CM Maps Routes Manager


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Allow users to draw custom routes and generate a catalog of map routes and trails with points of interest on a WordPress site using Google Maps integration.

The Google Maps Routes Manager allows users to draw custom routes and generate a catalog of map routes and trails with points of interest (locations). With Google Maps integration, users can display images, descriptions, and searchable markers with each location including elevation and temperature.

This Google Maps plugin lets users choose route direction, localize routes, add geographical tags, and fully customize maps and points of interest within WordPress.

The Google Maps Routes Manager lets users include customized walking paths, car routes, motor bike trails, bicycle routes and more.

Get support from Google Maps to import and export map routes for navigation on mobile devices. This Google maps plugin will automatically calculate the best route based on route direction.

Addons and Related Plugins

Basic Location Plugin Features

  • Draw routes on Google map
  • Add description images for each route
  • Show all routes on an index page

Benefits of Going Pro

  • Upload route from a KML/GPX files – Routes can be imported from a device that generates a KML/GPX files. Mobile phones and navigation devices can generate such files.
  • Export route to a KML/GPX files – Routes created can later be exported to a KML/GPX files and shared with mobile devices, other travel sites, and navigation aids.
  • Weather information – Weather information is shown near each location.
  • Altitude graph – Altitude is added per each trail view and is also accompanied by information such as trail distance, average speed, peak altitude, and more.
  • Images and video – Images and video can be added to both trail information and each location
  • Categories – Routes can be assigned to categories and filtered by categories
  • Shortcodes – Several shortcodes are supported. Shortcodes can be embedded in posts and show a single location, a map with all locations in a category, and more.
  • Tags – Tags can be added to routes and allow filtering of routes
  • Search – Trail description, locations, and route name can be searched by keywords.
  • Custom Icons – Upload your own custom icons or user any icon from available custom icons.
  • Integrate with CM Map Locations to show both routes and locations on same map.
  • Additional taxonomies for route difficulty and grade
  • Many more options to customize view


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  • Routes Plugin – Draw map routes and generate a catalog of routes and trails with points of interest using Google maps.


  • Showing map with all routes
  • Single route page.
  • Single route page elevation graph
  • Driving directions for route
  • Walking trail exmaple.
  • Point of interest information along route.
  • Editing route - adding images, path color, drawing points.
  • Editing route - adding point of interest along the route.
  • Plugin settings.
  • Reading KML file and showing on map editing screen.


  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add a Google API key.
  4. Add as many routes as you want. Each will have it’s own route page and will show up on the index map
  5. There are a handful of other optional preferences available in the dashboard.



There is no Categories as the title says.
There is no shortcode to you insert on your page.
you can not hide the map to show only the menu from rotes.
waste of time.

Great support

The Routes plugin is the best I’ve found for managing trails and maps, combined with Locations plugin. Also CreativeMinds have THE BEST support of any WordPress plugin I have used. I asked two things and they responded quickly and politely, and fixed both super fast! Amazing.

Got the premium version and did not work at all

I tested the free version of this plugin and saw a good potential of it for my needs, so I purchased the premium version, but it was a disaster. I spent around 10 hours trying to make it work with the features that the developer offered with no success. Then I contacted the developer and he told me “You need to wait until our developers have time”, which disappointed me even more. I requested my money back and they said “No, sorry”. So I suggest, you don’t loose your time here.

I ended up using a custom “Google My Maps” map that works great in my web. Sad I did not know these maps were so great, when I embed them in a WP site. a

Excellent Plugin

We run a volunteer based website which is recording and sharing walking routes in our region and this plugin has proved to be ideal. I look forward to see it develop. The pro version is well worth the money!

Responsive support for responsive website

Using PRO version and had some issues in development showing the map and elevation graph responsive to browser and screen size. CM responded quickly to my questions and resolved them for me.

FYI – graph and elevations appear to truncate when you use responsive views in Firefox, Chrome etc unless you refresh the screen. So its just a development issue to be aware of. When using the plugin normally on phones and tablets there’s no problem at all 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

“CM Maps Routes Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.