As you may know, earlier this year (on June 22nd), Google changed the way users add Google Maps to their websites. This requirement was introduced that all new users will need a Google Maps API key in order to insert a Google map on their website.

Since our, The Core multi-purpose WordPress theme comes with a map shortcode that you can use to embed a Google Map on your website, let me show you how you can create and add a Google API in your new The Core theme.

Here is how it works

An important aspect of this change is that Google Maps JavaScript API consists of two separate plans: Standard and Premium.

The Standard plan gives you free access up to 25,000 map loads per day and you must pay $0.50 per 1,000 additional views, up to 100,000 views per day. Most of you will use the Personal plan but if you generate more than 100k views per day, check out the Premium plan pricing structure.

More about Google Maps APIs, what are they, limits and how to use them can be found in the Google Maps APIs Documentation.

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