The Geolocation plugin allows WordPress users to geotag their posts using the Edit Post page or any geo-enabled WordPress mobile applications such as WordPress for iPhone, WordPress for Android, or WordPress for BlackBerry.

Visitors see a short description of the address either before, after, or at a custom location within the post. Hovering over the address reveals a map that displays the post’s exact location. If one would only like to show a textual version without accessing any external services when visitors see a post, one can enable a “plain” mode to prevent external access except for authors to set a particular location.

Since Google changed their policy in terms of maps usage, one needs to have a Goole Maps API key to use this plugin.
You may obtain a key via google cloud plattform. Make sure, you have activated “Maps JavaScript API” as well as “Geocoding API”.


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  1. Upload the geolocation directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Insert the Google Maps API key on the Settings > Geolocatiojn page.
  4. Modify the display settings as needed on the Settings > Geolocation page.


Excellent plugin!

This plugin works like a charm, also the support from Yann is very fast and good! I recommend this plugin to everyone who wants to show the location of where the post on your blog was written.
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Contributors & Developers

“Geolocation” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • enabling GDPR/DSGVO compliant “show only” mode without accessing any external services
  • fixing http to https accesses
  • fixed reverse geocoding


  • visualization enhanced: display geolocation either as plain text or as simple text incl. map w/mouse over (default till now)
  • since Google changed their policy and an API key is required, the plugin will now show an error message if this key is missing.


  • re-enabled the usage without API key


  • fixed reverse geocoding


  • fixed default_settings


  • fixed update hook


  • fixed display by applying update hook


  • fixed display


  • fixes Google Maps API key option
  • fixed Google Link
  • performance/code optimizations


  • introduced Google Maps API key option
  • starting i18n for EN and DE


  • code optimizations


  • fixed some left overs from the previus release


  • updated Google API calls to recent version


  • Added ability to turn geolocation on and off for individual posts.
  • Admin Panel no longer shows up when editing a page.
  • Removed display of latitude and longitude on mouse hover.
  • Map link color now defaults to your theme.
  • Clicking map link now (properly) does nothing.


  • Initial release.