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.


122 thoughts on “Google Map Shortcode WordPress Plugin”

  1. Hi,
    thanks for this great plugin.
    I would like to know if there is a way to set a filter to categories, lets say that I have sorted my markplaces in 3 Categories and the use can chose with one he want to display in his Screen. (for mor visibility) .

  2. I have a problem i can’t to load more 5 address
    and show this message “The Address can’t be located.” i put some differents address but happens the same……… me please

  3. Hello, I notice that the map is not showing up when I use your plugin with Google Analytics for WordPress by Yoast. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!

  4. Hello, thanks by your great plugin! I installed google map shortcode 3.1.1 in wordpress WordPress 3.2.1. and it’s great, but it have a conflict with my TinyMCE editor. When I activate the plugin, the “visual” option to write post become inactive. If the plugin is active, then I can work only in html editor, it happens in all post. If the plugin is off, deactivated, I can write with visual editor again.
    It’s a normal problem ? Could I do something?
    Thanks! Best regards

      1. I use Firefox, but this problem happens me in Safari and Chrome.
        More details about problem: If I keep a post in TinyMCE “visual” mode, and after, I active the plugin, when I come back to the post, all is in white. No text, nothing.
        Then, I deactivate the pluging and I come back to the post and all is OK.
        After, I keep the “html” TinyMCE editor, and I activate plugin again, and when I come back to the post at least I can see something: the html, but “visual” is inactive.
        I use the spanish version

  5. Sorry Alain !

    I got the answer in older comments ..
    I deleted this line


    Now i would like to make the bubbles of the map points appear over the icons … now the icons are over the point info .. i will keep trying but if anyone have an answer i would appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

  6. Hello Alain !

    first off all congrats for this great plugin ..

    We are using it in a dog friendly web in Madrid Spain ..
    And today we updated the version and have a big problem with the map …

    a xtrange code appears over the map .. check it out please ..
    i would apreciate your help with this issue ..

    Thanks in advance ..

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