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Google Map Locations Plugin for WordPress by CreativeMinds

The Google Maps locations plugin manages locations and supports location finder using Google Maps.

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This maps plugin includes on map tooltip support, location description, zip search, customized markers, interactive map and images for each location.

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Google Maps Locations Plugin Description

The Google Maps Locations plugin allows users to place a location or point of interest on a Google map together with relevant information for this location such as description, images, video, searchable markers, and full address including zip code.

Showing Locations on a Google Map

This WordPress Google Maps plugin displays all locations on a Google map as well as a separate custom map for each location on the detailed information page.

Custom Map styles with locations can be embedded within any post or page using shortcodes.

Google Map Showing All Locations
Google Map Showing All Locations

Customize WordPress Location Finder Icons Based on Location Category or make athem Specific for each Location

Selecting Unique Map Location Icon

The Maps plugin allows each location to have its unique icon based on the category it belongs to or a specific set icon for a specific location using Google Maps navigation icons or your own uploaded icon.
Showing Unique Icon for Each Location Type
Showing Unique Icon for Each Location Type

Support Store Locator, Restaurant Guide, Mapping and more

Location Finder Support

The interactive WordPress mapping plugin supports location finder and shows all locations in a directory using a mapping system.

It can support several use cases, including a store locator system, point of interest exploration, restaurant guide, schools atlas and more. Create a store map, restaurant map or tourist attractions map.

Showing a Tooltip on Map with Store Location and Information
Showing a Tooltip on Map with Store Location and Information

Searching map locations can be done by zip code or any other relevant filters which are set by admin.

Importing and Exporting Locations for the WordPress Mapping Plugin

The Google maps location finder plugin supports importing and exporting map locations.

You can import and export from KML format and move the map locations between sites. You can also import from a csv file based on a specific format we included in the plugin

Showing Location Information On the Maps WordPress Plugin

Single Location Information

The custom maps WordPress plugin can display the location information in many ways. It can show a popup info box when clicking on the custom map markers or it can take the user to the location page where you can place additional information including images. It can also do a combination of both based on the plugin settings.
Post Showing Location with Additional Details
Post Showing Location with Additional Details

Using WordPress Google Maps Location Manager Plugin

  • Google Maps Mapping – Use Google Maps integration and Google Maps navigation to place your location
  • Custom Map with all Available Locations – Show an interactive custom map with all locations each having its own icon
  • Advanced Search Support – Search map locations by keywords, zip, address or browse by categories
  • Store Locater Solution – Use our interactive custom map plugin as a store location solution or to create a store map for a particular area
  • Search by Distance – Search by distance from a zip code to show all relevant locations

Using with the Google Maps Routes Manager

Using the location manager together with the routes manager plugin allows you to build a business catalog and show all businesses locations on a unique map together with Google map locations.

Using with the Business Directory with the Custom Maps Plugin

Using the location manager together with the business directory plugin allows you to combine both routes and trails and custom map locations on a single map.

Location Manager Localization and Supported Languages

Locations Map Localization

All frontend labels can be easily changed to any language so the user interface will speak your language. This also includes adjusting the terms used to match your use case.
Location Plugin Labels Settings
Location Plugin Labels Settings

Location Manager Additional Plugin Resources

Google Map Locations Plugin Features

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

Place a location on a Google MapPlace a location on a Google Map – Plugin use Google Maps as the base for placing location marks. You can choose to display the location on Google Terrain, Satellite or regular Map layout.
Location ImagesLocation Images – Each location can have several images together with a detailed description.
Location IndexLocation Index – All locations can be displayed in an index page listing all available locations. Locations can be filtered by several parameters. Index page includes both a map with all available locations and a textual list.
Supports Google Maps navigationSupports Google Maps navigation – User current location while using a mobile app can be shown on the custom map along the marked location. User can request for navigation information to the location if available.
Display TemplatesDisplay Templates – Choose between several display templates to support use cases such as a store locator, store list, store map, point of interest and more.
Import and Export LocationsImport and Export Locations – Import and export locations using KML, GPX or CSV format.
CategoriesCategories – Place locations in categories and assign a unique icon for each category. Filter and display locations by category.
Location IconLocation Icon – Override location category icon with a unique icon per each specific location or upload your own icon.
Images and videosImages and videos – Images and videos can be added to each location.
ShortcodesShortcodes – Several shortcodes are supported. Shortcodes can be embedded in posts and show a single location, a unique map with all locations in a category, and more.
TagsTags – Tags can be added to locations and allow filtering of locations by tag.
Supports Google Maps navigationSupports Google Maps navigation – User current location while using a mobile app can be shown on the custom map along the marked location. User can request for navigation information to the location if available.
SearchSearch – Searching locations supports: description, zip code, addresses and locations name.
Search by RadiusSearch by Radius – Support for searching a defined radius from a postal code in any country. Can use the web browser’s geolocation API.
Access controlAccess control – Set which role can create or view locations.
Translate text labelsTranslate text labels – Easily modify all text labels and messages in the plugin settings.
User DashboardUser Dashboard – Allow user to see all their posted locations in a dashboard. Let him add new locations or control the status of existing.
Moderation and NotificationsModeration and Notifications – Let admin moderate user location postings. Send notification to admin when a new location is posted and waiting for moderation. The user receives a notification when location posting is accepted.
Weather informationWeather information – Weather information is shown near each location.
Maps Routes integrationMaps Routes integration – Integrates with the CM Maps Routes Manager plugin to show both locations and routes on a joint custom map.
Business Directory integrationBusiness Directory integration – Integrates with the CM Maps Routes Manager plugin to show both locations and routes on a joint custom map.
GDPR supportGDPR Compliant – Provides tools that let users have full control over their data, assisting the admin with data regulations compliance. Learn more.

Map Location Manager Editions and Pricing

Free$29$59 $99
Place Locations on Google mapIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Add description and images to each locationIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Show all routes on a unique mapIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Location display templates Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Import and export from CSV/KML/GPX Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Categories Support Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Tags Support Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Search location using zip, radius and text Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Shortcodes support Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Weather information Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Customize Labels Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Access Control Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Set icon per each location Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Location moderation and notifications Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Option to share location map Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Routes Manager plugin includedNot includedNot includedIncludedIncluded
PeepSo integration addons included (routes+locations)Not includedNot includedNot includedIncluded
Routes Custom fields addon includedNot includedNot includedNot includedIncluded
Location anonymous posting includedNot includedNot includedNot includedIncluded
Routes anonymous posting includedNot includedNot includedNot includedIncluded
Strava integration includedNot includedNot includedNot includedIncluded
BuddyPress integration includedNot includedNot includedNot includedIncluded
Free$29$59 $99

Map Locations Glossary Additional Addons and Modules

The following is a list of additional modules and addons which can be installed together with the Map Locations plugin to provide additional functionality

Location Anonymous Posting
Let anonymous users suggest new locations! This add-on comes with moderation and security features to make your map even more social. Supports reCAPTCHA and Terms of Service page.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Locations Manager PeepSo Integration
Integrates the locations manager plugin with the PeepSo social network. This plugin adds the ability for PeepSo community members to create and discuss map locations and point of interest. The admin can moderate locations before they appear
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Location Manager Custom Fields
Use single-line fields, multi-line areas or 5-grade scales as custom fields to input all kinds of different of information. Add "Service", "Price", and "My Impressions" and much more to locations.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

Location Manager Related Plugins

Map Routes Manager
The plugin allows users to draw map routes and generate a catalog of map routes and trails with points of interest on your Wordpress site. The plugin Includes support from Google Maps to import and export map routes to and from navigation aids and mobile devices.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Business Directory
The business directory wordpress plugin supports the building of a online business directory. Easily create any type of directory database or business listing community on your Wordpress site. This easily adds business directory features to improve the reach of your business.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Questions and Answers Forum
A powerful WordPress plugin for creating mobile responsive discussion forum that allow members to post questions, answers and comments. Includes advanced admin moderation, access control, social media login, user profiles and user votes for best answer.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

Map Locations Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

How many locations can be added to the plugin?

The number of locations that can be added is unlimited. We have created several display templates to support the display of a large number of locations on a map allowing user to easily point to the desired location

Can I import locations into the plugin?

Yes. It is possible to import locations on an individual basis using KML or GPX files. If you need to import many locations at once it is possible to do this with a CSV file with information about each location and coordinates. See this documentation article for a more detailed explanation of how it works.

Can I move all my locations from one site to another?

Yes. We have a built-in import and export solution which support moving the locations from one site to another.

How many images can be added for each location?

There is no limit to the amount of images which can be included in the location description. You can also add video clips.

Is it possible to replace the pointers / icons for locations?

Yes it is. The default pointers can be changed for different ones that are included with the plugin. Alternatively, you can import your own as image files to use. This works for Icons too, if you have custom icons you would like to appear above certain locations.

Can site visitors search for map locations using postcode / zip code?

Yes, we have made it possible for your visitors to search using zip codes. This feature needs to be enabled in the Plugin settings CM Map Locations Pro → Settings → Appearance. For more details on setting this up and using it see the documentation article.

Still have questions? Send us a message and we will reply within 24 hours.



Map Locations Demo

View of all locations – You can search by keywords or filter by categories
Single location description and map – Includes all related information relevant to the locations, including address, zip code, images, video, description and also weather information
Using shortcodes– Using a shortcode to display both locations and routes of a specific category
2016-02-23_13-10-12Using shortcodes– Using a shortcode to display a map with all businesses together with the CM Business Directory


Map Locations Image Gallery

Location Details Page

Location Details Page

Back-end Gallery

Customer Reviews for the Location Manager

  • 09th Feb
    Good tool and great support
    After installing, I found that the plugin lacked some necessary functionality. I contacted support and they quickly responded and assisted with my requested changes. Appreciate their hard work and the use of their great plugin!
  • 14th Dec
    Very useful tool!
    Cool tool for marking locations and building a Google Map with point of interest. I had some issues and contacted support and the response was very quick.
  • 07th Dec
    Great plugin
    I was looking for something exactly like this. Works great!

Version 2.2.6 14th Apr 2019

  • Added enable map option for index and location page
  • Updated package 1.8.9

Version 2.2.5 16th Apr 2019

  • Improved image gallery feature
  • Updated package 1.8.8

Version 2.2.4 25th Mar 2019

  • Bugfix related to page title
  • Added unique CSS class on add/edit location form
  • Updated package 1.8.7

Version 2.2.3 21st Mar 2019

  • Added custom icon per category

Version 2.2.2 19th Mar 2019

  • Bugfix related to page title with search on index page

Version 2.2.1 17th Mar 2019

  • Added alt text support with map marker
  • Updated package 1.8.6

Version 2.2.0 12th Mar 2019

  • Added find me button on embed map

Version 2.1.9 16th Jan 2019

  • Added priority on map filter after action

Version 2.1.8 26th Dec 2018

  • Fixed bug in shortcode cmloc-locations-map with category id

Version 2.1.7 3rd Dec 2018

  • Bugfix related to slug override

Version 2.1.6 23rd Nov 2018

  • Bugfix in ZIP filter feature

Version 2.1.5 15th Nov 2018

  • Bugfix in KML import feature and change description

Version 2.1.4 6th Nov 2018

  • Added google map help link in setting section

Version 2.1.3 28th Oct 2018

  • Bugfix in import feature

Version 2.1.2 21st Oct 2018

  • Improved embed feature css

Version 2.1.1 15th Oct 2018

  • Changes related to the Business Directory integration: Improvement

Version 2.1.0 8th Oct 2018

  • Bugfix related to image gallery
  • Bugfix related PHP 7
  • Bugfix related CSS

Version 2.0.9 30th Sep 2018

  • Added CSS for mobile to make more responsive
  • Improved moderation process
  • Improved search process
  • Bugfix related to route proximity order
  • Bugfix related to trash by moderator
  • Bugfix related to widgets

Version 2.0.8 13th Sep 2018

    Added new attribute “categoryfilterautoselect” at shortcode cmmrm-cmloc-common-map

Version 2.0.7 30th Aug 2018

  • Fixed bug related to filter variable

Version 2.0.6 24th Aug 2018

  • Added filter for anonymous locations posting terms of service
  • Updated license package

Version 2.0.5 23rd Aug 2018

  • Change location author name support

Version 2.0.4 27th July 2018

  • Added remove icon option in add/edit location form
  • Added support to filter work with pinpoints inside the clusters in cmmrm-cmloc-common-map shortcode
  • Updated license package

Version 2.0.3 13th July 2018

  • Fixed bug related to upload icon in add/edit location form

Version 2.0.2 12th July 2018

  • Added maps, routes categories in filters at shortcode cmmrm-close-common-map

Version 2.0.1 8th July 2018

  • Fixed bug in shortcode cmloc-locations-map
  • Fixed bug in menu widget

Version 2.0.0 4th July 2018

  • Added validation on add/edit location

Version 1.9.9 3rd July 2018

  • Fixed location bug in shortcode

Version 1.9.8 14th June 2018

  • Fixed bug in shortcode cmmrm-cmloc-common-map

Version 1.9.7 10th June 2018

  • Added GDPR support

Version 1.9.5 22nd May 2018

  • Fixed bug with duplicated fields and wp action names.
  • Fixed typos.
  • Removed Japanese temple symbol from icons.
  • Fixed geolocation popup message issue.
  • Changes related to the Custom Fields Addon.

Version 1.9.3 22nd Apr 2018

  • Loading info window content by AJAX for the optimization reasons.

Version 1.9.2 21st Feb 2018

  • Fixed bug with map not showing in the shortcode cmloc-location-map.
  • Fixed bug with map not showing up on the index page for only one location.

Version 1.9.1 20th Feb 2018

  • Fixed issue with map’s marker clustering.
  • Fixed issue with labels.

Version 1.9.0 19th Feb 2018

  • Added map embedding feature.
  • Fixed mixed content (https) problem with the Google Maps icons.
  • Updated the Shortcodes page.
  • Added printable CSS.
  • Added search widget.
  • Added loader when uploading an image.
  • Added option to hide the Google Places on the map.
  • Added ordering location from the current user’s location.
  • Added ordering by rating.
  • CSS improvements.

Version 1.8.0 22nd Jan 2018

  • Fixed automatic permalink updates.
  • Added an ability to manually set map zoom.
  • Business Directory Integration: Added an ability to set business location coordinates manually.
  • Updated licensing library.

Version 1.7.4 6th Dec 2017

  • Fixed showing the website address instead of the email address in the location info window.
  • Updated licensing library.

Version 1.7.3 25th Sep 2017

  • Fixed typo in labels.
  • Changes related to new addon: anonymous locations posting.

Version 1.7.2 3rd Sep 2017

  • Changes related to the Business Directory integration: added the zip code radius filter.

Version 1.7.1 11th July 2017

  • Fixed CSS issue in the index page layout.

Version 1.7.0 6th June 2017

  • Added shortcode information: my-locations-table
  • Introducing new image upload method that doesn’t require Media Library access nor upload_files capability from the regular users.
  • Added option to prevent mouse scrolling on the map until user click it.

Version 1.6.2 6th June 2017

  • Updated licensing package.
  • Changes related to the PeepSo addon.

Version 1.6.1 25th April 2017

  • Fixed filtering by author in a map shortcode.

Version 1.6.0 13th April 2017

  • Added moderation and notifications features.
  • Added media library access option.
  • Added option to choose the location’s icon size.
  • Added option for the location title label.
  • Added new shortcode: my-locations-table
  • Closing info window when escape key pressed.
  • New organization of the settings page tabs.
  • Changes related with the Peepso integration addon.

Version 1.5.0 6th April 2017

  • Added new parameters for the map shortcodes: mapwidth, mapheight, width.
  • CSS improvements.

Version 1.4.1 30th March 2017

  • Fixed issue with the geolocation timeout.

Version 1.4.0 14th March 2017

  • Added option to not embed the Google API to avoid conflicts with the Geodirectory.
  • Added markers clustering for index map.
  • Added API configuration check button.

Version 1.3.4 24th Jan 2017

  • Fixed remote connections issue.

Version 1.3.3 9th Jan 2017

  • Fixed PHP error.

Version 1.3.2 26th Oct 2016

  • Fixed issue with importing CSV file.
  • Added new column to the CSV file to import the categories list.

Version 1.3.1 30th Sep 2016

  • Performance optimization improvements

Version 1.3.0 30th Aug 2016

  • Added searching by ZIP code with a radius parameter on the index page.
  • Added an option to use the web browser’s geolocation API to search by the ZIP code.
  • Added an option to change the default location marker icon.
  • Fixed a JS error.

Version 1.2.5 27th July 2016

  • Updated licensing api support..

Version 1.2.4 20th June 2016

  • Fixed bug with inserting images to the location.

Version 1.2.3 15th June 2016

  • Added option to show current user’s location using the browser’s Geolocation API.
  • Added new parameters for the cmmrm-cmloc-common-map: path=1 and categoryfilter=1.
  • Fixed CM Business Directory map shortcode.

Version 1.2.2 8th June 2016

  • Fix bug in integration with the business directory

Version 1.2.1 3rd June 2016

  • Fixed issue with including page templates from child theme.
  • Fixed issue with map not being displayed on the edit page.

Version 1.2.0 2nd June 2016

  • Added CSV import feature.

Version 1.1.2 1st June 2016

  • Added option to show map on the index page for CM Business Directory Pro plugin.

Version 1.1.1 25th May 2016

  • Added option to change the default map type: roadmap, satellite, terrain, hybrid.
  • Added option to set the custom map icon URL for the CM Business Directory Pro plugin categories.
  • Display adjustments.

Version 1.1.0 24th May 2016

  • Fixed bug with pagination
  • Fixed licensing dashboard

Version 1.0.18 19th April 2016

  • Fixed PHP error.
  • Fixed is_home issue.
  • Fixed settings issue.

Version 1.0.19 28th April 2016

  • Fixed settings issue.
  • Fixed issue with adding image to location.
  • Fixed PHP bug.
  • Fixed is_home issue for some themes.

Version 1.0.17 13th April 2016

  • Fixed issues related to new WordPress version 4.5

Version 1.0.16 5th April 2016

  • Added support for phone number
  • Added support for location website address

Version 1.0.15 20th March 2016

  • Updated licensing api support.

Version 1.0.14 1th Mar 2016

  • Fixed the licensing issue causing the AJAX didn’t work.

Version 1.0.13 7th Mar 2016

  • Added option to use rich text editor or simple editor for the location description.

Version 1.0.12 3rd Mar 2016

  • Added search by zip and state

Version 1.0.10 01th Mar 2016

  • Fixed bug after last version preventing map from showing

Version 1.0.8 25th Feb 2016

  • Added automatic updates from plugin dashboard
  • Replaced plugin admin interface including license activation and user guide

Version 1.0.4 22nd Feb 2016

  • Integration with CM Business Directory.
  • Added new shortcode cmloc-business.
  • Added user uploaded icons per location.

Version 1.0.3 25th Jan 2016

  • Added new parameters to the map shortcode. Made category param optional.
  • Displaying paginated locations list in the map shortcode.
  • Updated licensing api support.

Version 1.0.2 24th December 2015

  • Added option to choose a page template for the front-end.
  • Added option to change the index page ordering.
  • Added option to include location description in the tooltip.
  • Added option to show tooltip when clicking on the list.

Version 1.0.1 24th November 2015

  • Added notification when the widget is not placed in sidebar
  • Added notification when Google API key is not set

Plugin First Release 18th November 2015