Plugin Reviews

Basic Google Maps Placemarks

Embeds a Google Map into your site and lets you add map markers with custom icons and information windows.


45 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
Good plugin
By , for WP 4.3

Good plugin, using WPs own simple post interface.

Google maps is not able to show this map
By , for WP 4.2.2

I'm getting an error with the map in http://s567822065.mialojamiento.es/map-of-locations-2/

A popup appears telling that there's been an error shwowing the map and asking me to read the terms and conditions of google maps (https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/help/terms_maps.html)

Nothing has changed in my installation, I guess. I'm running a pinpoint theme, everything was working properly few weeks ago.


the map in homepage is wroken
By , for WP 4.2.2

the links of map in homepage is broken, when i do click them, the windows open cannot show the content, i see the home page of my site.

in the other pages, the plugin working properly

Awful Plugin
By , for WP 4.2

Awful plugin! I wasted hours of my time creating hundreds of placemarks for a map, added it to a page, and when I tried adding additional content to the page (e.g., header, text blocks, padding, etc.), I just got an error message with a link to a support forum that the developer clearly contributes very little time or effort to. Look elsewhere!

Perfect for multiple placemarks
By , for WP 4.2.1

Tried a lot of plugins the last days,
this one works out of the box without any patching or
hack to my existing plugins and theme.

Thanks for the great work!

Simple and it works!
By , for WP 4.1.1

I just installed this plugin and it works as advertised. Nice job - thanks!

a lot of possibility for your maps
By , for WP 4.1.1

Very good plugin, lightweight, and works perfectly. I particularly appreciate the function of clustering, and grouping markers by categories (a kind of mashup)
It does not deserve to be called "Basic", it really has a lot of possibilities!

After several long minutes...
By ,

...I finally figured out how to force this plugin to work as I imagined. :) Only thing that I need to find is shortcode documentation because I want to hide controlls on my map and plugin settings doesn't seems to work correctly.

NOTE: If somebody got an error with "map options are not set" just put options to shordcode on your page. Like this:

[bgmp-map placemark="name-of-your-placemark" width="100%" height="400" zoom="14" ]

You can change it as you wish and it finaly works really well. :)

If you get an error with do_shortcode() then you must install plugin called Functionality and use it to put one additional function to your wordpress installation. Adding it with "hardcode" method right to your theme is not recomended because if you do update in the future function will be deleted.

If you want to see my map just come here and please ignore site language. I'm from Slovakia. :)

Thanks to author for very useful free plugin.
With all honours, _smarty.

nice and easy
By , for WP 4.1.1

thank you very much

Pure Brilliance!!!
By , for WP 4.1

Just made another theme with underscores and used this plugin to display a map in a footer widget. Followed the instructions, dropped a couple of lines in the functions file and hey presto, it works!!

Sooooo much easier than messing around for hours and hours trying to do it manually with Google API and all that bla bla bla. No matter what they say, doing maps is NEVER easy ... unless you use this plugin.

Great work Ian (I think that's your name) and thanks for sharing :-)

Cheers mate
Warren (UK)

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