Google Maps Elementor Widget Settings Overview

Updated on March 7, 2024 by Editorial Team
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Google Maps is a powerful tool for businesses looking to optimise their digital presence. Elementor’s Google Maps integration allows businesses to easily and quickly create interactive, dynamic maps embedded anywhere on their website. This integration will enable businesses to share their exact location, give customers directions, and show where their business is in relation to nearby attractions. 

The Plus Addons for Elementor Google Map widget offers a fully integrated solution; businesses can create a truly engaging and informative experience for their website visitors. The Google map widget by The Plus Addons for Elementor provides businesses access to a comprehensive suite of features and customisation options. Businesses can customise the look and feel of the maps, such as by adding markers and applying different styles.

Required Setup

Learn via Video Tutorial:

How to Activate the Google Map Widget?

Go to 

  • The Plus Settings Plus widgets 
  • Search the widget name and turn on the toggle then click Save.
Google map activate

Now in order to make the Google Map widget work you have to add a Google Maps API Key. You can learn the process from here.

Once you have your Google Maps API key go to

  • The Plus Settings Extra Options 
  • Scroll down to Google Map API Key section and paste your API key.
  • And on the other Google Map API Key section, choose Show from the dropdown, then click on Save.
Google map api

Key Features

  • Add multiple locations – You can easily add multiple locations in the Google Maps.
  • Add custom marker – Easily add custom marker images for each location.
  • Show address in a tooltip – You can show the location name and address in a tooltip of the pin marker.
  • Multiple map variations – You can choose from multiple Google Maps variations.
  • Customise map options – You can easily add or remove different map options, like zoom control, pan control, scale control etc.
  • Adjust map zoom level – Easily adjust the default map zoom level.
  • Different map styles – There are multiple map styles to choose from.
  • Add map overlay content – You can easily add custom text as overlay content on your Google Maps.

How to add the Google Map in Elementor?

To embed Google Maps in Elementor, search for Google Map in the Elementor widget panel and drag and drop the Google Map (TP) widget on the page.

Google map widget

Once you add the widget on the page, go to Content > Add Multiple Location Point and open the first item.

Google map content

Under the Map Locations, add the Latitude and Longitude values of the location you want to generate the map for.

Find the Latitude and Longitude values of any location.

Under the Address text for Tooltip text area add the location name and address that will show in a tooltip when a user clicks on the pin marker.

You can add a custom image as a pin icon for your location from the Pin Icon section.

Click on the +ADD ITEM button to add multiple locations to your map. You can learn more about the process from here.

Finally, you have the option to adjust the height of the map.

How to Style and add Color to Google Maps in Elementor?

Do you want to customise the style of Google Maps?

The Plus Addons for Elementor Google Map widget offers many options to customise and change the style of Google Maps in Elementor.To customise the Google Map go to the Map Style tab.

Google map style

From Map Zoom, you can set the default zoom level of the map.

If you want to remove or add specific options from your map, you can do that from the Map Options. From here, you can add or remove options like Zoom Control, Pan Control, Draggable, Scale Control and many more.

Google map options

Then you can choose a specific variation for your map from the Google Map Variations dropdown. You can choose from the four options below-

  • ROADMAP (Displays a standard, default 2D map)
  • HYBRID (Displays a photographic map + roads and city names)
  • SATELLITE (Displays a photographic map)
  • TERRAIN (Displays a map with mountains, rivers, etc.)

Then you’ll find an option to add custom styling and colour to the map, turn on the Custom Style Maps toggle.

Here you’ll find seven predefined styles for your map under the Creative Map Style dropdown. Choose the option that fits your website design.

Google map style preview

But if you want to customise the styles even further, you can do that by using Hue, Saturation and Lighting, to enable this option turn on the Modify Google Maps Hue, Saturation, Lightness toggle.

From here you can add a hue colour and adjust the saturation and lightness level to create different variations of your map.

Google map hue

Note: Creative Map Style and Modify Google Maps Hue, Saturation, and Lightness options will not work with the SATELLITE (Displays a photographic map) map variation.

Map Overlay

You can easily add custom text as an overlay on Google Maps from the Map Overlay tab. You can learn more about the process here.

On Scroll View Animation –  This is our global extension available for all our widget, this adds scrolling animation as the widget comes in viewport.

Learn more about On Scroll View Animation

Advanced options remain common for all our widget, you can explore all it options from here.

View Advanced tab tutorial.

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