Signing up for a Google Maps API Key

Notice: Beginning on June 11, 2018, an API Key is now required for every map project using Google Maps library. You can read more about this Google guideline here.

This how-to will walk you through signing up for a Google Maps API Key and adding that setting to GravityView.

GravityView Maps uses Google Maps to display your entries on a map, as well as process the address details in an entry and convert them into longitude and latitude values.

1. Create your Google Maps API

Follow the instructions on Google's Get API Key page.  Click here to go to the Get API Key page or watch the video from Google below:


2. API Configurations Required

Now that you have your API Key, you must set the Application restrictions to "None" to avoid further issues, and restrict your API Key to Geocoding API, Geolocation API and Maps JavaScript API.
Screenshot of the Application restrictions settings on Google's website

3. Adding the API Key to GravityView's Settings

Back on your site, visit the GravityView Settings page:

Paste the API key into your GravityView Settings. If you don't see the setting, it's because the GravityView Maps plugin isn't activated. Check your Plugins page.

Update your GravityView settings. 

You're all set now with your Google Maps API key!

Note: If you receive a "This page didn’t load Google Maps correctly" message after following these steps, your site is likely running another plugin that loads Google Maps onto the page. See this article with more details.

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