How to register a free MapQuest API key

Since July 11 2016, MapQuest requires to sign up for a plan on their Developer Network if you want to use their maps on your site!

A free API key allows up to 15.000 transactions/month. Higher quotas are available on demand – click here for more details.

Tutorial: How to sign up for a free API key

Please note that if you already signed up for a MapQuest API key for geocoding, you can also this key for MapQuest basemaps!

  1. Sign up for a MapQuest account at https://developer.mapquest.com/user/register
  2. Login at https://developer.mapquest.com/user/login
  3. Select “Keys & Reporting” from the menu and click on the button “Create new key”
    mapquest-geocoding-new-key
  4. Choose an app name and press “Create App”
    mapquest-geocoding-app-name
  5. Open app details and copy your “Consumer Key” to your clipboard:
    mapquest-geocoding-consumer-key
  6. Login to your WordPress site and head to Maps Marker Pro / Basemaps / Mapquest  and paste this key there:
    mapquest-basemap-setting
  7. Navigate to Settings / Basemaps / “Available basemap in controlbox” and tick the checkbox next to the MapQuest basemaps:
    mapquest-activate-layers
  8. Save Settings.

Done – you should now be able to select MapQuest basemaps when creating new marker or layer maps:

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If you experience any issue with your MapQuest key, please check the MapQuest support forums at https://developer.mapquest.com/forum for assistance.