Elementor Page builder is one of the most popular WordPress plugins of it’s type. It has tons of widgets available, but you might need something different for your project. If you need to create an interactive map of the world or of any country, but need something different than Google Maps, you might want to try the Interactive World Maps plugin. These are some examples of maps created with this plugin.
The plugin is fully compatible with the Elementor Page Builder. After you create your map you can easily add it to your page using the Shortcode widget. Below we’ll explain how you can do this with some very simple steps.
1) Install the Plugin
The plugin is for sale exclusively on Envato Market for only $21 with 6 months support included and all future updates. Once you have the plugin zip file, you can install through the Plugins > Add New > Upload interface in your administration. Once you have the plugin installed you’ll see the new ‘Interactive Maps’ menu entry in your administration menu.
2) Build your Map
The plugin comes with more than 300 maps, where you can colour regions or add markers. Both regions and markers can be interactive, displaying tooltips on hover and perform actions on click, like opening a new page or display information on a lightbox or next to the map. Follow the onscreen instructions and create the map to fit your needs. There’s a video tutorial available for beginners also.
Once you have your map saved, you’ll have a unique shortcode. That shortcode will be used to add the map to your page.
3) Add the Map to your Elementor page
The current version of the plugin will not add a new map widget to Elementor builder. However you can use the map shortcode on the existing Shortcode Widget. Just add the shortcode widget to the place on the page where you want the map to display and add the map shortcode there. The preview will not display the map immediately, but once you save your page and preview it, you should see your map.
And that’s it. You can create as many maps as you want and add them into different shortcode widgets. You can also add the map shortcode together with normal text in a text editor, but the Elementor preview will not display the map placeholder, just the shortcode itself, but once published, the map will also display.
If you have any question about Elementor or the Interactive World Maps plugin leave a comment and I’ll try my best to help.
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