WordPress Interactive Map Plugin (CMML) - Getting Started - Adding/Editing Locations - From Map

Adding Locations From a Map

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Adding Locations

From Map | From Current Location | Importing From File

Users can find the Add location link on the CM Map Locations Menu widget which you can add to your sidebar (it will be visible only on the locations pages):

Locations menu - Google Maps WordPress Plugin
Locations menu

It is also on the User Dashboard page:

Adding location from the user dashboard - Maps Plugin
Adding location from the user dashboard

For Administrators only, the Add location is available also in the wp-admin plugin's page, on the Locations page:

Adding location from the back-end - Store Locator WordPress Plugin
Adding location from the back-end

Location Form

Name and Description

You can then enter the location name and description.


You will also be asked to choose an icon for the location from a catalog. If you specify a category, the icon will default to the icon named for the category. If you specify a category and also choose a specific icon for the location, the icon displayed will be the one you specify. You can also upload your own icon from a computer.

Choosing the location icon - Maps WordPress Plugin
Choosing the location icon


Here, you can choose a category for the location. To add categories, see the related article. You can also add images or video for the location.
Choosing categories, adding tags and images - WordPress Interactive Map Plugin
Choosing categories, adding tags and images

Media Files

When adding an image/video, you can select a media file from your computer.

Adding media files - Google Maps WordPress Plugin
Adding media files

Map Location

To mark a location on the map, click on the part of the map you want to mark. Once you add a location, you cannot add another location to this map. To change the location of the marker, you can simply drag it to a different part of the map. To add another location, you will need to repeat the process documented here on a new location. 

Specifying a location on the map - Maps Plugin
Specifying a location on the map

When adding a location, you can also edit the latitude/longitude, address, and postal code to specify a location. The "Marker Alt" is an alt attribute applied to the icon - if the icon fails to load, it will be displayed instead.

This information will be automatically prompted once picking the location on the map but it is possible to change it later

Location details - Store Locator WordPress Plugin
Location details

Information Fields

Information Fields - Maps WordPress Plugin
Information Fields

OSM Tiles

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

Specifying OSM tiles - WordPress Interactive Map Plugin
Specifying OSM tiles

Other Fields

You can also add information to the fields Postal code, Phone number, Website, Email address, and URL.

Note about the URL field: You can configure the map to direct users to this page when they click the location. Learn more.

Custom Fields

You can add unlimited custom fields with the Custom Fields add-on. Learn more:  Location Manager Custom Fields Add-on.

Editing Locations

To edit your own locations, go to My Locations and click on the Edit link:

Editing locations - Google Maps WordPress Plugin
Editing locations

The Administrator can edit any location by going to the Locations page under the plugin admin menu. You will see a directory of all the locations you added. Hover over a location and click edit. Here you will be able to edit the location. 

Editing locations on the back-end - Maps Plugin
Editing locations on the back-end

Removing Locations

You may delete an existing location by clicking the Remove Location button at the bottom of the edit page.

Removing locations - Store Locator WordPress Plugin
Removing locations

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