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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  • Timothy Gow says:

    So this went well — “The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini.”

    Not great…

    • Nick Duncan says:

      Hi Timothy
      Apologies for the delay. This is from restrictions on your server. However, I am aware our pro file is slightly large and we will be reducing it in 8.1. It will hopefully be below the 2mb default upload size that most servers set.

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