- 24 February
Map it Out ! 5 best Map Plugins for WordPress
One element is a constant fixture and is a must have in the contact page in any any WordPress website, and that’s a map. There are multiple reasons to have a map in your website and even if you can’t find one, it’s always good to have them on your contact page. A post about all the pubs in an area looks complete with pubs pin pointed in a map, your travel blog would be much more useful if the places of interests are pin pointed on the map. The reasons are uncountable. Mentioned below is a collective of 5 such free map plugins which will be lovely additions to your posts and pages.
WP Google Maps allows you to create a Google map with as many markers as you like. It is a quick and simple way to add Google Maps to your WordPress site. Simply type in addresses to add markers (you can even click and drag markers into place), choose a map type (e.g. roadmap, satellite, etc.), and then use the included shortcode or widget to add your map to your site. The WP Google Maps Pro Version version allows you create custom Google maps with high quality markers containing locations, descriptions, images, categories, links and directions.
Easy2Map is a simple-yet-powerful tool for quickly creating custom Google Maps for your posts and pages. Using a drag-and-drop interface, you can create maps containing one or many markers, customize the maps’ size, zoom and location, and then drop it into any page or post using the simple [easy2map] shortcode. Any page or post containing a map’s shortcode with display the map and its markers. No special programming required!
Google Maps Easy plugin is an excellent way to make a beautiful map on your website and to help your clients in discovering your location on the google map.The Google map allows you not only to mark the place of your business location, but also to show people its coloured pictures. You can attach photos and videos to the google map marker description and make your potential visitors to feel the atmosphere inside your restaurant, shop or other place of interest.
The Google Maps Widget free WordPress plugin makes it easy to add no nonsense maps to your website fast. The plugin supports Google maps thumbnails, lightbox, general map options (size, type, color scheme, zoom, etc) and of course widget options for title & address. It’s a great quick and easy options to add maps to your sidebars, footers and any other widget ready areas.
With the WP Store Locator free plugin you can add your store locations along with important info such as hours, phone number, url and description. Then add extra features like custom styles, map marker icons, custom meta data, driving distances and even driving directions. The WP Store Locator plugin is also fully compatible with multilingual plugins so you can create maps that are usable for all of your largest target markets.