How to Add a Map to Your Club Website (The Easy Way)

If your club uses WordPress for its club website, there is an easy way to add a Google Map for your meeting location. Visitors will be able to click to see a larger version of the map or get directions.

Displaying a map on your website

The current version of WordPress includes a content block specifically for maps, eliminating the need to futz with embedded coding coding.

In the WordPress editor, click the + button to add a new block. Type the word “map” to see the relevant blocks. There are actually several alternatives shown here, including one from Jetpack (the Swiss Army knife of plugins) shown with a green icon and a couple of others that can be added. Unless you need to do something particularly fancy, I suggest using the default Map block (shown in black / gray).

Adding the Map block

You will be prompted to add the address of the location you want displayed. If you are meeting at a well known venue, such as a city facility, you may just need to put in the name of that place with city and state as shown here. Otherwise, add the full address including postal code.

Specifying the location or address

This should give you a nicely formatted interactive map display. There are some additional formatting options you can set, which are optional. Although there is a place to enter a Google Maps API key, that also is optional and probably unnecessary for a Toastmasters club website.

Author: David F. Carr

Contact me at 954-757-5827 or david@wp4toastmasters.com