Responsive Styled Google Maps - WordPress Plugin

Responsive Styled Google Maps - WordPress Plugin

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Responsive google map generator, easy and simple, the maps are responsive and styled, using this simple WordPress plugin. The maps are generated using an intuitive shortcode. The plugin allows multiple markers on the same map and multiple maps in a page. Shortcode builder included, together with 50 map colorful map styles.


In a post, page or widget, write this shortcode to generate a map:
[res_map address=”your street, your city, your country”]

or use the latitude/longitude coordinates:
[res_map address=”-37.798391,145.01652”]


- Current version: 4.0
- Please note that since 22 June 2016, Google requires a Google Maps API key to create a map, so you will need an API key from them ( ) to use any map plugin from the market, including this one.


  • Google maps plugin to generate maps based on address OR latitude/longitude
  • 100% responsive and mobile friendly
  • Works in sidebars, posts, pages and custom post types
  • Can create a map with multiple markers
  • There can be more than one maps in a page/post
  • The plugin admin has real time map preview and shortcode preview
  • The small window popups accept HTML code
  • Search box
  • Clustering option
  • Show/Hide the points of interest
  • You can put a custom link in the marker’s popup window
  • 50 included colorful map styles or a hue color
  • 10 included marker icons
  • You can use your own icons
  • “Locate me” button
  • Every control on the map can be turned on/off
  • Directions link
  • W3C valid, does not break your W3C validation.
  • Minified resources (JS, CSS) for faster loading.
  • Since 22 June 2016, Google requires an API key for maps, can be obtained easily
  • Translation ready.
  • Retina support.
  • Detailed documentation.
  • Does not use your database.

Plugin admin (click the image to view larger)



A video showing the admin area
A video showing how it works with Visual Composer

Themes using this plugin:

A great, beautiful theme using this map plugin: Eternity
A clean and fresh theme designed for kids related websites: Kids Zone
A modern and useful theme designed for tourism websites: Trendy Travel
A beautifully handcrafted responsive wedding WordPress theme: Lily
A theme muscled for modern trend, gyms, sport club or fitness centers: Fitness Zone
A theme for lawyers, attorneys: Attorney & Law | Lawyers WordPress Theme

Map Styles



Version history

14.07.2016 - version 4.0
- Added the iconsize parameter to support retina screens
27.06.2016 - version 3.4
- Added the possibility to enter a Google Maps API key (the API key is required by Google after 22 June 2016 for maps created on websites AFTER this date; the maps created BEFORE this date do not need an API key, see more details here: )
22.05.2016 - version 3.3
- Moved the clustering icons inside the plugin (they were removed from public CDN)
- Fixed the max-width and max-height issue for compatibility with some free themes 
(some free themes limit the max-width and max-height of all images to 70%-80%, breaking the maps imagery)
19.02.2016 - version 3.2
- Updated to the latest version the included marker clusterer library
- Fixed the incompatibility with WP External Links plugin (by fixing how description in popup is generated)
- Added locate me feature / button
- Fixed the admin form looking on latest Google Chrome
- Removed in the getstylestring function the code that was doubled
- Removed adsense feature because it has been deprecated by Google 
(see )
- Map scripts are now loaded in footer for faster loading
- Added two CSS settings to avoid conflicts with themes which set images width
05.01.2016 - version 3.1
- Renamed a CSS id from #shortcode to #resmap_shortcode, to avoid conflict with ShortcodeMenu plugin in admin area
- Removed the "sensor" parameter from the Maps API call, it became deprecated 
25.09.2015 - version 3.0
- Changed the location of the search box to the left corner, due to recent Google Maps API controls changes
- Removed pan control completely, because it was also removed from the Google Maps API
- Replaced __ with esc_html__ for better security in the file responsive-styled-google-maps-admin.php
- Default language files (.mo and .po) updated
12.08.2015 - version 2.29
- Replaces data- attributes with javascript (buyers request)
26.07.2015 - version 2.28
- Added shortcode support for text widgets
17.07.2015 - version 2.27
- Fixed the translations loading issue
- Fixed the too general CSS rules
- Moved all javascripts to JS files 
- Fixed a bug with the search field
- Moved functions from responsive-styled-google-maps-functions.php  to the main file of the plugin
- Added 10 new map styles
- Removed redundant code
- Updated documentation
04.06.2015 - version 2.26
- Resized icons to 75% for better visibility on mobile devices
- Search bar moved at the bottom side to not overlap with map type control
- Added feature to show/hide the points of interest
- Updated documentation with FAQ
24.05.2015 - version 2.25
- Added search box option
- Added clustering option
- Added logging (in browser console) option    
- Updated the included documentation   
30.10.2014 - version 2.24
- Fixed map display with certain tabs frameworks 
- Fixed calling markers list for multiple maps in a page
......other versions are documented inside the downloaded package
31.01.2013 - version 1.0
- The initial version