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#JEO v1.0.8

JEO WordPress Theme acts as a geojournalism platform which allows news organizations, bloggers and NGOs to publish news stories as layers of information on digital maps. With JEO, creating the interaction between data layers and contextual information is much more intuitive and interactive. The theme is ready for multilingual content and facilitates the publishing tasks.

You can post geotagged stories and create richly designed pages for each one of the featured stories. At same time, by simply imputing the ids of layers hosted on MapBox, you can manage sophisticated maps without loosing perfomance, add legends directly with HTML and set the map paramethers. All direct at the WordPress dashboard.

JEO wants to help journalists and NGOs to improve storytelling with maps. Creating a child theme with all its functionality is easy since it contains all the necessary hooks to customize layouts and data visualization.

Mix and visualize your custom maps with WordPress

Download the file and upload to your wp-content/themes/ directory, on your self-hosted WordPress installation.

Or you can use git:

$ cd wp-content/themes
$ git clone git://

After setting the files, go to Appearance > Themes and activate JEO.


  • Leaflet map library
  • Custom tile layers
  • MapBox maps
  • CartoDB maps
  • Layer filtering options, allowing you to mix tile layer, MapBox and CartoDB.
  • Geocoding WordPress posts using OpenStreetMaps or Google Maps supporting custom post types.
  • Google Street View support for Google Maps geocoding.
  • Customizable marker icons that can be associated to categories, custom taxonomies or posts directly.
  • Map markers query integrated to posts query.
  • GeoJSON API (any content /?geojson gives the geojson output). E.g.:
  • Support qTranslate multilanguage plugin


Checkout our wiki for tutorials and detailed developer documentation.

Using JEO

First map

After activating your theme, you'll see a big message on your homepage to create your first map. Do it! You can start by selecting one of our presetted open layers, or already add custom layers if you have any.

Settings and contents

After setting your first map, go to the bottom of your dashboard's menu and click on JEO Settings to change website styles, map behaviours and basic settings to set it up the way you need it.

Now you can go manage your posts, geolocate them and add custom marker icons!

Authors and Contributors

JEO is a collaboration between @oeco, @cardume, @memelab and @icfjknight. Developed after the theme was built for InfoAmazonia and supported by Internew´s Earth Journalism Network .

Support or Contact

Having trouble with JEO? Go to our issues page and we'll help you there!