Google Maps API Key

On June 11th, 2018, new pricing and product changes go into effect that require a billing account to be in place with Google Maps.  With billing enabled, each user will receive a monthly $200 free credit, enough to support most users of WP3D Models without incurring any additional mapping costs.

Before starting the process below, be sure you’re logged into a Google account where you have permission to create API keys.

So, in order to generate the necessary Google Maps API key, we’ve put together a quick step-by-step guide below:

  1. Head over to Google Maps Platform to get an API key »
    Be sure to select “Maps” and “Places” for use with WP3D.  You can also select “Routes”, but it isn’t necessary.

  2. Create and name your new Project by selecting “Create a new project”:

  3. Enable billing for your new project, click “Create Billing Account”>

  4. Follow the instructions and steps for adding your Billing information.
    As noted above, adding your billing information is now required by Google.  However, you’ll receive a $200 credit each month that should be more than enough to cover most users of WP3D Models without incurring any additional costs.
  5. Copy the generated API key and enter it into your WP3D Models Settings.

    (WP3D) Models –> Settings –> Map (Tab) –> Google Maps API Key

    Congrats! Your installation of WP3D Models is now fully compliant with Google’s Maps API!