1. Installation & Setup
  2. Shortcode
  3. Widget

Installation & Setup

  1. Upload the Google Maps Route plugin to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

After installation:

After installing the plugin, you will need to setup the plugin for use:

  1. Create a Google Maps API key here.
  2. Put your Google Maps API key in Map Routes > Settings and save it. Also, we have provided options for you to customize the looks of route / path. So, you can specify the color, line width and transparency of the route on Google Maps.
  3. You can add locations by going to Map Routes > Add New Location.
  4. You can manage the added locations easily by going to Map Routes > List Locations.
  5. You can show the map by either using shortcode [route] or widget.


[route height=”500″ width=”500″]


  • height represents the height of Google Map
  • width represent the width of Google Map

Screenshot of an example shortcode:


  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets.
  2. Drag and drop Google Maps Route to the desired location.
  3. Screenshot of an example of Widget output

Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. You can download it from here.