CM Map Locations (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):

It is also on the User Dashboard page:

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

Location Form

TIP: Editing The Form

The admin can edit the form to enable and disable a series of fields. Learn more:

CM Map Locations (CMML) - Settings - Location Form (Hiding Fields, Setting as Obligatory) - CreativeMinds Products Documentation

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.


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.

Media Files

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

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. 

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

Information Fields

OSM Tiles

Learn more: CM Map Locations (CMML) - How To - Add Tiles/Layers To Maps

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:

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. 

Removing Locations

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

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