Frequently Asked Questions

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How to create responsive maps

By default, maps created with Maps Marker Pro are responsive, which means, the map width adapts to the width of the parent HTML element the map is embedded in. This results e.g. in maps resizing on smaller devices to fit the corresponding width of the mobile device.

If you want to disable the responsive feature for a map, please open the map on backend, switch to the tab “Interaction” and disable the option “Responsive”:

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How to activate the advanced settings for maps

Maps Marker Pro offers lots of options you can set for your maps. In order to keep a slim backend interface, the advanced settings in the map editor is disabled by default, hiding options which are often for advanced usage only:

If you show the advanced settings by toggling the radio button “Show advanced settings”, additional settings which be displayed for each sub tab of the map edit screen. Example for tab Map:

 

When toggling the this button, the setting is saved automatically, so next time you open the map edit screen, the setting from last time will be reused.

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“File type not permitted for security reasons” error when trying to upload a gpx file

With WordPress 5.0.1 changes in MIME type validations were introduced, which also resulted in GPX uploads failing in Maps Marker Pro v4.0.10 or lower:

Please add the following code to wp-config.php as workaround, which will re-enable the upload of .gpx files:

define('ALLOW_UNFILTERED_UPLOADS', true);

If this does not help on your site, please have a look at other options available from this external tutorial.

The general mime type issue is planned to be solved with WordPress 5.1 (see related tickets #45707 and #40175 for details).

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Can maps be displayed with 100% height?

Maps Marker Pro allows you to set the width of a map in pixel or % values:

The height value though can also be given as pixel value, due to limitations in HTML.

If you want to display a map in fullscreen, please use the dedicated fullscreen view instead, which can be accessed by a permalink via the map panel

or use the HTML5 fullscreen button on the map below the zoom icons:

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Can tracks from fitness trackers be displayed on maps?

If your fitness trackers (like garmin fit) allows exporting recorded tracks as GPX format, those files can usually be also displayed on maps with Maps Marker Pro.

In order to display those tracks, create a new map, switch to the tab “GPX” and start by clicking on the “Open Media Library” button:

As next step switch to tab “Upload files”, select and upload your gpx file, finish by clicking the button “Choose”:

As a result, the GPX track is displayed on the map and you can optionally further customize its settings (switching to advanced editor for all options is recommended):

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Can I add multiple GPX tracks to a map?

You can only add one GPX file to a map – if you want to show multiple GPX tracks on one map, you have to merge those files first – you can use the online tool at http://joewein.net/bike/gpxmerge/ for this purpose.

Since v4.0 though multiple tracks within one GPX files are also supported and can be selected by the related controlbox in the elevation chart:

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Can I manually draw a GPX track on a map?

Manual creation of GPX tracks on maps will probably be added with a later release. In the meantime you can use services like http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/draw/ which allow manual drawing of tracks and exporting the result as GPX file – which you can display on your maps with Maps Marker Pro.

If you are having issues with this tool, you can choose another one which supports GPX export – an overview of drawing tools is available at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Track_drawing_websites

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