How to : Google Maps API

Using the Google Maps Platform

By using Google’s API to add a map section to your theme, you are agreeing to the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service.

On June 11, 2018, the Google Maps Platform is introducing a number of changes to how Google Maps APIs are organized and used. Using these APIs will require setting up a billing account with the Google Maps Platform. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be charged a monthly fee to use the service. You are provided a monthly credit on an ongoing basis to cover services up to a threshold.

For more information about pricing, see the Google Maps Platform pricing and billing documentation.

Register a Google Maps API key

You can register a Google Maps API key.

Steps:

  1. Visit the Google Maps Platform page and click Get started.
  2. Select the Places product to get the APIs that are needed to work with the free themes Map section.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. The Select a project step asks you to associate a name with your use of Google’s APIs. Either create a new name or select an existing project.
  5. After agreeing to the terms of service, click Next.
  6. Create a billing account with the Google Maps Platform. A billing account is a requirement in the new Google Maps Platform. For more information, see the Google Maps Platform pricing and billing documentation.
  7. After enabling the Google Maps Platform, copy your new Google Maps API key to your clipboard.

If you would like more detailed instructions with screenshots refer to this link here: https://www.wpgmaps.com/documentation/creating-a-google-maps-api-key/