Maps Marker Pro was developed by Robert Harm, security geek and open data activist from Vienna, Austria, who was looking for an alternative to gigantic, proprietary mapping companies with questionable privacy policies.
While we believe in the power of openness and its social, political and economic value, we insist that our own, personal data should always be kept private and safely encrypted: That’s why Maps Marker Pro never stores your geolocation data. We use https everywhere, keep up with latest security standards and fiercely document everything on our blog.
We work hard to ensure that Maps Marker Pro doesn’t only work well, but that how it works is compliant with best practices for ethical coding.
Maps Marker Pro helps you to share your favorite spots easily. The plugin is based on the famous leaflet.js library managed by Vladimir Agafonkin, which also powers maps on sites like Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Craigslist, Wikipedia and Washington Post. We use this library as the basis for our plugin and have integrated several other leaflet plugins for enhancing its functionality.
Our main goal is to provide you with an intuitive and user-friendly interface for organizing your spots within your WordPress powered site. We are constantly working on improving our plugin by adding new and innovative ways for managing and presenting your spots.
We love to talk to our users: You know best what you need, so we align our roadmap for new releases to your requirements. If you miss a feature or have some other feedback, please get in touch and we will check if it can be added with a future update.
We are working hard on delivering the best mapping solution for WordPress, helping you to share your favorite spots and tracks.
Service & Support
We’re in it for the long run: We are working hard on delivering the best mapping solution for WordPress, helping you to share your favorite spots and tracks. And we love what we do – especially if it involves getting in touch with our users.
“To improve is to change. To perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill may have not been right in everything, but this quote of his is one we take to heart. Catch up with all updates in our blog.
Get inspired by the possibilities, explore the features and get a quick grasp of Maps Marker Pro’s look and feel even before installing it on your server. Explore the demo here.
We don’t want you to buy the pig in the poke: Try Maps Marker Pro for a free 30-day-trial-period first. On localhost installations you can even test Maps Marker Pro without time limitation.
It’s pretty self explanatory, but that’s no reason not to document it: Find instructions for the famous 5 minute installation here.
Problem? Fixed it.
Browse our extensive FAQ and documentation, or file a support ticket for help if you get stuck, and we’ll get back to you right away. Good to know: Maps Marker Pro will alert you within the WordPress admin area to known incompatible plugins and provide instructions for workarounds and fixes.
Tried and tested: Maps Marker Pro works smoothly on WordPress MultiSite installations and includes additional tools which allow you to distribute your license key to all subsites for reduced administrative work.
The quickest way to get in touch: Tweet at @MapsMarker with questions, suggestions or just to say hi – we always love to hear from you!
Bye bye, language barriers: 46 translations and counting, thanks to over 100 translators around the world. On our translation platform, everyone can contribute – and earn a license key in return.
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The moral values behind our lines of code: We make sure that Maps Marker Pro doesn’t only work well, but that how it works is compliant with best practices for ethical coding.
Non Expiring License Key
Just like a penguin who mates for life, your license key will be yours until the end of days, without a subscription. To keep access to current updates and support you have to renew anually, but it´s your decision.
Your data is exactly that: yours. Only you maintain full control over all your geolocation data. We do not store it, nor does Maps Marker feature data storage on third-party-servers.
Security & Encryption
We use secure https encryption everywhere, both on our website and within Maps Marker Pro itself. For all plugin packages a hash value is created and they are digitally signed, so that you can easily verify their data integrity and make sure that no malware has been added.
Bug Bounty Program
Help us fix our blind spots! We’re calling out to security researchers everywhere to help us find vulnerabilities and security issues in our products with our bug bounty program.
We´ve been successfully audited twice for secuiry issues – ÖNORM 7700 and OWASP TOP 10 – and we make sure to always stay ahead when it comes to meeting the latest security standards.
If you don´t wish to share your real name for the trial version, you don´t have to. Register for a free 30-days trial of Maps Marker Pro anonymously and we´ll like you just as much.
RTL & UTF-8
All characters welcome: We feature full RTL (right-to-left) language support as well as full support for cyrillic, chinese and other characters with UTF-8.
We´re proud to work with open data from various providers such as Open Street Map, OGD Vienna Maps and any open map of your choice, because we believe in its social, political and economic value. Therefore, we were labeld with the internation Open Data Inside badge.
Robert Harm is the founder and architect of Maps Marker Pro. Robert is a Vienna-based software developer, open data & open government activist, IT security enthusiast, former podcast-host and self proclaimed data geek. He wrote his first line of code on an Amiga 500 and, 28 years and several computer generations later, has no plans to quit coding anytime soon. If you’re curious how he got the idea for Maps Marker, the challenges he faces developing it and what other projects he’s passionate about, you can find out here.
Globetrotting engineer Thorsten reinforces our ranks, drawing from his own experience as a user: Thorsten uses Maps Marker Pro to document his coast-to-coast road trip through Canada on his travel blog Fuel & Bacon.
Whenever there’s more to write than code, Sonja Fischbauer loves to help out. Sonja, who used to dig up ancient bones for her archaeology studies, puts the team’s work into words by copy-writing, editing and supporting PR & communications.
When his side project turned into a growing business, Robert joined up with a network of experts, like Waseem Senjer. Waseem is a professional WordPress plugin author, who – if not traveling the world and drinking up a good part of its coffee ressources – develops new features for Maps Marker Pro since version 2.4.
From time to time, the team is joined by freelancers, who help out with help desk work and support tickets, whenever we need reinforcement by tech-savvy eyes, fast typing hands and problem-solving heads.