Adding Google Maps to your WordPress website has never been easier. If you have a location based website or you need to place Google Maps for driving direction to your place, this plugin is everything you need. Today we look at one of the Google Maps plugin developed by WebFactory. Google Maps Widget Pro plugin is a Maps plugin that helps you display Google map easily in a widget or through a shortcode you can easily display it any post, page or custom post type as well.
Google Maps Widget Pro Plugin
Google Maps Widget enables you to place Google Maps anywhere on your site in the fastest and the most efficient way. The free version of the plugin has more than a hundred thousand active users and an incredible rating of 4.8, the Pro version is as promising. The responsive plugin is packed with features, lets you add your map anywhere on the site and it is compatible with all other plugins and themes.
How it Works?
The Google Maps Widget is the fastest map plugin on the block, it doesn’t slow down the speed of your website no matter how many maps you put up on the website. It doesn’t directly load the interactive map, at first it shows the thumbnail of the map which is only about 50kb. If any user wants, they can visit the interactive map in the lightbox or there itself. This process saves a lot of network bandwidth on your website and makes sure that your users have a quick access to the map.
The plugin comes with a host of useful features such as Fullscreen Lightbox mode, Full Shortcode Support, Unlimited maps per page, Unlimited pins per map, Custom Pin Icon, Zoom Level, 4 map modes, Custom maps language, Header & Footer text, 1500+ pins library, Multiple map skins, 20+ Lightbox skins, a Hidden sidebar for shortcut handling, Advanced Cache, Export & Import Tools, Google Analytics Integration and much more.
The plugin has three plans; a free version, Pro version as well as the Pro unlimited. The Pro version comes with a price of $11/year and the plan includes upgrades, support for a single site. The Pro Unlimited is a one-time purchase of $39 and it offers you a lifetime of upgrades, support, future Pro features for unlimited sites.
They have a dedicated team that offers great support through the forums as well as the Pro users get email support for their queries and issues.
Google Maps Widget is highly recommended, it is updated regularly and offers great support. Considering the incredible price for the features and functionality of the plugin, it is a steal.
You can watch the video here to know more about the plugin!