Google Geocoding and Browser keys

MAP Service and API Keys

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.

Google Server Key

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

Getting Started with WPSLP

Get A Google API Key

Updated , see Google Sever 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.

Step 1: Go To the Google Developer Site

Google API Key Step 1
Google API Key Step 1