This plugin allows you to include one or more google maps right inside your content item or article.

This is a very light-weight and easy-to-use plugin for displaying googleMaps right inside your Joomla article.

You can use this to easily add a map to your company address.

Unique features:
* uses Google Maps API V3
* You can embed more than one Google Maps within an article
* Each Google Map can be of different size, zoom level, map control and map type
* Support for kml files
* Now works with IE!
* With built-in geocoder! i.e. you can specify using standard address instead of longitude and latitude
* Built-in street view!
* Support for many native languages e.g. Italian, Russian, French
* Supports all Joomla versions - 1.0, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.0!

How to Use the googleMaps plugin

How to use:


GoogleMaps with Directions

This plugin displays the map only. If you want to display the map + driving/walking directions, use the googleDirections plugin:

Latest Version

v3.0.30 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Jul 20, 2017
- Added support for responsive design for googleDirections and googleDirections_tohere
- Added support for PHP 7

v3.0.28 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Jul 8, 2017
- Added support for Joomla Update System
- Tested to work with Joomla 3.7.3

v1.0.26 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.26 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.26 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.26 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.26 (for Joomla 2.5), v3.0.26 (for Joomla 3.0 and above)
Released Apr 20, 2017
- Support for secured websites (https)
- Support for PHP7

v3.0.25 (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. Details here.
This latest version added support for Google Maps API key.

v3.0.23 - for Joomla 3.0 and above
Released Dec 20, 2014
Support for Joomla 3.3.6

v3.0.21 - for Joomla 3.0 and above
Released Feb 10, 2014
Support for Joomla 3.2.2

v1.0.20 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.20 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.20 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.20 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.20 (for Joomla 2.5), v3.0.20 (for Joomla 3.0)
Released Apr 21, 2013

  • Support for Joomla 3.0!

  • Changed onload() to addEvent('load') so that it works with some Joomla templates that also use onload().

v1.0.19 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.19 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.19 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.19 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.19 (for Joomla 2.5)
Released Mar 24, 2012

Supports zoom and multiple InfoWindows with KML files!

v1.0.18 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.18 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.18 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.18 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.18 (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 allow address to include ' (apostrophe)

v2.5.17 (for Joomla 2.5)
Released Jan 26, 2012

Native version of the googleMaps plugin for Joomla 2.5!

v1.0.17 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.17 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.17 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.17 (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 googleMaps plugin now maps the exact location when latitude/longitude is given.

v1.0.16 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.16 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.16 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.16 (for Joomla 1.7)
Released Dec 24, 2011

New features:

  • Support for googleDirections multiple stopovers!
  • If no label is specified, will

The best!!!!!!

Posted on 25 July 2014
Thanks a lot. Is the best extension i ever try!!!! Respect.

Strongly recommended!

Posted on 14 June 2013
This plugin shows a location in Google maps. It is easy to use and configure. googleMaps plugin is required for any website. I strongly recommend it!!!

very good

Posted on 04 May 2013
Have been using this plugin for the past year and definitely happy with it.


Posted on 11 February 2013
As a relative newbie I found this to be a really useful plugin, excellent documentation, easy to use, quick and friendly support (on an issue that had nothing to do with googlemaps to be honest). And it's free! I happily paid the $10 to remove the linkback, simply because guys like this deserve to be rewarded for their efforts. Joomla at its best.

No problem

Posted on 28 November 2012
Works very well and just like it says in the description its lightweight.

Found one missing feature (open kml link in the same window) but the plugin is so simple to use so I will stick with it anyways.
Just the perfect plugin to include a map in your website.

Easy to use and with a lot of options. I was able to include the map in a lightbox, which was what the website I was working on needed because of its design.

Got a problem and received an answer in less than a day, on saturday!

Highly redommended!

Easy to use

Posted on 18 July 2012
I use this plugin since two years and it never failed.

Easy to use and works in a minute

Thanks a lot
Installed and had it up and running in less then 60 secons flat.

A complete, effective and reliable google map extension. No crap or exceptional intellectual ability required, just a google maps API key, add to your article and you're set.

That's the way to go.
I'm using this plugin for 3 years. It is easy to install, to configure and to use. Great level of customization.

I had a problem with a joomla 1.7 site and thanks to the help of Mike we quickly solved it! Just write him, his support is excellent!

Thumbs up

Posted on 04 April 2012
I've been using this extension for years now. Just install and insert your tracking ID. You are done... Like!!!


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Last updated:
Jul 20 2017
6 years ago
Date added:
May 09 2009
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System


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