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Stupid Simple Google Maps


Allows for the simple embeding of Google Maps in posts. This is done using shortcodes.

[simple-map]1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA[/simple-map] will drop in a map with a marker on Google's California headquarters.

Available attributes:

  • height: The height of the resulting map. Defaults to “512”.
  • width: The width of the resulting map. Defaults to “512”.
  • color: The color of the marker. Defaults to “red”.
  • label: Will accept any single character uppercase letter to use as the symbol in the marker. Defaults to a dot.
  • zoom: The zoom level of the resulting map. Defaults to 15.
  • maptype: Determines the format of the map. Defaults to “roadmap”. Will accept “roadmap”, “satellite”, “terrain”, or “hybrid”.


  1. Upload simple-maps.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place the [simple-map] shortcode where you want your map


Why did you make this plugin if there are already other map plugins with more features?

I wanted a really simple wrapper plugin for the Google Static Maps API.

Can I see this plugin in action?

Yes! I’ve set up a few samples here:


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Contributors & Developers

“Stupid Simple Google Maps” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Corrected a bug that would throw PHP warnings.


  • Wrapper for most obvious Static Maps parameters.