The Easiest Google Maps Plugin for Gutenberg and WordPress

The Easiest Google Maps Plugin for Gutenberg and WordPress

I use Google Maps almost every time I leave the house. And, I’m definitely not alone. According to some calculations, Google Maps is the world’s most popular phone app in the world.

It’s not just apps: millions of websites use Google Maps to show location information.

If you use WordPress, there’s now a really easy to add Google Maps to your sites. With the EmbedPress plugin, you can add Google Maps using just a URL. You don’t need to be messing around with embed codes that break easily

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how EmbedPress works.

How to embed Google Maps with just a URL

First, let’s install EmbedPress. This is perhaps the hardest part of the whole process 🙂

{snippet embedpress}

Now, let’s get the Google Map that we’re going to embed …

Go to the Google Maps site and find the map you want to embed. The image below shows a typical map:

A sample Google maps, before embedding in WordPress

Now let’s get the URL for the map.

  • The simplest approach is to take the take the URL from the browser bar:

empire state

  • Go to your WordPress site and write a post or page.
  • Click the + icon in the top left corner.
  • Scroll down to the EmbedPress area and click “Google Maps”:

embedpress map

  • Enter your Google Maps URL into the block:

google maps block

  • Your URL will automatically be transformed into an embed of your Google map. Success!

gutenberg google map

Publish your WordPress content and your Google map will be embedded for visitors to see! Your Google Map embed will also be fully responsive!

Congratulations. You’ve discovered the easiest Google Maps plugin for WordPress!


  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.

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