The Easiest Google Maps Plugin for WordPress

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The Easiest Google Maps Plugin for WordPress

I use Google Maps almost every time I use the house. And, I'm definitely not alone. According to some calculations, Google Maps is the world's most popular phone app in the world.

It's not just apps: millions of websites use Google Maps to show location information.

If you use WordPress, there's now a really easy to add Google Maps to your sites. With the EmbedPress plugin, you can add Google Maps using just a URL. You don't need to be messing around with embed codes that break easily

In this tutorial, I'll show you how EmbedPress works.

How to embed Google Maps with just a URL

First, let's install EmbedPress. This is perhaps the hardest part of the whole process :)

EmbedPress - WordPress Embed Google Maps If you're using WordPress, we highly recommend you check out the EmbedPress plugin. You can create responsive Google Maps, using just the URL.

Download EmbedPress

Now, let's get the Google Map that we're going to embed ...

Go to the Google Maps site and find the map you want to embed. The image below shows a typical map:

A sample Google maps, before embedding in WordPress

Now let's get the URL for the map.

  • The simplest approach is to take the take the URL from the browser bar.
  • You can also click the blue "Share" icon and take the URL provided in the next box.

The Share link on a sample Google map

Go to your WordPress site and write a post or page. Add your Google Maps URL into the content area, with the "Visual" tab selected.

An image showing a Google Maps URL in WordPress

Next, you'll see a purple background with a "Loading your embed ..." message:

purple-embed

Your URL will automatically be transformed into an embed of your Google map. Success!

An image showing a Google Maps embed in WordPress

Publish your WordPress content and your Google map will be embedded for visitors to see!

An image showing a Google Maps embed showing on the front of a WordPress site

Your Google Map embed will also be fully responsive!

An image showing a responsive Google Maps Embeds in WordPress

Congratulations. You've discovered the easiest Google Maps plugin for WordPress!


About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.