How to Add a Shaded Map to Your WordPress Website

Maps are incredibly popular right now. Everyone wants to be able to see the world (and the places in it) on a computer screen, and there are several ways to accomplish this feat. You can either use Google Earth or another mapping software, or you can shade a map yourself. We will teach you how to shade a map and add it to your WordPress website using Canva’s mapping tool, which is free for personal use.

The Basics

A great way to add a map to your blog or website is through the use of Canva’s mapping tool. All you need to do is enter the location you would like to map (it can be a physical address or a city or town name), choose the right map type (either satellite or street), and then click the shade button. Voila! You have yourself a shaded map.

You can take this a step further and insert a variety of maps into your posts. For example, you could insert a political map of the United States, or the world’s largest cities map, or a street map of New York City, and so on.

Adding A Shaded Map To Your Blog

Let’s get shadelocked! To add a shaded map to your blog, simply enter the location for the map in the text field, and then click the Add to Blog button. Canva will take care of the rest. As you can see, a map will appear with the country name in the right corner, and the location will be indicated by a circle with the location’s name in it. You can either leave the default location labels (Country, State, and so on) or you can edit them to better describe the location you are mapping (e.g., USA or New York).

If you are entering an address, you will need to fill in the lat/lon fields so that Canva knows exactly where you want to be displayed on the map. The default coordinate fields (latitude and longitude) are in the upper right corner of the map widget, so you can easily find them if you are not sure where you should be located on the map.

Adding A Shaded Map To Your Website

To add a shaded map to your website, use the same process as above, but instead of adding it to a blog, you will need to insert it into a page. Simply click the Add to Website button, and Canva will take you to a page where you can add content.

The process is the same as adding a map to a blog: you will simply need to enter the location you are mapping in the text field, and then click the Add to Website button. When adding a shaded map to your website, you will have the option to select one of the existing templates, or you can create a new page from scratch and style it to your liking.

Canva offers several different map styles. You can choose from several different map types (satellite, street, hybrid, and so forth), and then you can choose the color of the roads or the areas where the satellite view is visible. You can further select the zoom level, which ranges from general to highly detailed images.

The important thing to keep in mind is that Canva’s mapping tool is extremely easy to use, and it requires no special training. Even if you have never created a website or blog, you will have no problem using Canva’s mapping tool to add a shaded map to your website.