New version of the Travelmap WordPress plugin

I just uploaded a new version of my map plugin for WordPress. It has been almost a year since the last update and there was a lot of feature requests queuing up. Here are the changes for version 1.5:

  • Added clickable markers – all markers with urls are now clickable
  • Added option to choose mapmode (roadmap/satellite/hybrid etc)
  • Added check for dates before showing arriving column
  • Added option to set custom date format for lists (blog setting format is default)
  • Added negative numbers to first/last to make it easier to show the N:th latest destinations
  • Added option to reverse order for list and map
  • Added option to turn off numbers on the markers
  • Added ssl setting for map pages
  • Added editable versions of marker files for people who whant to change them
  • Refactored to static class structure and added better documentation
  • Fixed “disappearing map controls”-bug
  • Fixed datepicker bug on new rows
  • Fixed uninstall error
  • Fixed lat/lng rounding
  • Updated included libraries

Future plans

This version consists mostly of code rewrites, bugfixes and added configuration options. The next version will probably be a “under the hood” update, mainly changing the storage and data transfer formats in preparation for larger changes later.

The bigger features I have planed for the future are:

  • a way to show maps in Facebook
  • a sidebar widget to automatically show your current location along with current weather and time
  • some way to add posts to a map by adding a location name, but maybe this would work best as a separate plugin

If you have other suggestions, please add them to the Travelmap forum at Uservoice.

Other news

Since comments on the plugin pretty much has taken over the blog and it’s getting difficult to keep track of all suggestions and questions in the comments, I have started a forum for Travelmap at Uservoice. Questions asked there will receive much faster replies.

For people interested in making your own modifications or improvements to the code or just follow the progress there is now a public Trevelmap repo at GitHub.

Comments

  1. Andi

    Hey, mate! thanks for this great plugin! Im a traveler, writer and photographer from Argentina. Im working on a new blog and already set your plugin, its really cool.

    Only one question. Is it possible to set the initial zoom of the map? I´d need to zoom it one point cause as it is right now, the image is repeating the earth twice.

    I love it anyway! Thanks again!

  2. Nam

    Been using your Travelmap plug-in and it works great! We just ran into a small glitch. Any point greater than 100 display a blank label on the visual map. Any way to fix this? You can see it here: http://ourworldof3.com/?p=720

    Thanks

  3. Emma Olmi

    Hello Marcus,
    I hope you are well.
    My name is Emma and you don’t know me but I am writing you first of all to thank you for the travelmap plugin. I have been using it for a couple of years and absolutely love it. As a long term traveler its been great to keep track of my route on such a clean and fashioned way. I am not very nerdy and dont know much about programming and that has been great because the plugin really is so easy to use, so thanks again. I just would like to ask you, if is possible to have different maps inside the same website? it does mention somewhere that is possible to divide the maps but not sure if is what I mean.
    Basically I have just finished a year and half trip and was wondering if I could start a brand new map for my new trip that starts next month but without ruining the old map neither continue on it as its a different trip.
    I would be so grateful if you could answer my question
    Thank you so much in advance.
    Emma

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