WordPress Plug-ins: Google Maps Widget (GMW) Pro Review
Nowadays, technology is evolving very fast so that we can’t live without it. If we talk about Google Maps, it has been changed from a simple location finder to enabling Street maps with 360° panoramic views. Can you imagine? Yes. Now, Google map is very smart technology as it allows you to take a virtual walk at any destination, satellite imagery around the world and shows real-time traffic conditions.
You are thinking, why I am talking about Google maps today, right?
After researching, I found that Google map is a mandatory functionality that every website owner wants. It is quite easier to implement this functionality if your website is built on WordPress platform as it provides lots of free & paid Google Maps plug-ins. So I have tested a few plug-ins on one of my websites and find Google Maps Widget Pro the best.
Want to know more about this plug-in? Be with me 😛
Initially, I have tried the free version of Google Maps Widget Pro to create my first map. Here are the things I find very different from other plug-ins in this niche:
Easy to install & understanding user interface that works well with your website/blog.
So many Customizable options – can set map size, pin size & color, zoom level, set map language and much more. You can also use map at any place (pages, posts, sidebars, menus)
Map View Options – Street view, satellite view, custom information bubbles, and customizable lightbox.
Unlimited Pins & Maps – Create as many maps as you required & put as many pins.
Don’t compromise with Website Speed – Unlike other plug-ins, Google Maps Widget only render a thumbnail and visitor can open interactive map on click. Thus, in spite of loading 1MB information of Map, it only loads few kilobytes thumbnail. Also, GMW maps only take 1 request to load the site.
Google Maps Widget Pro – (Try 7-days Free Trial)
There are enough features Google Maps Widget offers for free, but sometimes we need more custom solutions/features as technology changes. So, Google Maps Widget Pro offering 50+ more features including free feature list. Find some important features here:
- Fully responsive & Compatible with all plugins & themes
- Unlimited pins per map (with custom info windows/bubbles)
- Around 19 lightbox skins
- 1500+ custom map pins
- Advanced cache & the fastest loading times
- Fullscreen lightbox mode
- Full shortcode support
- Extra hidden sidebar for easier shortcode handling
- Clone widget feature – very useful when working on many maps
- Export & import tools for easy site migrations
- Google Analytics integration – Visitors tracking on map
- Premium USA based email support
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