This is an easy-to-use and light-weight plugin that allows you to include one or more driving or walking directions provided by Google Maps right inside your content item or article.

If you need to display driving or walking directions to your company, or from one place to another, this is the plugin.

If you only want to display a Google Map, use the googleMaps plugin:

If you want to allow users to find ways to your office or some designated place, use the googleDirections - To Here - plugin

Unique features

  • Uses the latest Google Maps API v3
  • Support for mobile and responsive design!
  • Support for different transportation mode - DRIVING / BICYCLING / TRANSIT / WALKING
  • You can embed multiple Google Directions within an article
  • Each Google Direction can be of different size, map control and map type
  • Support for kml files
  • You can specify the starting, ending and stopover points using real address or longitude/latitude points
  • Built-in street view!
  • Support for multiple waypoints or stopover points
  • Support for many native languages e.g. Italian, Russian, French
  • Available for all Joomla versions: Joomla 1.0.x, native 1.5.x, 1.6.x, 1.7.x and 2.5.x!

How to Use the googleDirections plugin

How to use:


Latest Version

v3.0.20 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Jul 23, 2017
Display warning message when Google returned zero results for directions. This could happen when Google cannot decode the address, or Google cannot find a valid route from Point A to Point B.

v3.0.19 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Jul 20, 2017
Support for responsive design!

v3.0.16 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Apr 20, 2017
Support for secured websites (https)
Support for PHP7
Support for different transportation mode - DRIVING / BICYCLING / TRANSIT / WALKING

v3.0.15 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Nov 16, 2016
As of June 22, 2016, Google now requires everyone to have an API key in order to display Google Maps on your website.
This latest version added support for Google Maps API key.

v3.0.14 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Dec 20, 2014
Support for the latest Joomla 3.3.6

v1.0.12 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.12 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.12 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.12 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.12 (for Joomla 2.5)
Released Feb 4, 2012

  • added support for Joomla 2.5
  • add flag w3c=1 => w3c compliant
  • support for IE7!
  • allow googleMaps to display in tabs
  • now allows address to include ' (apostrophe)

v2.5.11 (for Joomla 2.5)
Released Jan 26, 2012

Native version of the googleDirections plugin for Joomla 2.5!

v1.0.11 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.11 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.11 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.11 (for Joomla 1.7)
Released Jan 03, 2012

Thanks to feedback from Florian who found out that the reverse geocode lookup by Google sometimes do not gives the right mapping. Have modified the code so that the googleDirections plugin now maps the exact location when latitude/longitude are given for the starting, ending and stopover points.

v1.0.10 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.10 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.10 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.10 (for Joomla 1.7)
Released Dec 24, 2011

New Features:

  • Support for multiple stopovers!
  • Support for vertical alignment
  • Added 3 more tags: stopover, vertical and mapfullwidth
  • Added unit: metric / imperial

v1.09 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.59 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.69 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.79 (for Joomla 1.7)
Released Nov 15, 2011

Now uses Google Maps API v3!

Key advantages in Google Maps API v3 includes:

  • Built-in
Overall each of the googleMaps extensions are exceptional. Simple and effective in presenting the best maps in your modules and articles.
Ease of use
Simple to install and setup.
kksou provides the best user support.
Documentation of the extensions is great.
I used this to: I have used these extensions for many years on my garden club website,, to provide my members with directions to and from each of our tours and events. I couldn't be happier with their reliability and simplicity.

stupenda molto utile

Posted on 27 May 2015
completa, si dovrebbe aggiungere la funziona per non visualizzare la descrizione del percorso - merita una donazione
Ease of use
molto semplice da usare grazie alla documentazione completa sul sito ufficiale

Great plugin

Posted on 05 November 2011
Very easy to use. Was up and running in just a couple of minutes!

Excellent Plugins

Posted on 24 June 2011
Wow! I have been using Joomla! for well over 5 years. I literally spent 4 hours this evening trying to find the right Google Maps anything(!) - some had strange links that I couldn't remove, etc.

I used all 3 plugins, including the Directions to Here and I had everything installed and running within 15 minutes! Easy to understand, GREAT instructions on website.. Thank you for some great programming!

great plugin

Posted on 07 March 2010
clear instruction and very easy to use. One question though, is there a way to migrate this into Joomla Contact form?
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Last updated:
Jul 25 2017
6 years ago
Date added:
May 21 2009
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System


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