Free v3.8.5 with support for layer export and more is available

This release adds the export feature for layer maps and also increases performance for Google Maps. Please see below for more details.

For even more features and optimizations (see the comparision page), please use the integrated pro upgrader to start a free 30-day-trial of Maps Marker Pro.

Pro v1.5.6 has also been released today with the following highlights:

  • loading progress bar for markerclusters when loading of markers takes longer than 1 second
  • splitted leaflet.js into leaflet-core.js and leaflet-addons.js to utilize parallel loading
  • import of layer maps as CSV/XLS/XLSX/ODS file

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Now lets get to the highlights of free v3.8.5:

export of layer maps as CSV/XLS/XLSX/ODS file

With this release, it is now also possible to export layer maps as CSV/XLS/XLSX/ODS file:

import-export-new

If you also want to import marker or layer maps via CSV/XLS/XLSX or ODS files, please upgrade to the pro version. Please see https://www.mapsmarker.com/import-export for more details and documentation about the import/export feature.

support for conditional SSL loading of Javascript for Google Maps

So far, the Google javascript need for Google Maps to displayed properly was loaded by default via https. John from China found out, that this was causing performance issues on his server, resulting in a notable lag when using Google Maps as basemap (thanks for the report!). I am not sure if this is an issue specific to China, as I also learned that with certain webserver configurations loading mixed ressources via https can result in poorer performance.

Anyway I changed this now with pro v1.5.6 and load Google Javascript only via https, if the site is also loaded via https.

icons on marker maps and layer maps center icon on backend are now also draggable

Sascha reported a bug, saying that he can´t move the marker icons on backend pages. It turned out, that he wanted to intuitively drag the icon with the mouse and move it to the new position. Till v3.8.4, moving a marker icon to a new position on the map on the backend had to be done by mouse click – which I now see is not that intuitive to some people.

So I changed this now with pro v3.8.5: markers icons on marker maps and the layer center icon on layer maps are now also draggable by mouse (relocation via mouse click still works though).

Translations updates

Thanks to many motivated contributors, this release comes with the following translation updates:

Updated translations

If you want to contribute to translations (some would need updates), please visit https://translate.mapsmarker.com/projects/lmm for more information. Please note that translators are also compensated for their contribution – for example if a translation is finished less than 50%, the translator gets a free 25 licenses pack worth  €199 as a compensation for completing the translation to 100%.

Outlook – my plans for the next release

Please see the roadmap for a rough schedule for planned features of the pro version and please subscribe to this blog (via RSS or Email) or follow @MapsMarker on twitter (= most current updates) if you want to stay up to date with the latest development news.

Full changelog

loading progress bar for markerclusters when loading of markers takes longer than 1 second
splitted leaflet.js into leaflet-core.js and leaflet-addons.js to utilize parallel loading
import of layer maps as CSV/XLS/XLSX/ODS file
support for conditional SSL loading of Javascript for Google Maps to increase performance (thx John!)
export of layer maps as CSV/XLS/XLSX/ODS file
icons on marker maps and layer maps center icon on backend are now also draggable (thx Sascha for the hint!)
Translation updates
In case you want to help with translations, please visit the web-based translation plattform
updated Chinese translation thanks to John Shen, http://www.synyan.net and ck
updated Danish translation thanks to Mads Dyrmann Larsen and Peter Erfurt, http://24-7news.dk
updated Dutch translation thanks to Patrick Ruers, http://www.stationskwartiersittard.nl
updated German translation
updated Romanian translation thanks to Arian, http://administrare-cantine.ro and Daniel Codrea, http://www.inadcod.com
updated Spanish translation thanks to Alvaro Lara, http://www.alvarolara.com, Victor Guevara, http://1sistemas.net and Ricardo Viteri, http://www.labviteri.com

show previous changelogs

How to download / update 

The easiest way to update is to use the WordPress update process: login with an user who has admin privileges, navigate to Dashboard / Updates, select plugins to update and press the button “Update Plugins”. Alternatively you can also download the current version here, unzip the package and overwrite the plugin´s files on your webserver.

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