Google Map Shortcode – How to use

This is a step by step guide to use the Google Map Shortcode wordpress plugin.

  1. Settings and configuration:

    As the plugin is based on wordpress shortcodes you can configure the defaults options on the plugin settings page. It can be found under Settings menu.
    In this section you can set the default values for width,height and zoom of the maps, the html for the box opened by clicks on the points and you can upload new markers. The plugin includes several markers powered by Maps Icons Collection

  2. Creating new map:

    You can insert a map into the content any time while you write a post. Just click on the Google Map Shortcode icon in the Upload/Insert section

  3. Uploading the thumbnails:

    Every point on the map can include a html box to display some details about the point: Title, description and thumbnail. This image need to be upload to the post gallery before creating the point.

  4. Adding and Editing points:

    After clicking on the icon in the editor page, the Google Map Shortcode panel is opened. On this panel you add, edit and deleted the points attached to the post. At the bottom of the panel there is a button that allows you to insert the map into the post.

  5. Using the shortcodes:

    The plugin allows to insert maps everywhere using the wordpress shortcode feature. For example in this case the map will display the points related to the post with id=1030. But you can include a custom icon, address,categories id (to display all the point attached to the post under this categories) etc. You can read more about the shortcode in this section.

    [google-map-sc width="600" height="400" zoom="12" id="1030"]
  6. Deploying the map:

    After inserting the map into the post the plugin render it on your page. By clicking on the markers you can see a box opened with some details about this point.


google-map-shortcode from wordpress

For more details about the plugin visit:
Google Map Shortcode plugin – Version 2.1
Google Map Shortcode 2.0 – Total Solution


The plugin is quite simple to use and can be implemented for very different purposes. For example in your theme deploying the posts as points in the maps for each category… Just think about it and post your experience and contribution. But if this plugin saves your day you can let me know by clicking on the orange bell.

56 thoughts on “Google Map Shortcode – How to use”

  1. Can I place the shortcode out side of a page or post and have it still work? I want to place the short code within a text widget I have on all pages.

    Thanks for the great plugin, very powerful and simple.

  2. Hello, nice plugin!
    I like to use a big map on my home page as an overview places I took panoramas in my area. Can you please explain how can I change the “read more…” link to point to a specific Post ID (the panorama image and text page) instead of always linking to the page that I am already on (home page). Like this the map is useless for me as I can’t link to the different places shown on the map.

  3. I’m getting this notice when using the short code inside a template file:

    Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /Users/danielfris/Sites/Devise/reinvamp/wp-content/plugins/google-map-shortcode/include/functions.php on line 204

    Example code:

    Any help would be GREAT! Using the latest version.

  4. I have tried for two days to get this easy to use plugin to work. I am new to WP–maybe that’s the problem. Sad that it is so elegant, just what I wanted. The map preview shows and works, but when I insert it, the map never shows up on the page. NOTHING. In Edit Page it looks like:
    [google-map-sc focus="0"]
    Like to use it, but will probably just use the Google Map html. Ugly, but direct.


    1. got exactly the same problem – nothing shows up when inserting the shortcode. internet explorer tells me that there is an error on the page (‘}’ is missing just in the line of the plugin-code). tried the plugin with another theme (twenty-eleven) and another brwoser – no success…

  5. Will this plugin work with MU? I am getting “The Address can’t be located.” when adding points. I haven’t found an address it likes. No points, no map?

  6. Hi ! thank you for this great plugin !
    How to delete the links :
    – on the title
    – the “more” link
    – open the Map Link

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