Using GET variables to Control your Map


This article coversย Linking to a Marker from Another Pageย with theย WP Go Maps Pro Add-on



The Following Plugin/s need to be installed and active

  • WP Go Maps
  • WP Go Maps Pro Add-on

Identifying Destination map parameters

If youโ€™d like to link to one of your Maps, centered on a specific Marker, from another web page you can use GET variables in a link to call and control your Map. When loaded, the map will center on that markerโ€™s location and the zoom level will be changed if you set that variable as well. Note that the receiving page must include a Map (can be either a shortcode or a widget).ย 

Destination map page
Destination map page

To create your link youโ€™ll need theย Marker IDย for the marker you want to be centered on the Map. You can find theย Marker IDย by opening the Map containing the Marker

WP GO Maps -> Maps (edit your chosen map) -> scroll to the bottom of the map editor

Finding the Marker ID
Finding the Marker ID

Now that you have yourย Marker ID, you are ready to create the link to open the Map.

Map Called with GET Variables

Usage Example

Map display with GET variables for marker and zoom
Map display with GET variables for marker and zoom

The following GET variables can be assigned:

  • markerid: The ID of the marker. Once set, the map will automatically centre on this markerโ€™s location and the infowindow will open.
  • mzoom: The zoom level (0 โ€“ 21). Once set, the map will zoom to this level.


Updated 27 Jun 2022
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