I want to insert a Google Map into Wordpress without paying for a plugin. I just want to adjust the style, add a few markers and add a description to the makers. Therefore I simple used the example code from Google Maps and adjusted the style. So far so good.

The question is now, how can I insert my code? It is more or less like this: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/examples/map-simple

If I can't add the code directly do you know any free plugin which would allow me to achieve my mentioned points (custom style, multiple markers, markers description)?



edit: I found a plugin which allowed me to to it for free "Google Maps Easy" (https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-maps-easy/).

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I'm not sure, which wordpress version you are using but all wordpress versions supports custom html embedding on page.

Here's how you can do: (WordPress 5.1.1)

  1. Go to Pages
  2. Add/Edit Page
  3. Click on Plus Icon (step 1 in below screenshot)
  4. Search for Custom HTML (step 2 in below screenshot)

enter image description here 5. Paste map html in page (sample available below)

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Keep in mind, adding custom css and javascript; directly in page is not recommended!

Hope it helps! :)

  • Thanks for getting back to me. This is exactly what I tried. When I afterwards load my WordPress page it shows no map and no error. Is it working for you? I use WordPress 5.2.1. When you say it is not recommended, which other option do I have?
    – x0100
    Commented May 28, 2019 at 10:26
  • Did you replace YOUR_API_KEY with actual API keys? Embedding javascript in page is not recommended, it should be enqueued in functions.php file; but that's complex for non-tech guys! Commented May 28, 2019 at 12:35

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