I do custom wordpress temple site with google maps script, and php code. I have problem with loading of it, they do not always work, sometimes i must refreshing site ten times until it starts to work.

If they do not work, I get an error

"initMap is not a function"

Code of my temple site:

<?php /* Template Name: Mapy */ ?>

<?php get_header(); ?>

        display: none;
    .page-template {
        background-color: black!important;
    .gm-style-iw {
        height: 165px!important;
        width: 300px!important;

<section style="padding-top:70px; padding-bottom:0px;">
    <div id="map" class="no-transition"></div>
    <div class="legend">
            <li>Wielki format</li>


    wp_enqueue_script( 'my-map-script', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/my-map-script.js', array(), '1.0.0', true );

    $storeData = [];
    $args = array( 'post_type' => 'product');
    $loop = new WP_Query( $args );

    foreach ($loop->posts as $post){
        $storeData[] = [
            'title' => apply_filters('the_title', $post->post_title),
            'url' => get_permalink(),
            'num'   => get_field('numer_katalogowy'),
            'lat'   => get_field('gps_dlugosc'),
            'long'  => get_field('szerokosc_gps'),
            'surface'  => get_field('powierzchnia'),
            'height'  => get_field('dlugosc'),
            'width'  => get_field('szerokosc'),
            'light'  => get_field('oswietlenie'),
    wp_localize_script('my-map-script', 'storeData', $storeData);

<script async defer src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyAg-GBNbwLWCxiN-UI-0COkr1bgAKpXjQU&callback=initMap"></script>

<?php get_footer(); ?>

Code of my js file:

function initMap() {
  // The location of Uluru
    var poznan = {lat: 52.402684, lng: 16.9213905};
    var j = storeData.length;
    var infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({
        maxWidth: 200
    var marker, i;

    var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
          zoom: 15,
          center: poznan,

    for (i = 0; i < j; i++) {
        marker = new google.maps.Marker({
            position: new google.maps.LatLng(storeData[i].lat, storeData[i].long),
            map: map

        google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', (function(marker, i) {
            return function() {
                    '<div class="marker-window-content">' +
                        '<h3>' + storeData[i].title + '</h3>' +
                        '<span>' + storeData[i].num + '</span>' +
                        '<p>' + 'Wysokość: ' + storeData[i].height + ' m'+ '</p>' +
                        '<p>' + 'Szerokość: ' + storeData[i].width + ' m'+ '</p>' +
                        '<p>' + 'Powierzchnia: ' + storeData[i].surface + ' m2'+ '</p>' +
                        '<p>' + 'Oświetlenie: ' + storeData[i].light + '</p>' +
                        '<a href="'+ storeData[i].url + '">' + 'Przejdź do powierzchni' + '</a>' +

                infowindow.open(map, marker);
        })(marker, i));

I think the problem can be in script order, but i don't know how to resolve it. Adress of site where is problem:

My site

1 Answer 1


This part of the Google Maps script URL is the culprit:


It means that when the script is loaded it will attempt to run the initMap() function, but you're enqueueing your script that contains the function in the footer, after the Google Maps <script> tag, which you're outputting in the middle of the page. This means that your script won't be loaded before Google Maps attempts to run initMap().

You should enqueue the Google Maps script using wp_enqueue_script(), with your custom script as a dependency, to make sure they load in the right order.

So remove the <script> tag and add:

    [ 'my-map-script' ],

This will ensure that the Google Maps script will be loaded after your script, guaranteeing that the initMap() function will be available.

  • No problem. If it helped you can mark the answer as accepted to help let other users know that your question has an answer. Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 14:57

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