Maps Marker Pro v4.2 with support for LocationIQ geocoding, GPX optimizations & more available

Posted on 22 February, 2019


Pro-Version Releases
Attention: this is not the changelog for the latest stable version 4.29 (see related release notes)

With version 4.2 we are very happy to announce a new partnership with as major highlight.

LocationIQ offers affordable, scalable and reliable location services since 2013. They serve 50k+ developers who make 2 billion+ requests each day. Their geocoding service can now also be used within Maps Marker Pro after signing up for an access token (tutorial).

Additional new features and improvements of v4.2:

add option to show track description

If your gpx track includes a description you can now display this text within the popup of the track by enabling the new option “description” (advanced editor needs to be enabled):

add rte fallback if no trk found in GPX file

Another GPX optimiziation we added with v4.2 is support for rte GPX files. Strictly speaking rte actually represents a route – an ordered list of waypoints representing a series of turn points leading to a destination, while trk represents a track – an ordered list of points describing a path.

Nevertheless many GPX systems seem to create rte GPX files by default nevertheless and those we not shown when adding those files to a map. So we built a workaround to also show GPX tracks on maps, if the GPX file consists of rte elements only.

update markers on map when search is done in list of markers

The search in the action bar above the list of markers has also been optimized: if you start a search, you not only get the corresponding results in the list of markers but now also only see the related markers on the map and not all markers like before.

Screenshot from demo map before search:

Screenshot from demo map after search:

add custom map shortcode attribute

Due to customer feedback we also added support for a new shortcode attribute which allows you to dynamically show only certain markers on a previously created map, example: [mapsmarker custom="1" markers="1, 2, 3"]

optimize marker logic to work with keyboard

With v4.2 we also improved the accessibility by optimizing the marker logic to better work with keyboard inputs. E.g. when tabbing down to the marker titles in the list of markers, the links should will now open the popup when enter is pressed.

Anyway please be aware that the leaflet.js framework is generally not fully ADA compliant though.

throttle resize functions for better performance

We also improved the performance for maps, especially when a resize is performed. This should result in more performance especially on low-end devices.

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

Full changelog

Changelog for version 4.2 - released on 22.02.2019 (release notes)

implement LocationIQ geocoding provider (tutorial)
add option to show track description
update markers on map when search is done in list of markers
add custom map shortcode attribute
add rte fallback if no trk found in GPX file
optimize marker logic to work with keyboard
throttle resize functions for better performance
marker highlight function could be broken
fix broken demo link
updated Dutch translation thanks to Ronald Smeets, Marijke Metz, Patrick Ruers, Fokko van der Leest and Hans Temming→ contribute
updated German translation by Maps Marker Pro team and Daniel Luttermann→ contribute
updated Spanish translation thanks to David Ramí­rez, Alvaro Lara, Victor Guevara, Ricardo Viteri, Juan Valdes & Marta Espinalt and Fernando Coello→ contribute
updated French translation thanks to Vincèn Pujol, Rodolphe Quiedeville, Fx Benard, Cazal Cédric, Fabian Hurelle and Thomas Guignard→ contribute
updated Galician translation thanks to Fernando Coello, Jorge Castro Ruso→ contribute
updated Italian translation thanks to Luca Barbetti and Angelo Giammarresi→ contribute
updated Japanese translations thanks to Shu Higash and Taisuke Shimamoto→ contribute
updated Lithuanian translation thanks to Donatas Liaudaitis and Donatas Liaudaitis→ contribute
updated Dutch translation thanks to Ronald Smeets, Marijke Metz, Patrick Ruers, Fokko van der Leest and Hans Temming→ contribute
updated Russian translation thanks to Ekaterina Golubina (supported by Teplitsa of Social Technologies - and Vyacheslav Strenadko,→ contribute
updated Slovenian translation thanks to Igor Čabrian→ 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).

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