Free v3.10.3 with secure loading of Google Maps API and map tiles via https is available

v3.10.3 enhances security and privacy as and fixes a display bug on backend. Please read 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.

An update to the latest version is – as always – highly recommended.


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secure loading of Google Maps API and map tiles via https

Before this release, Google Maps API scripts as well as map tiles for OpenStreetMap, MapQuest, Mapbox and OGD Vienna were only loaded via https if your WordPress site was also using https. This was not the best approach regarding privacy and security for your sites´s visitors.

With v3.10.3 we now changed this Google Maps API scripts as well as map tiles for the basemaps listed above are loaded by default via https. Only if you are using a Chinese locale for your WordPress installation, http will be used (as performance issues with https in China have been reported in the past).

Bugfixes

  •   restored old headings order (h2+h3+h4) on Settings page as admin notices were not shown correctly on top of page

Translations updates

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

  • German translation
  • Russian thanks to Ekaterina Golubina (supported by Teplitsa of Social Technologies – http://te-st.ru) and Vyacheslav Strenadko, http://slavblog.ru

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 receives a free 25 licenses pack worth €149 as a compensation for completing the translation to 100%.

Outlook – 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

always load Google Maps API and tiles for OpenStreetMap, MapQuest as well as OGD Vienna via https (except if Chinese locale is set as performance issues with https in China have been reported)
restored old headings order (h2+h3+h4) on Settings page as admin notices were not shown correctly on top of page
Translation updates
In case you want to help with translations, please visit the web-based translation plattform
updated German translation
updated Russian translation thanks to Ekaterina Golubina (supported by Teplitsa of Social Technologies – http://te-st.ru) and Vyacheslav Strenadko, http://slavblog.ru 

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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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