Get A Google API Key

This section pertains to the WordPress Store Locator Plus plug-in.  If you are a subscriber to  MySLP, our SaaS service, you can ignore this page.

Before you get started you will need to get a Google Maps API Key.   UPDATE TO INSTRUCTIONS: Please note, there are some misleading instructions in the Google developer console telling you to  create a browser-restricted API key when you move your site to production. You do not need to do that.  Keep the same API key and do not add any restrictions unless you are adding HTTP referrer restrictions and obtaining a Geocoding key.

Step 1: Go To the Google Developer Site

Step 2: You will need a Google account to continue. Select “Create A Project”

 

Enter your website info at Google.

Google API Key Step 3
Google API Key Step 3 you can leave the HTTP referrer blank at this stage. If you do add a referrer note that you will need to obtain a Geocoding key as well. 

Step 4: Copy your API Key and paste it in the designated field under the SLP/General/Server fields.

 

Add The API Key(s) To Store Locator Plus

Enter the API Key  under the General / Server tab labeled “Google Browser key”. Make sure there are no spaces before the first character.  If you have obtained a Geocoding key to use with your restricted browser key , enter in the field labeled accordingly.