WordPress is the most widely used content management system (CMS). It is a content management system which allows anyone to create a website without any prior programming knowledge. You can easily customize the look and functionality of any WordPress website using themes and plugins.
Plugins have many advantages and some drawbacks, they allow the webmaster to add functionality to their websites without coding though that might seems great, they also tend to increase the overhead on the server on which the website is hosted thus negatively affecting the website loading speed and might lead it to crash.
For business websites it is very important to have a map with the business location on it. It shows how professional your business is. Second, it shows your customers how easy it is to reach you, so that increases their confidence in your business and that will positively impact your business. Finally, it shows your customers how to reach your business location and that’s crucial especially for shops and retailers, and for obvious reasons.
This post will present a step by step guide on how to add Google maps to your website without any plugins.
Step 1: Go to Google maps (http://maps.google.com/) and search for your business location in the search bar.
Step 2: After identifying your location, click on the gear tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: When you click on the gear icon, a new window will pop up, click the “share or embed to map” selection.
Step 4: A new window will pop up, select “Embed Map”, then select the map size you want then copy the link.
Step 4: Go to your website and log into your WordPress dashboard (www.example.com/wp-admin) and enter your credentials, then enter the dash board.
Step 5: In the Appearance menu, go to the “Widgets” tab.
Step 6: Select a text widget and paste the code you’ve copied from Google Maps.
Step 7: After that click on save and then visit your website to see the map.
Now, you’ve successfully added your business location on your WordPress website without any plugins.