exovia GDPR Google Maps enables you to integrate Google Maps in a privacy compliant manner…
|Author:||exovia (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||4.9|
|WordPress version tested:||5.7.2|
|Added to WordPress repository:||24-04-2020|
|Total downloads:||3 825|
|Active installs:||1 000+|
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You would like to integrate Google Maps on your website and are looking for a data protection compliant solution? You would like to show your website visitors where to find you, but at the same time you want to respect their privacy?
This is exactly where our new plugin supports you and ensures that you can integrate Google Maps on your website free of charge and in compliance with data protection regulations.
Instead of a map, we load a colored placeholder of your choice in the first step. Supplemented by a few words of your own, it becomes an attractive interaction surface for your visitors.
No data will be transferred to Google until your visitors click on the consent button. Only then will the correct map be loaded and your selected address displayed in Google Maps.
Both your placeholder and your Google Maps are mobile optimized and automatically adjust to the display size. You can also give both of them a maximum width to achieve the best optical result.
In this way you can protect the privacy of your visitors in accordance with DSGVO and at the same time give them the desired orientation to find you.
Would you like a live demo? Here you can find our own map, which we created with the plugin: www.exovia.de/kontakt/
YOUR 5 EASY TODOS
- Install and activate the plugin “exovia GDPR Google Maps”.
- Go to maps.google.com, enter your address in the search box and click Share
- Embed the copied HTML code into the iframe field in your plugin settings
- Adjust the colors and sizes of “exovia GDPR Google Maps” to your color scheme, web design and website conditions. Simply from your WP backend.
- Use the shortcode:
[exactly-gdpr-map]wherever you want your map to appear – e.g. on your contact or office pages – or even in the footer.
WHAT THE PLUGIN DOES FOR YOU
- Until the user’s consent has been explicitly given, it prevents the connection to Google’s servers (GDPR) and thus protects the privacy of your visitors.
- Thanks to an adjustable level, it reserves space for the card until it is loaded, thus stabilizing the design and impact of your website.
- Based on your color and size wishes, it ensures that your placeholder automatically adapts to your layout.
- Whether Classic Editor or Block Editor (Gutenberg): the plugin is compatible with both and makes sure that your settings are accepted and realized.
- You have a multilingual site? The plugin works in all languages and can be designed and re-written for specific pages. DE and EN are already translated as languages.
- offers a simple short code that allows you to use the secure cards anywhere.
BUGS & FEEDBACK
Your feedback is important to us. If you find mistakes, have wishes, ideas or suggestions, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This plugin was developed with love by our Hamburg-based web design agency exovia.
Legal notice (German): www.exovia.de/impressum/
You are free to use it on any website across countries to protect the privacy of your users.
Note: Of course, activating this plugin cannot guarantee that your website is completely compliant with the GDPR. When using Google Analytics or Facebook pixels, for example, other or additional measures must be taken.
embed the copied HTML code into the iframe field in the plugin settings and adjust the colors and sizes of eXactly GDPR Google Maps to your color scheme and website conditions
insert the shortcode
[exactly-gdpr-map]in the text field - without block editor
insert the shortcode
[exactly-gdpr-map]in the text field - with block editor
insert the shortcode
[exactly-gdpr-map]in the shortcode widget, wrapped or normal
your placeholder could look like this before your visitors agree. There is no connection to the Google server yet.
this is what your placeholder could look like in wrapped and normal state.
view your map - now after approval of the user and connection to Google.
google maps iFrame code as basis for the integration into your plugin
this is how your placeholder might look on small displays
mobile view of your map - now after user approval and connection to Google.
- Open Google Maps.
- Search for your desired address to customize the map to your liking.
- Open the menu in the upper left.
- Select split map or embed map.
- Click on embed Map.
- Copy the code and paste it into the iframe input field of the plugin
The General Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) is a legal framework regulating the collection and processing of personal data of persons living in the European Union (EU).
The Regulation applies regardless of where websites are located.
It must be complied with by all websites that attract European visitors. Even if goods and services are offered that are not specifically aimed at EU citizens.
The shortcut for the plugin is
The shortcode can be added either via normal text widgets or, best of all, via the shortcode widget [/], which is specially designed for short codes.
HTML widgets are not suitable for this.
- Addition of the initial version of the exovia GDPR Google Maps plugin