Maps Marker Pro v4.12 with support for search radius for markers list & lazy loading option for maps is available

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.

So you can now also use Apple Pay for purchasing a Maps Marker Pro license or renewal (in addition to Visa, American Express, Mastercard, PayPal, DinersClub, sofort Überweisung or even bitcoins).

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

bugfixes

  • 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

translation updates

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.


Full changelog

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

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 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!

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