Creating a Google Map with Maps Builder is extremely easy and intuitive. But there are some really robust settings available as well that you won’t want to miss.

STEP 1: Plugin Install and Activation

  1. Download the Plugin – When you purchase Maps Builder Pro you will receive an email with a link to download your Add-on. If you don’t have the email you can always access your downloads from the My Account page on our site.
  2. Install and Activate the Plugin – Now that you have downloaded the plugin zip file it’s time to activate your plugin. The easiest way to do this is by logging into your WordPress website and navigating to Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin and select the plugin file. This will upload the plugin, you should then activate it.

STEP 2: Activating Your Plugin License

Now that your Plugin is activated and configured, you should activate your License Key. Your License Key is not required for the Maps Builder Pro to function, but as long as your license is active, you’ll have access to our Priority Support Desk and you’ll get automatic updates in your WordPress site whenever we push important updates out to your plugin.

When you purchased Maps Builder Pro you should have received a confirmation email that had both a download link and your license key. Save that license key somewhere safe in case you need it again in the future.

To activate your license, copy that license key from your email, and login to your site. Next, navigate to “Google Maps > Settings” and click on the “License” tab. There you will see a field to enter the license key. When you’ve entered the correct key and clicked “Save Settings” you’ll see a green checkmark in the license key field indicating that the license has been successfully activated.

Retrieving Your Plugin License

If you misplaced the original email, you can always retrieve your license by logging into and clicking on the “My Account” menu item, then clicking on “Purchase History”. There you’ll see a table of your purchases on our site. Click on the “View Details and Downloads” link and you’ll be able to download your plugin .zip file there.

STEP 3: Configure Your Settings

We keep the settings to a minimum, but they can be really useful in creating good defaults for your Map Building process and give us tools to help you if you need support. Here’s our step-by-step on the Maps Builder Settings.

STEP 4: Build a Map

This is the most important (and fun!) part. Follow these detailed instructions.

STEP 5: Display Your Maps

There are several ways to display your Maps with Maps Builder. As they say, “with great flexibility comes great responsibility”, so make sure you read all about it here.

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