With the coming of a potentially paid Google Map key, the GMapFP evolution plan is slightly changed :

  • Early 2019: Full rewrite of free GMapFP for Joomla 4 and integration of OpenStreetMap.
  • Integration of OpenStreetMap in the free version for Joomla 3
  • Integration of OpenStreetMap in the Pro version for Joomla 3
  • End of 2019: Full rewrite of GMapFP Pro for Joomla 4

Logo Joomla 4

In order to prepare for the passage of Joomla 4, the free version is in development.

Indeed, in order to be fully compatible with Joomla 4 and optimize the code, GMapFP will be completely rewritten.

The free version of GMapFP is now also https compatible.

In this tutorial, we will see all the steps to create a Google Map key for GMapFP component.

Getting started: Access your Google key creation space.

To do this, click the shortcut in the parameters page of GMapFP.

 link to create Google key

At this stage, you are on the Google page indicating why a Google key.

You can read this information for information.

Click the "Get key" button. 

Then create your project or call an existing.

If this is not already, create a navigation key.

At this point you should have a page like:

Key Google browser

 We must now assign the correct Google API key to this.

For this, click on "Dashboard". google key dashboard

Activate finally the 5 APIs necessary for GMapFP component :

5 google api keys

Google Maps JavaScript API => Enable

Google Maps Directions API => Enable

Google Maps Geolocation API => Enable

Google Maps Geocoding API => Enable

Google Places API Web Service => Enable


Your key is now created and all necessary API attached thereto.

You do more than to apply to the value of this key in the parameters of GMapFP.

google api key entry

With the help of Joomla VEL group, the J3_41F version has undergoes many changes to strengthen its security and eliminate security vulnerabilities.

It is strongly recommended to update your version of GMapFP.

Thank you Joomla VEL group for their advice.

In the free and Pro new versions, GMapFP manage the Google key :

Google Key map
Google Key map

Suite à la découverte d'une faille de sécurité dans la version J3_39F de GMapFP, la vesrion J3_40F corrige cette faille sur dans le formulaire de soumission et la gestion des lieux en frontend.

Dans cette dernière version, il à également été ajouté la gestion ACL pour le formulaire de soumission et la gestion des lieux en frontend.


Il est vivement conseillé de mettre à jour GMapFP avec une version supérieur ou égale à la J3_40F.

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