Google now requires that you have your own API key to display a map on your website. This section walks you through the process of getting an API key.
Under Menu > Settings, you’ll see a Google Maps API key field.
Click the link in the field description that will take you to the Google Maps website. Then find the following button on the Google Maps website which reads Get a Key.
On the following screen, you’ll be asked to set a Name and the websites this will be active on.
Enter whatever you’d like in the Name. The other part, Accept requests from these HTTP referrers (web sites) can be a bit more tricky.
The simplest way to do this is to replace
fivestarplugins.com in the screenshot with your domain name. So if your site is
myrestaurant.com, you would use:
This will allow you to display the map anywhere on your domain.
Once you’ve set this up, click the Create button to generate your API key. It will then be provided for you and you can click the small icon on the right to copy it.
Paste that key into the API Key field under Menu > Settings. Then save your settings.
Next, you’ll need to enable the Static Maps API for your project. To do this, go to the Library section in the API Manager and click on the Google Static Maps API.
On the Static Maps API, click the Enable link at the top of the page.
And you’ve finally made it!
Please note: Google says it may take up to 5 minutes for your key to take effect. In my experience, it could take even longer. You may continue to see an error in your map for up to 30 minutes, so give it plenty of time.