Maps Marker Pro v4.1 with new batch update tools is available

Posted on 21 January, 2019


Pro-Version Releases
Attention: this is not the changelog for the latest stable version 4.29.1 (see related release notes)

Version 4.1 has just been released and re-adds the batch update feature for maps and marker icons to our new codebase, updates the Google maps mutant library to generate less billing items and also includes several minor usability improvements and bugfixes. See below for more details.

An update to the latest version is – as always – highly recommended.

new tool to batch update maps

On the tools page, we re-added a batch update tool for maps, which was available in v3.1.1 or lower:

Just select the map setting you would like to update, choose if you want to apply this setting to all or selected maps only and finish by clicking the “Save” button.

new tool to batch update marker icons

Also on the tools page you will find a new tool to batch update marker icons:

With this tool you can replace every instance of a specific marker icon on all maps.

update Google maps mutant library

Maps Marker Pro uses the Google mutant leaflet library maintained by Ivan Sanchez in order to display Google as layers. With v4.1 we updated this library in Maps Marker Pro to include an optimization which reuses mutant instances on re-adding to map. The aim of this optimization was to generate less Google billing items.

optimize action bar on edit map page

We optimized up the action bar on the map edit page to become more clearly arranged:

usability improvement: duplicate pagination on maps/markers page

If you have lots of markers and need to scroll through the list on backend, navigation now got easier, as we duplicated the pagination bar for maps and markers at the bottom – meaning you do not have to scroll up to navigate to the next page:

added missing capability checks

By default, only admin users are allowed to manage maps and marker since Maps Marker Pro v4.0. If other user roles should also be entitled to add, edit or delete maps, the built-in permission system for Maps Marker Pro has to be enabled. A tutorial can be found in our knowledge base at

Unfortunately we missed a bug with this feature, which resulted in the permission system not working as designed since v4.0 – this has now been fixed with v4.1.

Full changelog

Changelog for version 4.1 - released on 22.01.2019 (release notes)

new tool to batch update maps
new tool to batch update marker icons
update Google maps mutant library (reuse instances on re-adding to map to generate less billing items)
optimize action bar on edit map page
usability improvement: duplicate pagination on maps/markers page
added missing capability checks
option to hide error tiles did not work for custom overlays
updated Dutch translation thanks to Ronald Smeets, Marijke Metz, Patrick Ruers, Fokko van der Leest and Hans Temming→ contribute
updated French translation thanks to Vincèn Pujol, Rodolphe Quiedeville, Fx Benard, Cazal Cédric, Fabian Hurelle and Thomas Guignard→ contribute
updated German translation by Maps Marker Pro team and Daniel Luttermann→ contribute
updated Italian translation thanks to Luca Barbetti and Angelo Giammarresi→ contribute
updated Japanese translations thanks to Shu Higash and Taisuke Shimamoto→ contribute
updated Russian translation thanks to Ekaterina Golubina (supported by Teplitsa of Social Technologies - and Vyacheslav Strenadko,→ contribute
updated Swedish translation thanks to Olof Odier, Tedy Warsitha, Dan Paulsson, Elger Lindgren, Anton Andreasson and Tony Lygnersjö→ contribute

If you experience any issues, please search our knowledge base or submit a helpdesk ticket.

Happy mapping!

Your Maps Marker Pro team

How to update

The recommended way to update is to use the WordPress update process: login with an user who has admin privileges, navigate to Dashboard / Updates, select plugins to update and press the button “Update Plugins”. The pro plugin checks every 24 hours if a new version is available. You can also manually trigger the update check by going to Plugins and clicking on the link “Check for updates” next to “Maps Marker Pro”.

If there is an update available, please start the update by clicking the link “update now”.

If you try to update from v3.1.1 or lower, please see this user guide in our knowledge base for installation instruction and a migration tutorial.

Additional information for beta testers

No additional actions are required for beta testers when updating to this version.

How to install Maps Marker Pro from scratch

For directly downloading and installing the Maps Marker Pro as zip file, please click here.

How to verify the integrity of the plugin package

For the SHA-256 hash value and the number of files for this release please check the following file:

This file is digitally signed with our PGP key, key signature file available at

Click here for a tutorial on how to verify the integrity of the plugin package (recommended if the plugin package for a new installation was not downloaded from – verification is not needed though if the automatic update process is used).

Questions? Feedback? Comments?

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