This plugin allows you to configure Google Maps and add them to your site quickly and easily. In the Google Maps Editor, you can configure basic settings and add any number of markers. In the Google Maps manager you can view the saved maps and edit them easily. With the help of the shortcode you can insert Google maps in posts and the widgets.

Presently, there are two versions of Google Maps plugin available – free version, and Google Maps Pro. The first one comes packed with the basic features, however, if you want to extend the plugin’s functionality, you can always purchase the Pro version, which includes premium possibilities, such as the map preview and visual search for markers on the map preview, auto zoom of the map to display all the markers, etc.

Requires WordPress at least: 3.3

Brief Overview
Instruction on Installation

View a Step-by-step Instruction on Google Maps Pro Purchase, Installation, Configuration

Features

Description Free Pro
Actions: Adding markers by address and coordinates  xicons_yes  xicons_yes
Actions: Editable names and tooltips of the added markers  xicons_yes  xicons_yes
Actions: Customize Controls  xicons_yes  xicons_yes
Actions: Possibility to insert a map into widgets  xicons_yes  xicons_yes
The map preview and visual search for markers on the map preview  xicons_no  xicons_yes
Auto zoom of the map to display all the markers  xicons_no  xicons_yes
Controls options of the map: Street View, Overview Map, Overview Map Opened, Draggable, Double Click, Scroll Wheel  xicons_no  xicons_yes
Ability to display more than one map per page xicons_no xicons_yes
Multisite functionality that allows setting all subsites from the network xicons_no xicons_yes
The answer to the question from support within one business day (More info)  xicons_no  xicons_yes

Translation

* Russian (ru_RU)
* Ukrainian (uk)
If you would like to create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text of PO and MO files for BestWebSoft and we’ll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

Technical support

Dear users, our plugins are available for free download. If you have any questions or recommendations regarding the functionality of our plugins (existing options, new options, current issues), please feel free to contact us. Please note that we accept requests in English only. All messages in another languages won’t be accepted. If you notice any bugs in the plugin’s work, you can notify us about it and we’ll investigate and fix the issue then. Your request should contain URL of the website, issues description and WordPress admin panel credentials. Moreover we can customize the plugin according to your requirements. It’s a paid service (as a rule it costs $40, but the price can vary depending on the amount of the necessary changes and their complexity). Please note that we could also include this or that feature (developed for you) in the next release and share with the other users then. We can fix some things for free for the users who provide translation of our plugin into their native language (this should be a new translation of a certain plugin).

  1. 1. Upload the bws-google-maps or bws-google-maps-pro folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. 2. Activate the plugin using the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress admin panel.
  3. 3. You can configure main settings in WordPress admin panel in the “BWS Plugins”> “Google Maps”.
  4. 4. To create a new map, use the Google Maps editor in WordPress admin panel in the “Google Maps”> “Add New”.
  5. 5. You can manage your saved maps in WordPress admin panel in “Google Maps”.
  6. 6. Create a page or post or add a text widget and insert the shortcode [bws_googlemaps id=*] in the text, where * is the map ID.

View a PDF version of Step-by-step Instruction on Google Maps by BestWebSoft Installation

Instruction on Installation

How I can add a new marker?

To add a new marker enter in marker location address and select from dropdown menu list desired address or just enter coordinates.

How can I add a new marker if the address and coordinates are unknown?

To add a new marker, if the address and coordinates are unknown, use the right-click on the map preview, and select “get the coordinates”.

How many markers can I add?

You can add any number of markers.

Can I edit the name or tooltip of the added marker?

Yes, you can do it by clicking on the edit button on the marker in the list of the added markers.

How can I find the necessary marker if I have a lot of added markers on the map preview?

For visual search of the necessary marker on the map preview, click the marker button find in the list of the added markers and this marker will create animation on the map preview.

Can I delete marker from markers list?

Yes, you can do it by pressed on marker button delete in the added markers list.

What is auto zoom and can I set up zoom manually?

Auto zoom is automatic selection of maximum zoom to display all markers on the map. If you want set up zoom manually, just turn off auto zoom.

Why can I see not all the added markers?

Try to turn off auto zoom and set up zoom manually.

Can I set up map controls?

Yes, you can do it in the settings controls.

I have some problems with the plugin’s work. What Information should I provide to receive proper support?

Please make sure that the problem hasn’t been discussed yet on our forum (http://support.bestwebsoft.com). If no, please provide the following data along with your problem’s description:

  1. 1. the link to the page where the problem occurs
  2. 2. the name of the plugin and its version. If you are using a pro version – your order number.
  3. 3. the version of your WordPress installation
  4. 4. copy and paste into the message your system status report. Please read more here: Instuction on System Status

Google Maps Pro changelog:

V1.1.1 – 26.06.2015

* NEW : Ability to restore settings to defaults.

V1.1.0 – 14.05.2015

* Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.2.2.

V1.0.9 – 22.04.2015

* Bugfix : We fixed bug with displaying the list of maps.

V1.0.8 – 31.03.2015

* NEW : We added the functionality to configure Google Maps Pro on the Network.
* Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
* Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.1.1.

V1.0.7 – 09.01.2015

* Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
* Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.1.

V1.0.6 – 14.10.2014

* NEW : We added functionality for displaying two or more maps on a single page.
* Bugfix : We fixed the bug with displaying content in the marker tooltips.

V1.0.5 – 14.08.2014

* Bugfix : Security Exploit was fixed.
* Bugfix : Preview map position was fixed.

V1.0.4 – 04.08.2014

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.0 Beta 2.
* Bugfix : Bugs with Controls options are fixed.

V1.0.3 – 22.07.2014

* Update : Plugin optimization is done.
* Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V1.0.2 – 13.05.2014

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.9.1.
* Bugfix : Bug with scrolling preview map is fixed.

V1.0.1 – 24.04.2014

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.9.
* NEW : The Ukrainian language file is added.

V1.0.0 – 07.04.2014

* NEW : Release of BestWebSoft Google Maps Pro plugin.

Google Maps Free changelog:

V1.2.9 – 26.06.2015

* NEW : Ability to restore settings to defaults.

V1.2.8 – 19.05.2015

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.2.2.

V1.2.7 – 22.04.2015

* Bugfix : We fixed bug with displaying the list of maps.

V1.2.6 – 31.03.2015

* Bugfix : Plugin optimization is done.
* Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.1.1.

V1.2.5 – 09.01.2015

* Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
* Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.1.

V1.2.4 – 15.10.2014

* Bugfix : We fixed the bug with displaying javascript errors when displaying two or more maps on a single page.
* Bugfix : We fixed the bug with displaying content in the marker tooltips.

V1.2.3 – 11.09.2014

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.0.

V1.2.2 – 07.08.2014

* Bugfix : Security Exploit was fixed.

V1.2.1 – 20.05.2014

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.9.1.
* NEW : The Ukrainian language file is added to the plugin.

V1.2 – 10.04.2014

* Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.8.2.

V1.1 – 21.03.2014

* Bugfix : Fixed bug with displaying Google Map.

V1.0 – 20.01.2013

* NEW : Release of BestWebSoft Google Maps plugin.

Here you can download the free version of Google Maps plugin.

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