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Maps Builder - Google Maps Plugin

The most flexible, robust, and easy to use WordPress plugin for creating powerful Google Maps directly on your website.


  • Fix: capitalization differences between images and html references fixed for default marker images


  • General: This update focused on fixing a lot of pre-existing bugs commonly submitted to WordPress.org as well as improving the plugin base for future code enhancements.
  • New: Enhanced Full Screen Maps Builder mode that allows you to build maps in a customizer-like experience.
  • New: Widget for inserting maps into your theme's sidebars #39 @see: https://github.com/WordImpress/google-maps-builder/issues/39
  • New: Shortcode builder integrated into TinyMCE to make adding maps to your posts a breeze. @see: https://github.com/WordImpress/google-maps-builder/issues/24
  • New: Upgrade process for maps using Google's old reference ID in place for the new Place_ID @see: https://github.com/WordImpress/google-maps-builder/issues/18
  • New: Switch and Test all Google Places API calls to "Reference ID" or "ID" to Google's new "Places ID"
  • New: Gulp implemented for minifying scripts
  • New: Uber cool new logo design and mascot: "Marko the Map Builder"
  • New: Control the map height with a new control to select percentage or pixel height values @see: https://github.com/WordImpress/google-maps-builder/issues/13
  • New: You can now choose whether or not you want to see the place info within your infowindows @see: https://github.com/WordImpress/google-maps-builder/issues/62
  • Improvement: Upgraded CMB1 to CMB2
  • Improvement: Class improvements and modernized structure organization
  • Improvement: Plugin structure significantly changed to better reflect our development preference. The current structure is similar to Give, EDD, and other reputable plugins.
  • Improvement: Swapped out Thickbox for Magnific popup @see: https://github.com/WordImpress/google-maps-builder/issues/11
  • Improvement: Register scripts and styles properly prior to enqueuing them for other plugins and themes
  • Improvement: Marker Creation Improvements - 1) Sometimes markers disappear in the post edit screen. 2) Sometimes markers don't get output on the front end correctly. 3)Sometimes markers don't get generated in the post edit screen at all.
  • Fix: Investigated + resolved several Google Maps API conflicts - Often when a user has a theme or plugin that registers Google Maps it breaks our plugin or ours breaks theirs. We now check for other Google Map enqueues, and if present the plugin attempts to dequeue them in favor for ours. So far this has fixed issues with Uber Menu 3, Contact Forms 7, as well as many additional plugins.
  • Fix: Maps placed in hidden tabs now redraw properly when the tab is selected
  • Fix: Found and resolved conflict with ACF plugin Google Maps field
  • Fix: Removed non-functional marker upload field (will be added to Pro version in a much enhanced format).
  • Fix: Maps icons fixed to no longer show first character incorrectly @see: https://github.com/scottdejonge/Map-Icons/issues/26
  • General: The plugin's official name has dropped the word "Google" for brand compliance. It's now called "Maps Builder"
  • General: Removed "Places API Key" field because Google Maps API doesn't require it to query the library
  • General: Added "Google Maps API Key" field to track API usage within Google's Developer Console @see: https://github.com/WordImpress/google-maps-builder/issues/48
  • General: Javascript cleanup and optimization


  • New: New check for multiple Google Maps API calls to ensure more compatibility with themes and plugins which include the same maps API JS. If the check detects multiple enqueues a warning appears in the admin panel.
  • Additional Testing: Reviewed WooCommerce and Contact Forms 7 compatibility within WP admin panel
  • Fix: Updated a number of field descriptions to be more clear
  • Fix: Updated readme to be more accurately reflect past development on plugin
  • Removed snazzy.php file since we are using the json file exclusively now


  • Remove Maps Shortcode field from non-Google Maps post types. ie Posts and Pages (thanks @kalenjohnson )
  • Fix: Default Menu position conflict with other plugins like WooCommerce and Contact Forms 7
  • Readme.txt - New FAQs, Roadmap content and several formatting and typo fixes
  • Fixed: Bug with Map shortcode field displaying on all single post types Publish metabox rather than just on the maps post type
  • Improved: Moved snazzy JSON data from php file to .json file for more reliable usage across environments; some servers seem to deny any access to php files using wp_remote_fopen()


  • New: Added a custom meta field to the Google Map single post screen that outputs the post's shortcode so it's more easily accessible. Before you could only access the shortcode via the Google Maps post listing page.
  • Updated readme.txt file with more information about the plugin, fixed several formatting errors and typos.
  • Fixed: Activation error "PHP Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method Google_Maps_Builder::activate() should not be called statically in ..." - Thanks Jon Brown!


  • Plugin released. Yay!

Requires: 4.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3.1
Last Updated: 2015-9-3
Active Installs: 10,000+


4.3 out of 5 stars


17 of 26 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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