When we turned our side project into a small business and developed Maps Marker Pro, we released it as a new, additional plugin, and kept the free version going. Over time, the two versions grew apart, making it increasingly difficult to maintain two versions of the plugin.
As of January 2020 we retired the free version. It will remain useable as is, available in the WordPress plugin directory as Leaflet Maps Marker Free, and we will even update it for major security issues, but we will not add any new features.
If you are still using the free version, we warmly invite you to upgrade to Maps Marker Pro, which uses the latest leaflet.js version (“the engine of the plugin”) and offers lots of additional features (see table below), for a state of the art user experience.
The non-expiring license key of the Pro version will be yours forever, granting you frequent updates and access to our support ticket system.
Comparison Leaflet Maps Marker (free version) vs. Maps Marker Pro (pro version)
How to upgrade from Leaflet Maps Marker to Maps Marker Pro
Within your Leaflet Maps Marker Free plugin, please click on the link “Upgrade to Pro” in the plugin´s admin header:
As next step, please click on the button “Sounds good! I will try it now >>”:
The pro plugin will then be downloaded and installed as a separated plugin. Afterwards please activate the pro plugin and you will be guided through the process to receive a free 30-day-trial license without any obligations. Your trial will expire automatically unless you purchase a valid pro license. You can also switch back to the free version at any time.
How to install the pro plugin from scratch
please follow the instructions from https://www.mapsmarker.com/install