Our maps are compatible with WordPress. However, because WordPress is a content management system that dynamically creates pages from a database, installation is a little more complicated. You can either follow our manual instructions or use our WordPress plugin to install the map. The WordPress plugin is easier to use. However, the manual method gives you more control and allows you to install multiple maps on a website.
First, choose the map you want to install
WordPress Plugin (Option A)
Download the latest version of our WordPress plugin
Upload the plugin to your plugin directory
The directory interactive-maps should be uploaded to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
Click on Interactive Maps in your WordPress Settings
Upload the files
Using the plugin, upload the worldmap.js and mapdata.js files
Paste [simplemaps] into the post/page where you want the map to be located
This shortcode will be replaced by the plugin with your map when you publish/preview the post.
Publish/preview your post and your map should be visible
Manual Instructions (Option B)
Upload the files to your server
Upload the worldmap.js and mapdata.js files and the map_images folder to your server. You can do this using an FTP client. If you have not done this before, your web host should be able to provide you with instuctions. Since these are script files, you cannot use WordPress to upload them like you would an image in a blog post.
Copy down the urls where you uploaded these files
Copy down the urls where you have uploaded the worldmap.js and mapdata.js files.
Log in to WordPress and create a new post
Click on the "HTML" or "Text" tab
Paste the following code where you want the map to appear