Maps Marker Pro v4.5 with updated GPX elevation chart engine is available

This release includes an update of the GPX elevation chart engine as highlight and other smaller optimizations, bugfixes as well as updated translations (many thanks to our 100+ registered translators!).

Unfortunately we also had to remove the layar augmented-reality API with v4.5, as layar seems to have shutdown their service – for more details about this release please see below.

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


new GPX elevation chart engine (grid/axes support)

The GPX chart now also supports grid and axes and is fully responsive:

All related options can be found on the map edit page, tab GPX (showing advanced settings is needed to display all available options):

You can see a live demo of the chart above at https://demo.mapsmarker.com

Additionally we also added the possibility to display the GPX chart aside from the map in a <div> element. A tutorial how this can be achieved can be found here.


add option to collapse controls on mobiles only

With v4.5 you can now configure the layers, filters and minimap controls to be minimized on mobiles only. In order to see these settings, you need to toggle the “show advanced setting” option:


Full changelog

Changelog for version 4.5 - released on 12.07.2019 (release notes)

new GPX elevation chart engine (grid/axes support)
add option to collapse controls on mobiles only
removed layar.com augmented-reality integration as unfortunately the service has shut down
only show migration notice if no maps or markers exist
forced GPX file download was broken on iOS (file was displayed instead)
shortcode overrides for non-string values were broken
marker count not working since 4.4 when "show all markers" is active
updated Catalan translation thanks to Roc, Efraim Bayarri, Vicent Cubells and Marta Espinalt→ contribute
updated Chinese translation thanks to John Shen and ck→ contribute
updated Dutch translation thanks to Ronald Smeets, Marijke Metz, Patrick Ruers, Fokko van der Leest and Hans Temming→ contribute
updated German translation by Maps Marker Pro team and Daniel Luttermann→ contribute
updated Spanish translation thanks to David Ramí­rez, Alvaro Lara, Victor Guevara, Ricardo Viteri, Juan Valdes & Marta Espinalt and Fernando Coello→ contribute
updated French translation thanks to Vincèn Pujol, Rodolphe Quiedeville, Fx Benard, Cazal Cédric, Fabian Hurelle and Thomas Guignard→ contribute
updated Italian translation thanks to Luca Barbetti and Angelo Giammarresi→ contribute
updated Japanese translations thanks to Shu Higash and Taisuke Shimamoto→ contribute
updated Lithuanian translation thanks to Donatas Liaudaitis and Donatas Liaudaitis→ contribute
updated Russian translation thanks to Ekaterina Golubina (supported by Teplitsa of Social Technologies - http://te-st.ru) and Vyacheslav Strenadko, http://slavblog.ru→ contribute
updated Swedish translation thanks to Olof Odier, Tedy Warsitha, Dan Paulsson, Elger Lindgren, Anton Andreasson and Tony Lygnersjö→ contribute

If you experience any issues, please search our knowledge base or submit a helpdesk ticket.

Happy mapping!

Your Maps Marker Pro team


How to update

The recommended 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 24 hours if a new version is available. You can also manually trigger the update check by going to Plugins and clicking on the link “Check for updates” next to “Maps Marker Pro”.

If there is an update available, please start the update by clicking the link “update now”.

If you try to update from v3.1.1 or lower, please see this user guide in our knowledge base for installation instruction and a migration tutorial.


Additional information for beta testers

No additional actions are required for beta testers when updating to this version.


Additional information for Database API users

No additional actions are required for Database API users when updating to this version.


How to install Maps Marker Pro from scratch

For directly downloading and installing the Maps Marker Pro as zip file, please click here.


How to verify the integrity of the plugin package

For the SHA-256 hash value and the number of files for this release please check the following file: https://www.mapsmarker.com/SHA256SUMS.txt

This file is digitally signed with our PGP key, key signature file available at https://www.mapsmarker.com/SHA256SUMS.txt.sig

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).


Questions? Feedback? Comments?

Let us know what you think about this new release by submitting a review or leaving a comment below!

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