API KEY for Google Maps


Retroactively add Google Maps API KEY to any theme or plugin.

Simply activate, go to Settings>Google API KEY and enter your key.
The plugin will then attempt to add this key to all the places it is needed on the front of your website.
NOTE: this will only work if the Google API has been added as per WordPress standards)

The plugin was created by the GeoDirectory team: https://wpgeodirectory.com


  • Settings page.
  • Generate API KEY.
  • Copy API KEY, paste in Settings and save.


Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 3.1 or greater
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option. To do an automatic install log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type Google Maps API KEY and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found the plugin you install it by simply clicking Install Now.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading the plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex will tell you more here.


Automatic updates should seamlessly work. We always suggest you backup up your website before performing any automated update to avoid unforeseen problems.


Ask and they shall be answered


Magically Worked !!!

I was having same problem with google map. nothing was working. Then I installed this plugin and my old theme MAP module start working flawlessly !

Does what it says ..Tons of thanks to the developer

Works perfectly and super easy to use

The theme I bought didn’t have great documentation and I couldn’t find anywhere in the theme options to add the Google Maps API key. I went through a couple other plugins and they didn’t seem to work because you had to use their shortcode on a page for the API key to kick in. With this plugin I was able to easily add the API key without any issues and it just worked – no weird settings or anything complicated. Thanks!

No More API Errors

I really appreciate this plugin; after countless hours of trying to solve the “MissingKeyMapError” and “NoApiKeys” errors this plugin solved seamlessly on my multi-site. The plugins which required a Google Map API Key now show the Maps perfectly without any errors.


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Contributors & Developers

“API KEY for Google Maps” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Added a Generate API KEY button for easier generation of API KEY – ADDED


initial release