Free v3.9.2 with compatibility fixes (RTL support) is available

This release focuses on improving support for RTL (right-to-left) languages as well as fixing some compatibility issues.

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 v1.9 has also been released today with the following highlights:

  • geolocation support: show and follow your location when viewing maps
  • search function for layerlist on marker edit page

Let me know what you think about this new release by submitting a review!

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Now let´s get to the highlights of v3.9.2:

support for using WMTS servers as custom overlays

Thanks to feedback from dimizu you now also can configure WMTS/tile servers as custom overlays. Just navigate to Settings / Overlays and add the endpoint of your tile server into the field “Tiles URL” (with previous versions this did not work 100%, especially if the tiles url used special chars like &).

optimized RTL (right-to-left) language support

With pro v1.9 I optimized the support for RTL (right-to-left) languages and fixed an issue with settings page, where settings could not be changed properly if RTL was active:

rtl-support

Other changes and optimizations

  • compatibility check for plugin “WP External Links” which can cause maps to break
  • updated jQuery select2 addon to v3.5.1
  • added backticks (`) around column and table names in all SQL statements to prevent collisions with reserved words

Bugfixes

  • some settings were not selectable when RTL (right-to-left) language support was active
  • custom overlays and custom basemaps with & and {} chars in URLs were broken
  • potential XSS security issue on fullscreen maps (discovered by https://security.dxw.com/)
  • default marker icon was not used for maps created with shortcodes directly (thx Bernd!)
  • broken layer maps/plugin installations on mySQL instances using clustering as reserved word (thx Tim!)

Translations updates

Thanks to many motivated contributors, this release comes with the following updated translations:

If you want to contribute to translations (new Hindi translators would be appreciated!), 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 €149 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

geolocation support: show and follow your location when viewing maps
search function for layerlist on marker edit page
support for using WMTS servers as custom overlays (thx dimizu!)
compatibility check for plugin “WP External Links” which can cause maps to break
optimized RTL (right-to-left) language support
updated jQuery select2 addon to v3.5.1
added backticks (`) around column and table names in all SQL statements to prevent collisions with reserved words
some settings were not selectable when RTL (right-to-left) language support was active
custom overlays and custom basemaps with & and {} chars in URLs were broken
potential XSS security issue on fullscreen maps (discovered by https://security.dxw.com/)
default marker icon was not used for maps created with shortcodes directly (thx Bernd!)
broken layer maps/plugin installations on mySQL instances using clustering as reserved word (thx Tim!)
Translation updates
In case you want to help with translations, please visit the web-based translation plattform
updated Bosnian translation thanks to Kenan Dervišević, http://dkenan.com
updated German translation
updated Polish translation thanks to Pawel Wyszyński, http://injit.pl, Tomasz Rudnicki, and Robert Pawlak
updated Russian translation thanks to Ekaterina Golubina (supported by Teplitsa of Social Technologies – http://te-st.ru) and Vyacheslav Strenadko, http://poi-gorod.ru
updated Romanian translation thanks to Arian, http://administrare-cantine.ro, Daniel Codrea, http://www.inadcod.com and Flo Bejgu, http://www.inboxtranslation.com

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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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