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 Maps Embed


IMPORTANT: This plugin is NO LONGER actively maintained. It still pretty much ‘works’, but if you’re relying on it for embedding maps, you should probably begin looking for a new solution.

If getting an API key is beyond the skill set or desires of your users, but they still want to be able to have a Google map, this plugin is the answer. It adds a button to the visual editor that allows them to use the link from Google Maps to embed a plugin. Authors can embed maps and set width, height, marginwidth, marginheight, frameborder, and scrolling properties. Power users can directly enter a shortcode in a post, page or widget. Shortcode should be entered in the following format:

[cetsEmbedGmap src=,-95.677068&spn=53.609468,107.138672&z=4 width=350 height=425 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 frameborder=0 scrolling=no]

This version adds a quicktag to the html editor, opens the larger map in a new window, and defaults to map view instead of sat view.


  • User View of pop-up window for entering Google Maps link via visual editor.
  • User View of pop-up window for entering Google Maps link via html editor.
  • Site visitor view of embedded map with default attributes.


  1. Place the cets_EmbedGmaps folder in the wp-content/plugins folder.
  2. Activate via the plugin activation screens.
  3. If upgrading from 1.3.1 to 1.4+, you can delete the cets_embedGmaps_config.php file and the tinymce\window.php file.


  1. Can it default to street view?

No, unfortunately I have not been able to get it to default to streetview.

Contributors & Developers

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



1.13 – Update JavaScript for WordPress 3.5 compatibility (Props Viper007)

1.12 – cleaning up and syncing with local version for better support going forward

1.10 – add support for https URLs

1.6 – IMPORTANT: This version removes the Settings Page and ability to save or use default settings. You must now set each map setting on each map

1.5 – allowed for regional version of to be used. Tested on 3.0

1.4.1 – fixed pathing issue

1.4 – updated to make both the visual and html editor use the same popup, eliminating the need for wp-load.

1.3.1 – Updated project structure to work with auto install/update.