Google released its Google Map API back in 2005. In late 2018, however, Google started charging for use of their Map API. What was once free from Google, is no longer free.  Here's an article the discusses the change:


  1. You will first need to create a billing account for Google Maps.
  2. Once billing is set up, you will need to create an API key
  3. Once created, you can enter in the API key into the appropriate WordPress module, or you can send us the API key and we can configure your website for you.