Installing the WP Google Maps Plugins


All CODECABIN_ plugins are built according to WordPress standards, installing them is as easy as 1, 2, 3. This article will show you how to install all of the WP Google Maps plugins from Basic and Pro all the way to the Developer Bundle.

Please use the following links to jump to the section you need:

  1. Basic Version
  2. Pro Add-on
  3. Gold and Visitor Generated Marker Add-ons
  4. Developer Bundle


Basic Version

Log into your WordPress site and navigate to WordPress Dashboard → Plugins → Add New.


In the Search box at the top-right of the screen, type the words “WP Google Maps” and press {Enter}.



Click the Install Now button shown in the screenshot below. The plugin will install without any intervention.



Click the Activate button shown in the screenshot below. The plugin will activate.



Click Installed Plugins in the left sidebar of the WordPress Dashboard. You should see the activated WP Google Maps plugin in your list of installed plugins as shown in the below screenshot.



You can access the WP Google Maps plugin by clicking the Maps link in the left sidebar of the WordPress Dashboard.



All of the components that follow are premium products. You must purchase them. The Pro version is an Add-on to the Basic version. That means that the Basic version must be installed and activated to install and run the Pro version.  The Gold Add-on and the Visitor Generated Markers Add-on require the Pro Add-on. That means that the Pro Add-on must be installed and activated to install and run the Gold Add-on or the Visitor Generated Markers Add-on.


Pro Add-on


Once you have purchased the WP Google Maps Pro version and received the Zip file at your PayPal email address (and downloaded it to your computer), log in to your WordPress Dashboard (WordPress Dashboard → Plugins → Add New).



Click on Plugins, then on Add New, and then on the Upload button. You will see the screen below.

  • Navigate to the location where you saved the file on your computer.
  • This file needs to be named, if it is not, rename it.
  • Click the Install Now button.



WordPress will unzip and install the Pro Add-on for you, after which you can activate the plugin. Your list of plugins should look something like the screenshot below. WordPress Dashboard → Plugins → Installed Plugins.



Gold and Visitor Generated Markers

The Pro Add-on must be installed and activated for the Gold or Visitor Generated Markers Add-ons to work.


To install either the Gold or Visitor Generated Markers Add-on (or both), follow the directions for installing the Pro Add-on given above. If you successfully install both the Gold and Visitor Generated Markers Add-ons, your Installed Plugins listing will look something like this:



Developer Bundle

The Developer Bundle is made up of all of the WP Google Maps plugins. Before installing the plugins, you must extract the files.


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Once you have extracted the files, you will find all of the plugins described in this article except WP Google Maps Basic. Follow the instructions given above to install the plugins in this order:

  1. WP Google Maps Basic
  2. WP Google Maps Pro Add-on
  3. WP Google Maps Gold Add-on
  4. WP Google Maps Visitor Generated Markers Add-on


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This covers installing the WP Google Maps plugins. If you need further assistance with installing the plugins or are having other issues with the plugins, feel free to post on our Support Forums or visit our Support Desk.


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  • Norm Fankell says:

    I received a link for an update to your wp-google-maps-pro however is when I clicked the link it downloaded the files to my downloads folder…. unzipped. How can I add the folders and code to my WP site?

  • Jeff Pegg says:

    I’m having a very weird issue. I have a site that has a menu at the top that is position: fixed. When I allow the marker to show up on page load, the menu disappears, but only on high DPI monitors. If I have the marker load after the user filters the page to find the marker, low and behind the menu comes back. I have been grappling with this for a few weeks now, and my client is losing faith in my abilities.
    The websites that have problems are: and and
    however using the exact same theme,, and a couple others DO work.
    For an example if you go to on a 1080p monitor, no problems, but if you go to the same site on a monitor that is (15.4-inch (2880 x 1800) Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB) it completely goes away, even though the menu is still clickable, and it adds the css class ‘active’ to the menu for it to show up. What information do you need to help me troubleshoot this?

    • Veronique says:

      Hi there. So sorry for the difficulties experienced! We would like to get this sorted for you asap. May we ask you to please submit this information to us in a ticket via our Support Desk, so that we can ask one of our developers to take a look and assist further? 🙂

  • Sebastian says:

    i Have purchase the pro version, but when i try to activate the pro plugin all site goes down.

    • Veronique says:

      Hi there. So sorry for the delay in response. Please submit a ticket via our Support Desk so that we may look into this for you. 🙂

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