Are you looking to add a map to your website? A contact page is much more useful with a map. A post about your favorite places for Chinese food is much easier to understand with a map full of pinpoints. A travel blog is that much more fun when you (and you readers) can see at a glance all the places you’ve been. There are many reasons to include maps on your WordPress site, and no matter what your reason is you should have an easy and efficient way to do just that.
Below is a roundup of 30+ of the best mapping plugins available. We’ve included a good mix of free and premium plugins to help you map out whatever it is you need to. So grab a plugin and start creating lovely maps for your WordPress posts and pages. Adding maps to your website doesn’t get any easier!
Note: You may have to create your own Google API key to use some of the below map options.
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1. Maps Marker Pro
Maps Marker Pro is a top WordPress mapping plugin that makes adding informative maps to your site easy. It works with a variety of systems – Google, Open Street, Bing, HERE and TomTom maps are all compatible. Plus you can upload your own custom maps to use (a great option if you’re using the plugin to add a mall map, a map of your hotel, a seating map of your wedding, or some other specialty type map).
With Maps Marker Pro at your disposal it’s easy to enhance your website using the included map features. It’s easy to design and customize your maps using the more than 600+ built-in frond and back end settings. This includes impressive options for speed enhancing marker clusters, advanced map filters, show & follow option for live map updates as a user moves, QR codes, tons of styling options and more. Plus it’s Gutenberg compatible, so you can quickly access your maps when building posts or pages (or you can use shortcodes is you’re a Classic Editor fan). But there are also advanced features that really make Maps Marker Pro standout.
For example, you could add a map with GPX Tracks to display your route, distance, pace or even elevation to a blog post – a great addition for running bloggers or mountain bike enthusiasts. Or use the integrated polyline support to draw geometric shapes on your maps – which could be used to highlight traffic zones, or to map out a garden landscape. There’s also a live geolocation feature, so you can add your map pin and allow it to update as you move – something you might want to add if you’re participating in a Spartan race. The possibilities are endless! You can see tons of real maps that customers have created in the Maps Marker showcase.
Also, when setting up Maps Marker Pro you don’t have to worry about obtaining an API key. Instead, you can use one of the supported geocoding providers including TomTom, Algolia Places, MapQuest, LocationIQ and Google. You can learn
This article was written by Kyla and originally published on WPExplorer.