Embed Webmap


Easily and quickly embed ArcGIS Online Webmaps into WordPress!


Get your webmap ID (see screenshots for help) of a public webmap in ArcGIS Online, then in any page or post in WordPress include this shortcode:

[webmap id="52475e6edb18471780858627b40460c2"]

… replacing the ID section with the webmap ID that you got from your map.

You can add many different options to the shortcode. See “Other Notes” above for details.

Shortcode Options

  • id – The webmap ID of the map you wish to embed. Get this from the URL bar on arcgis.com. See the “Screenshots” page for help. Example: [webmap id=”52475e6edb18471780858627b40460c2″]
  • extent – in the “shortened” form. Use http://psstl.esri.com/apps/extenthelper/ for help. Example: [webmap extent=”-159.3635,7.093,-45.8967,63.7401″]
  • height – specify the height, in pixels. Example: [webmap height=”600″]
  • width – specify the width, in pixels. Example: [webmap width=”230″]
  • zoom – Include zoom buttons. Example: [webmap id=”52475e6edb18471780858627b40460c2″ zoom]
  • home – Include a home button. If this is included, the zoom buttons will automatically be included. Example: [webmap id=”52475e6edb18471780858627b40460c2″ home]
  • scale – Include a scale bar. Example: [webmap scale id=”52475e6edb18471780858627b40460c2″]
  • legend – Include a legend button. Example: [webmap id=”52475e6edb18471780858627b40460c2″ legend]
  • search – Include a location search textbox. Example: [webmap id=”52475e6edb18471780858627b40460c2″ search]
  • searchextent – When using ‘search’ (above), only search the current extent. Example: [webmap id=”52475e6edb18471780858627b40460c2″ search searchextent]
  • basemap_toggle – Show a basemap toggle. Must also include ‘alt_basemap’ to indicate alternate basemap that will show when the toggle button is clicked. Example: [webmap id=”52475e6edb18471780858627b40460c2″ basemap_toggle alt_basemap=”streets”]
  • basemap_gallery – Include a basemap menu. [webmap id=”52475e6edb18471780858627b40460c2″ basemap_gallery]
  • view-larger-link – Include a link below the map to view the map in a larger window. Example: [webmap id=”52475e6edb18471780858627b40460c2″ view-larger-link]
  • disable_scroll – When the mouse is over the map, the scroll will not zoom the map if this is added. Example: [webmap id=”52475e6edb18471780858627b40460c2″ disable_scroll]
  • details – Show the map details pane. Example: [webmap id=”52475e6edb18471780858627b40460c2″ details]

Depricated Options:



  • Get webmap ID from Arcgis.com details page.
  • Or, get webmap ID from Arcgis.com map page.
  • Then, embed the ID in your WordPress page or post using the shortcode.
  • Your map appears!
  • The shortcode has many options, including legend and zoom.


Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ’embed-webmap’
  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 embed-webmap.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download embed-webmap.zip
  2. Extract the embed-webmap directory to your computer
  3. Upload the embed-webmap directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


What is Arcgis.com and how do I create a webmap?

Go to http://www.arcgis.com. If you have an account, login. If not, sign up for an account. Then create a new map, add some content, save, then share the map publicly. Then use the webmap ID (see the “Screenshots” page for help) to embed the map in WordPress in the format [webmap id="MyWebmapId"]

Does my webmap need to be publicly shared?

Yes. Share your webmap with the public, copy the webmap ID (from the URL bar when you’re on the ArcGIS Online map page) and paste it into the shortcode!

What options are available in the shortcode?

Height, width, zoom, scale, and many more! Please see the “Shortcode Options” page for more details.

Feedback, Problems, Questions?

File issues on the github page: https://github.com/gavreh/embed-webmap. Also, you can find more resources at http://www.gavinr.com/embed-webmap-plugin.


Simple Straightforward Plug-in that saves a ton of coding

An Excellent Plug-in for Version 1.0

I wanted to give 4 and-a-half stars but decided to round up. There is a bit of confusion with using the ‘extent’ option. The author gives a link for help, which I used, but the helper site gave the wrong info…. I think. Just a wee bit more help with Options in shortcodes, but truly awesome.


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Contributors & Developers

“Embed Webmap” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • 2016-04-10
  • Updating to work with WordPress 4.5
  • ‘description’ and ‘basemaps’ are now depricated. See the readme for alternatives. They should still work in this version but may not in the future.
  • New shortcode options! Added ‘searchextent’, ‘basemap_toggle’, ‘alt_basemap’, ‘basemap_gallery’, ‘disable_scroll’, ‘details’ options.
  • Misc code cleanup.


  • 2014-08-08
  • Initial Release