I want to do a really simple thing: add OpenLayers/Google Maps basemap as WMS layers. I found this answer: How to add Basemaps from Google or Bing in QGIS?

I installed the OpenLayers plugin, restarted QGIS, but under "Plugins" dropdown there is no OpenLayers plugin. Is it a bug? Or I need to do also some other things to add plugin? Or where else I can find this plugin settings?

Probably my question is: how to add world basemap layer to QGIS?


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In QGIS 2.4, the OpenLayers Plugin has been moved to the Web menu instead of the Plugins pull-down menu.

But if you've just upgraded from an earlier version of QGIS, be sure to upgrade OpenLayers Plugin as well.


You should be able to find the plugin in this path, else restart QGIS and reinstall plugin.


  • That was true up to QGIS 2.2
    – AndreJ
    Commented Sep 15, 2014 at 7:27

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