API KEY for Google Maps


Retroactively add Google Maps API KEY to any theme or plugin.

Simply activate, go to Settings>Google API KEY and enter your key.
The plugin will then attempt to add this key to all the places it is needed on the front of your website.
NOTE: this will only work if the Google API has been added as per WordPress standards)

The plugin was created by the GeoDirectory team: https://wpgeodirectory.com


  • Settings page.
  • Generate API KEY.
  • Copy API KEY, paste in Settings and save.


Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 3.1 or greater
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option. To do an automatic install log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type Google Maps API KEY and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found the plugin you install it by simply clicking Install Now.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading the plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex will tell you more here.


Automatic updates should seamlessly work. We always suggest you backup up your website before performing any automated update to avoid unforeseen problems.


Ask and they shall be answered


Maravilloso / Marvelous

Simplifica notablemente el trabajo para la API de Google Maps. Más sencillo es imposible.
Significantly simplifies work for API. Simpler is impossible.

Worked flawlessly including grabbing an API key

I have a theme that includes google map embeds. Recently, I moved to a different domain which is not whitelisted in googles list of website that don’t need an API key. This plugin worked flawlessly to get rid of the grey error message box. It even had a link to generate an API key which was difficult to search for on google.

Does the job flawlessly!

For months I’ve been dealing with various Google Map API errors – installed this plugin and it cleared up the errors and Google maps now display correctly. Plugin installs easily, API key is easy to add, and everything just works as it’s supposed too! Thanks.

Very good

My website error google map warning API key
After install plugin. It’s working well

Thank you very much

Bang Andre
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Contributors & Developers

“API KEY for Google Maps” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Added a Generate API KEY button for easier generation of API KEY – ADDED


initial release