After 1 month of development we are happy to announce the release of Maps Marker Pro v4.12. The highlights of this release are support for search radius for markers list and an option to enable lazy loading for maps. Additionally we also added some enhancements based on your feedback and fixed some minor bugs. For more details, please see below.
An updated to the latest version is – as always – highly recommended.
add search radius to markers list
If you activated the locate button for your maps (via tab “Controls”) you could already sort the marker list by distance from the current position of the user viewing the map. With v4.12 when distance is selected as sort order, you can now set a search radius to only show markers within a certain range from the current position of the user viewing the map:
add lazy loading option for maps
We added a new setting “Lazy loading” which you can find at Settings / Misc / WordPress integration:
Once you activate this option, maps will only be loaded after they become visible in the viewport. This may help in getting higher score for performance tests like Google Pagespeed. Anyway we decided not to enable this option by default, as from our point of view it is better to load all map related ressources in background, even if the map is not visible in viewport yet.
add deferred page loading compatibility
We also improved the deferred page loading compatibility with Maps Marker Pro v4.12. This may prevent broken maps on specific sites where e.g. the loading of scripts is manipulated by third-party plugins.
add option to show/hide GPX start/end icons individually
The GPX feature has also been improved with v4.12: now it is possible to show and hide GPX start and end icons individually:
add Y-axis offset option for elevation chart
For advanced GPX users we added a new option to set a Y-axis offset for the elevation chart, in order to correct GPX files with a wrong altitude (turn on advanced editor to see this new option):
store on mapsmarker.com now also accepts Apple Pay
We not only migrated our website mapsmarker.com to PHP 7.4 for higher performance, but also added support for Apple Pay for our online store.
If you experience any issues using Apple Pay on checkout, please get in contact and we will be glad to help!
Other optimizations and improvements
- add support for relative GPX URLs
- use natural sorting in list of markers
- preserve line breaks in textareas on backend
- only show TinyMCE shortcode button in admin area
- add additional action hooks
- fix WhatsApp sharing link not showing up
- fix automatic centering when adding GPX track on backend
- fix erroneous escaping for custom JS and Google styles textareas
Thanks to 210+ 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.
Changelog for version 4.12 - released on 15.05.2020 (release notes)
|add search radius to markers list|
|add lazy loading option for maps|
|add deferred page loading compatibility|
|add option to show/hide GPX start/end icons individually|
|add Y-axis offset option for elevation chart|
|add support for relative GPX URLs|
|store on mapsmarker.com now also accepts Apple Pay|
|use natural sorting in list of markers|
|preserve line breaks in textareas on backend|
|only show TinyMCE shortcode button in admin area|
|mapsmarker.com migrated to PHP 7.4 for higher performance|
|add additional action hooks|
|fix WhatsApp sharing link not showing up|
|fix automatic centering when adding GPX track on backend|
|fix erroneous escaping for custom JS and Google styles textareas|
|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 Finnish (fi_FI) translation thanks to Jessi Björk||→ contribute|
|updated French translation thanks to Vincèn Pujol, Rodolphe Quiedeville, Fx Benard, Cazal Cédric, Fabian Hurelle and Thomas Guignard||→ contribute|
|updated Galician translation thanks to Fernando Coello||→ 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 Spanish translation thanks to David Ramírez, Alvaro Lara, Victor Guevara, Ricardo Viteri, Juan Valdes & Marta Espinalt and Fernando Coello||→ contribute|
|updated Swedish translation thanks to Olof Odier, Tedy Warsitha, Dan Paulsson, Elger Lindgren, Anton Andreasson and Tony Lygnersjö||→ contribute|
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 beta release for this 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?
Let us know what you think about this new release by submitting a review or leaving a comment below!