Whether you are running a real estate site or a restaurant chain or business directory site, Google Maps plays an important role in all as it brings huge interactivity in your site to help your visitors find locations easily. If you are running a WordPress blog or site, you can use a WordPress Google Map plugin while it might be havoc at first as there are plenty of such plugins available online. To ease your job in finding the perfect one, I have collected the best available WordPress Google Maps plugins.
CP Google Maps
The plugin allows you to associate geolocation information to your posts and to integrate your blog with Google Maps in an easy and natural way.
Pronamic Google Maps
The plugin makes it easy to add Google Maps to your WordPress post, pages or other custom post types.
WP Google Maps
The plugin lets you Create custom maps with high quality markers containing locations, descriptions, images and links and directions. You can then add your customized map to your WordPress posts and/or pages quickly and easily with the supplied shortcode.
Comprehensive Google Map Plugin
The plugin is a simple and intuitive, yet elegant and fully documented Google map plugin that installs as a widget and a short code.
Leaflet Maps Marker (Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps)
The plugin allows you to pin, organize and share your favorite places & tracks through your WordPress powered site easily. You can use maps from OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Google Earth, Bing Maps or custom maps and additionally display your spots in innovative ways like through augmented-reality browsers.
Basic Google Maps Placemarks
The plugin embeds a Google Map into your site and lets you add map markers with custom icons and information windows.
Google Maps GPX Viewer
The plugin inserts Google maps to your posts. You can upload GPS tracks, trails or Points of Interests by gps files like kml or gpx as well as you can create and edit tracks, waypoints and POI’s and more.
Google Map Shortcode
The plugin allows you to include instances of Google Maps in your blogs with a simple editor button. You can insert maps everywhere: in your theme files, posts and pages.
Google Maps Widget
The plugin displays a single-image super-fast loading Google map in a widget. A larger map with all the usual features is available on click in a lightbox.
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