Using the basic CartoDB 'embed' option, how is the extent stored / saved / set for a map?

For example:

A CartoDB map (formerly 'visualization') has three potential pages on my blog / website (WordPress) for each State I want to show from my map.

I can't seem to figure out how to use the same 'map' for 3 different extents (views) of the same map.

There is no option to set the extent, and it seems to be set to the last place you panned/zoomed to on the map itself - with no option to save.

Am I missing something or is there a better workflow for this?

And since I'm using WordPress, I can't use CartoDB.js, and the same problem seems to apply to using the 'simple link' for the WordPress plugin.

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You can use parameters (center_lat, center_lon and zoom( in the URL of the embed map in order to set up the center and the level of zoom, for example:


You can find also the same information in our documentation here

  • Ok I see that's in there - would be nice to have it exposed in the embed window as this isn't really intuitive (embedding being the most basic form of using a cartodb map...) Thanks!!! May 21, 2015 at 16:26

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