Starting 1.18 version we have  added the option to choose the Maximum number of pins that will show on the map.

A high number will increase the response time and server load. Use a number that works for your current hosting situation.

After 1.15 update

The settings for Google Map can be found in Theme Options- Map – Map Settings.

Map settings

From this area you manage:

Enable https for google maps

Choose this if you add SSL to  your website.

Google Maps API key

Default lat and long values.

To find out Latitude and Longitude for Google Maps, starting point go to Google Maps, find your location, click right on the location on the map and click “What’s here”. Coordinates will show in the search bar on top.


If you use global header set google maps coordinates as instructed here:

If you use custom header set google maps coordinates as instructed here:

Some pages will take the lat and long of the first property in list (advanced search results, properties list, agent list (when not using read from file)

Map default latitude and longitude, and default zoom level (these details will apply for global header set to Google Maps

Important note for pages advanced search results, properties list, property taxonomies

These pages: advanced search results, properties list, taxonomies pages behave differently if google maps is set as header option. On these pages the map pins and properties in list are in sync. For this feature the map will change automatically the zoom to display all the pins from list in the map view. 

Because of this the manual zoom you set in theme options google maps settings or in page options google maps options will be disregarded.

Default map style:

Choose between satellite, terrain, roadmap

Use caching for maps –

if yes, this will make pins on the map update every 3 hours

Enable pins cluster

This is for pins that in same vicinity and max zoom level for cluster to show on the map.

Set default pin coordinates (lat and long) for contact page template.

Read more here –

Enable the use of dsIDXpress plugin over map –

Please note this will come with limitations if you use this plugin. Read more here –

Height of the map

For default header media as google maps, you can choose the height of the map in closed mode, height of the map in open map and the option to force map at open height (without close/open button to show). These settings apply for global header set to Google Maps –

Enable or disable the google search bar over map.

Add your custom map code from

More here –


Enable / disable read from file

If you enable Read from file option, the following applies:

a. Pins.txt file inside theme folder must have writing permissions (777 or 755). Read more on how to set permissions here –

b. A cron runs daily to generate new pins for new properties. Or you can generate manually from this panel.

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Also, you can find more details here:

WP Residence V1.08 – How to enable Pin Reading System from file – Theme Options