The Google Maps for WordPress plugin allows you to easily insert Google maps into your blog, making use of the new shortCode system in WordPress 2.5. The maps can be configured to offer directions to or from the location, show or hide the zoom/pan controls, show/hide map type, activate zoom using mouse wheel, and more.
It requires a Google Maps API key, and then gives you a nice interface near your editor to help you build the map and send it to the editor.
- Verify that you have PHP5, which is required for this plugin.
- Upload the whole
google-maps-for-wordpressdirectory to the
- Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
Where do I insert a map into my post/page?
When writing a post or page, there will be a meta box titled "Google Maps for WordPress" just below the "Tags" and "Categories" metaboxes.
Where can I get a Google Maps API Key?
What unit do you expect the map width and height to be in?
If you don't specify a unit, pixels will be used. However, if you would like, you can specify any valid CSS unit (em, %, etc).