WordPress Interactive Map Plugin (CMML) - Getting Started - Index Page


Navigating the Locations Index Page

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This article gives an overview of what the Index Page looks like in the WordPress Interactive Map plugin.

To learn how to configure every aspect of it, check WordPress Interactive Map Plugin (CMML) - Settings - Appearance (Index Page, Location Page, Dashboard)

In the Settings page, you can find a URL to view the locations Index Page. The Index Page shows all locations. From here, visitors can search and filter the list of locations.

Location SideBar Widget

Users with access permissions to add or edit a location can view and manage their locations through the Locations Menu widget. This widget can be added in Appearance → Widgets.

Locations menu widget - Google Maps WordPress Plugin
Locations menu widget

To edit who is able to add/edit locations, see Access Control Settings in related articles. 


Filter Locations by Category

In the Index view mode, you can specify what category of locations you want to view by using the category filter:

Filtering locations by category - Maps Plugin
Filtering locations by category

For example, if you want to view only the "mountains" category, you can select that in the drop-down options.

Example of displaying locations filtered by a category 'Mountains' - Store Locator WordPress Plugin
Example of displaying locations filtered by a category 'Mountains'

Search for Locations

On the Index Page, you can also search for locations. 

Search bar - Maps WordPress Plugin
Search bar

The Index Page displays a list of location names, with their location and category which match the search keyword

Example of the search result - WordPress Interactive Map Plugin
Example of the search result

You can also search location by ZIP codes. Find more information on Searching by ZIP article.

Searching locations by ZIP codes and radius - Google Maps WordPress Plugin
Searching locations by ZIP codes and radius

Choosing a location from map or list

You can choose any location which appears on the map or on the list.

Locations index page - Maps Plugin
Locations index page

Clicking on a location shows a tooltip with more specific information about the location.

Example of the location tooltip - Store Locator WordPress Plugin
Example of the location tooltip

Or opens a location page accordingly to the settings. You can edit what is shown on the Index Page, including images, the list location in relation to the map, and more in Settings. See Editing Appearance Settings in related articles for more information.

Example of the location page - Maps WordPress Plugin
Example of the location page

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