v1.9-beta1 with support for geolocation is available

Posted on 25 August, 2014


Pro-Version Beta Releases

I kindly invite all interested user in testing v1.9-beta1 and reporting any issues. v1.9 final (with more detailed release notes) is planned to be released on August 30th.


geolocation support: show and follow your location when viewing maps
added IE11 native fullscreen support
search function for layerlist on marker edit page
support for using WMTS servers as custom overlays (thx dimizu!)
compatibility check for plugin “WP External Links” which can cause maps to break
optimized RTL (right-to-left) language support on marker and layer map edit pages
updated jQuery select2 addon to v3.5.1
added backticks (`) around column and table names in all SQL statements to prevent collisions with reserved words
some settings were not selectable when RTL (right-to-left) language support was active
custom overlays and custom basemaps with & and {} chars in URLs were broken
fullscreen mode for multiple maps on one page
cancel fullscreen mode did not work with Firefox 31
additional output (0) before maps created with shortcodes directly (thx Bernd!)
default marker icon was not used for maps created with shortcodes directly (thx Bernd!)
broken layer maps/plugin installations on mySQL instances using clustering as reserved word (thx Tim!)

how to update to 1.9-beta1

Warning: it is not recommended to install 1.9-beta1 on production sites – use on your own risk!

In order to be able to update to 1.9-beta1, 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:



Finish by clicking on the link “Update now”.

feedback and suggestions?

Please use the helpdesk for bugreports, feedback or suggestions or leave a comment – any feedback is welcome!