IMPORTANT: This plugin is NO LONGER actively maintained.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=http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.0625,-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.
- Place the cets_EmbedGmaps folder in the wp-content/plugins folder.
- Activate via the plugin activation screens.
- If upgrading from 1.3.1 to 1.4+, you can delete the cets_embedGmaps_config.php file and the tinymce\window.php file.
- 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.Contributors
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 maps.google 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 WordPress.org auto install/update.