Video for how to create the Google Map API key
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Google Maps API KEY
If you see this error on the map:
- To create an API KEY, starting June 2018, you must have your billing account set too.
- The use of Google Maps API is free and paid services are free within $200/month limit.
- The API key is nominal. You must create your unique API key following the below details.
- For Google pricing see this: https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/pricing/sheet/?__utma=102347093.54225050.1467212566.1543403075.1543403075.1&__utmb=102347093.0.10.1543403075&__utmc=102347093&__utmx=-&__utmz=102347093.1543403075.1.1.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=191522090&_ga=2.217772630.1715708310.1543403073-54225050.1467212566
How to get the key
Step1: Login with your gmail account and go to https://console.developers.google.com/
Step2: Add your billing info
Step3: Create a project and enable these options from LIBRARY API
Step4: Select – GET A KEY
Step5: Click Create and Enable API
In order for your API code to NOT be stolen, make sure you restrict your API to your domain only! Use wildcard domains for pages inside the main domain. If you use just your domain in referrer list yourdomain.com – the key will work only on this url yourdomain.com (home)
Step6: Copy the API and go to API Console
Copy the key in theme options:
You will need to add the Google API key in Ultimate Addons plugin as well:
How to check the key is correct
If you still can not see the map, check that the key doesn’t need any other validations in your google account. To verify the message, open the site in the browser console, use right click, inspect element and check the console