Map Locations Plugin for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Map Locations | Google Map Store Locator WordPress Plugin

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The Google Maps locations plugin manages locations and supports store locator 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 Multiple Pins & Store Locator in One Plugin

Use the Location Manager plugin to place multiple locations, pins, or points of interest on a Google Map.

Display relevant information such as description, images, video, searchable markers, and full address including zip code on the interactive map.


Add multiple locations and store branches inside the Google Map on your WordPress site!

With the plugin you can create a searchable directory with all locations on a single Google Map.

Every place has its individual page with detailed information and images.

Maps with locations can be embedded in any post or page using shortcodes.

Google Map Showing All Locations
Google Map Showing All Locations

Why use the Location Manager plugin?

Example Map with Cafes, Restaurants, Banks, Landmarks and Hotels
Example Map with Cafes, Restaurants, Banks, Landmarks and Hotels
List branches of your favorite restaurant, inform visitors about landmarks and tourist spots, create a nightlife guide the best all clubs and bars, or help your local community business thrive.

Each location has its unique icon on the map based on the category. You can also upload new icons to match your page's visual identity.


Map Themes and Tiles

Choose from six themes, ranging from minimalist to fancy. Let users change from map, terrain or satellite view on the spot. Apply tiles and show extra information from OpenStreetMap or other services.

Create a beautiful map and attract more visitors!

Six Map Locations Themes
Six Map Locations Themes

Versatile Polygons

Add line, circle and rectangle polygons to your locations.

Create shapes of any colors with polygons
Create shapes of any colors with polygons
Create a unique polygon for each location and customize it with its own colors, stroke width and opacity. Choose if users should see an informative tooltip by interacting too.

Mark landmarks, rivers, parks and more with accuracy and style!


User Dashboard

Invite users to collaborate!

You can choose which user roles can add or edit maps. Each user receives a dashboard that lists all created maps for easy management.

List of User Maps
List of User Maps

Rich Location Pages and Tooltips

Location Page with Additional Details
Location Page with Additional Details
The Location Manager plugin can display the location information in many ways.

Clicking on a location directs to the location or to a rich tooltip - it's your choice!

The location page shows all information users need. Add photos, videos, tags, categories, formatted text and much more.

It also support automatic adding to each location Waze and Google Drive Directions.


Tooltips Additional Information

Tooltips aggregate all important information, such as title, address, picture and the description.

This is a handy way to quickly display information if your directory has hundreds of locations.

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

Unique Location Icons

Each location can have a unique icon to make it more noticeable on the map.

Choosing the Icon for Location
Choosing the Icon for Location
You can either choose one of the pre-made icons from a huge set of icons or upload your own icon for each location.

You can also choose or upload an icon for a category of locations. This way users will be able to distinguish locations by the category by looking at their icons.


Filters and Taxonomies

In addition to standard categories which allow you to categorize locations, you can also create multiple custom taxonomies to build a more complex classification system. You can let users filter locations by any of created by you taxonomy. Example of Map Filters
Example of Map Filters

ZIP Code and Radius Filter

Search by ZIP In Specified Radius
Search by ZIP In Specified Radius
The plugin supports searching for locations in a certain radius around a place with specified ZIP code.

This feature works only within a single country that the admin have pre defined in the settings.

The admin can define the minimum and maximum radius values and the radius steps which the user can choose.


Use the Location Manager Plugin to Boost SEO!

Adding locations is a great way to boost Search Engine Optimization and rank higher on Google.

Location pages offer great opportunities for keywords and are smartly linked, so search engines have an easy time crawling them.

Managing the location
Managing the location

Track Users Location In Real Time

Map tracking user travel in real time
Map tracking user travel in real time
Easily add a 'track my location' button in your app and monitor the location of any multiple users.

The Google Map will display all positions, as well as a travel path.

For an even easier solution, the Location Manager User Location Tracking Add-on provides a shortcode to help you create the “Track Me” link anywhere.


Importing and Exporting Locations

Easily transfer location information with the Google maps location. Import and export files with widely-adopted KML format and move the map locations between sites.

You can also CSV files based on a friendly format we included in the plugin. This way you can quickly edit locations using Google Spreadsheet, Excel, and other spreadsheet software. Terms of Service Prompt
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GDPR-Compliant WordPress Plugin

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Add terms of service to first-time users.

They will only be allowed to add locations once they accepted it.


Add Locations From External Apps

Add maps to your directory from any website or app. Customize name, description, category and coordinates with REST API. The configuration requires no coding experience.

Easy External API Set Up

  1. Generate Key – The plugin creates an API key to safely connect third-party apps.
  2. Create Link – Prepare a special URL with all relevant information about the location to be added. Include name, coordinates, website and even image!
  3. Use Link – Add this URL to your APP anywhere: on a button, header, text… It’s up to you!

To learn more, visit: How To – Add Locations From External Services (REST API)


Plugin Integrations

Learn How To Create Locations Community

Using the Location Manager together with the PeepSo Integration add-on allows you to integrate the location management into your own PeepSo social media. Read our guide on how to connect PeepSo to your locations directory: Letting Users Manage Their Locations in PeepSo Profile.

Using Location Manager with the 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 Location Manager with the Business Directory

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.


Map Locations Plugin Highlights

  • 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 Locator 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


Location Manager Use Case Examples

  • Ecommerce Store – Easily add multiple physical store locations, customize the location icons, images and description.
  • Business Directory – Create a directory index of businesses with their locations visible on Google Maps.
  • Niche Business – Ideal for showcasing locations on Google Maps in a structured and stylized way.
  • User Aggregated Directory – Increase engagement by letting users post locations and content. The admin edits the content before approving and publishing the submissions.


Location Manager Plugin Related Use Cases


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Location Manager Plugin Features

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

Place a location on a Google Map – Display the location on Google Terrain, Satellite or regular Map layout
Six Themes – Six themes including basic, retro, night and fancy themes
Tiles/Layers – Show traffic cycle, transport and more information with additional layers on top of the map via tiles from OSM (OpenStreetMap) or any other service
Polygon Shapes – Add lines, rectangle or circle shapes to your locations and mark large areas. Customize look and feel
Show User Location on Map – Let users share their geolocation and display it on a map in real time
Add Locations From External Apps – Create locations directly from other sites or mobile apps with the REST API support
Location Images – Each location can have several images together with a detailed description.
Location 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 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 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 Locations – Import and export locations using KML, GPX or CSV format.
Categories – Place locations in categories and assign a unique icon for each category. Filter and display locations by category.
Location Icon – Override location category icon with a unique icon per each specific location or upload your own icon.
Images and videos – Images and videos can be added to each location.
Shortcodes – 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.
Tags – Tags can be added to locations and allow filtering of locations by tag.
Search – Searching locations supports: description, zip code, addresses and locations name.
Search by Radius – Support for searching a defined radius from a postal code in any country. Can use the web browser’s geolocation API.
Access control – Set which role can create or view locations.
Translate text labels – Easily modify all text labels and messages in the plugin settings.
User 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 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 information – Weather information is shown near each location.
Waze and Google Directions support – This feature allows to automatically add links to Waze and Google directions for each location that you create.
Temporary Locations and Polygons – The plugin allows to create temporary locations and polygons. These locations and polygons will be visible on the index map for the specific period of time and can be found later by users using date and time filters.
Maps Routes integration – Integrates with the CM Maps Routes Manager plugin to show both locations and routes on a joint custom map.
Business Directory integration – Integrates with the CM Maps Routes Manager plugin to show both locations and routes on a joint custom map.
CM Reviews Integration – Allow users to rate and write reviews on each location page. Requires the Customer Reviews and Rating Plugin
GDPR Compliant – Provides tools that let users have full control over their data, assisting the admin with data regulations compliance. Learn more.

Location Manager Editions and Pricing

FeatureBasicProAdvancedUltimate
Free $39 $69 $119
Place Locations on Google map IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Add description and images to each location IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Show all locations on a unique map IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
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
Six Themes Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Tiles/Layers support Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Polygon support Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Track users location Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Create location based on user location Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Waze and Google Directions support Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Temporary locations and polygons Not includedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Routes Manager plugin included Not includedNot includedIncludedNot included
PeepSo integration addons included Not includedNot includedNot includedIncluded
Locations Custom fields addon included Not includedNot includedNot includedIncluded
Location anonymous posting included Not includedNot includedNot includedIncluded
Location Business Hours included Not includedNot includedNot includedIncluded
Free $39 $69 $119

Location Manager 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 Manager Related Plugins

Location Manager 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 users to easily point to the desired location

Can I import locations into the plugin?

Yes. It is possible to import locations from 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 in 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.

Can I add overlays such as tiles or polygons to my maps?

Yes to both. You can add tiles, which present an extra layer of information such as traffic, and draw polygons, that show a specific shape for each location..

Learn more: CM Map Locations (CMML) – How To – Add Tiles/Layers To Maps and CM Map Locations (CMML) – How To – Add Polygons To Map.

Can I add locations from other sources or apps?

Yes. This is done via a simple API integration. You build a special link with the location information and add it to your app of choice.

Learn more: CM Map Locations (CMML) – How To – Add Locations From External Services (REST API).

Is this store locator plugin free?

It comes in four editions: Free, Pro, Advanced and Ultimate. Paid versions come with 1 year of support and updates.

The free edition has limited features: it allows you to place locations on Google Maps, add description and images to each location and show all routes on a unique map. It’s missing translatable labels, weather information, import and export, templates, moderation and more.

Check the pricing tab for more information.

You can download the free version from WordPress.org.

Location Manager Plugin Demo

View all locations demo bannerView of all locations – You can search by keywords or filter by categories

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Single location description and map demo bannerSingle location description and map – Includes all related information relevant to the locations, including address, zip code, images, video, description and also weather information

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Using shortcodes demo bannerUsing shortcodes– Using a shortcode to display both locations and routes of a specific category

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2016-02-23_13-10-12Using shortcodes– Using a shortcode to display a map with all businesses together with the CM Business Directory

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