Do you want to add Google Maps to your WordPress site?
Google Maps can easily display locations with directions to your users, which helps them easily find your business.
In this article, we will share some of the best paid and free Google Maps plugins for WordPress.
Adding Google Maps in WordPress
Before we discuss Google Maps plugins, it’s important to emphasize that you can add Google Maps to your WordPress website without using any plugins.
You simply copy an embed code from Google Maps and paste it into your post or page.
It will display the map as-is. There aren’t many customization options for the default Google Maps embed code.
You cannot add any custom information to the map, and you will have to switch to the text editor to add the map to WordPress posts or pages.
This is where Google Maps plugins come in handy. A plugin will allow you to add locations, markers, directions, and routes. You can create interactive and more useful maps for your users.
Now, look at our hand-picked list of the best paid and free Google Maps plugins for WordPress.
WPForms is a beginner-friendly WordPress contact form plugin with loads of features. If you want to integrate Google Maps with your forms, there’s no better solution.
While they have a free plugin, you’ll need the Pro version to use maps. It comes with a powerful Geolocation Addon that allows you to add a map to your website contact forms without any custom HTML code.
It comes with address auto-complete and other advanced map features for contact forms.
The add-on lets you store your website visitors’ geolocation data with their form submissions. You can also make your forms easier to fill out by turning on address autocomplete.
Pricing: Starts at $39.50 per year. The WPForms Pro version costs $199.50 per year.
2. MapPress Easy Google Maps
MapPress Easy Google Maps is one of the most popular free Google maps plugins. It allows you to easily add a Google map to any WordPress post, page, or custom post type by simply typing the address.
You can embed the map automatically before or after a post. You can also use a shortcode to insert the map within the post. See our tutorial on how to add Google Maps in WordPress for more detailed instructions.
Pricing: Free. The MapPress Pro starts at $39.95 per year.
3. WP Go Maps
WP Go Maps is another free Google maps plugin. You can easily enter an address to create maps, get directions, set markers, and more.
It comes with a map widget that you can add to your WordPress site’s sidebar or any widget ready area. Your users can also switch to street-view without leaving your site.
Pricing: Free. The WP Go Maps Professional Edition costs $39.99 (one-time payment).
4. WP Maps
WP Maps is a fantastic free WordPress Google Maps plugin. It has a great set of features allowing you to create beautiful maps with lots of custom information.
You can add colorful markers and information windows, redirect users when they click on map, and easily embed maps with shortcode. You can save multiple locations and create a map showing these locations with custom markers.
Pricing: Free. The pro edition costs $89 per year.
5. Map Widget for Google Maps
Map Widget for Google Maps allows you to easily add a Google Map in your sidebars or other widget-ready areas.
Clicking on a map will open the map in a lightbox popup with a larger view. You can also choose pin colors and even use your image as a pin.
Pricing: Free. The pro version starts at $29 per year.
6. CP Google Maps
CP Google Maps is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to associate geolocation data with a post and display a map with your custom images. You can choose a custom marker to be placed on the map for a location.
Most of the plugin’s top features are locked and require the paid version.
Pricing: Free. The paid version starts at €19.99 (one-time payment).
7. Easy Google Maps
Easy Google Maps is a simple-to-use and free WordPress Google map plugin. It enables you to add unlimited map markers, locations, descriptions, and more with your maps in WordPress.
You can add map markets by searching coordinates or locations on the live builder. It embeds easily on your WordPress pages, posts, template files, and widgets using a shortcode.
Pricing: Free. The pro version starts at $46 per year.
8. WP Google Map
WP Google Map is a free WordPress plugin to add a fully customized Google Map to your posts and pages. It supports directions with maps, automatic location identification, the ability to change zoom levels, and more.
It works great with all other popular WordPress plugins. It’s fully customizable and allows you to change the latitude, longitude, and address by dragging map markers.
Pricing: Free. The pro version starts at $10 (one-time payment).
9. Map Block for Google Maps
Map Block for Google Maps is a WordPress Google Maps plugin that lets you add a map block to your posts and pages within a few clicks.
You simply set the location of the map using an address or coordinates. You can also adjust the zoom level and height of each map using simple sliders.
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WPBeginner Support says
Thank you for your feedback
Jim Hamann says
We have a list of 20 volunteers available to scan found pets for a microchip. Is it possible to create a map with coverage area for each volunteer?
Is there aw way to embed a map in a wordpress page or post and then have that map image parsed to a twitter post ? or pinterest or anywhere for that matter
I have a client that wants a way for Google maps to track her at her current location. She has a food truck and she wants people to access her website and look at a Geo Locator so people know where she is parked. Will this do the job?
WPBeginner Support says
Contact MapPress support, they allow you to store locations in custom fields on a post and then display them on the map. You can figure out a way to update location information in the custom field based on client’s location.
Great Post. We have a members login on our website. we waant to connect members to a map location to search for them in a local area. How is that possible?
I have this contact form input bar button in one page and I have a custom gooogle map in another page. When someone puts in a valid UK post code in the contact form, I want it to redirect it to that page and show the map of that particular post code, not the map of whole london.
I’m using wp-google maps plugin and contact form 7.
Google Map Created a Problem in this site. So Please Guide me
Many thanks for the work.
I need some help please.
Is there anything in WordPress, that when you scroll down or up with the mouse, the map follows the moving?
What about Geo Mashup? I would say the best free Google Maps plugin currently available. And more flexible than most plugins in the above list.
I agree having tried numerous plugins Geo Mashup is my favourite !
Daniel Brown says
Thanks for sharing such a nice post. You would also want to give a try to our WPME Google Maps plugin, very easy to use and supports caching. New version also supports Multiple Locations on a Map, Custom Marker for Each Location, Clickable Markers to Show Attached Content, Custom Content for Each Marker’s Info Popup and Manage Maps and Locations. I hope you will like it
Thanks for your article.
I was wondering if you knew of any WordPress plugin to draw itineraries / routes on maps?
I am currently using WP Google Maps and Nomad Map but as a travel agent we would need a tool that can draw this kind of map:
Thank you in advance,
WPBeginner Support says
We think Map Builder can do this with the help of two features Directions and Layers. Also it has themes and you can disable the information you don’t want to show on the map.
Thank you very much, I will look into it.
Hi there Guys,
Great list of plugins thank you for the work but you have missed a very simple one out. “WEN Map Marker” which you can find in the WordPress Plugin repository. You can use it on Pages and Post and it is very simple for adding maps to any page of your website.