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Setting up Google Maps API Key

StoreHippo uses different theme widgets that uses Google Maps and Location Search. Google requires an Maps API key to embed the maps and location search.

Using the Google Map API involves 2 steps. The first one is generating Google Map API key and the second one is to use the API key in StoreHippo settings. If you have the existing Google Map Key, then you can use that too.

Generate a new Google Map API key

To generate a new Google Map API key, follow the steps given below:

  • Mark check in the ‘Maps’, ‘Routes’, and ‘Places’ as show in the image below.

  • Click on the 'Continue' button.
  • If you want to use an existing project, please select it from the list. Otherwise, select ‘Create a new project’ and enter a project name.
  • After that, click on the ‘Next’ button to continue
  • If you haven’t set up your billing account yet, follow the steps Google gives you to set it up.
  • Click ‘Next’ to enable the APIs for the project
  • Copy the generated API key from the popup, you’ll need this to set your key later.

View your existing Google Map API keys

To view your existing Google Map API keys, follow the steps given below:

  • Click ‘APIs & Services’ (API icon)
  • Click ‘Credentials’ (key icon).

  • Now, you can find the key details in the API keys section.

Add Google Map API key to your Store

Once you have generated or got your Google Map API key, it is the time to add to your store.

To add a Google Map API key to your store, go to Miscellaneous section go to Settings > MISC section in StoreHippo Admin Panel

  • Scroll down and enter the Google Map API key in the Google Map Api Key field.

  • After entering the key, click on the Save & Continue button to save the details.