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A WordPress parent theme for interactive maps and journalism

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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.


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, configurations 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!




InfoAmazonia provides timely news and reports of the endangered Amazon region. A network of organizations and journalists deliver updates from the nine countries of the forest. The data used will always be freely available for download and will be renewed frequently. The comparison between stories and data aims to improve public’s perception of issues in the Amazon region.The project is done in partnership with Internews and supported by Knight International Journalism Fellowships of the International Center for Journalists and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network

Greenpeace Brasil - Lataria

Greenpeace Brasil - Lataria

Mapping and monitoring accidents relating old drilling platforms on the pre-salt region.

Authors and Contributors

JEO is a collaboration between @oeco, @cardume, @memelab and @icfjknight. Developed after the theme was built for InfoAmazonia, a project led by ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow Gustavo Faleiros and supported by Internews.

Support or Contact

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