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.

  1. Open Google Developers Console from this link
  2. From the dropdown list, choose “Create a Project
  3. Click the “Continue” button and wait for a few seconds
  4. You will see “Add credentials to your project” title -> click the API key link
  5. Give it a name (for example “GMW key”), and leave “Key restriction” selected None
  6. Click on the Create button and copy your API key

How to generate a Google Maps API key

  1. Go back to the Dashboard and select Maps Static API from the list
  2. Move to the “URL Signing Secret” tab
  3. Click on the “Allow unsigned usage” button and confirm it by clicking the “Allow unsigned usage” on the popup window

Allow unsigned usage

  1. Go back to your WordPress site -> Settings -> Google Maps Widget PRO
  2. Paste your API key and save changes

GMW API settings

*Please note that it might take several minutes before your new API key becomes functional.

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