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.



This plugin adds 1 button to the WordPress Editor. It allows you to quickly and easily add clickable links in your blog that when clicked jump to a location in Google Earth.
No knowledge of KML required!

More info at

Google Earth is free and can be downloaded here.

Keywords: googleearth, google earth, kml, kmz, latitude, longitude, longtitude, location, gps, geotag, geotagging, gpx, geographic, tagging, google maps, googlemaps, maps, map, placesurf, place surf, place, geocode, geocoding, georss, routes, tracks, umapper, openstreet, yahoo maps, bing maps, coordinates, geocache, geocaching, geolocation, geo location, openstreetmap, osm, gps tracking, position, mapquest, geoblog, geoblogging

Language Support: The plugin interface is in English.


  • PlaceSurf wordpress screen - you use this to create the links.
  • PlaceSurf link - this is what the link looks like in your blog after its created and published.
  • Finally Google Earth opens up like this when the link is clicked.


  1. Download and unzip the plugin into your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

  3. Sign up for the Google Maps API – its quick and easy to do.

  4. Configure your browser to open up Google Earth kml links without the annoying prompts – optional but highly recommended.


  • Why cant I see the map in the plugin screen?

You will need to register your wordpress domain (e.g to signup for the Google Maps API. You can still use the plugin without it by manually typing in the latitude/longitude but it is much easier to select from the map.

  • Can the PlaceSurf plugin accept latitude/longitude in both of the common formats (decimal or degrees/minutes/seconds)?

Yes PlaceSurf should accept both formats without a problem.

  • Will the PlaceSurf links work on my Iphone/Ipad?

Yes as long as Google Earth is installed on the device, PlaceSurf links will work.

Contributors & Developers

“PlaceSurf” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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First release