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How to Enable Your Google Map API in Events 3.0
How to Enable Your Google Map API in Events 3.0

Add an events directory feature to your app.

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Written by Tim Tietz
Updated over a week ago

What is the Events Manual 3.0 Plugin?

The Events Manual 3.0 plugin is an easy way to create and share events through your app.

Users have the ability to search for local events and RSVP to your event directly within the mobile app. They can also view events on a map, buy tickets, and take other actions on your events page.

As an admin, you can customize event details, create repeatable events, set event locations on a map, add custom buy buttons, and send push notifications to your users about the event.

We now offer a Virtual event option with Events 3.0 which does not require the use of the Google Map API.

How to Use the Events Manual 3.0 Plugin with a Physical Location.

Follow the steps below to create and manage your first event using the Events Manual 3.0 plugin. Note: This plugin requires a Google Cloud Platform account.

Step #1: Enable API Keys in Google Cloud Platform

When you first add the Events Manual 3.0 plugin to your app, you’ll see an error message saying that an API key is required.

To get your API key, you must sign up for a Google Cloud Platform account. Once you’re signed up, you need to create a new project in Google Cloud Platform.

Within your new project, click the hamburger menu on the top left side of your Google Cloud Platform dashboard. Navigate to “APIs & Services” and select “Dashboard” from the expanded menu. Click the button “+ Enable APIs and Services” to continue.

There are three different APIs that you need to enable:

  • Maps JavaScript API

  • Places API

  • Geocoding API

Click the “Enable” button after you click on the API. You’ll need to do this three times (once for each API).

Step #2: Create the API Keys and Add Them to Your App

Within your Google Cloud Platform account, navigate back to the same hamburger menu and select APIs & Services again. This time, select “Credentials” from the expanded list:

From the Credentials menu, click “Create Credentials” and select “API Key” from the list of options.

A pop-up will appear with your API key that’s been generated by Google Cloud Platform.

Click on “Restrict Key” to proceed.

Next, we’re going to modify your key restrictions. Look at the bottom of your screen for a section that says “API Restrictions” and check off the box that says “Restrict Key.”

In the drop-down menu directly below the “Restrict Key” option, select the three API keys that you’ve enabled in the last step (Maps JavaScript API, Places API, and Geocoding API).

Those three APIs should be listed in a section titled “Selected APIs” once this process is done. Then just click the “Save” button to continue.

Copy the API key from Google Cloud Platform and paste it into the “Settings” tab within your app editor:

Step #3: Add Your First Event

If the API key has been properly added, the error message that appeared when you first added the plugin should be gone. Navigate back to the “Content” tab to proceed.

This link will help you with creating your first Event! How to add your first event

Should you have any questions, please reach out to support - and we will be happy to help.

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