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The Houzez maps are provided by Google Maps and they require an API key to make them work. To use the Maps JavaScript API, you must register your app project on the Google Cloud Platform Console and get a Google API key which you can add to your app.

Get Google Maps API key

To use the Maps JavaScript API, you must register your app project on the Google Cloud Platform Console and get a Google API key which you can add to your app.

Step 1: Get an API Key from the Google Cloud Platform Console

Click the link below, which guides you through the process of registering a project in the Google Cloud Platform Console, activates the Maps JavaScript API and any related services automatically, and generates a generic, unrestricted API key.

Start Here

By clicking the link Star Here you will be redirected to a page where you will see the image here below.

Select Maps and click Continue.

Create a New Project and enter the new project name as displayed in the image below. You can use any name you prefer. Click Next

By clicking Next, you will be redirected to a page where Google ask you to create a billing account. Click on Create Billing Account as displayed in the image here below.

Enter a name for your billing account and click Continue as displayed in the image below.

Select your country and currency and click Confirm as displayed in the image below.

Fill the form displayed in the image below with your name and address, privacy contact and payment method. Click on Submit and Enable Billing.

You will be redirected to a page as displayed in the image below. Click Next.

You’re all set! Find the API Key code as displayed in the image below. Copy the code and click on Done.

Step 2: Add the API key to Houzez

To enable the Google Maps API access your admin panel and navigate to Theme Options > Google Maps Settings. We strongly encourage you to get an APIs Console key and post the code in Theme Options.

Enable API Services

Follow the instructions below to enable Geocoding, Places and Gelocation API services.

Step 1 – Access the Google Cloud Platform here https://console.cloud.google.com/home/dashboard and on the top blue bar be sure you are in your right API project.

Step 2 – From the left sidebar select APIs & Services > Library 

Step 3 – Click on Maps Javascript API

Step 4 – Click on Geocoding API as displayed in the image below.

Step 5 – Click on Enable as displayed in the image below.

Step 6 – Go back to the previous page and click on Place API as displayed in the image below.

Step 7 – Click on Enable as displayed in the image below.

Step 8 – Go back to the previous page and click on Geolocation API

Step 9 – Click on Enable as displayed in the image below.

You are all set.

 

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