WordPress Plugin: 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 view. 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 build 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 website and find Google Maps Widget Pro the best.

Want to know more about this plug-in? Be with me 😛

Initially, I have tried free version of Google Maps Widget 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 many 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 compromises 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 short-code support
  • Extra hidden sidebar for easier short-code 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

Check Full List below >>

GMW features

Check pricing here >>

GMW Price

To know more, watch this video >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVrTGKepPPI&feature=youtu.be

Overall, it is the best Google Maps plug-in I have ever used. So, what are you waiting for? Try it today and share your views in comments.


Saurabh Sharma has been working in Internet marketing domain for over five years. He is a qualified IT professional, having fair knowledge of SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing. He also offers online marketing solutions to help people in endorsing the best marketing strategy for their business. He contributes articles about SEO tips to Searchenginejournal.com.

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