CM Map Locations


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The Map Locations plugin lets users manage locations and support location finder using Google Maps integration. Updated and tested 2023 Version

The Google Map Locations plugins allows users to place a location, multiple locations, or point of interests on a Google map together with relevant information for this location such as description, images, video, full address, zip code routes and searchable markers.

The Google Maps Location plugin shows all locations are then displayed on a Google map through Google Maps integration. Each location can have it’s unique icon based on the category it belongs to or a specific set for each location using Google Maps navigation.

The interactive plugin shows all locations in a directory using a mapping system which can support several use cases including a store locator system and using multiple maps.

Plugin supports importing and exporting locations, searching locations by zip code or any other relevant information, and embedding a location within any post or page using shortcodes.

Addons and Related Plugins

Basic Features

  • Place a location on a Google map
  • Add description for each location
  • Show all locations on an index page showing one map for all locations
  • Allow user to see all their posted locations in a dashboard, add new locations or control the status of existing locations
  • Images and videos can be added to each location

Pro Version Features

Pro Version Detailed Features List | Demo Site

  • Locations index map display – Choose between several display templates to support use cases such as store locator, store list, point of interest and more
  • Import and export locations using KML, GPX or CSV format
  • Categories – Place locations in categories and assign a unique icon for each category
  • Weather information – Weather information is shown near each location
  • Location Icon – Override location category icon with a unique icon per each specific location
  • Upload Location Icon – Upload your own location icon
  • Images – 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 map with all locations in a category, and more
  • Tags – Tags can be added to locations and allow filtering of locations
  • Search – search by any keywords in location description or title
  • Search location using zip, radius and text
  • Modify all text labels in the plugin
  • Access Control – Set which role can create or view locations
  • Location moderation and notifications
  • Allow users to use an iframe and share location map on another site
  • Tiles/Layers support – Show extra information from external services as an additional map layer
  • Polygon support – Draw a beautiful shape overlay
  • Track users location – Create a link that allows user to show their location on the map in real time
  • Automatically add links to Waze and Google directions for each location
  • Create time-based locations and polygons. Users can filter the map according to date and time to view these locations
  • Route Manager – Integrates with the Route Manager plugin to show both locations and routes on a joint map


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  • Showing location finder on Google map
  • Single location page.
  • Plugin setting options.
  • Locations admin dashboard.
  • Location editing - adding image and video.
  • Location editing metadata.
  • Location editing - updating address and zip.
  • Selecting icon to display on map.


  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add a Google API key.
  4. Add as many locations as you want. Each will have it’s own location page and will show up on the index map
  5. There are a handful of other optional preferences available in the dashboard.


05 December 2022 1 reply
This is a poorly developed app that uses a combination of front and back end to accomplish what should be done entirely on the back end. It also requires a theme with a side bar to function at all. Of no use to me.
13 July 2018
I cannot recommend this plugin at all. The interface to setup locations is horrible and bumps you out of the admin panel and takes you to a front end entry form. After entry you have to go back to the admin section each time. Not very user friendly.
03 February 2017
Navigating around this plugin is very cumbersome. Especially when it comes to adding a new location and selecting an icon. Some things are added via the backend, some via the front end. It would be nice if it were consistent and not jumping between constantly. When you add or edit a new location it seems to be missing any navigation to return to the list view which compounds the already rough workflow.
03 September 2016
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!
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Release Date: 22 Mar 2023
* Update package info


Release Date: 23 Feb 2023
* Added a code that fixes 404 problems after permalink change automatically
* Resolved PHP Notice and Warning


Release Date: 9th Nov 2022
* Replace Internal support links

View Release Notes in CM Locations Plugin Site