v2.7.1 is a bugfix release which fixes an issue with map zooming on mobile devices and also includes some other minor bugfixes especially for filters that we added with v2.7.
An update to the latest version is – as always – highly recommended. For more details about this release please see below.
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Now let´s get to the highlights of pro v2.7.1:
Introducing WPRuby: our official partner for custom Maps Marker Pro development
If you want to extend Maps Marker Pro further beyond its features, we’ve got the Maps Marker Pro APIs ready for you to build upon it. And if you need some help with that, we’ve got that covered now, too: please see https://www.mapsmarker.com/wpruby-com for more details about our new partnership with WPRuby.com.
Other changes and optimizations
- add CSS class mlm-filters-icon to filter controlbox to allow better & easier custom styling (thx Paige!)
- remove default HTML5-URL verification from input field for filter icons to also support URLs starting with // (thx Chris!)
- maps could be broken on mobile devices if maximum zoom level was used (thx Giampiero!)
- uploaded marker icons with custom sizes were not resized to default size in list of markers (thx Patrick!)
- “duplicate layer and assigned markers” and “delete layer and assigned markers” for single layer maps was broken with v2.7
- GeoJSON-output for layers was broken if GET parameter full was set to yes
- confirm-dialogs on backend were partly broken if Italian translation was used (thx Giampiero!)
- layer row on “list all layers”-page was not hidden if layer was deleted
- assigned-marker-table at layer edit page was not hidden on “layer duplicate only” and “add new layer” actions
- backend header navigation was not shown if markers were duplicated from “list all markers”-page
- WordPress default audio player was not visible in popuptexts on layer maps (thx Jochen!)
- “used in content” row on marker&layer edit pages was not hidden when duplicating an existing marker/layer
Geolocation feature does not work anymore with Google Chrome 50+ unless your site is securely accessible via https
With Chrome 50 Google made a significant change to the geolocation support of its browser: all applications requesting the current position of the user (not just for Maps Marker Pro´s geolocation feature) are only allowed anymore to retrieve the current position of the user if the site is setup to be delivered securely via https – users will see the following warning instead:
See more details about this decision by Google at https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2016/04/geolocation-on-secure-contexts-only. Geolocation will still work on non-https sites if the users access the site via alternative browsers like Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer – anyway it could be likely that those browsers will also add a similar security restriction in the future.
So if you need the Maps Marker Pro geolocation featue on your site (which with v2.7 even gets more usable as you can sort the list of markers based on the current position of the user), it is strongly advised to migrate your site to https. Some hosters already provide free https certificates from letsencrypt.org for example. For configurations needed within your WordPress site in order to configure it to support https, please have a look at tutorials like https://css-tricks.com/moving-to-https-on-wordpress/.
As https has more advantages for your site than just geolocation working again with Google Chrome 50+ (like securing the data integrity, sender authentication and user privacy as well as higher Google ranking as https is used as ranking signal), we strongly advise to switch your site to https only if you haven´t done so yet.
Thanks to many motivated contributors, this release includes 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 receives a free 25 licenses pack worth €249 as a compensation for completing the translation to 100%.
Outlook – plans for the next releases
Please understand that we are not able to promise any release dates for new features. The roadmap for major new features gives you an idea where Maps Marker Pro is heading – anyway we just want to keep the flexibility to add optimizations and bugfixes with rather unplanned minor releases resulting mostly from users feedback.
|Introducing WPRuby: our official partner for custom Maps Marker Pro development|
|add CSS class mlm-filters-icon to filter controlbox to allow better & easier custom styling (thx Paige!)|
|remove default HTML5-URL verification from input field for filter icons to also support URLs starting with // (thx Chris!)|
|maps could be broken on mobile devices if maximum zoom level was used (thx Giampiero!)|
|uploaded marker icons with custom sizes were not resized to default size in list of markers (thx Patrick!)|
|“duplicate layer and assigned markers” and “delete layer and assigned markers” for single layer maps was broken with v2.7|
|GeoJSON-output for layers was broken if GET parameter full was set to yes|
|confirm-dialogs on backend were partly broken if Italian translation was used (thx Giampiero!)|
|layer row on “list all layers”-page was not hidden if layer was deleted|
|assigned-marker-table at layer edit page was not hidden on “layer duplicate only” and “add new layer” actions|
|backend header navigation was not shown if markers were duplicated from “list all markers”-page|
|WordPress default audio player- was not visible in popuptexts on layer maps (thx Jochen!)|
|“used in content” row on marker&layer edit pages was not hidden when duplicating an existing marker/layer|
|Geolocation feature does not work anymore with Google Chrome 50+ unless your site is securely accessible via https (details)|
In case you want to help with translations, please visit the web-based translation plattform
|updated Catalan translation thanks to Efraim Bayarri, http://replicantsfactory.com, Vicent Cubells, http://vcubells.net and Marta Espinalt, http://www.martika.es|
|updated Czech translation thanks to Viktor Kleiner and Vlad Kuzba, http://kuzbici.eu|
|updated German translation|
|updated Greek translation thanks to Philios Sazeides – http://www.mapdow.com, Evangelos Athanasiadis – http://www.wpmania.gr and Vardis Vavoulakis – http://avakon.com|
|updated Lithuanian translation thanks to Donatas Liaudaitis – http://www.transleta.co.uk|
|updated Russian translation thanks to Ekaterina Golubina (supported by Teplitsa of Social Technologies – http://te-st.ru) and Vyacheslav Strenadko, http://slavblog.ru|
|updated Spanish translation thanks to David Ramírez, http://www.hiperterminal.com, Alvaro Lara, http://www.alvarolara.com, Victor Guevara, http://1sistemas.net, Ricardo Viteri, http://www.labviteri.com, Juan Valdes and Marta Espinalt, http://www.martika.es|
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”. The pro plugin checks every 12 hours if a new version is available. You can also manually trigger the update check by going to Plugins and clicking on the link “Manually check for updates” next to “Maps Marker Pro”:
If you do not see the link “Check for updates” and are using a version below 1.7, please update manually once by downloading the current package from https://www.mapsmarker.com/download-pro and overwritting the existing plugin files on your server via FTP. This might be needed on several hosts, which use outdated SSL libraries, which prevent Maps Marker Pro from making a secure connection to retrieve the update package from mapsmarker.com. Pro v1.7 includes a workaround for those kind of servers and the following updates should work again as usual. If you are affected and need help, please open a support ticket.
How to verify the integrity of the plugin package
SHA-256 hash value:
Click here for a tutorial on how to verify the integrity of the plugin package (recommended if the plugin package for a new installation was not downloaded from https://www.mapsmarker.com – verification is not needed though if the automatic update process is used)
Additional update notes for beta tester
No additional steps are required if you are updating from a beta version.