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Google Map Shortcode


This plugin allows to include instances of Google Maps in your blogs with a simple editor button. You can insert maps everywhere: in your theme files, posts and pages. The points can include custom title, description, marker and thumbnail. The plugin is designed to allow multiple interactions with the users: Animations, Slideshows, Scrolls and more.

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Special Features:

  • Multiple features allowed like slideshows and scrolls, to interact with the maps.
  • The plugin can handle large number of map points.
  • Points can be added using address or coordinates.
  • Addresses in different languages allowed.
  • Simple editor button to include points and maps into the posts and pages.
  • Custom markers.
  • Based on Google Maps Javascript API Version 3.
  • Faster and more applicable to mobile devices.
  • Maps in multiple languages.
  • Points under categories can be included.
  • You can customize the html of the info window box on the settings.
  • The plugin is based on WordPress shortcode and allows many options like: initial zoom, width, height, categories, post ID, specific address, marker and thumbnail.

Plugin Languages:

Please contact me [alaingoga at gmail] in order to include your language within the plugin package.


  • Custom Marker
  • Google Map Shortcode Button
  • Google Map Shortcode editor panel
  • Google Map Shortcode Media Tab
  • Insert/Show map
  • Edit thumbnail or icon


  1. Upload ‘Google Map Shortcode’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to the Google Map Shortcode Options page under settings and save your preferred options.
  4. Using the Google Map editor button insert the address and add the map into your posts/pages.


Can I use a custom marker?

Yes, the plugin includes some markers images powered by Maps Icons Collection but you can upload your own icon.

The plugin allows using address in other languages?

Yes, you can use addresses in different languages.

The custom fields are needed?

No, the custom fields are not needed, and it is recommended to delete them after importing the address to the database.

How to use my old custom fields addresses and coordinates?

When the map is deployed or when the Google Map Shortcode Editor panel is open in the post. The addresses/coordinates attached to the post using custom fields are imported to the database.


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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Editor box added for icons and thumbnails.


  • Modules added.
  • Polish language added.
  • New icon added.


  • Animation bug fixed.


  • Custom field deprecated.
  • The point’s information is saved in the database.
  • Points based on coordinates included.


  • French language added.
  • Special characters bugs fixed.


  • Internationalization added.
  • Special characters bugs fixed.


  • allow_url_fopen exception added.
  • get excerpt bug fixed.


  • Map type added.
  • Marker animation option added.
  • Focus option added.
  • Maps margin and alignment added.
  • Performance improved.
  • More map languages included


  • Preview map added on the map editor panel.


  • Google Map Shortcode tab added to the media editor window.
  • Upload Image button added.
  • Cleaning string before saving points fixed.
  • Other bugs fixed.


  • Allows selecting single point icon, title and description.
  • Html filters added.
  • Just one custom field by post to include all the points.
  • Icon selection improved.


  • Geocoding API request changed.
  • Html width parameter included.


  • Custom marker added.
  • Google Map Javascript v3 integrated.
  • Editor button added.
  • Ready for translation.
  • Maps in different languages allowed.


  • Loops related bugs fixed.
  • More than 10 points allows per page fixed.
  • New custom field included in order to cache the Latitude and Longitude and avoid extra Google Geocoder requests.
  • More than one point per post fixed.


  • Initial release.