How to embed a Google Maps map in WordPress manually

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The easiest way to insert a Google Maps map into WordPress is probably the one we’re going to look at below.

It is actually very simple, since Google Maps itself is the one that will give us the code.

To do this, what we have to do is, in the map that we are using, within Google Maps, in the left sidebar, where the data of the selected search appears, we will click on the share button.

Insertar un mapa de google, botón compartir
Share button to embed a google map in WordPress

Then a modal window will come out with the map that we want to insert, but in the tab that allows us to send the map as a message. In that case, we’ll switch to the Insert a map tab.

Then we will see that a code appears, a selector that allows us to select between medium, large or small, and a link that says copy HTML.

Once we have chosen the map size, we will click on the copy HTML link.

Copiar el código HTML para el iframe que permite insertar el mapa de google
Copy HTML button from iframe to insert google map

The code copied, in full, will be such that this one that I show you below.

<iframe src="!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3179.016523905674!2d-3.5903353482002385!3d37.176078279774075!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0xd71fcb7977fb93b%3A0x808dd1ef1221a27f!2sAlhambra!5e0!3m2!1ses!2ses!4v1626065631650!5m2!1ses!2ses" width="600" height="450" style="border:0;" allowfullscreen="" loading="lazy"></iframe>

Realize that it is an html iframe tag, whose source (src attribute) is the URL that provides us with the google maps view that we have at that moment visible.

In fact, if we simplify, so that you see the code more clearly, we would have the following:

<iframe src="#" width="600" height="450" style="border:0;" allowfullscreen="" loading="lazy"></iframe>

If you notice, the first parameter (src) is the url, the second is the width of the window (width), the third (height) is the height of the window, then we will have another that allows us to define the style of the window (Style), in this case without border, and two more, which allow us to put the map to full screen (allowfullscreen) and that the map is loaded when it is really visible on the screen, and not from the beginning (loading=”lazy”).

Once we know how this code works, we insert it in our post with the HTML block. We simply add the block and paste the code.

Código HTML con el iFrame insertado en el editor de WordPress
HTML code with the iFrame inserted in the WordPress editor

Once this is done, we could change some parameter such as width, being able to expand it to 100% of the width of the screen, for example.

If you click on the preview, you will be able to see the map above the block. And once published, the final result will be the one shown below. You can see it in

Mapa de google previsualizado en el editor de WordPress
Google map previewed in WordPress editor

Entrada finalizada con el mapa de google insertado
Final result with google map inserted

Anyway, as you can see, it does not have much science, you just have to copy the code that google maps gives you and paste it into the HTML block.

However, you will discover that there is a small drawback, and that is that, to show a map of google maps on your website, you will have to register the Google Maps API for your website.

However, there is a trick to avoid having to register this API. It is about adding, at the end of the SRC URL, the following request:


In this way, the thing will look like this:

<iframe src="!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3179.025006883144!2d-3.589958633773272!3d37.175876679872985!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0xd71fcb7977fb93b%3A0x808dd1ef1221a27f!2sAlhambra!5e0!3m2!1ses!2ses!4v1626608197369!5m2!1ses!2ses?output=embed" width="600" height="450" style="border:0;" allowfullscreen="" loading="lazy"></iframe>

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