From Uncode 2.3.0, you can find the Google Maps API KEY option, useful to enable the maps for your website, inside the tab Theme Options → Extra → Google Maps.
API KEY (June 2016)
From June 22th 2016 Google requires you to use an API KEY to display custom maps on your website. To use Uncode custom styled Google Maps you need to create your own API KEY and paste it in the Theme Options → Extra → Google Maps.
Google Maps pricing (June 2018)
If you haven’t already heard, from June 2018 Google Maps have made some big changes to the way they allow the use of their Google Maps API. In short, the following is important to note:
- All accounts now require a linked credit card in the Google API Console;
- All users will get up to 28.000 map requests per month and 40.000 direction calls per month, free of charge (other rates and limits found here: https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/pricing/sheet/);
- Should it be needed, NPOs (Nonprofits) can apply for discounts or grants here;
- Nothing is required from our users except for the fact that they will need to add a credit card to their Google Console account if they haven’t done so already.
These changes will come into effect on the 11th of June 2018. Please note that the changes mentioned above have been implemented by Google (applies to all websites) and are outside of our control.
Tip: If you need to embed a simple map and you don't want to link your credit card with a simple solution is to use the RAW HTML module of Uncode WPBakery Page Builder and insert a map iframe code. You can use this handy tool to create your iframe.
API security best practices
API keys are required for apps and projects that use the Google Maps Platform APIs and SDKs. For maximum security and minimal effort, secure your API keys when you create them. While it is possible to secure API keys after they're created and in use, there can be different constraints based on how the key is used.
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