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Configure your own Google Maps API key

Updated on April 8, 2021

View Google’s API Key docs to get your API key configured. Click on the Go to the Credentials page button. Screen Shot 2021-04-08 at 8 47 45 AM

Click Create project on the next screen, unless you already have an existing project to use. On the next screen, give your project a name and then hit Create. Screen Shot 2021-04-08 at 8 49 24 AM

Next, select your project, click Create credentials, and then select API key. Screen Shot 2021-04-08 at 8 54 35 AM

Copy and paste your API key, because you will need to enter it into the Alpaca Theme Settings later. Next, select Restrict key. Screen Shot 2021-04-08 at 8 56 28 AM

On the API key restrictions page, select HTTP referrers (web sites) under the Applicationm restrictions section. A Website restrictions section will appear. Click Add an item and enter the URL of your Shopify store. Your API key will only work for websites which are listed here so if you have multiple domains, you should add all of them here. When you’re done, click Save. Screen Shot 2021-04-08 at 9 01 02 AM

Finally, we’ll need to enable a few of Google’s APIs. Select the Library link on the left-hand side of the page. In the search bar, search for Places API, and then click on the Places API result when it appears. Click Enable, and then go back to the previous screen. Screen Shot 2021-04-08 at 9 07 01 AM

Repeat the previous step for the Maps JavaScript API and the Geocoding API. Now your API key should be fully set up and ready to use. Go back to your Shopify admin and navigate to the Online Store section of your Shopify admin and then select the Customize button for your Live theme. Select the Alpaca section on the left-hand side. Scroll down to the bottom and paste your API key into the field titled Google Maps API Key, and make sure that Location entry method is set to Address. Click Save. Screen Shot 2021-04-08 at 9 12 56 AM

Alpaca is now configured to use Google address autocomplete, instead of postal code entry. If you have any trouble getting this working, please send an email to our support.


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