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Creating a Google Maps API key

Overview

When the WP Go Maps is configured to us the Google Maps Engine, a Google Maps API key is required

This article covers two Options for obtaining a Google Maps API Key

Setup

General Prerequisites

The Following Plugin/s need to be installed and active

  • WP Go Maps
  • WP Go Maps Pro Add-on (optional)

Engine Specific Prerequisites

Google Maps Engine - This guide covers obtaining an API key to to be used with the Google Maps Engine

Option 1: Using our Cloud API Key

For:Β Standard Users

Navigate over to ourΒ Cloud API Key purchase pageΒ and get an API key with the click of a button.

Select the Pay with Card option to use our Cloud
Select the Pay with Card option to use our Cloud

Option 2: Creating a Google Maps API Key automatically

For:Β Standard Users

Navigate over to theΒ Google Maps PlatformΒ and get a Google API Project setup automatically for your site.

The key Creation process follows 3 steps

Step 1

If you are already logged into a google account, the new API key will be created against this account, you are able to switch accounts at this first step if required. Once you have read and accepted the terms, select Continue

Select Google Account
Select Google Account

Step 2

Enter your contact number to verify Contact information

Verify your Contact Number
Verify your Contact Number

Step 3

Set Up your Billing information.

Please note, your card is used to verify that you're not a robot. Don't worry, it won't be charged until you manually upgrade to a paid account.

There is no charge to try Maps APIs. You get $200 monthly credit at no charge for Google Maps APIs. You Also get an extra $300 credit to try for any Google Cloud product for 90 days.

Capture your billing details
Capture your billing details

Copy The Key and Paste it into the WP Go Maps Plugin

Copy the API key
Copy the API key

Please select the copy key button and paste this key in the following location in the WP Go Maps plugin

WP GO Maps -> Settings -> Advanced Settings -> Google Maps API Key

Paste theAPI Key in Advanced Settings
Paste theAPI Key in Advanced Settings

Please remember to save settings

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