Last updated on January 9th, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Google map is very easy to integrate in any website but lots of people need to add search functionality in map to there web application or website. In this post i explain you how to add google map with search functionality into their wordpress website. I create a simple wordpress plugin for wordpress if you want to know how to create a wordpress plugin you can follow this link.


WordPress Plugin

Plugin Name: Google Map with search
Plugin URI:
Description: Show search bar on google map. Use this shortcode to use this plugin <strong>[GMapSearch height="500px"]</strong>
Version: 1.0
Author: Aneh Thakur 

function GoogleMapSearch($atr){
        "height" => "300px",
    ), $atr));
  $map = '
      html, body, #map-canvas {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0px;
        padding: 0px
      .controls {
        margin-top: 16px;
        border: 1px solid transparent;
        border-radius: 2px 0 0 2px;
        box-sizing: border-box;
        -moz-box-sizing: border-box;
        height: 32px;
        outline: none;
        box-shadow: 0 2px 6px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);

      #pac-input {
        background-color: #fff;
        padding: 0 11px 0 13px;
        width: 400px;
        font-family: Roboto;
        font-size: 15px;
        font-weight: 300;
        text-overflow: ellipsis;

      #pac-input:focus {
        border-color: #4d90fe;
        margin-left: -1px;
        padding-left: 14px;  /* Regular padding-left + 1. */
        width: 401px;

      .pac-container {
        font-family: Roboto;

      #type-selector {
        color: #fff;
        background-color: #4d90fe;
        padding: 5px 11px 0px 11px;

      #type-selector label {
        font-family: Roboto;
        font-size: 13px;
        font-weight: 300;

    <script src=""></script>
// This example adds a search box to a map, using the Google Place Autocomplete
// feature. People can enter geographical searches. The search box will return a
// pick list containing a mix of places and predicted search terms.

function initialize() {

  var markers = [];
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map-canvas"), {
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP,
    zoom: 14

  var defaultBounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds(
      new google.maps.LatLng(-33.8902, 151.1759),
      new google.maps.LatLng(-33.8474, 151.2631));

  // Create the search box and link it to the UI element.
  var input = /** @type {HTMLInputElement} */(

  var searchBox = new google.maps.places.SearchBox(
    /** @type {HTMLInputElement} */(input));

  // [START region_getplaces]
  // Listen for the event fired when the user selects an item from the
  // pick list. Retrieve the matching places for that item.
  google.maps.event.addListener(searchBox, "places_changed", function() {
    var places = searchBox.getPlaces();

    if (places.length == 0) {
    for (var i = 0, marker; marker = markers[i]; i++) {

    // For each place, get the icon, place name, and location.
    markers = [];
    var bounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds();
    for (var i = 0, place; place = places[i]; i++) {
      var image = {
        url: place.icon,
        size: new google.maps.Size(71, 71),
        origin: new google.maps.Point(0, 0),
        anchor: new google.maps.Point(17, 34),
        scaledSize: new google.maps.Size(25, 25)

      // Create a marker for each place.
      var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
        map: map,
        icon: image,
        position: place.geometry.location



  // [END region_getplaces]

  // Bias the SearchBox results towards places that are within the bounds of the
  // current maps viewport.
  google.maps.event.addListener(map, "bounds_changed", function() {
    var bounds = map.getBounds();

google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, "load", initialize);

      #target {
        width: 345px;
    <input id="pac-input" class="controls" type="text" placeholder="Search Box">
    <div id="map-canvas" style="width:100%;height:'.$height.'"></div>';
  return $map;
// Shortcode
add_shortcode('GMapSearch', 'GoogleMapSearch');

Display Map

You can simply need to add shortcode to display map on any page in wordpress using shortcode.

[GMapSearch height="500px"]