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Google Maps Widget

Tired of buggy and slow Google Maps plugins taking hours to setup? With GMW you'll have a perfect map with a thumbnail and lightbox in minutes!

8 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
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API Key failed, failed, failed
By , for WP 4.5.3

No matter what I do to get API Key, when I test it I get: Failed. Something went wrong. Its really annoying!! My advice don't waste your time in downloading this widget unless you want headaches.

Painful confusing Google API setup
By , for WP 4.5.3

The instructions for setting up the google maps API are insufficient. I tried everything I could think of and still hit the Google "Usage Limit" after like 5 page loads. The plugin instruction tell you to create two keys, but there's only an entry box for one of them.

Since API needed, now not working
By ,

have many apis in place for other sites, but this doesn't work for the widget.

Was a great pluging until this last mandatory update
By , for WP 4.4.2

Was a great plugin until I did the mandatory update. Now I get a security warning and the plugin doesn't show the map on the intial website page. You have to click on the map to see a map show up in flash. So now this app is a 1 star.

Was good now crap
By , for WP 4.5.3

Doesn't work anymore, used to but after last update just comes up with error messages, have asked but it seems everyone is having the same issues. I removed it from all my site and put up a static image with a link to google maps, that works fine no problem.

Worked fine untill everything was deleted!
By ,

I was facing the same problem as so many others: no action when clicking the map in the whitebox. I tried so many things! I am no coder, but I was conviced this could be solved. I couldnt find the code line that should be deleted, but found something similar. After commenting out one line I hoped will work, i got the error message: "fatal error!" Everything I had written in the google maps wigdets were gone! Hours of work! I wish there would be more help to us noobs. Not everybody is code experts. And I would have never guessed that this could happen.

Please, fix this problem.

Since last updates plugin does not work, support is weak
By , for WP 3.8.1

Since last updates plugin does not work properly. When you click on map, only white "blur" appears. Support is also weak. On my question on this I did not receive any constructive feedback and my ticket was wrongly closed as Resolved. I am very disappointed about this attitude and bad plugin functionality, therefore I will switch to something else and recommend you to do same.

P.S.:my feeling is equal to Nextgen Gallery plugin. Who tried that knows what I mean...

Broken, lightbox displays blank area on click
By , for WP 3.5.1

Widget displays nicely in sidebar, but lightbox functionality is broken as no map is displayed (no other lightbox plugins are installed, default WP settings on fresh WP install)

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