You can use your own Google Maps API Key with The Events Calendar to get more out of your venues and maps.
A Google Maps API key, when used a lot and uncontrolled, can incur costs. In order to have some control over it, you can put some restrictions on the key. However, that doesn’t always play out well.
(You can find detailed information about setting up your Google Maps API Key in this article.)
These APIs, however, cannot work with the same restrictions. The workaround is to use two separate Google Maps API Keys.
Setting up the keys
You will need to set up two API keys in your Google Cloud Platform Console.
Use a different API Key for venue geolocation lookups (Events Calendar Pro) with Geocoding API. This key should select “IP addresses (web servers, cron jobs, etc.)” restriction.
This screenshot should also be helpful in the explanation.
Setting it up in your calendar
You will need to enter both API keys in your settings. By default, you only have one field for a Google Maps API key.
This extension will add an additional field below that, under
In the second “Google Maps API key for Geocoding API restriction” field enter the API key that you set up for the Geocoding API.
- Version 1.0.0
- May 8, 2021
- Initial release