Interactive Map plugin.

The visitors of your site will be able to see the polygons and your location will be at the center. This is a great way to mark places such as parks, monuments, neighbourhoods and much more.


Examples of polygons - Google Maps WordPress Plugin
Examples of polygons

Enabling/Disabling Polygons

Enabling When Editing

To allow polygons while editing a location, mark Shape Tool as Visible in the Location Form settings.

Enabling the drawing tool for polygons - Maps Plugin
Enabling the drawing tool for polygons

Showing/Hiding Polygons To Users

To show or hide polygon, head to the Location page settings:

  • Show shape on the location's page - Shows the polygon.
  • Shows tooltip on shape - Triggers the tooltip with information about the location also on the shape area.
Additional polygons settings - Store Locator WordPress Plugin
Additional polygons settings

Adding Polygons To Location

Now they should be available while editing the location.

Tool for drawing polygons - Maps WordPress Plugin
Tool for drawing polygons

General Use

Simply click in one of the buttons and draw the polygon. It's only possible to draw one polygon per location.

  • Hand icon - Uses the mouse to drag the map (doesn't draw anything).
  • Line icon - Each mouse click becomes a line, that should complete a polygon.

    Drawing a polygon - WordPress Interactive Map Plugin
    Drawing a polygon
  • Circle icon - Clicking the mouse will start drawing the circle with the mouse pointer as the center.

    Drawing a round area - Google Maps WordPress Plugin
    Drawing a round area
  • Rectangle icon - Clicking the mouse will start drawing the rectangle with the mouse pointer as the center.

    Drawing a rectangle area - Maps Plugin
    Drawing a rectangle area
  • Trash bin icon - Deletes the polygon.

Changing Look of Polygon

By default, the polygon has these colors: 

Default polygon colors - Store Locator WordPress Plugin
Default polygon colors

To change them, navigate to the Admin Dashboard → CM Map Locations Pro → Settings.

Plugin settings - Maps WordPress Plugin
Plugin settings

The settings are in the Dashboard tab, under the Shape section. 

Polygon appearance settings - WordPress Interactive Map Plugin
Polygon appearance settings
  • Fill color - Color inside the polygon.
  • Fill opacity - How opaque is the shape. 0 means transparent; 1 means completely opaque.
  • Stroke color - Color of the stroke surrounding the shape.
  • Stroke weight - How thick is the stroke.

TIP: Allow Unique Polygon Look Per Location

Mark the last option "Override appearance with each location" to let editors define unique shape colors when editing!

Example of custom polygon appearance settings - Google Maps WordPress Plugin
Example of custom polygon appearance settings

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