Google Maps Module for Joomla 3.4 and 2.5

If you are building a Joomla website, and need a slick map plugin to display your company’s location, I’m glad to introduce you our new module, TheGrue Maps. This module was developed based on Google Maps API and CodyHouse’s custom Google map plugin. The module use jQuery to render the map, and requires an individual API key which you can get from here. I also created a step-by-step tutorial on how to get a new Google Maps JavaScript API key, check out this tutorial for instructions.

How to setup TheGrue Maps module

The module is easy to setup. After installing it to your Joomla 3.x or 2.5 website do the following steps:

1. In the module manager, enable the maps module and select the pages where you want to display

2. Add your own API key (in order to get an API key, you will need to create a Google account, but do not need to purchase any Google products)

3. Set the latitude and the longitude of your location (this site will help you to find the coordinates based on your address)

4. Change custom settings of the map and publish the module.

Here is a screenshot of the available parameters. The fields marked with * are required files, the module will not work with incorrect API key or missing coordinates.

google maps module parameters

As usual, if you have noticed any problem with this module or have found a blog, please submit your query in the comments below. We will try to help you out!

This article has 6 comments

  1. kevin Gachari Reply

    Hi, i have downloaded the extension but on installation am missing the menu assignment tab, it is working well on my locally hosted site but on the hosted site the menu assignment tab dissapears. please assist

  2. Kuda Reply


    Is there a way of opening Google maps when users click on the location tag?

    The site I’m working on doesn’t.

  3. ibidapo Reply

    why is the map not showing. i can only see the zoom and the address.

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