Simple Google Maps Short Code

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A simple short code for embedding Google Maps in any WordPress post or page.

Author:Fullworks (profile at
WordPress version required:4.6
WordPress version tested:5.7
Plugin version:1.3.3
Added to WordPress repository:01-10-2012
Last updated:20-02-2021
Rating, %:86
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Total downloads:127 359
Active installs:9 000+
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This plugin will enable a simple shortcode that you can use for embedding Google Maps in any WordPress post or page. The shortcode uses the WordPress HTTPS API and the Transients API for delivering cached Google maps with little to no impact on your site’s performance.

Maps are displayed with the [pw_map]] shortcode:

[pw_map address="New York City" key="YOUR API KEY"]

Google now requires that new accounts use an API key. You can register a free API key here.

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