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Leaflet Maps Marker (Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps)

Leaflet Maps Marker (Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps)


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://www.mapsmarker.com/news/leaflet-maps-marker-retirement

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. 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 geocoding providers like MapQuest Geocoding or Google Places
  • 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 geocoding providers MapQuest Geocoding and Google Geocoding
  • 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
  • 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.

Plugin’s Official Site



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.

Licenses for used libraries, services and images

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Synonyms: Map Maker – …


  • Frontend: marker map (with open popup and image, basemap: OGD Vienna satellite, overlay: OGD Vienna addresses, controlbox: expanded)
  • Frontend: layer map (5 marker, different icons, basemap: OpenStreetMap, controlbox: collapsed)
  • Frontend: map with WMS layer enabled and additional marker
  • Frontend: layer map in Google Earth (via KML export)
  • Frontend: layer map in Google Maps (via KML export)
  • Backend: simplified editor – create maps with an intuitive interface
  • Backend: advanced editor (optional) – allows you to set all available options
  • Backend: add/edit layer – allows you to fully customize the layer map (used basemap & overlays, set center, map size, zoom, controlbox status etc).
  • Backend: markerlist – for easy administration of all your markers
  • Backend: layerlist – for easy administration of all your layers
  • Backend: plugin settings page allows you to easily set all necessary settings & restore the defaults if you messed something up
  • Backend: csv-export of all markers – just copy and paste into your favorite spreadsheet application for use in other applications
  • Backend: tools section – allows mass-actions more markers (assignements, deletions)
  • Pro preview: marker clustering
  • Pro preview: geolocation support: show and follow your location when viewing maps
  • Pro preview: support for CSV/XLS/XLSX/ODS import and export for bulk additions and bulk updates
  • Pro preview: GPX tracks
  • Pro preview: HTML5 fullscreen maps
  • Pro preview: Minimaps
  • Pro preview: mobile web app support for fullscreen maps and optimized mobile viewport
  • Pro preview: custom Google Maps styling
  • Pro preview: QR codes with custom backgrounds
  • Pro preview: upload icon button & custom icon directory
  • Pro preview: backup and restore of settings
  • Pro preview: advanced recent marker widget
  • Pro preview: MapsMarker API
  • Pro preview: whitelabel backend admin pages
  • Pro preview: advanced permission settings
  • Pro preview: filter maps on frontend
  • Pro preview: dynamic list of markers
  • Pro preview: showing marker in layar (via Augmented-Reality API)


The Famous 3-Minute Installation

  1. Login on your WordPress site with your user account (needs to have admin rights!)
  2. Select “Add New” from the “Plugins” menu
  3. Search for Leaflet Maps Marker
  4. Click on “Install now” below the entry “Leaflet Maps Marker (Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps)”
  5. Click on “OK” on the popup “Are you sure you want to install this plugin?”
  6. Click “Activate Plugin”

Done. You can create your first marker map.

After installation you will also find a ‘Leaflet Maps Marker’ menu in your WordPress admin panel and in WordPress Admin Bar.
For basic usage and tutorials, you can also have a look at https://www.mapsmarker.com/docs.

Detailed Installation Instructions

If you do not want to use the built-in plugin installation procedure from WordPress, you can also install the plugin manually:

  1. Navigate to https://wordpress.org/plugins/leaflet-maps-marker/
  2. Click on red button “Download Version X.X” and download the plugin as ZIP-file
  3. Login on your WordPress site with your user account (needs to have admin rights!)
  4. Select “Add New” from the “Plugins” menu
  5. Select “Upload” from the “Install Plugins”-submenu
  6. Click on the button and select the previously downloaded ZIP-file
  7. Click “Install now”
  8. Click “Activate Plugin”

Done. You can create your first marker map.

Detailed Installation Instructions (via FTP)

  1. Navigate to https://wordpress.org/plugins/leaflet-maps-marker/
  2. Click on red button “Download Version X.X” and download the plugin as ZIP-file
  3. Login on your WordPress site with your user account (needs to have admin rights!)
  4. unzip and upload the leaflet-maps-marker folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  5. Login on your WordPress site with your user account (needs to have admin rights!)
  6. Activate the plugin “Leaflet Maps Marker” through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress

Done. You can create your first marker map.


Do you have questions or issues with Leaflet Maps Marker? Please use the following support channels appropriately.
One personal request: before you post a new support ticket in the WordPress Support Forum, please follow the instructions from https://www.mapsmarker.com/readme-first which give you a guideline on how to deal with the most common issues.

  1. FAQ
  2. Docs
  3. WordPress Support Forum (free community support)
  4. Upgrade to Pro (paid developer support)

More info on support


Aprailu 20, 2024 2 replies
I have been using MapsMarker for my websites for years. I feel bad for not leaving a review earlier because it has been truly a fantastic experience. I upgraded to the Pro Version and it is by far the best paid plug in I use and well worth it. MapsMarker is easy to use, I have customized a few things to match the look and feel of my site which is great. I just recently moved a site and had a small issue with exporting and support offered me the most amazing customer service with my dummy questions and issues. I gave them access to my sites, which I never do, that’s the trust built since I’ve used MapsMarker for so long. Thank you MapsMarker, keep up the good work. : ) – LC
Mayu 5, 2020 1 reply
Ich nutze die Pro Version. Der Support ist erstklassig. Ich hatte einen Fehler gefunden der innerhalb kürzester Zeit gefixt wurde und eine Anfrage nach Anpassung an Borlabs Cookies wurde auch zeitnah umgesetzt und wird in der nächsten Version verfügbar sein.
Aprailu 20, 2020 1 reply
The UI is very heavy. Settings in all directions, warnings for the pro version on a lot of options It gets complicated. Very slow plugin -> Bad UX
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Contributors & Developers

“Leaflet Maps Marker (Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Leaflet Maps Marker (Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps)” has been translated into 18 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Leaflet Maps Marker (Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps)” into your language.

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Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


Security update – Leaflet Maps Marker has earned its retirement – existing users get a parting gift: a coupon code for an unexpiring Maps Marker Pro license – see https://www.mapsmarker.com/v3.12.10 for more details

changelog for all versions