Leaflet Maps Marker

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Pin, organize & show your favorite places through OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Google Earth (KML), Bing Maps, GeoRSS or Augmented-Reality browsers

Author:MapsMarker.com e.U. (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.3
WordPress version tested:5.6.4
Plugin version:3.12.4
Added to WordPress repository:01-01-2012
Last updated:13-02-2021
Rating, %:92
Rated by:243
Plugin URI:https://www.mapsmarker.com
Total downloads:814 355
Active installs:20 000+
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As of January 2020, the free version of the Maps Marker plugin has earned its retirement: It will still be usable, but it we will only add occasional security updates, no new features and bugfixes. Our recommendation is to upgrade to Maps Marker Pro – read more in our sticky forum post & retirement FAQ at https://wordpress.org/support/topic/were-retiring-the-free-version/

We are working hard on delivering the best mapping solution available – helping you to share your favorite spots and tracks.

Display locations and directions on your WordPress site. Organize customized icons in tidy layers on a variety of maps and even in augmented reality browsers. Leaflet Maps Marker is your individual Geo-CMS that features highest security standards and a moral code.

With Leaflet Maps Marker, you can

  • pin your favorites places with markers,
  • search for locations by using keyless geocoding providers like MapZen Search, Algolia Places or Photon@MapsMarker (optional: use the geocoding providers MapQuest Geocoding or Google Places with mandatory API key registration),
  • show directions for your locations,
  • choose from over 1000 free, customizable icons from Maps Icons Collection,
  • add popup description text or images for each marker,
  • organize your markers in layers,
  • choose an individual basemap, size and zoom level for each marker and layer map
  • display your maps by just adding a shortcode – e.g. [mapsmarker marker=”1″] – to posts, pages, widgets and templates
  • on the basemap of your choice: Open Street Map, Google Maps (road, satellite, hybrid, terrain), Bing (aerial, aerials + labels, road), Mapbox (road, satellite) and any custom WMTS-map

This plugin is built by a team with a vision. We follow a moral code and value the plugin’s security, your privacy and the documentation of our work. Read our mission statement here.



  • show directions for your locations using Google Maps, yournavigation.org or openrouteservice.org
  • configure up to 10 WMS servers to display additional information from external geo data providers (like the European Environment Agency) on your maps
  • export your markers as KML file for displaying in Google Earth (view screenshot) or Google Maps (view screenshot)
  • export your markers as GeoJSON for embedding in external websites or apps
  • subscribe to your markers via GeoRSS or for embedding in external websites or apps
  • export your markers and layers as XLSX, XLS, CSV or ODS-file
  • show recent marker entries in a widget anywhere on your site
  • unobtrusive scale control
  • keyboard navigation support for maps
  • display a list of markers below layer maps
  • show standalone maps in fullscreen mode
  • automatically generated geo sitemap for all maps (for submitting to Google)
  • automatically add microformat geo-markup to maps to make them machine-readable
  • create QR codes for standalone maps
  • automatically add meta-tags with location information to maps
  • use maps that do not reflect the real world (e.g. game, indoor or photo maps) by adding basemaps created by maptiler


  • support for multiple keyless geocoding providers like Mapzen Search, Algolia Places and Photon@Mapsmarker
  • support for geocoding providers MapQuest Geocoding and Google Geocoding with mandatory API keys
  • organize your markers in layers or multi-layer-maps
  • option to switch between simplified and advanced editor
  • TinyMCE button for easily searching and adding maps on post/pages edit screen
  • support for custom marker timestamps for more precise KML animations (view example youtube video)
  • option to set WordPress roles (administrator, editor, author, contributor) which are allowed to add/edit/delete markers and layers
  • option to add marker directly to posts or pages without saving them to your database
  • audit log for changes on markers & layers (saving first created by/on and last updated by/on info)
  • mass actions for markers (assignment to layers, deletions, duplications)
  • option to reset plugin settings to defaults
  • dynamic preview of maps in backend (no need to reload)
  • option to select plugin default language in settings for backend and frontend
  • WordPress Admin Bar integration to quickly access plugins features
  • admin dashboard widget showing latest markers
  • support for google maps and bing map localization (cultures)



  • full support for responsive designs (automatic resizing of maps if viewport is wider than map width)
  • full RTL (Right-to-Left) language support
  • full UTF8-support for cyrillic, chinese or other alphabets on marker/layername and marker popup text
  • support for 46 languages – please check out our translations platform if you want to contribute
  • support for Retina displays to display maps in a higher resolution
  • GeoJSON feeds for every marker and layer with JSONP support
  • option to select plugin default language in settings for backend and frontend


  • WordPress MultiSite compatibility
  • plugin was successfully tested to ÖNORM 7700 and OWASP TOP 10 for security issues
  • integrated check for known incompatible plugins (and instructions on how to fix)
  • use of WordPress settings API for storing options
  • TinyMCE editor on backend for editing popup texts
  • dynamic changelog to show all changes since your last plugin update
  • Security Coding: best practice (use of prepared SQL statements to prevent SQL injections; use of WordPress nounces on forms to prevent attacks and input mistakes; use of custom function names and enqueue plugin scripts/css only on plugin pages to prevent conflicts with other plugins)
  • smooth update functions
  • complete uninstall: one-click removal with zero data residue (also on WordPress MultiSite installations)


We feature full RTL (right-to-left) language support as well as full support for cyrillic, chinese and other characters with UTF-8.
Leaflet Maps Marker makes it easy to switch between languages. Thanks to over 100 translators around the world, more languages are added regularly. Please feel free to contribute (and earn a license key in return) at https://translate.mapsmarker.com

Available translations

  • Afrikaans (af) thanks to Hans
  • Arabic (ar) thanks to Abdelouali Benkheil, Aladdin Alhamda, Nedal Elghamry, yassin and Abdelouali Benkheil
  • Bengali (ba_BD) thanks to Nur Hasan
  • Bosnian (bs_BA) thanks to Kenan Dervišević
  • Bulgarian (bg_BG) thanks to Andon Ivanov
  • Catalan (ca) thanks to Vicent Cubells, Efraim Bayarri and Marta Espinalt
  • Chinese (zh_CN) thanks to John Shen and ck
  • Chinese (zh_TW) thanks to jamesho Ho
  • Croatian (hr) thanks to Neven Pausic, Alan Benic and Marijan Rajic
  • Czech (cs_CZ) thanks to Viktor Kleiner and Vlad Kuzba
  • Danish (da_DK) thanks to Mads Dyrmann Larsen and Peter Erfurt
  • Dutch (nl_NL) thanks to Marijke Metz, Patrick Ruers, Fokko van der Leest and Hans Temming
  • English (en_US)
  • Finnish (fi_FI) thanks to Jessi Bjoerk
  • French (fr_FR) thanks to Vincèn Pujol and Rodolphe Quiedeville, Fx Benard, cazal cédric, Fabien Hurelle and Thomas Guignard
  • Galician (gl_ES) thanks to Fernando Coello
  • German (de_DE)
  • Greek (el) thanks to Philios Sazeides, Evangelos Athanasiadis and Vardis Vavoulakis
  • Hebrew (he_IL) thanks to Alon Gilad and kobi levi
  • Hindi (hi_IN) thanks to by Outshine Solutions and Guntupalli Karunakar
  • Hungarian (hu_HU) thanks to István Pintér and Csaba Orban
  • Indonesian (id_ID) thanks to Andy Aditya Sastrawikarta, Emir Hartato and Phibu Reza
  • Italian (it_IT) thanks to Luca Barbetti and Angelo Giammarresi
  • Japanese (ja) thanks to Shu Higashi and Taisuke Shimamoto
  • Korean (ko_KR) thanks to Andy Park
  • Latvian (lv) thanks to Juris Orlovs and Eriks Remess
  • Lithuanian (lt_LT) thanks to Donatas Liaudaitis
  • Malawy (ms_MY) thanks to Mohd Zulkifli
  • Norwegian/Bokmal (nb_NO) thanks to Inge Tang
  • Polish (pl_PL) translation thanks to Pawel Wyszynski, Tomasz Rudnicki, Robert Pawlak, Daniel and Paul Dworniak
  • Portuguese (pt_BR) thanks to Fabio Bianchi, Andre Santos and Antonio Hammerl
  • Portuguese (pt_PT) translation thanks to Joao Campos
  • Romanian (ro_RO) translation thanks to Arian, Daniel Codrea and Flo Bejgu, http://www.inboxtranslation.com
  • Russian (ru_RU) thanks to Ekaterina Golubina (supported by Teplitsa of Social Technologies) and Vyacheslav Strenadko
  • Slovak (sk_SK) thanks to Zdenko Podobny
  • Slovenian (sl_SL) thanks to Anna Dukan
  • Spanish (es_ES) thanks to David Ramirez, Alvaro Lara, Ricardo Viteri, Juan Valdes and Marta Espinalt
  • Spanish (es_MX) thanks to Victor Guevara and Eze Lazcano
  • Swedish (sv_SE) thanks to Swedish translation thanks to Olof Odier, Tedy Warsitha, Dan Paulsson, Elger Lindgren, Anton Andreasson and Tony Lygnersjö
  • Thai (th) thanks to Makarapong Chathamma and Panupong Siriwichayakul
  • Turkish (tr_TR) thanks to Emre Erkan and Mahir Tosun
  • Uighur (ug) thanks to Yidayet Begzad
  • Ukrainian (uk_UK) thanks to Andrexj and Sergey Zhitnitsky and Mykhailo
  • Vietnamese (vi) thanks to Hoai Thu
  • Yiddish (yi) thanks to Raphael Finkel

For full credits of each translations please visit https://www.mapsmarker.com/languages (credit links had to be removed from readme-file as they were considered as spam by WordPress :-/ )

Need more power? Try Maps Marker Pro

If you want to compare the free and pro version side by side, please visit https://www.mapsmarker.com/comparison.

Interested? Check out our demo maps (including admin area access) or start a free trial of Maps Marker Pro.

Leaflet Maps Marker also includes a pro upgrader which allows you to start a free 30 day trial easily with a few clicks.

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Good news, this plugin is free for everyone! Since it’s released under the GPL, you can use it free of charge on your personal or commercial blog. But if you enjoy this plugin, please consider upgrading to the pro version.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License included with this plugin for more details.

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Synonyms: Map Maker – Maps Maker – mapmaker – mapsmaker

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