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Creating A Google Maps API Key

As of June 22, 2016, Google requires an API key to display maps on a website. Acquiring an API key is free and allows up to 25,000 requests per day. You will not be billed unless usage goes over the free number of views.

Acquiring an API key is from Google Developers Console

If your shop requires more than 25000 requests per day, you will be responsible for extra charges. However, for 90% of website owners, this will not be needed.

Follow the steps below to obtain a Google Maps JavaScript API key:

  1. First, You’ll need to sign in with a Google account if you’re not already logged in.

  2. Navigate to Google Developers Console to get started.

  3. If you haven’t created a project in the Google Developers Console before, you will need to do that first.

    1. Choose the Create a Project option in the dropdown.

    2. Click the Continue button You may need to agree to the terms before proceeding.

  4. On the screen to create the browser API key, use CONJ THEME for the key name to help identify it in the future.

  5. Leave the referrers field empty for now to make the usage of the key easier.

  6. You’ll also need to add the domain name of the site whereever you’re using the Conj - eCommerce WordPress Theme.

    • We recommend adding more than one entry using the following patterns: *

    • To avoid problems with www and non-www versions of your domain, don’t include the www part of your website URL.

  7. Click the Create button.

  8. Copy the key shown in the screen/field to enter it in your WordPress admin panel so your site can access the Google Maps APIs.

    1. Login to the your WordPress Dashboard.

    2. Click the Conj PowerPack menu.

    3. From the sidebar on the left, select the 3rd Party API tab.

    4. Locate the Google Maps API text-field and paste your API key in.

    5. Click the Save Changes button.

If you didn’t copy your API key in the earlier step, you can find it on the Credentials screen in the Google Developers Console.