From Theme Options – Map – Map Settings you manage the following options:

Map system

WP Residence provides two types of maps. You can choose between Open Street Map and Google Map.


Enable/disable read from file option

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.


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

Zoom on advanced search results, properties list, property taxonomies pages

The following comment applies to any from the following list:

  • advanced search results page map,
  • properties list custom template map,
  • property taxonomies pages map

When Google Maps are set as header option, the map pins and properties in the list are in sync.

For this feature, the map will change the zoom automatically to display all the pins from the list in the map view. 

Because of this, the manual Google Maps zoom value you set in theme options or for each page will not be considered.

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 the same vicinity and max zoom level for a cluster to show on the map.

Enable the use of dsIDXpress plugin over the map –

Please note this will come with limitations if you use this plugin.

Read more here –

Enable or disable the google search bar over the map.

Add your custom map code from

More here –