Draw Attention


Responsive Design

Interactive images resize to fit your theme and the available screen size


Image info is accessible to everyone who visits your site, regardless of device or capabilities.

Progressively Enhanced

Your annotations & content are accessible even to users who have JavaScript disabled – SEO friendly too! Draw Attention uses canvas elements in modern browsers, and falls back to image maps in older browsers.

Customizable Colors

Choose your own custom color scheme to match your site

Highlight on Hover

Highlight different areas of your image when your site visitor moves their mouse over the interactive image

Easy to Draw

Easy to draw the highlightable areas of your image – and easy to edit the shapes later too!

More Info on Click

When a highlighted area is clicked, show more information. Great to highlight points of interest on your image.

Go to a URL

Optionally send a site visitor to another URL when clicking a highlightable area of the image map.

Upgrade to Draw Attention Pro to get more features and customization:

Have Multiple Interactive Images (Pro only)

Need more than one interactive image on your site? The Pro version allows unlimited highlightable areas on unlimited interactive images

Layout Options (Pro only)

Show more info about highlighted map areas in a variety of different layouts, including lightbox and tooltip.

20 Pre-Defined Color Palettes (Pro only)

Choose from one of 20 pre-defined color palettes or use your own custom color scheme

What could you make with Draw Attention?

  • Showcase real estate or a new property development. Give your visitors a virtual tour where they can explore floor plans and photos
  • Sell booths to exhibitors at your tradeshow/conference by showing them an interactive map of the trade show floor
  • Make a product tour or great help documentation – explain your product by highlighting features in a visual way
  • Interactive infographic – annotate/callout important areas on your infographic and show more information about those points of interest
  • If you’re familiar with HTML image maps, we help you make those in a modern way that’s compatible with today’s devices & browsers


  • Draw your highlightable areas right in the dasbhoard
  • Site visitors can click to learn more about your highlighted areas
  • Upload a floor plan and show detail photos for each room
  • Customize the colors and appearance of the highlighted areas


Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘draw attention’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select draw-attention.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


Installation Instructions

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘draw attention’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select draw-attention.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard
What’s added in Draw Attention Pro?

The Pro version includes:

  • Ability to create more than 1 interactive image
  • Unlimited number of highlightable areas for each image
  • 20 preset color schemes
  • Custom layout options (change position of more info box or use a lightbox or a tooltip)
Where can I find documentation and learn how to use the plugin?

We have tutorials, videos and other helpful information on the Draw Attention website

How do I draw my first image?

We have a video walkthrough of creating your first image available in our documentation.



I was looking for a way to create a responsive image map of an organization’s regions and found this plugin and was done in 10 minutes. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this wonderful creation.


Amazing plugin that does exactly as it says. Works really well and purchasing the Pro version is worth the money. I am using this plugin on pages within a mobile app (using AppPresser), and the images work perfectly and scale depending on the device.

Responsiveness is Awesome!!

Ive used several hot spot and image marker plugins/modules that look great..unfortunately “only” on desktop or laptops. Its hard as heck finding a true mobile responsive option that resizes with the image and marker or hot spot. I’ve used this plugin on four projects now and they love the mobile responsiveness. There’s only one feature I would add but I’m going to purchase the PRO version to see if I like the feature I want. Thanks

Super fast support and helpful

Wow, what great support I received! I installed the free version after searching for a plugin that would work for me. This one did just fine except the clickable areas on a phone were offset which meant I wasn’t able to publish it until it was fixed. Natalie was very quick and got it working within a couple of business days (problem was with Jetpack). Thank you so much for your efforts and top notch support even for a free user.


This generates a page instead of creating an object that can be used within a builder. I need a map that creates lightbox pop-ups. Instead it created a left side bar for the information. I was hoping for a shortcode that I could insert into any row any where. Not a yet another page generation. If it worked, I would have purchased the pro version.

Very disappointing.

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Contributors & Developers

“Draw Attention” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fixed: PHP Notice


  • Improved: Gutenberg compatibility


  • Fixed: Issue with ‘Array’ text showing when first saving a Draw Attention image


  • Fixed: Incompatibility with Jetpack lazy load feature


  • Improved: Drawing tool to include handle to reposition hotspots


  • Fixed: Potential Undefined Index Error when first creating an image


  • Improved: Improve handling for Photon in recent Jetpack update


  • Improved: Mobile scrolling over active hotspots


  • Improved: Moved wpautop() on description text to a filter ‘da_description’


  • Fixed: Conflict with Ninja Forms that prevented users from being able to use the Ninja Forms WYSIWYG editor (Thanks Ninja Forms team!)
  • Fixed: Handle error when ‘Go to URL’ is selected but no URL is entered
  • Fixed: Undefined index error


  • Improved: Support for WP 4.8.x


  • Fixed: Strict PHP Notice when saving
  • Fixed: Missing detail images on some server environments


  • Fixed: Edge case with missing detail image ID


  • New: Added troubleshooting note for admins when there’s a theme or plugin conflict
  • New: Improved compatibility for site migrations


  • Fixed: Make canvas for drawing hotspots fill the available width


  • Fixed: Conflict with Unveil Lazy Load plugin
  • Fixed: Compatibility with popup blocking in Mobile Safari (iOS 9+)


  • Added: Support for interactive images to work within jQuery UI tabs
  • Improved: Window resizing and redrawing of image hotspots
  • Fixed: Safari bug when navigating back to an image with a clickable area using the URL action


  • Added: Support for placing Draw Attention inside Divi theme Tabs & Toggles
  • Added: Support for Visual Composer AJAX Page Transitions
  • Added: Filter to load Draw Attention scripts early & everywhere (for themes using ajax page transitions)
  • Fixed: PHP (strict mode) warning when post_type is unset


  • Fixed: Conflict between post ID and hotspot ID caused image to disappear when clicking hotspot


  • Fixed: Incompatibility with 3rd party theme/plugin javascript in the admin
  • Fixed: Scrolling issue with deep-linked hotspots on tall vertical images


  • Fixed: PHP warnings when WP_DEBUG was on
  • Fixed: Scrolling issue with deep-linked hotspots


  • New: Customize background color (behind image) with new color picker added to interface
  • New: Link directly to a hotspot (right-click and copy link) – area will be highlighted automatically


  • Fixed: Mobile/Touch events required 4 taps for areas with URL action


  • Fixed: “the_content” always displaying in the default more info area


  • Fixed: Loading more info in IE9 and IE10. Note that these browsers do not support the area highlights
  • Fixed: Clicking off a selected area will display the default placeholder text in the more info area


  • Fixed: Allow shortcodes in more info area, without using the_content which caused some conflicts with other plugins (ie. showing sharing buttons)


  • New: Ability to link an area to a URL (instead of showing more info)
  • New: Added Visual/WYSIWYG editor to area descriptions (more info box)
  • Improved: Usability on mobile phones and touch devices
  • Improved: Portuguese translation
  • Fixed: Preview not working in some cases
  • Fixed: Compatibility issue with Jetpack Photon


  • New: Easily preview your interactive image using “Preview Changes” or “View Post” in the dashboard
  • Improved: Better handling of mobile device changing orientation after interactive image is loaded
  • Fixed: Interactive features not working in older versions of Internet Explorer


  • New: Improve internationalization
  • New: Add Portuguese translation
  • Improved: Optimize detail image size (don’t load full size image for more info box)
  • Improved: Handle JS conflicts with other plugins better
  • Improved: Add warning message for old servers running PHP 5.2 (Draw Attention requires PHP 5.3+)
  • Improved: Better handling of window resizing after interactive image is loaded
  • Fixed: More info content not updating in some situations
  • Fixed: Conflict with some themes causing highlighted areas to “jump” when clicked


  • Fixed: Default color scheme always applying when re-editing an existing image


  • Fixed: PHP Warnings when PHP is in Strict Standards mode


  • New: Add ability “click off” highlighted areas
  • New: Add confirmation alert before deleting highlightable area in the dashboard
  • New: CPT icon in dashboard
  • New: Set a default color scheme when activating Draw Attention
  • Fixed: default layout to show More Info on Left rather than on top
  • Fixed: PHP Warnings visible with WP_Debug
  • Fixed: issues with selected highlight color not always displaying properly


  • Fixed: issue with saving data


  • Initial Release