Add Markers, Photos, Lines and Shapes to detailed interactive Maps. Simply add them to your content using the Waymark shortcode.

See the Demo

Anything you add to a Map can be given a title, description, image and categorised using Types. Waymark can also read Markers and Lines from file (GPX/KML/GeoJSON supported), allowing you to easily embed data stored in these formats.

Photos can be added through the WordPress Media Library, if Waymark detects a location associated with the Photo it will add it to the Map where it was taken.

Waymark was designed to be very customisable, allowing you to change icons, colours and styles, as well as the ability to add multiple Basemaps.

Map Meta

Map Meta allows you to add information about your Map. By default this is a “Description” textarea which displays under the Map Editor. You can customise the input fields that are displayed alongside the editor in Waymark > Settings > Meta. Any information added in these inputs will be displayed on the Map Details page.


Collections allow you to organise your Maps, as well as the ability to display multiple Maps at once using the Waymark shortcode. Collections can be nested and Maps can be associated with multiple Collections, meaning you can organise your Maps however best suits you.

See the Demo


  • Create interactive Maps using Waymark editor
  • Add Maps to your content using the Waymark shortcode
  • You can add multiple Basemaps and switch between them
  • Manage your Maps in WordPress admin
  • Waymark is very customisable


With Waymark enabled, click on the “Maps” link in the sidebar to create and edit Maps. Once you are happy with your Map, copy the Waymark shortcode and add it to your content.


Is There a Demo?

Yes, here.

Does Waymark Support Google Maps?

While Google Basemaps can be added to Waymark, Waymark does not use the Google Maps API (it uses Leaflet). There are other plugins available that are made specifically for Google Maps.


July 26, 2019
This plugin is one of the best to create a map ! it's simple and support is great and fast 😉 I use this plugin to show GPX files, it's great to do that. Only a count meter is missing ! maybe on the next release 🙂
July 26, 2019
This is a very powerful plugin, I wanted to set up a map with a defined area marking a delivery area. Waymark made this very easy and intuitive to set up, including setting custom colours for the boundary line and transparent fill.
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  • Collections – Can now be given a description and viewed as an archive (lists Maps in that Collection) on the front-end. A link is displayed on the Map Details page (Collection links support permalinks)
  • Map URLs now support permalinks
  • Added the ability to duplicate Maps
  • In the Editor, Markers now display their Lat,Lng
  • Lots of other improvements and bug fixes

Thanks to @neilhorton740 and @carldavidcarlstrom for suggestions and testing.


  • Shortcodes – Added the ability to specify initial Map centre and zoom through the Shortcode: [Waymark map_centre=”,” map_zoom=”<0-18>”]. Shortcodes no longer require a Map ID/Collection ID. Added Using Shortcodes section to Help page.
  • Maps – Added setting for Default Centre/Zoom when a Map has no data to display.
  • Collections – Added the option to display a link to Map Details pages from Collections
  • Improved Settings input sanitisation
  • Lots more performance improvements and bug fixes

Another big thanks to @neilhorton740 for suggestions and testing.


  • Release date: December 17th, 2019

Added the ability to specify a default basemap through shortcode: [Waymark map_id=”1234″ basemap=”Basemap Name”]. Which Basemap to use as the Map Editor default can also be specified in Settings > Misc. > Editor Options. Thanks again to @neilhorton740 for the suggestion and testing.


  • Release date: December 5th, 2019

Added Line Weight setting for Lines and the ability to override the Shortcode Header setting through the shortcode. A HUGE thank you to @neilhorton740 for the suggestions and testing.


  • Release date: November 8th, 2019

Added support for Map Meta, which allows you to customise the input fields that display under the Map Editor. Any data you input will display on the Map Details page. Plus some minor improvements and bug fixes.


  • Release date: October 28rd, 2019

Added support for Collections, which allow you to organise your Maps and display multiple Maps at once. Also more bug fixes.


  • Release date: October 23rd, 2019

Integrated leaflet-control-geocoder, thanks for the suggestion! Also minor fixes and tweaks.


  • Release date: October 11th, 2019

Bug fixes and improvements. Thanks again to @rottensod!


  • Release date: September 4th, 2019

Bug fixes and minor tweaks. Thanks to @rottensod for your bug finding efforts!


  • Release date: July 26th, 2019

Integrated Leaflet.Sleep into Waymark for better zoom/scroll event handling. Thanks to @numeeja for this suggestion!


  • Release date: July 25th, 2019

Minor bug fix.


  • Release date: July 23rd, 2019

First public release of Waymark!