Google Map Shortcode WordPress Plugin


  1. Description
  2. Usage
  3. Modules
  4. Examples
  5. Screenshots
  6. Changelog
  7. Download


This plugin is a friendly integration of Google Map into your blogs.

The plugin is based on WordPress shortcodes, so it can be used like a tag into your content and allows multiples parameters to customize the map and markers behavior. The editor button allows to add the shortcode attributes easily.

On the Google Map editor panel you can add points to the maps, change the map configuration and look how the map will looks like with a “Preview Map” button.
Once you add new point it is attached to the post and you can deploy it on any map in your blog using the “id” or “cat” attributes in the .

The plugin also allows to customize the “Info Window” editing the html and using some parameters like: Title, Description, Thumbnail, Link, etc.

If you want to focus a specific point in your maps the “focus” attribute should be used. You can use the point number or focus = “all” to rotate all the points. The focus feature can be based on “center the marker” or “open the marker” . For more details visit the Shortcode reference section.


The Google Map Shortcode editor panel allows to set and insert the shortcode into your code, but it can be added manually using:

Shortcode for the content of posts and pages

[google-map-sc option = "option value"]

PHP code for theme files

<?php echo do_shortcode ('[google-map-sc option = "option value"]') ?>

To see the list of the shortcode options visite the Google Map Shortcode Reference page.

For more details you can visite the how to use section.


The plugin allows to add points and maps easily including titles, images, descriptions and animations; but if you want to extend the functionality and interaction of your maps, some modules are available. They can include slideshows, custom scrolls and more. Visit the modules page for more details.





  • Map types added.
  • Marker animation option added.
  • Focus option added.
  • Maps marging and aligment added.
  • More Map languages included.
  • Performance improved.


  • Preview map added on the map editor panel.


  • Google Map Shortcode tab added to the media editor window.
  • Upload Image button added.
  • Cleaning string before saving points fixed.
  • Other bugs fixed.


  • Allows selecting single point icon, title and description.
  • Html filters added.
  • Just one custom field by post to include all the points.
  • Icon selection improved.


  • Geocoding API request changed.
  • Html width parameter included.


  • Custom marker added.
  • Google Map Javascript v3 integrated.
  • Editor button added.
  • Ready for translation.
  • Maps in different languages allowed.


  • Loops related bugs fixed.
  • More than 10 points allows per page fixed.
  • New custom field included in order to cache the Latitude and Longitude and avoid extra Google Geocoder requests.
  • More than one point per post fixed.


  • Initial release.


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  2. Hello. I’ve been using this plugin for ages and really appreciate it. So thank you for that!

    Question: Is there a way to set the width to something like “auto”. The map looks great on my web pages, but when seen from a mobile device with a small screen, the map does not adjust and pushes off the page.

    I guess the real question is: Is there any way to add any kind of responsive behavior to the map?

    Thanks again!!

  3. I have added scrollwheel=”false” to the Google Map short code but it doesn’t seem to add it into the JavaScript block of code.

    The zoom level changes correctly but the scroll wheel doesn’t.

    Any chance you can fix this or let me know what I am doing wrong?

    1. Tasha, Yeah it doesn’t look like this is being set correctly as a default, in the end i edited the gmshc.2.3.min.js file and before ‘zoom:this.settings.zoom’ add ‘scrollwheel:false,’

      this will force it off

  4. I made a mistake creating a map. I deleted the shortcode and started again. The plugin prevents me from doing this, says it already exists. How can I overwrite an existing map and is there not a list of shortcodes stored for each map in case it is deleted?

    1. What already exist should be the point with the address detais. To insert a new map only insert the shortcode into the post or delete the old point and start over

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