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Shortcode for Google Street View


Adds a shortcode for embedding Google Street View content into your WordPress Site. Embed directly, or embed a thumbnail that opens a tour as an overlay.

In any editor within WordPress, you’ll see the lovely pegman next to insert image. Click this little guy to open a simple interface to find your tour, set the start position and insert your tour into your site!


  • Easily locate your tour and set a start position
  • Adds Click to Play functionality to Google Street View

Coming Soon

  • Multi-language support.
  • Admin Interface for building galleries (Pro)


  • Pegman icon above editor to launch shortcode builder
  • Shortcode builder
  • Click-to-Start thumbnails
  • GSV Overlay


Q: Does it create galleries?

Not yet! You can only insert one tour at a time with this (so far). You will need to use a page builder (I like Elementor), or a column shortcode to pull this off.

Q: What’s the point?

Google Street View allows embedding in an IFRAME, but immediately loads tours. this slows page load down and is tedious to setup. This plugin is not only FASTER and EASIER to use, but it adds the click-to-start functionality that is sorely missing from GSV.

Q: Will you be adding features like overlays and internal tour enhancements?

A: Probably not. This would best be addressed by visiting a robust platform like GoThru, Walkinto or PanoSkin.

Q: I love the lightbox overlay thing.

A: Thanks, it’s Magnific Popup by Dmitry Semenov. Go check out his site. He makes some awesome stuff!


28. Juli 2023.
does not work with latest versions of WP states that API is wrong (when it’s ok)
29. August 2018.
We previously used to the add embed codes from Google Maps 360 image views onto Websites, which was just about acceptable. Finding this plugin has now given us an elegant solution that looks far superior on ours and client’s Website. Not only does it get around the (current?) issue that cause clicking on Google embeds on mobile to make the page jump around, but the way it allows mobile and tablets viewers to rotate to look at the 360 shots is a significant boost. Recommended.
30. April 2018.
A simple plugin that does just what you need. Very easy to enter the location. Thank you!
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Contributors & Developers

“Shortcode for Google Street View” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed bug where interactive with modal would scroll down the page on iPad/Safari


  • Added Google Maps Image API Authentication Checks
  • Added id=““ parameter for setting a unique id for javascript targetting


  • Added viewport meta tags to pop-up view to prevent UI scaling on mobile.
  • Added direct links to enable each Google Maps API from Admin


  • Added admin notice to prompt for entry of Google Maps API Key
  • Removed default Google Maps API Key
  • Improved API Key validation script


  • Added settings page for entering Google Maps API Key
  • Added default Google Maps API Key

GSV Shortcode 0.5

  • Forked from Simple Google Street View for WordPress by PJ Volders
  • Conditional loading of Google Maps JS / Built-in Conflict Resolution
  • Added – Embed as thumbnail with title that appears in overlay (MagnificPopup)
  • Added – Set width / height
  • Fixed – Plugin now runs on secure sites (https)
  • Fixed – Replaced content filter shortcode processing with native add_shortcode()
  • Changed – Replaced icon in editor with pegman.

Simple Street View 0.4

  • Searchbox to find your location faster
  • Fix some bugs

Simple Street View 0.3

Add the icon for the media button

Simple Street View 0.2

  • The plugin now lives with the media buttons in the upload/insert section, where it belongs!
  • Fixed a small javascript error.

Simple Street View 0.1

First release