YaMaps for WordPress Plugin


YaMaps plugin is the simplest way to insert Yandex maps on your site. The plugin has a user-friendly interface. You can visually put placemarks on your Yandex map, move them with your mouse, change icons and much more.

Plugin Highlights:

  • You can add maps to pages without coding.
  • Or you can visually edit the shortcodes in the editor.
  • You can add any number of maps to one page.
  • You can add multiple markers to one card.
  • You can add markers with hyperlinks.
  • You can select the icon and it’s color of the marker in the colorpicker.
  • You can select type of map (Map, Satellite, Hybrid), map zoom, map controls in the visual editor.

Shortcodes Structure

  • yamap center – Map center coordinates
  • yamap height – Map height
  • yamap zoom – Map zoom (0 to 19)
  • yamap scrollzoom – Scrollwheel zoom lock (scrollzoom=”0″ for lock)
  • yamap type – Map type (yandex#map, yandex#satellite, yandex#hybrid)
  • yamap controls – Map controls separated by a semicolon (typeSelector;zoomControl;searchControl;routeEditor;trafficControl;fullscreenControl;geolocationControl)
  • yamap container – ID of the existing block in the WP template. The map will be placed in the block with this ID. The new block in the content will not be created.

  • yaplacemark coord – Placemark coordinates

  • yaplacemark icon – Placemark icon
  • yaplacemark color – Marker color
  • yaplacemark name – Placemark hint or content
  • yaplacemark url – Linked URL or post with ID will be opened by click on the placemark

  • You can insert multiple placemark codes inside the maps’s shortcode.

Shortcode Example

[yamap center=”55.7532,37.6225″ height=”15rem” zoom=”12″ type=”yandex#map” controls=”typeSelector;zoomControl”][yaplacemark coord=”55.7532,37.6225″ icon=”islands#blueRailwayIcon” color=”#ff751f” name=”Placemark”][/yamap]


  • Visual shortcode dialog window.
  • Shortcode in TinyMCE editor.
  • Map on the blog page.
  • Shortcode button.
  • Visual selecting the marker color.


  1. Upload yamaps folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload yamaps folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
Do I need a Yandex Map API key for using YaMaps?

No, You don’t need it.

How to choose the type and zoom of the map?

Just set type and zoom of the map in the visual editor window. On the site it will be displayed identically.

How to use the plugin with new Gutenberg editor?

You can add a block with a classic editor and add a map with it. Later, native support can be added if most users start to use Gutenberg.

How to insert a map into my template as PHP code?

Use the tag “echo do_shortcode(”)” with your map shortcode insde.

How to set an icon that is not in the drop-down list?

You can chose icon at https://tech.yandex.com/maps/doc/jsapi/2.1/ref/reference/option.presetStorage-docpage/ and set it manually to the “Icon” field. For example “islands#blueRailwayIcon”.

Why a can’t change color of StretchyIcon?

This is the limitation of Yandex.Map API. You can select a stretchy icon of the desired color at https://tech.yandex.com/maps/doc/jsapi/2.1/ref/reference/option.presetStorage-docpage/ and set it manually.

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  • Fixed: Bugfix.


  • New: Adding styles for classic editor block in Gutenberg editor.


  • New: Visual editing of existing maps.
  • New: Nice looking shortcodes template in the TinyMCE editor with edit button.
  • Code refactoring.
  • Fixed: Bugfix.


  • New: “Extra” Panel tab added
  • New: Instead of the URL, you can put a post ID.
  • New: You can place the map in an existing block in the WordPress template. If filled, the map block in the content will not be created.


  • New: Adding multiple placemarks in the visual editor
  • Change: “routeEditor” map control replaced with “routeButtonControl” for a better experience.


  • New: Added map support in WooСommerce product description.


  • Fixed: Bugfix.


  • Fixed: Bugfix.


  • Fixed: Bugfix.


  • Fixed: The way of localization of the plugin is changed. According to the WordPress documentation.


  • New: Added scrollwheel zoom lock


  • Fixed: Adding url tag from a visual editor


  • Fixed: Strip html tags inside shortcode


  • Fixed: Plugin info


  • New: Added icon selection
  • New: Added hyperlinks feature for the icons
  • New: Added “Height” parameter for map
  • Fixed: Automatically move the marker to the coordinates of the search result


  • Initial release