There are many plugins to
add places to our WordPress entries using Google Maps
, but the vast majority require knowing the exact coordinates to mark the place. The new
Stellar Places plugin for WordPress
allows you to show places with Google Maps but without the need for coordinates and also offers other advantages that we will see in detail in the analysis.
The plugin has been published recently in the WordPress.org plugin repository, so we are facing the first version of the plugin but it will surely evolve over time. Even so, it is one of the most complete plugins I've seen to manage
Google Maps from WordPress
Analysis of the Stellar Places plugin to show places in WordPress from Google Maps.
Once Stellar Places is installed, a new item appears in the menu called
from which we manage our places. We can create new places, create categories of places, etc.
The plugin creates a new type of entry for places and also assigns you the custom taxonomy
. It is a pity that it does not allow to adjust the taxonomy and put the name that we want, since in Spanish it would be good if the taxonomy created were called
If we go to
Places â†’ AÃ±adir Nueva
, we can enter all the elements of an entry, but if we go down a little we arrive at the
window where we can enter the name of the place, the street, the postal code, the coordinates, etc. We see that
Stellar Places offers several options and flexibility when introducing a new place
, which makes it stand out from its competitors.
Another very useful option is that it
to insert the locations that we have created in entries or pages
. For this we will have to use the shortcode
. Clarify that in the example of the shortcode the value of
, but you have to put the
of the map you want to insert.
This shortcode is very flexible and allows many adjustments to be made, both in the design and in the elements it shows. For example, if we create a category of places named
and add two places to this category (for example Barcelona and Madrid), then we can show all places in the
category using the shortcode
As there are many options offered by the shortcode to collect them in this article, I link the official page of the plugin where you find all the options of the shortcode:
Finally, say that the plugin is free and that if you use places in your tickets or have to indicate locations from Google Maps, this plugin is what you are looking for.