Tutorial: Google Map Basics
This tutorial will show you how to create your first Google map. These step-by-step instructions are guaranteed to get you started in one of the coolest—and easiest—Web technologies.
Go to Google.com and sign in.
Log in with your Google account. If you do not have an account you can create your free account here.
Click Maps in the top navigation.
Bring up an address
This is the Google Maps starting point.
Enter the address you want to map and then click the search maps button.
Note the address on the left sidebar and the green locator icon on the map.
In the location balloon click Save to My Maps.
In the pop-up menu select Create a new map. Click the Save button.
This displays the address in your own map. Note that you are in the My Maps tab.
Getting the code
Change the information in the pop-up window.
Change the Title of the location (1), click the icon and make a selection (2), Use the text formatting tools (3) to change the appearance of the text. Use the link tool (4) to create a link to the Web site of your choice (in our example, we've created a link to Brewed Awakenings' Web site).
Change the Title of the map and add a description and click the Done button.
This displays the edited map information.
Note the new map Title is displayed (1), and the new Listing Title (2) matches the Location Title (3).
Copy the embed code.
Click Link to this page (1), then select and copy the embed text (2).
Using the code
In WordPress Admin click to view the page you used to embed the map.
Congratulations! Your Google map is displayed.
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