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Vanilla Adaptive Maps


A way to include an Adaptive Map, based on Brad Frost’s Adaptive Maps pattern, without requiring an external JavaScript library.

The basic premise is that we should be using mobile devices’ far better-suited mapping applications rather than attempting to frame maps in our own websites. Users w/ larger screens will get a full map in an iframe.

No styling has been provided, but the link and map are wrapped in div.adaptive-map.


All props to Brad Frost who presented the idea quite a while ago.


  • Entering shortcode into a post
  • The map is created above the link
  • On narrower screens, a static map image will be created instead


  1. Upload the vanilla-adaptive-maps folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

To use, write a shortcode like this: [vamap addr="1203 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302"]

To include a responsive map in a theme template, write the following PHP:

<?php echo do_shortcode('[vamap addr="1203 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302"]'); ?>


What is the breakpoint between mobile and desktop?

Right now, the breakpoint is set at 550px, which was the default in Brad’s model, and seems reasonable to me.

Can I change the breakpoint for switching from mobile to desktop?

Yes, although you’ll have to modify the plugin. Open vanilla-adaptive-maps.php and look for set_breakpoint. You can change the number there.

Right now we are only supporting a pixel-based breakpoint. I want to change that, though.


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Wachangiaji & Wasanidi

“Vanilla Adaptive Maps” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Files reorganized. No code changes.


  • Initial release.