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First Google Map


First Google Map Shortcode uses shortcode [googlemap] to covert a plain text address to a Google map. It can be placed on widgets, posts and pages.

If you are looking for a simple, light way to show Google map, First Google Map is the right plugin for you. It uses caching (wordpress object cache) to improve performance, reduce database access. The code is based on Brad Williams’ demo.


Shortcode: [gmap]
For example, to show Edinburgh Castle: [googlemap title=’Edinburgh Castle’ width=450 height=300 zoom=14]Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG[/googlemap]

Parameters and default settings

  • title: title of the Google map. Default: ‘Edinburgh Castle’
  • width: width of the Google map. Default: 256
  • height: height of Google map. Default: 256
  • zoom: zoom of Google map. Default: 14


If you were unable to find the answer to your question on the FAQ or in any of the documentation, you should check the support forum on If you can’t locate any topics that pertain to your particular issue, post a new topic for it.

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  • First Google Map


  1. Use Plugins -> Add New to install the First Google Map or upload ‘zn-first-google-map’ direcotry (decompress to ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory

  2. Activate the First Google Map plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

  3. Place [googlemap] on your pages, posts and widgets


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