This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

MapHilight for WordPress


MapHilight makes it easy to integrate the javascript needed to make your maps or images interactive. Based on the imagemapster jQuery plugin, MapHilight allows you to customize a hover effect on your maps or images.
Plugin uses jQuery plugin found here :
Thanks jmcphail for pointing it out on this plugin’s WordPress forum.

Use it in your Posts by adding the following shortcode : [maphilight]

Learn More


  • Interactive map preview in admin
  • Add more options for area rendering


  • An example of the "General" admin parameters page.


As usual for any wordpress extension, go to “Extensions / Add” in the admin menu and search for “maphilight”. Then click on the “Install Now” link. Activate the extension once it’s installed.

Or you may also get the plugin as a zip file and upload it to your wordpress site by choosing “send” in the “Extension / Add” menu.


1. How do I integrate the map in an article or a post once it has been created in the admin menu ?

You only need to use the [maphilight] shortcode in your post or article and the map will appear. The javascript will only be loaded in your page if the shortcode is present.

Contributors & Developers

“MapHilight for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Changed jQuery plugin mahilight for imagemapster. Allowing responsive maps !


  • Initial release