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Installing the WordPress plugin


The what3words WordPress plugin enables you to add a 3 word address field to a WordPress page.

You will need a what3words API key to complete this tutorial.



To add the what3words WordPress plugin to a WordPress site first logon to your WordPress admin portal. Select the “Plugins” tab from the menu and select “Add New” at the top of the page:

Search for “what3words” and click “Install Now” from the search result:

After the plugin has installed click to “Activate”


Enable field

The plugin will now be installed and a new “what3words Searchbox” item will appear under the Settings menu. In order to complete the set up enter:

  • API Key
  • Add the id or class for the object that should become the what3words input to the “Input Selector”. This is in the format .class or #id.

Load your page and you should now see the input with what3words functionality

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