Why you should upgrade to the pro version

You are already using Leaflet Maps Marker Free and wondering why you should upgrade to pro? Maps Marker Pro for example uses the latest leaflet.js version (“the engine of the plugin”) and offers lots of additional features (see table below), which result in a much better user experience.

Our plans for Leaflet Maps Marker Free

Our development efforts will be focused on the pro version. New features and optimizations will only be added to pro only. Please see the table below for the advantages you will get upgrading to the pro version:

comparison free vs. pro in detail

FeatureFree versionPro version
Free versionPro version
integrated leaflet.js version ("the engine of the plugin")v0.7.7 (11/2015)v1.3.4 (08/2018)
significantly decreased loadtimes for OpenStreetMap-based maps (by supporting conditional & deferred Google Maps API loading, resulting in ~370kb(!) less uncompressed data transmission)grid-crossgrid-checkmark
GPX elevation charts grid-crossgrid-checkmark
support for HERE basemaps grid-crossgrid-checkmark
support for augmented-reality API from layar.com grid-crossgrid-checkmark
support for Google Traffic and Google Transit layers grid-crossgrid-checkmark
multi-layer-map filteringgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
Marker clusteringgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
Dynamic list of markers including search, sort and paginggrid-crossgrid-checkmark
geolocation support: show and follow your location when viewing mapsgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
support for assigning markers to multiple layersgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
GPX tracksgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
support for GeoJSON import and export for bulk additions and bulk updatesgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
HTML5 fullscreen mapsgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
custom Google Maps stylinggrid-crossgrid-checkmark
option to remove MapsMarker.com backlinksgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
upload icon button & custom icon directorygrid-crossgrid-checkmark
backup and restore of settingsgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
whitelabel admin pagesgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
advanced permission settingsgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
recent marker map widgetgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
Future proof APIs for developersgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
map parameters can be overwritten within shortcodes (e.g. [ mapsmarker marker="1" height="100" ])grid-crossgrid-checkmark
list of markers - centering markers and opening popups by click on markername or icongrid-crossgrid-checkmark
improved accessibility/screen reader support by using proper alt textsgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
bulk actions (duplice, delete, assign) for mapsgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
optimized editing workflow - no more reloads needed due to AJAX supportgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
Parsing of shortcodes in popuptextsgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
support for URL hashes for specific map viewsgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
highlight a marker on a layer map by opening its popup via shortcode attribute [mapsmarker layer="1" highlightmarker="2"] or by adding ?highlightmarker=2 to the URL where the map is embeddedgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
XML sitemaps integration: improved local SEO value by automatically adding links to KML maps to your XML sitemaps (if plugin "Google XML Sitemaps" or "Yoast SEO" is active)grid-crossgrid-checkmark
support for sorting list of markers below layer maps by distance from layer centergrid-crossgrid-checkmark
improved backend usability by listing all contents (posts, pages, CPTs, widgets) where each shortcode is usedgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
"home button" to restore the map to its initial stategrid-crossgrid-checkmark
WPML/Polylang translation support for multilingual mapsgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
Leaflet.EdgeBuffer supportgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
Pretty permalinksgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
Access to support ticket system (dedicated support from plugin author)grid-crossgrid-checkmark
Priority support ticketsgrid-crossoptional
Access to updates and new featuresgrid-crossgrid-checkmark
available in 46 translationsgrid-checkmarkgrid-checkmark

how to upgrade from the free version

Within your Leaflet Maps Marker Free plugin, please click on the link “Upgrade to Pro” in the plugin´s admin header: upgrade-pro-menu

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

still not convinced?

If you have any question regarding the pro version, please read the docs, FAQ or send us an email and we will be glad to help!

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