Art Calendar

Art Calendar allows you to display a highly-configurable calendar and events. Add Google Calendar events to your calendar.

Using Google Maps API

This process can seem confusing to some people because of all the abstract language like "project" and "console" on Google's site but remember the reason this has to be done is to register your site's usage of Google's API services with Google. That way when you request access to the API, Google knows the inbound traffic from your site is legitimate, it's your site making the request, you've agreed to the usage terms etc. Keep the big picture in mind when executing this task and it should be easier for you. Let's begin.


Login to your Google Account and go to the Google API console ( in your browser.


After you've logged in and navigated in your browser to the Google API Console, click the "Library" link from the "API Manager" menu on the left side of your screen.


Once the Library of APIs loads click the "Google Maps JavaScript API"


Click the blue "Create Project" button


Give your project a name; make it something that relates to your usage of the API so you remember what it's for. Something like "Yoursite Google Maps Project" would be a good way to name your project. Then click the "Create" button at bottom right.


You will be redirected back to the "Google Maps JavaScript API" page where you should then click the blue "Enable" button at the top of the screen.


After the page loads and the API is enabled click the blue "Go to Credentials" button at the top of the screen.


Next click the blue "What credentials do I need?" button.


Next Google will generate an API key for your Google Maps API project you will want to copy this into your Art Calendar administrator settings: Settings > APIs > Google Maps API Key and then click the green "save" button at the top right of the screen.