Are you looking to embed a map on your Webflow website? Maps are a great way to provide location information to your visitors, whether you’re showcasing your business address or highlighting points of interest. In this tutorial, we’ll walk through the steps of embedding a map in Webflow using the powerful Google Maps API.
Step 1: Get Your API Key
Before we can start embedding maps, we need to obtain an API key from Google. Follow these steps:
- Go to the Google Cloud Platform Console
- Create a new project or select an existing one
- In the side menu, click on “APIs & Services” and then “Credentials”
- Click on “Create Credentials” and select “API key”
- Your API key will be generated. Copy it for later use.
Step 2: Add the Map Element to Webflow
In your Webflow project, navigate to the page where you want to embed the map. Follow these steps:
- Select an element or create a new one where you want the map to appear
- In the element settings panel, click on “Add Field” and select “Embed”
- In the embed code editor that appears, switch to HTML mode by clicking on “>“
Step 3: Embedding the Map with Your API Key
To embed the map with your API key, follow these instructions:
Option 1: Embedding a Specific Location
If you want to embed a specific location, use the following code:
<iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed/v1/place?key=YOUR_API_KEY&q=YOUR_LOCATION" width="600" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0;" allowfullscreen="" aria-hidden="false" tabindex="0"></iframe>
Option 2: Embedding a Map with Custom Styles
If you want to embed a map with custom styles, use the following code:
<iframe src="https://www.com/maps/embed/v1/view?key=YOUR_API_KEY¢er=YOUR_LATITUDE,YOUR_LONGITUDE&zoom=14&maptype=roadmap" width="600" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0;" allowfullscreen="" aria-hidden="false" tabindex="0"></iframe>
Step 4: Replace YOUR_API_KEY and YOUR_LOCATION/YOUR_LATITUDE/YOUR_LONGITUDE
In the code snippets above, make sure to replace “YOUR_API_KEY” with the API key you obtained in Step 1. Additionally, replace “YOUR_LOCATION”, “YOUR_LATITUDE”, and “YOUR_LONGITUDE” with the desired location’s address or coordinates.
Step 5: Save and Publish Your Webflow Site
Once you’ve added the map element and embedded the code, save your changes and publish your Webflow site. You should now see the embedded map on your live website.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully embedded a map in Webflow using the Google Maps API. You can customize the map’s appearance and functionality further by exploring the Google Maps API documentation.
Now that you know how to embed maps in Webflow, go ahead and enhance your website with interactive and informative location-based content!