After using other Google maps, this one will work without the Google Map API.
I've had lots of trouble getting the API to work. I cannot understand why they had to do this when the maps were all working fine before, why try to fix what isn't broken.
Removing the API enables this plugin just fine.
The plugin works very well. Am really impressed with it.
I have followed the instructions to get the Google Maps API Key and tested it by clicking on "Test API key" button. But it didn't work. So I have checked again after about 12 hours and I got "The API key is OK! Don't forget to save it ;)" message.
Google Map display on website just I wanted show and I didn't notice any issue with the plugin.
Managed to find our shop without problems.
This is one of those plugins that works and does give headaches. I followed the instruction, (always a good idea) and got exactly what I was looking for. I have several pages that needed a simple way to insert a map on a page and this plugin does just that.
I haven't needed one in the side bar but it's great that it gives this choice.
Keep up the good work.
I am very pleased with the software! It feets more than perfectly my needs.
I'm embarrassed to admit that I thought that if there was an "official" Google Maps widget, this was it. Turns out it isn't.
My google account is not my real email address or identity, since I get about a hundred emails a day and want to be able to easily identify where spam is coming from.
Having to log in and create an API key in order for the map to work is a pain, since Google doesn't make it easy for anyone to do so unless you're not only a computer whiz but psychic as well. No useful descriptions exist of how to create the key, which one you need, why you need restrictions...anyway, after that idiotic process I returned to this widget after trying literally six others that either didn't provide a lightbox or just simply sat there doing nothing or worse, trying to get me to upgrade before offering a map of the location I want!
I don't like leaving negative reviews, but I can leave a positive one for the widget that simply worked (once I said 'yeah, yeah whatever' to google).
I can't wait to find out what's going to happen if Google tries to restrict my placement of google maps on other sites I've created. Maybe a Bing widget would be better. But that isn't anything to do with the developers of this app, who have done a good job.
I just wanted a simple, easy to use, good looking map to tell our customers where our office is situated. And this is it! I am very pleased!
I have set it up as a little widget-map in the sidebar and on click it opens in a bigger pop-up. From there you can choose to open it in a new full window. Perfect. Just as I would like it to work. Fast and easy and stable so far.
I use free version and got it up and running in no time (well, after some time setting up the Google API-key. It was not hard, but you need to be clear-headed and follow the steps, this plugin gives you guidance on how to do it (in the FAQ). You can´t blame the plugin for Google making it a little tricky.)
I am pleased with the style options in the free version. Nothing extra fancy, but good basic design.
What a great plugin. No more comment.
Really love custom pins in pro version.
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