Adding the Power of Where and ArcGIS Online content to WordPress blogs is Easy!

Blog Post created by gletham_geojobe on Aug 29, 2018

Web Maps for WordPress gives anyone the ability to integrate the power of “where” into blog posts with interactive maps exposing authoritative content. This add-on for the world’s most popular CMS is designed to bridge the gap between authoritative maps registered with ArcGIS Online and WordPress. But don’t worry, anyone can use this!


Using Web Maps for WordPress, quickly search and add interactive maps to your pages or posts using the “Add a Map” button. Designed similar to the “Add Media” button, users now have one-click access to insert a map inside a blog post. Search millions of publicly shared maps, accessible via ArcGIS Online, and embed them in your blog using Web Maps for WordPress.


Once you select a map, you can choose to configure a variety of settings before the map is embedded. Size, Show Zoom Control, Show Scale Bar, Show Legend, Show Description, Show Location Search, Show Basemap Selector, and Show “View Larger Map” Link are some of the customization options. Then, you can set your own custom map extents and create a map marker to display. (Embedded maps are fully interactive, which means that users can zoom in/out and identify features on the map.)

Some additional tips to keep in mind:

  • Visible data and exposed capabilities on each map layer are determined within ArcGIS Online by the map creator.
  • For layers with pop-ups enabled, users can click on features to see additional information in a pop-up dialog.
  • You can expose additional map controls to the user (scale bar, legend, etc.) using the map settings on the WordPress side.

Learn more about this free plug-in in this article