Toolset Maps 1.4
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  • Added the map geolocation feature – marker can show current visitor location (due to browser rules, works only on sites using SSL).
  • Added the distance filter – a way to filter map markers by the distance to a given point.
  • Added the possibility to show an (HTML-styled) message while the map is loading.
  • Added the possibility to use custom map styles by uploading the JSON styles.
  • Added extension interface translations to multiple languages.
  • Fixed a small typo in the user interface text.
  • Fixed an issue with the auto-incrementation of Map & Marker IDs.

Displaying current visitor’s location on the map

You can display the marker showing current visitor’s location on the map. Naturally, you can combine this marker with others. This allows you, for example, to display the visitor’s location in relation to other points of interest on the map. You can read more about this feature on the page about displaying markers on maps.

Filtering markers by distance radius
Filtering markers by distance radius

Displaying custom message while the map is loading

Sometimes, maps take time to load and display on the page and Toolset Maps allows you to display a custom message while loading takes place. You can read more about this feature on the page about displaying content on Google Maps.

Toolset Maps - Select text to display while Google Map is loading
Select text to display while Google Map is loading

Filtering markers by distance

When displaying multiple markers on a map, you can add front-end controls that allow visitors to filter the markers by distance. They enter the location and a distance radius within which to display markers. You can read more about this feature on the page about displaying markers on maps.

Filtering markers by distance radius

 

Using Custom Styles for Maps

You can easily upload and use custom styles for Google Maps on your site. The styles can be created or downloaded in JSON format from the Google Styling Wizard page or websites like Snazzy Maps, and then uploaded and selected from the Toolset Maps user interface.

To learn more details about how to do this visit our page about using custom maps styles.

Map using the "Silver" custom style
Map using the “Silver” custom style

Download and Update

You can get this release directly to the WordPress admin or download and install manually. To receive automatic updates, you need to register the Toolset plugins on your site. Then, visit the Plugins or Updates admin pages. To download manually, visit your Toolset Account and go to Downloads. Follow the installation and upgrade instructions for complete details.

When you update the Toolset plugins, be sure to update together all the components that you are using. Don’t use a mixture of new and older versions.

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