NEW ACCOUNTS: If you have just created a new Buying Buddy account, then paste your API key into an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can complete the creation of your account and send you the plugin.
You should always add the API key to your Buying Buddy account as described here.
If you have a WordPress site, or you are using our PHP API it is always advisable to also add the API Key to your website too (explained below).
Add Google Maps Key to Buying Buddy
1. Copy the Google API key you generated
Go to your Google Map Platform Credentials page and then select Credentials from the menu
Your API Key is shown in the API Keys table and you can use the icon on the right to copy your API Key.
2. Log in to your Buying Buddy account.
Then click the "Website Settings" link for your website.
Scroll down to panel "2. GOOGLE MAP API KEY".
3. For each of your websites, paste in the API key for that domain in the "Google Map API Key" section.
NOTE: If you are specifying multiple domains, then in your Google API panel each of these domains should have been set up as authorized referrers.
4. Click SAVE to save this key for this website / domain.
You should now be able to use Google Maps on your website.
**Sometimes Google Maps API can take 5-20 minutes to be recognized and authorized by Google**
If you are having problems getting Maps to display then see the Google Maps Troubleshooter
Buying Buddy WordPress Plugin (optional)
The Buying Buddy WordPress plugin will refresh settings (including the Maps API Key) from your Buying Buddy Account settings on a daily basis. There is no need to add the API Key to the Buying Buddy WordPress Plugin unless you need to utilize the API Key immediately. Otherwise, by waiting 24 hours, the plugin will be automatically updated with your Google Map API Key from your LAC Account.
Follow these instructions to add your Map API Key to the WordPress plugin:
In your WordPress Admin Dashboard - go to Plugins and and click "Options" for the Buying Buddy plugin to enter the API Key.
Add the Google Maps API Key to the Buying Buddy Plugin Options.
Using the PHP API