Embed Google Map is a plugin for embedding one or more Google Maps to Joomla articles. Adding maps to an article is very simple, just add the address or the coordinates which location you want to show an a map inside google_maps tags to an article, and that's it! It's also possible to define the version of Google Maps (Google Maps, Google Maps Classic, Google Maps Embed API), the type of the map (normal, satellite, hybrid, terrain), the size of the map, the language of the Google Maps interface, zoom level, border layout and link to the full size map. Embedding maps created in Google Maps Engine is supported as well.


  • It's possible to embed one or more Google Maps within an article.
  • The address or the coordinates which location is shown on a map is given as a parameter.
  • Define Google Maps version to be used: Google Maps (no API key), Google Maps Classic (no API key), Google Maps Embed API (API key required).
  • Define the language of the Google Maps interface.
  • Define the type of the map (normal, satellite, hybrid, terrain).
  • Define the size of the map.
  • Define the zoom level.
  • Define the border width, border style and border color.
  • Define the title attribute of the map's iframe element.
  • Add link to the full size map.
  • Embed maps created in Google Maps Engine.
  • Multilingual features for front-end:
    • Use the system language as Google Map language.
    • Use translatable strings as map label, e.g. {TRANSLATABLE_STRING}.
  • Improve performance by loading Google Maps after the rest of the page has loaded.
  • Disable mouse scrolling on embeded Google Map.
  • English, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese and Finnish language support for back-end.

Basic usage

To embed a map in an article use the following code:

{google_map}address|title:iframe title attribute{/google_map}
* {google_map}latitude,longitude{/google_map}

*latitude,longitude = coordinates in decimal degrees

Example 1

Replace the "address" string with the address which location you want to show on the map.

{google_map}Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood{/google_map}

Example 2

Replace the "latitude" and "longitude" strings with the coordinates which location you want to show on the map. The coordinates must be expressed as decimal degrees.

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Does NOT work

Posted on 22 November 2020
Crashed your joomla site with a message J Parameter not found. it fatally crashes websites. Only way to recover is removing manually
Ease of use
was easy to use when it worked. With new joomla update this app got broken.
no updates in 11 months. time for the developer to update this application.
I used this to: my business website. I have been using this extension for years with no issues. Now it fatally crashes websites.
Owner's reply: Thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your problems with the plugin. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to reproduce the issue using a clean install of Joomla 3.9.23 and plugin version 2.3.0. Could you please open a support ticket with more detailed information about your setup (Joomla + plugin versions)?

With more detailed information the problem can hopefully be reproduced and fixed. Thanks!
Perfect out of the box! Can break YOOtheme Pro Page Builder on the pages it's loaded on, but disable it and make changes, then enable again.
Ease of use
Install, activate and set the location and its ready to go. Can use with or without Google API.
Plenty of options in the back end to modify.
I used this to: Used for Commercial site. Used to point customers to the brick and mortar business.
I need a simple Google Map plugin, but this plugin is more than a simple plugin. I don't need no google api key.
Ease of use
Very easy configuration and add in an article. There are some features with it.
I didn't need it.
The configuration was very simply, the documentation was enough.

Beautifully Simple

Posted on 04 October 2018
Elegant and intuitive.
Ease of use
COuldn't be easier. If you can write address then you can use this.
Part of the git hub community.
The documentation is easy to read and easy to find.
I used this to: I was a super long time user of "plugin_googlemap3" and finally had to ditch that after a google update. I tried several and purchased one before I found this. Loving the open source community.

Great Extension

Posted on 31 January 2018
This works great! My old map extension stopped working, and this one has even more features!!
Ease of use
Enable the plugin add your API Key and use address IT IS THAT EASY!!
I used this to: I use this inside of Jevents Calendar events

great plugin

Posted on 07 July 2017
Does everything you need
Ease of use
Easy to use however the documentation is currently out of date. Google map engine is gone. Need doco about doing the same on google maps
currently out of date
I used this to: embedding locations and drive routes on a travel blog

Fast & Easy Solution

Posted on 04 April 2017
all relevant options and configurations available
Ease of use
install, configure, add the google address with tags in article -> done.
tool tips for each option and a list of tag examples was all i needed

Easy, simple, functional!

Posted on 16 September 2016
It works like a charm
Ease of use
Instal the plugin, read the documentation, set the map. Done.
Don't know, didn't need it.
Not a lot, but that's all it needs.
I used this to: Place google maps in articles. Highly recommended.
Plugin is greate! You can create nice maps with different features. I use map without API, but You can create maps with Google API.
Ease of use
It is very easy to instull, create map and publish it in article or in module. I,m not a dev but I can do it for myself
Cool and fast. Thanks sooo much for help and patience)
I read the instructions before using the plugin and it was useful
I used this to: I use it for my oun website

Thanks for This!

Posted on 08 March 2016
Works great and looks good.
Ease of use
Very easy to install and get working on my website
I haven't required any
Read the documentation if you are a novice like me because it will help. The instructions are well written and easy to understand.
I used this to: A community website (tennis club) to show visitors where we are located.

Thanks to developers such as Petteri, volunteers can use excellent and useful extensions like this on their websites without costing a lot of money or requiring an IT expert to get it working. Cheers :)
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Embed Google Map

Petteri Kivimäki
Last updated:
Oct 21 2023
8 months ago
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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