How to create Google Maps API Key?

Your map suddenly stopped working and you get the following error?

Oops! Something went wrong.
This page didn’t load Google Maps correctly. See the JavaScript console for technical details.

Please check you browser console, if you’ll see such error This site has exceeded its daily quota for maps. – this article is written for you and required for reading.

Since June 22, 2016 – Google Maps APIs Standard Plan was updated and now it includes following new rules:

  1. We no longer support keyless access (any request that doesn’t include an API key). Future product updates are only available for requests made with an API key.
  2. We have implemented a simple 25,000 map loads per day free limit for new Google Maps JavaScript API, Static Maps API, and Street View Image API implementations. The rolling 90-day grace period for existing applications is being retired on October 12, 2016.
  3. We have reduced the maximum daily map load limit you can purchase for Google Maps JavaScript API, Static Maps API, and Street View Image API from 1,000,000 to 100,000 requests. Developers requiring higher quota should contact Sales to discuss a Premium Plan license.
  4. We now count Google Maps JavaScript API client-side service requests towards the daily limit of the associated web service API.

Here you can get more information about all updates. Also please check all Maps JavaScript API Usage Limits.

We have already added Google API key for our Google Maps Easy plugin. However since the large number of plugin users, we can simply exceed limits of map loads per day, therefore you may encounter with problem which described above.

In order to protect you from these new limitations, we have added ability to use your own Google API key.

Therefore to avoid this problem, please follow next steps:

  1. At first you need to create Gmail Account and login to it.
  2. Then follow this link and click on “GET STARTED” button.API key
  3. After that, you will be redirect on the Google Cloud. Select the “Maps” option.Google Cloud
  4. Set up the project name.project name
  5. If you do not have a billing accounts, Google will ask you to create it. So, fill all the fields. In order you have it, jump to the next step.  billing accountsNote, according to a Google policy , you will automatically charged only when you reach your billing threshold or 30 days after your last automatic payment, whichever comes first. Firstly, Google get a 12-month free trial period and $300 credits.
  6. Create a new project: enter the name and and location
  7. The last step – enable your APIs by clicking the “NEXT” button.enable your APIs
  8. Done! Your generated API key will appear in the window. generated API key

Read more about our Google Maps solution and enjoy our Demos. If you’ll face another problem with WordPress Google Maps Easy plugin or you’ll have some questions – don’t hesitate to contact us through our internal support. We will be glad to help you.

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