In order for Google Maps Widget to work properly, Google requires everyone to have a valid API key. The key can be quickly and easily created from the Google’s API Console.
- Open Google Developers Console from this link
- From the dropdown list, choose “Create a Project“
- Click the “Continue” button and wait for a few seconds
- You will see “Add credentials to your project” title -> click the API key link
- Give it a name (for example “GMW key”), and leave “Key restriction” selected None
- Click on the Create button and copy your API key
- Go back to the Dashboard and select Maps Static API from the list
- Move to the “URL Signing Secret” tab
- Click on the “Allow unsigned usage” button and confirm it by clicking the “Allow unsigned usage” on the popup window
- Go back to your WordPress site -> Settings -> Google Maps Widget PRO
- Paste your API key and save changes
*Please note that it might take several minutes before your new API key becomes functional.
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