Maps Marker Pro v4.8 – with performance improvements, usability optimizations and bugfixes – is available

We are happy to announce v4.8 which includes an update to leaflet.js and for which we focused on performance improvements as well as usability optimizations.

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

Now let´s get to the highlights of this release:


update Leaflet to v1.6.0

Leaflet.js is the JavaScript mapping library which powers Maps Marker Pro and which we refer to as “the engine of our plugin” 🙂

With v4.8 we updated leaflet.js to v1.6.0. For the full technical leaflet.js changelog, please click here.


user-based screen options and advanced settings

The settings for how many maps and markers are displayed on the backend are now saved on a user-basis. Additionally you can select which colums to display. Those new settings can be accessed via the “Screen Options” link:

Additionally we also made the advanced settings a user-based setting instead of a global one:


add setting for world copy jump

With v4.8 we also added an option to change the “worldcopyjump” setting for leaflet.js. This setting has been enabled by default so far and has the effect that when you pan past the edges of a map, objects such as markers will seamlessly be moved to the new copy of the map. This can now be disabled on demand (which is generally not needed though).

You will find this new setting on the map edit page, tab “Interaction” (do not forget to enable “Show advanced settings”):


improve error reporting when using geocoding

If geocoding fails, you will now see more detailled error messages, also when using the import tool now.


optimize Gutenberg block for Maps Marker Pro

With v4.8 we also optimized the maps block for Gutenberg to be more intuitive (as far as this is possible with Gutenberg :-/):


bugfixes

We also fixed some bugs related performance issues with KSES CSS filters, WPML language selection not working under certain circumstances, issues with capability checks on backend and rare popup centering issues on maps.


translation updates

Thanks to 100+ translators this release also includes some update translations, see full changelog for details.

If you want to contribute to translations (in exchange for free licenses), please visit https://www.mapsmarker.com/glotpress/projects/mmp/ for more information.


Full changelog

Changelog for version 4.8 - released on 23.11.2019 (release notes)

add user-based screen options for list all maps and list all markers
add sort order indicator to list all maps and list all markers
make advanced map settings toggle user-based
add setting for world copy jump (moving objects to map copies automatically)
update Leaflet to v1.6.0 (changelog)
improve error reporting when using geocoding
use correct data type for coordinates in GeoJSON export
optimize Gutenberg block for Maps Marker Pro
only scroll map into view if outside viewport
fix performance issues with KSES CSS filter
fix broken geocoding for importer when using tomtom
fix language selection for WPML not working under certain circumstances
fix untranslated map name in feed and AMP pages
fix capability check for editing maps/markers of others
fix popup not always centering correctly
fix small backend design issues since Wordpress 5.3
updated German translation by Maps Marker Pro team and Daniel Luttermann→ contribute
updated French translation thanks to Vincèn Pujol, Rodolphe Quiedeville, Fx Benard, Cazal Cédric, Fabian Hurelle and Thomas Guignard→ contribute
updated Japanese translations thanks to Shu Higash and Taisuke Shimamoto→ contribute
updated Dutch translation thanks to Ronald Smeets, Marijke Metz, Patrick Ruers, Fokko van der Leest and Hans Temming→ 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 changes needed (as there was no 4.8-beta1 release).


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?

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