Open User Map | Everybody can add locations


🗺 📍 What does it do?

Let your visitors add new markers to a map (without registration). New locations will wait for your approval before getting published. The map is based on Leaflet JS and offers you many free map and marker styles. So you do not need an API Key, Access Token or any other external registration. There are no API request limits.

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Adding locations (backend and frontend) is as simple as dropping a marker on a map. Your visitors can search for addresses worldwide to quickly find the right spots. Add custom fields and descriptions to the form to get the data you need. Image and audio uploads are possible and much more.

More than 60 options to customize

Use the Gutenberg Block to integrate your map or place the shortcode anywhere on your site. Close by locations will group together in clusters. Make use of Custom Fields to create the form accoding to your needs.

How to add a new marker:

Just by clicking a „+“-Button a form will popup to let the visitor enter location details the same comfortable way you do it in the backend. After submit the location proposal will be „pending“ and wait for your review approval to get published.

Free Features:

  • frontend adding (can be disabled)
  • admin approval for pending locations
  • based on Leaflet
  • no API Keys
  • multiple map styles
  • multiple marker styles
  • full width map size
  • keep map focus in fixed position (stay in an area)
  • locations with custom fields! 🥳
  • private custom fields
  • „address“, „description“, „image“, „audio“ and even „title“ fields can be disabled
  • „address“-field links to google route
  • every text bit can be customized
  • locations with images & audio
  • Shortcode with with custom settings
  • Gutenberg Block with custom settings
  • marker clustering
  • fullscreen option
  • address search
  • refresh, redirection or thank you message after submit
  • use URL-Parameter &markerid=123 to highlight a specific marker on the map
  • get a specific value from a location by using the PHP function oum_get_location_value( ‚YOUR VALUE‘, $post_id )


The Open User Map plugin is also available in a professional version which includes more styles, more funtionality and more flexibility!

  • More custom field types
    Add custom fields like links, radio buttons, checkboxes, dropdowns and even HTML. Social media links will automatically be rendered as icons.

  • Email user notification
    Users get notified by email after their location has been approved.

  • Email Admin notification
    Send notifications to an Admin email account on incoming location proposals.

  • User restriction
    Restrict „Add location“ feature to registered users only. Redirect your visitors to the registration form.

  • Auto-publish
    When activated registered users will publish directly without admin approval. This can also be enabled for unregistered users.

  • Extend user registration
    Integrate the „Add location“ feature to the WordPress user registration form.

  • Custom filesizes
    Customize max. filesize for image/audio uploads (default: 10MB).

  • Custom marker icons
    Use your own custom marker icon.

  • Custom UI Elements color
    Pick a color for buttons and icons that fits your theme.

  • Current location
    Add a button that relocates the map to the users current location.

  • Filterable Marker Categories
    Organize locations in multiple filterable marker groups. Each group (category) can have an individual marker icon and will be accessible to visitors.

  • Limit visible locations
    You can limit the locations to be shown by marker categories and by post ids. So it is possible to show only locations of a specific type or to render only one single location. This can be done in the block settings or with shortcode attributes.

  • Single pages for locations
    Per default locations will not have a single page. This should ensure that all the locations wont negatively affect your SEO. But if you’d like to add more content to locations you can easily enable it in the PRO version.

  • Shortcodes for single location values
    Use the shortcode [open-user-map-location value=“YOUR VALUE“ post_id=“POST ID (optional)“] to easily display a value from a location. You will need this when creating single pages for locations. See all the available values in the Help section of the plugin settings (Settings > Open User Map > Help).

  • Show all location images as gallery
    Use the shortcode [open-user-map-gallery] to get a nice gallery view of all the location images. Each image is linked to the location marker on the map.

  • Allow registered users to edit their locations
    Open User Map PRO extends WordPress capabilities to allow backend access. If assigned to the user role registered users get access to read, edit and delete their locations from within the backend.

  • Submit your feature requests (high priority!)
    Suggest features that you want to have and we will target these with high priority.

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Use Cases

🍕 Bar and restaurant guide

You want to build a collaborative map service where your visitors can add locations on their own. This could be a travel blog or a something like a bar and restaurtant guide. Where are the top locations for food and drinks in your city? Ask your audience for their recommendations! Prepare some categories like food, drinks, music etc. and let them drop the markers right in the frontend. Watch your map grow fast!

👭👬 Community building

Extend the WordPress user registration form with an „Add location“ input. Your new users can drop a marker on the map to share their location. Use it to build an awesome user map and help your audience connecting.

🎤🎸 Sound map

Get your audience a soundmap. Your visitors can not only upload text and images to their locations but audio as well! This way e.g urban (or remote) areas can be discovered by its specific soundscape.

Die Möglichkeiten sind endlos. Wir sind sehr neugierig darauf, was du mithilfe unseres Plugins bauen wirst. Bitte zögere nicht, uns dies mitzuteilen oder im Support-Forum nach Funktionswünschen zu fragen. Da dieses Plugin ständig weiterentwickelt wird, sind wir sehr daran interessiert zu erfahren, welche Funktionen du benötigst. Kontaktiere uns!


  • Deine Karte im Frontend
  • Detailinformationen zu jedem Standort anzeigen
  • Vielleicht einen anderen Kartenstil ausprobieren
  • ...oder eine andere
  • Lass deine Seitenbesucher Standorte hinzufügen
  • Das Frontend-Popup-Formular
  • Die Benutzerstandorte sind in der Warteschleife und warten auf deine Genehmigung.
  • Nutze Marker-Clustering für Standorte die nah beieinander liegen
  • Bearbeitungsbildschirm für Standorte
  • Einstellungsansicht
  • Einstellungsansicht
  • Einstellungsansicht
  • Integrieren die Karte mit Gutenberg Block Editor
  • X-mas Feature: visitors can upload audio files
  • Add Custom fields instead of "address" and "description"


Dieses Plugin unterstützt 1 Block.

  • Open User Map | Everybody can add locations


Von deinem WordPress-Dashboard

  1. gehe zu Plugins > Neu hinzufügen
  2. Suche nach „Open User Map“
  3. Installiere und aktiviere Open User Map auf der Plugins-Seite
  4. Verwende den Gutenberg-Block „Open User Map“ (Kategorie „Widgets“) oder nutze einfach den Shortcode [open-user-map], um die Karte auf deiner Website anzuzeigen.
  5. You can manage locations in the “Open User Map” menu.


Benötige ich einen API Key oder irgendeine Registrierung?

Nein, das Plugin basiert auf Leaflet.js und bietet dir kostenlose Kartenstile, für die keine Registrierung erforderlich ist.

Wie integriere ich die Karte?

Verwende den Gutenberg-Block „Open User Map“ oder platziere einfach den Shortcode [open-user-map] an einer beliebigen Stelle im Inhalt oder integrieren ihn mit PHP in das Theme-Template:

echo do_shortcode("[open-user-map]")

Du kannst den anfänglichen Kartenfokus auch mit Shortcode-Attributen überschreiben:

[open-user-map lat="51.50665732176545" long="-0.12752251529432854" zoom="13"]

Kann ich die Ausgangsposition der Karte individuell festlegen?

Wenn du den anfänglichen Kartenfokus (Einstellungen) außer Kraft setzen möchtest, verwende einfach den Shortcode mit Attributen:

[open-user-map lat="51.50665732176545" long="-0.12752251529432854" zoom="13"]

Can I limit locations to a specific Type only?

Yes, just add the „types“ attribute to the shortcode:

[open-user-map lat="51.50665732176545" long="-0.12752251529432854" zoom="13" types="food|drinks"]

Can I show only specific locations?

Yes, just add the „ids“ attribute to the shortcode:

[open-user-map lat="51.50665732176545" long="-0.12752251529432854" zoom="13" ids="123"]

Benötige ich GPS Koordinaten?

Nein. Füge einen neuen Ort hinzu, indem du einfach einen Marker auf der Karte platzierst. Du kannst auch nach Adressen suchen. Wenn du allerdings trotzdem GPS-Koordinaten verwenden möchten, gibt es auch dafür eine Option.

I want my own fields. Is this possible?

Yes. You can add custom fields in the settings and use them instead of „address“ and „description“.

Kann ich den Gutenberg Block Editor nutzen?

Ja, du findest den „Open User Map“-Block unter der Kategorie „Widgets“.

Kann ich Marker-Clustering nutzen?

Ja, das ist standardmäßig aktiviert. Du kannst es allerdings in den Einstellungen auch deaktivieren.

Kann ich den Vollbildmodus aktivieren?

Ja! Oben links auf der Karte befindet sich eine Schaltfläche zur Steuerung des Vollbildmodus. Du kannst das in den Einstellungen deaktivieren.

Kann ich eigene Styles verwenden?

Ja, wir ermutigen dich, dies zu tun. Dieses Plugin soll entwicklerfreundlich sein. Fühle dich frei, die Klasse .open-user-map in css zu überschreiben, um dein eigenes großartiges Design zu erstellen.

Can my users upload audio files?

Yes! This is a new fun feature. Your visitors can upload mp3, wav, mp4 and m4a files and after your approval little audio players will be attached to the locations. The world needs soundmaps!

Is there a max. filesize for image/audio uploads?

Yes, per default it is 10MB. You customize that with the PRO version. Be aware that that you may need to increase upload_max_filesize and post_max_size on your server accordingly as they set the general limit for uploading files.

Can I disable specific form fields?

Yes, all default form fields can be disabled. You can use custom fields.

Can the „link“ field handle multiple URLs?

Yes. They need to be separated with the | symbol.

How can I access field values of a location?

Use this shortcode (PRO)

[open-user-map-location value="YOUR VALUE" post_id="POST ID (optional)"] 

to display a value from a location. You will need this when creating single pages for locations. See all the available values in the Help section of the plugin settings (Settings > Open User Map > Help).

How to allow registered users to manage their locations?

Make use of these capabilities: ‚edit_oum-locations‘, ‚edit_published_oum-locations‘ and ‚delete_oum-locations‘. Additionally you need to ensure the user has ‚upload_files‘ capability if you want them to edit/upload images in the backend.
You can assign them to any user role with plugins like e.g. User Role Manager.

Can I automatically open a location?

Add ?markerid=123 to the URL to auto-open a specific location. 123 can be the post_id of any public location.

The map doesn’t show up with content preloading.

Some themes/plugins make use of content preloading. This can break the loading of the OUM map. In this rare case please disable preloading for the map section. Alternatively you could manually trigger the oumMap.invalidateSize() method after the content has been loaded. This reinits the OUM map.

Ich habe einen Vorschlag zur Verbesserung des Plugins.

Bitte mach das! Du kannst das Support-Forum nutzen, um uns deine Ideen mitzuteilen, die helfen, dieses Plugin besser zu machen.


26. Mai 2022
This plugin is great. It is easy to use, and it continues to get better! Thank you!
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  • Bugfix: Get custom field value


  • Feature: Shortcodes for single location values
  • Feature: Archive pages (when single page are enabled)
  • Freemius SDK update


  • Bugfix: Make map globally available to lazy loading triggers (use oumMap.invalidateSize())
  • Bugfix: Shaking map on fixed position
  • Bugfix: oum-location post type not showing up in Elementor
  • Bugfix: & symbol in title results in &
  • Bugfix: `symbol in title or description breaks the code
  • Feature Request: address searchbar should be optional
  • Add gallery shortcode attributes (url, number)


  • Bugfix: Audio Upload on iPhone


  • Add debug info under Settings > Open User Map > Help
  • Feature Request: Allow comments for single pages
  • Feature Request: Custom fields should get option to be private
  • Feature Request: custom min zoom, custom map bounds
  • Feature Request: support m4a audio format
  • Feature Request: address search field on map
  • Feature Request: shortcode [open-user-map-gallery] to render all images as gallery
  • Feature Request: URL-Parameter &markerid=123 to auto-open specific location
  • Bugfix: automatic scroll to top of form


  • Bugfix: issues with output buffer
  • Bugfix: JS error with disabled audio upload
  • Bugfix: wrong image thumbnail
  • Feature Request: new setting to collapse filterbox design (on map)
  • Feature Request: display full image in the location edit screen


  • Bugfix: Default marker icon
  • better on-boarding
  • optimized backend style


  • Bugfix: Admin notification failed sometimes
  • Bugfix: Error on missing default roles
  • Feature Request: Better „Show me where I am“-Icon


  • Bugfix: JS error in the backend (color-picker & custom fields)
  • Bugfix: Image uploaded from the backend missing thumbnail
  • Bugfix: Missing image rotation for mobile uploads
  • Feature Request: All texts are now customizable
  • Feature Request: New custom field „HTML“
  • Feature Request: New capabilities that allow edit access for registered users
  • Feature Request: Remove button for image & audio uploads
  • Feature Request: Loading Icon on submit
  • Optimized settings layout
  • Code optimization


  • Bugfix: php warning (type undefined)
  • Feature Request: Allow refresh, redirection or text message after validation
  • Feature Request: Notify admin on incoming location proposals
  • Feature Request: Redirect „Add Location“-Button to registration form (when restricted to registered users only)
  • Feature Request: Allow to limit the number of characters on text fields
  • Feature Request: Allow empty option value
  • Feature Request: Allow auto-publish for unregistered users


  • Bugfix: Styling of checkboxes
  • Bugfix: map paning on 1st click on marker incorrect due to lazy loading image dimensions
  • Feature Request: new option to auto-generate title allowing locations without title
  • Feature Request: Allow to change the title of the form and the title of the buttons
  • Feature Request: limit map to specific location
  • Feature Request: limit map to specific type
  • Feature Request: adjustable map height (desktop & mobile)
  • FEATURE: Customize Gutenberg Block with attributes


  • Security Update
  • Bugfix: „notify me on publish“ was not translatable
  • Feature Request: multiple links (separated with |)
  • Feature Request: Add more Social Media Icons
  • Feature Request: „Type“ can have a custom label


  • „Add location“ button can be disabled entirely
  • create and use automatic image thumbnails
  • Better styling & validation for fieldsets
  • hide empty custom fields
  • Feature Request: „Full width“, „Fixed Size“ & „Reponsive size“ option
  • Feature Request: marker categories filter
  • Feature Request: single pages for locations
  • Feature Request: automatic Social Media Icons
  • Feature Request: dynamic image size


  • better styles for „+“-Button
  • better settings overview
  • Feature Request: change allowed audio file extensions to ‚mp3‘, ‚wav‘, ‚mp4‘
  • Feature Request: individually disable „audio“ and „image“ upload
  • Feature Request: mark „description“, „audio“ & „image“ as required fields
  • Feature Request: custom colors for ui elements
  • Feature Request: more custom field types
  • Feature Request: description texts for custom fields
  • Bugfix: custom fields not showing correctly in the backend
  • Bugfix: multiple approval confirmation emails


  • Bugfix: default audio and image upload sizes
  • optimized loading of settings
  • fixing minor bugs
  • ensure WordPress 5.9 compatibility


  • Bugfix: „Address“ & „Description“ don’t hide (thanks @tom29)
  • Feature Request: pre-fill address field when geosearch succeeds


  • Feature Request: Custom fields
  • Feature Request: „Address“ and „Description“ fields can be disabled
  • Feature Request: Search leads to marker placement


  • PRO: use marker categories with individual marker icons


  • Bugfix: enabling current user location


  • Bugfix: UI settings page


  • PRO: use your own custom marker icon
  • PRO: add a button that relocates the map to the users current location (optional)


  • wording


  • major update provides access to PRO version
  • better code structure
  • limit max. filesize for image/audio uploads to 10MB
  • PRO: user email notification after approval (optional)
  • PRO: customize max. filesize for image/audio uploads
  • PRO: auto-publish for registered users (optional)
  • PRO: restrict „Add location“ feature to registered users only (optional)
  • PRO: add „Add location“ feature to WordPress registration (optional)


  • bugfix: dashicons


  • FUN FEATURE: let your visitors upload audio to locations (xmas feature request)
  • better frontend form
  • code optimization


  • neue Funktion: Verwendung von Shortcode-Attributen zum Setzen des anfänglichen Kartenfokus


  • bugfix: escaping quotes


  • escaping single quotes from HTML input


  • bessere Ausgangsposition auf der Karte beim Hinzufügen neuer Orte
  • Plugin-Mitwirkende hinzugefügt (Danke!)


  • bugfix: Fullscreen auf iOS
  • verbesserte Startposition der Karte beim Hinzufügen eines weiteren Standorts
  • verbesserte Responsive Styles für kleine Displays


  • Style fehler behoben


  • Style fehler behoben


  • besseres Styling für Overlay


  • Vollbild Funktion hinzugefügt
  • Einstellungen: benutzerdefinierte „Dankeschön“-Nachricht
  • besserer Opt-in-Bildschirm


  • Alle kostenlosen Funktionen
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