GPS Track Server for TrackMe, OruxMaps and others

Author:Martijn Grendelman (profile at
WordPress version required:4.7
WordPress version tested:5.8.3
Plugin version:4.3.2
Added to WordPress repository:02-02-2015
Last updated:19-01-2022
Rating, %:100
Rated by:18
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Total downloads:14 035
Active installs:700+
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Note, 2022-01-19: even though the last official release of Trackserver is over two years old now, this does not mean that Trackserver development has stopped. Please refer to the Github repository to see the latest changes. The release of Trackserver v5.0 should take in the first half of 2022. Thank you for your patience.

Getting your GPS tracks into WordPress and publishing them has never been easier!

Trackserver is a plugin for storing and publishing GPS routes. It is a server companion to several mobile apps for location tracking, and it can display maps with your tracks on them by using a shortcode. It can also be used for live tracking, where your visitors can follow you or your users on a map.

Unlike other plugins that are about maps and tracks, Trackserver’s main focus is not the publishing, but rather the collection and storing of tracks and locations. It’s all about keeping your data to yourself. Several mobile apps and protocols are supported for getting tracks into trackserver:

A shortcode [tsmap] is provided for displaying your tracks on a map. Maps are displayed using the fantastic Leaflet library and some useful Leaflet plugins are included. Maps can be viewed in full-screen on modern browsers.

To publish a map with a track in a post or a page, just include the shortcode:

[tsmap track=<id>]

See the FAQ section for more information on the shortcode’s supported attributes.


Trackserver requires PHP 5.3 or newer and it needs both DOMDocument and SimpleXML extensions installed.


This plugin was written by Martijn Grendelman. Development is tracked on Github.

It includes some code and libraries written by other people:


  • More track management features, like folders/collections
  • Better permissions/authorization system
  • Track statistics, like distance, average speed, etc.
  • Add map profiles, maybe include leaflet-providers plugin
  • Add track decorations, for example with the PolylineDecorator plugin

More TODO-items and feature ideas in the TODO file contained in the plugin archive.