We are happy to announce that Maps Marker Pro v4.0-beta1 is finally available.
Please be aware of some profound changes (full release notes will follow with v4.0 final):
The design and interface on backend is also not final yet – the current focus is to test the new features and optimized code.
Anyway we do not recommend using v4.0-beta1 on production sites, as this is a first beta version and especially as the following features have not been ported yet (but will be added with future v4.0 beta releases):
Please also be aware that future beta-releases might require to re-run the migration tool for migrating maps from v3.1.1-beta1, which will reset any changes made since v4.0-beta1 has been installed!
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Please also do not delete v3.1.1 at least unless v4.0 final is available, as there still might be changes to the database structure and the need to re-run the migration tool to update your data!
Warning: it is not recommended to install 4.0-beta1 on production sites! In addition we recommend to backup your site (especially the database) regularly so in case of an issue with this beta release you can always perform a full rollback if needed!
As technically speaking Maps Marker Pro 4.0 is a new plugin, the update process is a bit different than usually:
In order to be able to update to this beta release, you first have to set beta-testing in Settings / Misc to enabled:
As next step after saving your settings, navigate to Plugins and click on the link “Manually check for updates” next to “Maps Marker Pro”:
As next step click on the link “Update now” to update to v3.1.1-beta1.
After update to v3.1.1-beta1 is finished, you are ready to start the installation of “Maps Marker Pro” 4.0 as new plugin. So please click “please click here for more information” to proceed to the next step:
This will take you to the “Update to Maps Marker Pro 4” page. Start the installation as new plugin by clicking on the button “Sounds good! I want to update to Maps Marker Pro 4 now!”:
After the plugin has been installed, please first deactivate “Maps Marker Pro” (v3.1.1-beta1) before activating “Maps Marker Pro” (v4.0-beta1):
After activating v4.0-beta1, you will see an admin notice which will take you to the data migration tool page:
As next step, please start the datamigration by clicking the button “Start Migration”:
After migration is finished, you will see the message “Data migration completed successfully”:
That´s it – now you can start using Maps Marker Pro v4.0-beta1.
Please do not delete v3.1.1 at least unless v4.0 final is available, as there still might be changes to the database structure and the need to re-run the migration tool to update your data!
For directly downloading and installing the v4.0-beta1 package as zip file, please click here.
Please make sure to also set beta-testing in Settings / Misc to enabled to get notified about future beta releases!
If you want to use v3.1.1-beta1 again, please first deactivate Maps Marker Pro v4.0-beta1 and then activate Maps Marker Pro v3.1.1-beta1 again.
Please be aware that any maps which have been created with Maps Marker Prov 4.0-beta1 will not be visible with Maps Marker Pro v3.1.1-beta1, as a complete new database schema is used!