In order for the Lodgix WordPress plugin to work properly, Google requires everyone to have a valid API key. The key can be quickly and easily created from Google’s API Console.
Here is a video we created that outlines the process:
Open the Google Developers Console
From the dropdown list, choose “Create a Project“
Click the “Continue” button and wait for a few seconds (might take up to 15 seconds and it will seem like nothing is happening!)
You will see “Add credentials to your project”
Copy the API key that is generated (see arrow below) and click "Done"
*Please note that it might take several minutes before your new API key becomes functional.
Google Cloud billing account required.
Before you can start using the Google Maps API key, you will also need to set up your Google billing account.
Don’t worry – Google still offers a $200 free monthly usage which is more than enough for 99% of the users.
PASTE THE GOOGLE API KEY INTO THE DESIGNATED FIELD WITHIN THE LODGIX PLUGIN
Log into WordPress
Go to Properties > Lodgix Settings > Maps
Paste your Google API key into the Google Maps API key field
Click button to "Save All Changes"
If the maps are generating an error. then one of two things has occurred:
A google billing profile was not established...or...