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Use the Google Maps Geocoding API to autocomplete address forms.

JavaScript February 7, 2021


nebula.addressAutocomplete(autocompleteInput, uniqueID)


(Required) (Selector) The selector for the input field
Default: None

(Optional) (String) The unique name of this autocomplete variable
Default: None

Parameter Notes

The uniqueID parameter should have the same restrictions as a variable name (no spaces).

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nebula.addressAutocomplete('#address-street', 'exampleAddress');

jQuery(document).on('nebula_address_selected', function(e, place, simplePlace, element){
    var street = simplePlace.street.full ||;
    element.val(street).trigger('keyup').on('blur change', function(){
        jQuery(this).val(street).off('keyup blur change').trigger('keyup'); //Add this to the autocomplete field so it doesn't get overridden on blur.


    //Showing available address components for this example.
    console.log('Available Nebula Address Components:');


Start typing your address and autocomplete results will appear.

Additional Notes

Note that this requires a paid API key for Google Maps to work. Otherwise the user will be presented with an alert message when filling it out.


Updates the nebula.user.address object and then triggers nebula_address_selected (which passes the event, raw place object, sanitized place object, and input field jQuery Object as parameters).

Note: If the same uniqueID is used more than once, only the last reference will work (and previous Autocomplete address fields will stop working).

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    Source File

    Located in /assets/js/modules/location.js on line 6.

    No Hooks

    This function does not have any filters or actions available. Request one?
    nebula.addressAutocomplete = function(autocompleteInput, uniqueID = 'unnamed'){
        if ( jQuery(autocompleteInput).length && jQuery(autocompleteInput).is('input') ){ //If the addressAutocomplete ID exists
            if ( typeof google === 'object' && google?.maps ){
                nebula.googleAddressAutocompleteCallback(autocompleteInput, uniqueID);
            } else {
                //Log all instances to be called after the maps JS library is loaded. This prevents the library from being loaded multiple times.
                if ( typeof autocompleteInputs !== 'object' ){
                    var autocompleteInputs = {}; //Cannot use let here (scope?)
                autocompleteInputs[uniqueID] = autocompleteInput;
                    nebula.loadJS('' +, 'google-maps').then(function(){ //May not need key here, but just to be safe.
                        google.load('maps', '3', {
                            other_params: 'libraries=places&key=' +,
                            callback: function(){
                                jQuery.each(autocompleteInputs, function(uniqueID, input){
                                    nebula.googleAddressAutocompleteCallback(input, uniqueID);
                }, 100, 'google maps script load');


    To override or disable this JavaScript function, simply redeclare it with the exact same function name. Remember: Some functionality is conditionally loaded via dynamic imports, so if your function is not overriding properly, try listening for a DOM event (described below).


    For non-module import functions:

    nebula.addressAutocomplete = function(autocompleteInput, uniqueID){
        //Write your own code here, leave it blank, or return false.

    For dynamically imported module function overrides:

    jQuery(window).on('load', function(){
        nebula.addressAutocomplete = function(autocompleteInput, uniqueID){
            //Write your own code here, leave it blank, or return false.

    Custom Nebula DOM events do also exist, so you could also try the following if the Window Load listener does not work:

    jQuery(document).on('nebula_module_loaded', function(module){
        //Note that the module variable is also available to know which module specifically was imported
        if ( typeof nebula.addressAutocomplete === 'function' ){
            nebula.addressAutocomplete = function(autocompleteInput, uniqueID){
                //Write your own code here, leave it blank, or return false.