Do you want to add Google Maps to your WordPress site?
Google Maps can be used to easily display locations with directions to your users which helps them easily find your business.
In this article, we will show you 9 of the best paid and free Google Maps plugins for WordPress.
Adding Google Maps in WordPress
Before we discuss Google Maps plugins, it’s important to emphasize that you can add Google Maps to your WordPress website without using any plugins.
You simply copy an embed code from Google Maps and paste it into your post or page.
It will display the map as-is. There aren’t many customization options available for the default Google Maps embed code.
You cannot add any custom information to the map, and you will have to switch to the text editor to add the map in WordPress posts or pages.
This is where Google Maps plugins come in handy. Using a plugin will allow you to add locations, markers, directions, and routes. You can create interactive and more useful maps for your users.
That being said, let’s take a look at our hand-picked list of the best paid and free Google Maps plugins for WordPress.
If you want to integrate Google Maps with your forms, then there’s no better solution than WPForms. It’s not just a Google Maps plugin, but a beginner friendly WordPress contact form plugin with loads of features.
While they have a free plugin, you’ll need the Pro version to use maps. It comes with a powerful Geolocation Addon that allows you to add a map to your website contact forms without any custom HTML code.
It comes with address auto-complete and other advanced map features for contact forms.
The add-on lets you store your website visitors’ geolocation data with their form submissions. You can also make your forms easier to fill out by turning on address autocomplete.
Pricing: Starts at $199.50/year
2. MapPress Easy Google Maps
MapPress Easy Google Maps is one of the most popular free Google maps plugins. It allows you to easily add a Google map to any WordPress post, page or custom post type by simply typing the address.
You can embed the map automatically before or after a post. You can also use a shortcode to insert the map within the post. See our tutorial on how to add Google Maps in WordPress for more detailed instructions.
Pricing: Free, MapPress Pro starts at $49.95
3. WP Google Maps
WP Google Maps is another free Google maps plugin. You can easily enter an address to create maps, get directions, set markers, and more.
It comes with a map widget that you can add to your WordPress site’s sidebar or any widget ready area. Your users can also switch to street view without leaving your site.
Pricing: Free, WP Google Maps Professional Edition costs $39.99
4. WP Google Map Plugin
Another great option for highly interactive Google maps is WP Google Map Plugin. It comes with a great set of features allowing you to create beautiful maps with lots of custom information.
You can add colorful markers, information windows, redirect users when they click on map, and easily embed maps with shortcode. You can save multiple locations and then create a map showing these locations with custom markers.
Pricing: Free, Pro Edition $53
5. Google Maps Widget
Want to quickly display a map in a sidebar widget? Google Maps Widget allows you to easily add a Google Map in your sidebars or any other widget-ready areas.
Clicking on a map will open the map in a lightbox popup with a larger view. You can also choose pin colors and even use your own image as a pin.
Pricing: Free, Pro version starts at $29/year
6. CP Google Maps
CP Google Maps plugin allows you to easily associate geolocation data to a post and display a map with your custom images. You can choose a custom marker to be placed on the map for a location.
Most of the plugin’s other great features are locked and require the paid version of the plugin.
Pricing: Free, paid versions start at €19.99
7. Easy Google Maps
As the name suggests, Easy Google Maps is a simple to use and free WordPress Google map plugin. It enables you to add unlimited map markers, locations, descriptions, and more with your maps in WordPress.
You can add map markets by searching coordinates or locations on the live builder. It embeds easily on your WordPress pages, posts, template files, and widgets using a shortcode.
Pricing: Free, Pro version starts at $46/year
8. WP Google Map
If you want to add a fully customized Google map on WordPress posts and pages, then use WP Google Map. It supports directions with map, automatic location identification, ability to change zoom level, and more.
It works great with all other popular WordPress plugins. It’s fully customizable and allows you to change the latitude, longitude, and address by dragging map markers.
Pricing: Free, Pro version starts at $10
9. Map Block for Google Maps
Do you need to add a simple map using the Gutenberg block editor? Map Block for Google Maps adds a map block that can be quickly added to your posts and pages with a click of the mouse.
You simply set the location of the map using an address or coordinates. You can also adjust the zoom level and height of each map using simple sliders.
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