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Google Maps Widget

With the world becoming a global village, thanks to the home internet and rapid travel services, one would think getting lost would be quite difficult. But the truth is quite the contrary; as more and more places get discovered and more buildings being built in these locations, it’s harder to keep track of said places.

However, to make sure people get to your place easily, you can add the Google Maps Widget to your WordPress site giving clear directions. Still, if you’re not using WordPress, you can speed up your website by propreply embeding maps and thanks to map services like Google Maps, people can pull up a map of the location on their smartphone and find their way through.

This is one of the best tools you can use to improve your website, just like the search engine optimization for your business or service, this is so important as it generates and increases the visibility for any type of website to get to the best potential customers and move your  income faster. There are a few companies and partnerships that can help you out with this, the top rated and most used is Webmetrix Group, they will help you with your search engine and also offer you online reputation management service.

The Google Maps Widget for your WordPress allows your visitors to get clear directions to any location; the widget has been downloaded more than 1 million times and has more than 100,000 active installations because it runs the second you install it. It is the fastest WordPress plugin for the job because it generates thumbnail images from the maps, and that’s not all because instead of the usual 40+ requests, it takes only one request to load, that effectively reduces the site load by 2 MB.

The widget takes a minute to set up, regardless of the user’s technical skills and the theme being used. With the Google Maps widget, you can create as many maps as you need and you can put as many pins as you possibly want, there are absolutely no limits. There are tons of customization options as well which allows users to match their own site’s styles; with customs pins, different map styles, and tons of lightbox skins to choose from which they can match to their site’s design. What’s more, you can add directions to the map, along with satellite view, street view, custom information bubbles, and customizable lightbox; anything you could imagine.

With the Google Maps widget, you can create as many maps as you need and you can put as many pins as you possibly want, there are absolutely no limits. There are tons of customization options as well which allows users to match their own site’s styles; with customs pins, different map styles, and tons of lightbox skins to choose from which they can match to their site’s design. What’s more, you can add directions to the map, along with satellite view, street view, custom information bubbles, and customizable lightbox; anything you could imagine.

The PRO version goes the extra mile to make sure you get maximum customization and features. The widget is constantly updated with new features added with every update. The PRO version offers 12 thumbnails map skins, an extra hidden sidebar for shortcode handling, custom map language option and a fullscreen lightbox mode with 19 lightbox screens to choose from and new ones coming with every update. Users can also clone the widget which makes it easier when handling multiple maps, and also JS and CSS customization options. Premium USA based email support that is handled in-house, and not outsourced to 3rd party centers, with a guaranteed response within 24 hours.

Features:

  • multiple pins support
  • custom pin bubbles/description
  • 12 thumbnail map skins
  • more than 1500 map pins
  • 5 thumbnail map image formats
  • easy shortcode handling
  • 4 thumbnail map types; hybrid, satellite, road and terrain
  • 4 interactive map modes – directions, view, street & streetview
  • 6 options for thumbnail map links
  • fullscreen lightbox mode, and much more.

The PRO version is available in 3 variants; the Unlimited Personal option which is the most popular option which the users can use on all their personal sites with 1 year of upgrades and supports along with full current and future features. The second option, the Unlimited Agency option offers usage on the unlimited client and personal sites with lifetime upgrades, supports, and features, and the third option which is the Personal option offers usage on one site only for one year worth of upgrades, support, and all PRO features.

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Ivan Jurisic

I am a WordPress enthusiast and a power-user who loves to work and write about the platform at WP Loop. I work as a digital marketer and I'm also a growth hacker wanna be at Web Factory Ltd.