Support » Plugin: Basic Google Maps Placemarks » BGMP 1.10-rc1 available

  • Plugin Author Ian Dunn

    (@iandunn)


    The release candidate for BGMP 1.10 is now available. The biggest changes are:

    • Fixes a few persistent bugs in the 1.9 releases
    • Adds new shortcode options for only displaying a single placemark on the map, and adding links to map markers in the text list.
    • Add more hooks for developers.
    • Adds a German translation.

    If you’d like to try it out, just download and install it. If you notice any problems, give detailed feedback here and then downgrade to 1.8 until they’re fixed.

    If you don’t notice any problems, please leave a quick note here so that I know it’s working for others.

    I’ve also setup an email list to notify everyone when new RCs are available in the future. That way you’ll have time to test it out on your staging server, and we can work out any bugs before the official release.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/basic-google-maps-placemarks/

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  • Did you add the feature in this post already?
    I think it’s a useful feature.
    Providing a filter for the support of no post is also helpful.

    Plugin Author Ian Dunn

    (@iandunn)

    The features listed above aren’t available in the current version (1.8); they’re available in the upcoming 1.10 version. The release candidate for 1.10 is available for people to test out so that any bugs can be discovered and fixed before it’s officially released.

    What do you mean by “Providing a filter for the support of no post is also helpful”?

    Hello Ian,

    Thank you very much for the implementing of the ClusterMarkers!
    Great plugin, the new funcction works on my single page also very well.

    But I am working also on a multi blog system and in this case the plugin calculate with the placemarkers list, but only the default pin images appear on the map, the other, with the featured images unfortunately disappeared. I added new test places to the prewious and the result was the same, the map shows only the default markers and the cluster markers.

    I would be very glad, if you could post some solution for it.

    Thank you very much,
    Andrea

    Additionally, I found some idea for the modifying of the standard cluster images, insread of the replace of the defaults with a new pictures (this is my current solution).
    Is it possible to insert this or similar code into the plugin?
    If yes, please be so kind and publish, where/which file is the correct place of this?
    Thanks a lot,
    Andrea

    var clusterStyles = [
      {
        opt_textColor: 'white',
        url: 'path/to/smallclusterimage.png',
        height: 50,
        width: 50
      },
     {
        opt_textColor: 'white',
        url: 'path/to/mediumclusterimage.png',
        height: 50,
        width: 50
      },
     {
        opt_textColor: 'white',
        url: 'path/to/largeclusterimage.png',
        height: 50,
        width: 50
      }
    ];

    Hello,
    Fortunately everything is ok, it seems, that there was a conflivt between the theme and the pugin, but the use of the categories to set up the icons solved it.
    Only the midifying of the cluster image would be interesting.
    Than you,
    KR,
    Andrea

    Plugin Author Ian Dunn

    (@iandunn)

    @h_andrea, you can use the bgmp_map-options filter to modify the cluster styles. If you’re having trouble with that, please start a new thread. This thread is for any bug reports in the 1.10 release; I’d like to keep new feature requests separate.

    Hi Ian

    I have just had time to install 1.10 tc1 but on inserting the [bgmp-list] shortcode (without even any optional parameters) in a map page on two of my websites the following error messages appear and the page doesn’t load (even the non-BGMP text on the page doesn’t load). Any ideas what I’m doing wrong?

    Warning: BasicGoogleMapsPlacemarks::require(__DIR__/views/shortcode-bgmp-list-marker.php) [basicgooglemapsplacemarks.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /MYWEBSITEPATH/wp-content/plugins/basic-google-maps-placemarks/core.php on line 1058

    Warning: BasicGoogleMapsPlacemarks::require(__DIR__/views/shortcode-bgmp-list-marker.php) [basicgooglemapsplacemarks.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /MYWEBSITEPATH/wp-content/plugins/basic-google-maps-placemarks/core.php on line 1058

    Fatal error: BasicGoogleMapsPlacemarks::require() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘__DIR__/views/shortcode-bgmp-list-marker.php’ (include_path=’.:’) in /MYWEBSITEPATH/wp-content/plugins/basic-google-maps-placemarks/core.php on line 1058

    I upgraded to from 1.9.3 rc2 to 1.10 rc1. I haven’t previously used the bgmp-list shortcode on either of the websites so I don’t know how long the issue (or conflict with something else on my sites) might have been present.

    Hi Ian

    Thanks for rc 1.10 which works fine as far as I can tell on both staging, and now live, sites. Our theme was recently updated, and I think that actually resolved the underlying conflict problem.

    Thanks for being so persistent in working to resolve the problems!

    Plugin Author Ian Dunn

    (@iandunn)

    @magic_square, Glad to hear it’s all working now.

    @gillian, thanks for reporting that. Can you check to make sure the there’s a file named “shortcode-bgmp-list-marker.php” in the “views” directory of the plugin? That’s a new file, and the plugin will crash without it. Your “views” directory should look like http://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/basic-google-maps-placemarks/tags/1.10-rc1/views/.

    I’m not sure why it wasn’t installed when you upgraded, though. Can you describe the steps you did to upgrade?

    Hi Ian

    Yes, there is a file named “shortcode-bgmp-list-marker.php” in the “views” directory of the plugin in both sites I installed the new version in (there are 9 files in total in the views directory as per your link).

    The plug-in only crashes if I use the [bgmp-list] shortcode, it still works fine using the [bgmp-map] shortcode.

    Plugin Author Ian Dunn

    (@iandunn)

    Ah, I see now. The __DIR__ constant wasn’t added until PHP 5.3, so if you’re using 5.2 then it won’t be able to resolve the filename. I’ll push a new RC shortly that uses an older method to resolve the path.

    Plugin Author Ian Dunn

    (@iandunn)

    Thanks for catching that Gillian. Could you download RC2 from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/basic-google-maps-placemarks.1.10-rc2.zip and make sure it’s working for you?

    Hi Ian

    Apologies for the delay in replying, I’ve been busy in other directions unfortunately.

    RC2 has fixed the problem I was having – thanks very much for the quick fix 🙂

    I do have a couple of other issues, though, the first of which at least seems to have only started with 1.10.

    1) For many months I have used the following CSS rule to alter the display of the titles of my placemarks as they appear in the info window on this site:

    .bgmp_placemark h3 {font-family: arial !important; text-transform: uppercase !important; color: #d70000 !important; font-weight: bold !important;}

    This CSS is no longer working and instead I am getting the same font and font-size as set in my theme (Weaver II Pro) for post titles. Is the placemark title no longer h3, or do I need to modify my CSS rule to get back to the look that I had before?

    2) This issue relates to the use of [bgmp-list] which I haven’t previously been using so it might have been there for a while. In some of my info windows I have an address (or simply a suburb or town). Instead of just displaying the address in the list as text (which is what I want) the address is being “translated” into a linked Google map reference and displayed as an extra line in the list (which I don’t want – after all, the placemark for that address is already on a BGMP map!). How can I stop this happening?

    I have put a [bgmp-list] shortcode in this page temporarily so you can see what I mean with respect to issue 2. The issue is there whether or not I include the new “viewonmap” parameter.

    I have some more questions about formatting the output of bgmp-list but as they are off-topic for this thread I will start a new thread for them when I get a chance.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Plugin Author Ian Dunn

    (@iandunn)

    Hi Gillian, thanks for the feedback.

    1) That’s fixed now, thanks for pointing it out.

    2) The address link has always been a part of the [bgmp-list] output, but there was a new bug with it that I just noticed, which is fixed now too.

    If you’d like to remove the link, you can do it one of two ways:

    • Use CSS to hide the containing paragraph. e.g.,
      .bgmp_list-link
      {
          display: none;
      }
    • Use the bgmp_list-marker-output filter to set the output to whatever you want. e.g.,
      function set_bgmp_marker_output( $marker_output, $placemark_id)
      {
          // use the $placemark_id to lookup it's coordinates, title, content, etc
          return 'you can put whatever you want here';
      }
      add_filter( 'bgmp_list-marker-output', 'set_bgmp_marker_output', 10, 2 );

    You can download RC3 at http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/basic-google-maps-placemarks.1.10-rc3.zip

    I can’t install 1.10 because 1.8 exists on the site. If I uninstall 1.8 to instal 1.10 am I going to lose all of my placemarks? It took a looong time to get them all entered on there.

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