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- 👷🏻 This plugin is actively maintained and contributors are really committed to it!
- 🎖 Excellent plugin. It's one of the Top 100 WordPress plugins here.
- ❤️ Mindblowing! More than 546,610 people use plugins from this team.
- 🏂 80% of 100,000+ users are on the latest version.
- 📥 Seems like a popular plugin - 742 people download this plugin everyday.
- 👨👨👧👧 Good sign.. There is a team behind this plugin.
- 📢 Aweful or Awesome?? 112 total updates and 112 in just last 12 months. That's a lot!
- 🎂 This plugin celebrated it's 6th anniversary 4 months ago.
- 100,000+ Active Installs
- 4.7 Avg. Users Rating
- 478 Total Ratings
- 33,771 Downloads in Last 3 Months
- 1,677,607 Total Downloads
- 2012-08-06 Added
- 112 Releases in 12 Months
- 2018-10-02 Last Update
- 4.0 Current Version
|1||Google Maps Widget – Best Google Maps Plugin||5||100,000+||4.7|
|2||Simple Google Maps Shortcode||1.6||10,000+||4.5|
|3||Maps – Google Maps||1.2||2,000+||4.1|
|4||F13 Google Maps Shortcode||1||30+||0|
|5||SP Google Maps||1||100+||3|
|6||Google Maps Route Plugin||0.9||700+||5|
|7||Advanced Google Maps Lite||0.9||0|
Tired of buggy & slow Google Maps plugins that take hours to setup? With Google Maps Widget you’ll have a perfect map with a thumbnail & lightbox in minutes! No nonsense Google maps – we know you’re in a hurry! Join 100,000+ happy Google maps users.
General Google Maps Widget options
Thumbnail Google map options
Google Maps Widget thumbnail uses the Google Maps Static Maps API. It loads the entire google map in only one request compared to 20+ requests it takes other Google maps plugins to load them. This ensures your site loads as fast as possible!
- Custom google map size – map width & map height
- Choose any google map type you prefer – road map, satellite map, terrain map & hybrid map
- Plenty of google map color schemes – default, bright, gowalla, gray, midnight, refreshed, ultra light, mapbox + 11 extra & any custom google map style in PRO
- zoom level
- pin type
- pin color
- pin size
- pin label
- custom map pin icon – any image can be used
- 1500+ map pins library in PRO
- link type – lightbox map, custom URL, replace thumbnail map with interactive google map (PRO), immediately show interactive google map (PRO) or disable link
- image format
- google map language
- hide widget title
- text above google map
- text below google map
Interactive Google map options
Interactive google maps loads in a lightbox or as an in-place replacement for the thumbnail Google map if your using Google Maps Widget PRO. It has all the standard interactive google map features users are accustomed too.
- lightbox size – map width & map height (auto-adjusted on smaller screens) or fullscreen map in PRO
- map mode – place + in PRO: directions, search, view & google street view
- map type – road & satellite
- map color scheme – 15 map styles & any custom google map style in PRO
- pins clustering – PRO feature
- map zoom level
- lightbox skin – light, dark + 20 extra in PRO
- lightbox features – close on overlay click, close on esc key, close button & show map title
- map language
- header text
- footer text
- by using the [gmw id=”#”] shortcode you can display the google map in any page, post, or custom post type (PRO feature)
- full clustering and filtering support for pins on Google maps – demos available on site
- you can add unlimited pins with custom markers and descriptions to thumbnail and interactive Google maps (PRO feature)
- every map pin has the following options: show on the map thumbnail and/or interactive map, set custom map pin image, set on-click behavior: open custom description bubble, open URL in new/same tab or do nothing
Showcase & What others say about Google Maps Widget
- see a live example of Google Maps Widget showing off server locations around the world on Bitcatcha
- voted on the Top 100 List by WordPressian
- made it on the Tidy Repo as “well supported Google Maps plugin”
- reviewed 5/5 by Web Smush
- one of 3 best Google map plugins by The Torque Mag
- “an easier way to add Google maps to your site” says WP Beginner
- Design Crazed puts in on the top 20 Google maps list
- InkThemes shows how easy it is to use Google Maps Widget
- IndexWP calls it a “handy google maps plugin”
- A Painless Guide For Adding Google Maps In WordPress by WHSR
Google Maps Widget Translators (thank you!)
- English – original 🙂
- Swedish – Sofia Asklund
- Spanish – Jesus Garica
- Croatian – Gordan from Web factory Ltd
- German – Karimba
- French – Karimba
- Chinese simplified – Wyeoh
- Chinese traditional – Wyeoh
- Dutch – Arno
- Ukrainian – Victor Shutovskiy
- Serbian – Ogi Djuraskovic from FirstSiteGuide
- Russian – Ivanka
- google map
- google maps
- google maps directions
- google maps shortcode
- map markers
- map shortcode
- map widget
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