This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Google Earth Embed


Allows for embedding a Google Earth Tour with a shortcode and a custom field. Requires a Google Maps API key and PHP5.

Potential Enhancements

  • Got a bug? Something look off? Hit me up.


  • An example of the shortcode in a post and the file URL box

  • How the map will appear on the post


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the ‘google-earth-embed’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s it.


What does this do?

Google has made it difficult to embed a new Earth Tour into a WP post, and their gadget doesn’t seem to work on any site that I tested it. This plugin uses a combination of a shortcode in the post and a custom field for the tour file to display the tour. Requires a Google Maps API key.

Contributors & Developers

“Google Earth Embed” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial release