Open User Map

A WordPress Map Plugin that lets your visitors add locations directly from the frontend. Without registration!

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Website visitors can add their own locations
Website visitors can add locations

Just by clicking on "Add location" a form will popup where they drop a marker and provide some location details. After submit the location is "pending" and waits for your approval to go public.

Simply drop location markers
Simply drop location markers

Adding locations is as easy as dropping a location marker on a map. You can search for addresses worldwide to quickly find the right spots.

Marker categories
Marker categories

Organize locations in multiple marker groups. Each group (category) can have an individual marker icon and will be accessible to visitors.

Add custom fields
Add custom fields 🥳

Add your own custom fields instead of using the defaults. Beside that you can customize many defaults like max. upload filesize, Text after submit, email notification, restrict to registered users, auto-publish and much more.

Create a user map
Extend user registration form

The "Add location" feature can be added to the native WordPress user registration. Build awesome user maps with this simple extension. See it in action here.

Gutenberg Block & Shortcode included
Gutenberg Block & Shortcode included

The Plugin comes with a Gutenberg Block so you can easily add the map to your content. Alternatively, you can also integrate the map with shortcode [open-user-map] at any place. This works with PHP templates as well.

Beautiful Map & Marker Styles
Beautiful Map & Marker Styles

Choose from multiple awesome map and marker styles and find the one that fits best to your website. You can also upload your own custom marker.

Email user notification
Email user notification

Users can opt-in to get a notification email as their location has been approved and is publicly available.

Free Map Source
Free Map Source, No API Keys!

The map is based on the awesome open-source JavaScript Library Leaflet. Unlike other plugins there are no API Keys or Access Tokens are required.

Full Featurelist

  • Visitors can add locations directly from the frontend
  • Admin approval for pending locations
  • No API Keys needed
  • Based on Leaflet.js
  • Multilingual
  • Provide details for every location
  • Disable default fields
  • Custom fields
  • Locations with images & audio
  • Shortcode with optional attributes
  • Gutenberg Block
  • Location markers that are close to each other are grouped together (marker clustering). This is optional.
  • Multiple map styles
  • Multiple marker icon styles
  • Fullscreen option
  • custom "Thank you"-message
  • CSS Styles are easily to override
  • Set initial map focus
  • PHP backwards compatible until version 5.6
  • tested with most current Wordpress version
  • conflict-free domain changes
  • Fully responsive on all screen sizes
  • Gesture handling for touch devices
  • PRO Upload your custom marker icon
  • PRO Marker categories with individual icons
  • PRO User notification (email) after approval
  • PRO Frontend adding only for registered users
  • PRO "Auto-publish" for registered users
  • PRO Integrate "Add location" feature to WordPress user registration
  • PRO Customize max. filesize for image/audio uploads (default 10MB)
  • PRO Add a button that relocates the map to the users current location
  • PRO Direct support from the developer
  • PRO Access all future PRO features
  • PRO Suggest features that you want to have and we will target these with high priority.

Use Cases

Use Case: Bar and restaurant guide

Where are the top locations for food and drinks in your city? Ask your audience for their recommendations! Prepare some categories like food, drinks, music etc. and let them drop the markers right in the frontend. Watch your map grow fast!

Use Case: Bars & restaurants
Use Case: Surfspots in Gibraltar

Use Case: User network

Extend the WordPress user registration form with an "Add location" input. Your new users can drop a marker on the map to show their location. Use it to build an awesome user map and help your audience connecting.

Use Case: Sound map

Offer your audience a soundmap. Your visitors can not only upload text and images to their locations but audio as well! This way e.g urban (or remote) areas can be discovered by its specific soundscape.

Use Case: Soundmap
Use Case: Surfspots in Gibraltar

Use Case: 500+ kite & windsurfing hotspots worldwide

We thought it's about time to serve a useful map to all the surfing enthusiasts worldwide. With 500+ kite and windsurfing hotspots oranized by a handfull of areas and detailed information on most of the spots, this was an easy go. Surely this project grows and many cool features will be baked in.

Note: This use case shows a feature "Areas as navigation tabs" which has not been rolled out publicly yet. However it will be part of a very next release.

Let's build an awesome PRO version together!

Tell us what your favourite feature would be and we will keep you informed when it's ready. For your commitment we will give you a limited 30% discount on the PRO version. So be quick!

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