Changes as of June 11, 2018 will effect the WordPress Store Locator Plus (DIY) community. Google requires all sites using map services to have an API key with a billing account attached. See Google Developers console.
The Browser key is used to display the map and handle user-input addresses during a location search. The Geocoding key is used on your WordPress server to geocode locations you’ve entered via the Google API. You do not need the geocoding key unless you have added referrer restrictions.
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.
Before you get started you will need to get a Google Maps API Key. Please note, there are some misleading instructions in the Google developer console telling you to restrict your API key when you move your site to production. The recommended way to do this for the majority of our WP SLP customers is to add HTTP referrer and add a geocoding key. The two key approach is available for version 4.9.15.