by Josh Sears on December 03rd, 2019 under Updates
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MapifyPro version 3.2.2 is a significant release that addresses the following:
Fixed compatibility issues with Safari v13 that was causing popups to not appear.
Fixed an issue where search functionality was not working on locations contained within a cluster.
Misc. compatibility fixes for Safari v13 and iOS browsers.
New Feature! Hide Locations by Default
If you’re a current subscriber to MapifyPro, be sure to update to version 3.2.2 via your WordPress dashboard. New customer? Get the new feature and the dozens of additional features included with MapifyPro right here.
What MapifyPro Version 3.2.2 New Features is?
You can now choose to hide all locations by default. This was requested by quite a few customers and allows a clean, empty map to appear by default. Once a user enters a search or selects a filter, only appropriate locations will appear.
Why MapifyPro Version 3.2.2 New Features is awesome?
This new feature is perfect for those looking to create a product locator that allows customers to find products in nearby stores, without the distraction of seeing all locations on the map. It creates a cleaner, decluttered look for those maps containing a LOT of locations, and lends itself to a more streamlined user experience. After a search is performed, or a filter is selected, only relevant locations appear to the customer, and that leads to a higher click response and better customer engagement.
by Josh Sears on November 18th, 2019 under Tutorials
Site caching is somewhat a plague upon many plugins and website creators. When enabled, it can force your site not to communicate with external servers, which can cause issues within MapifyPro such as:
Maps not displaying in admin or front end.
Trouble activating the API Key.
In image mode, you may receive an “image not supported” message even though your image is properly formatted.
Other strange GPS-releated oddities.
If you run into these issues, you’ll want to purge all caches, or possibly even disable and/or delete your site caching plugins. Site caching comes in many forms, and rather than go into depth on these, we’ll link you to the most complete article we’ve found on the topic, as created by our friends at Elegant Themes:
*Note: If you’re not seeing any maps, whether on the front-end or in admin, you may still need to activate your API. You will see a message at the top of your dashboard if this is the case.
Cloudflare is a third party service that optimizes your site and creates an ongoing backup in the case your site crashes. We are in no way affiliated with Cloudflare, but we use it ourselves on MapifyPro.com. However, Cloudflare implements a layer of caching that can effect your maps just like a caching plugin offered by WP-Rocket, WPEngine etc. Here’s an easy tweak on how you get it to play nice with MapifyPro:
Caching settings: No Query String
1. Log into. your Cloudflare account and navigate to the “Caching” Setting from the top menu.
2. Under “Caching Settings”, at the right you’ll see 3 options. Select “No Query String”. See below.
3. Save any settings and that’ss it! CloudFlare will now work perfectly well with MapifyPro.
Site caching is here to stay, but using the above tips will help ensure these services play well with all of our plugins and others!
*Note this was transcript from a MapifyPro review by WPLift.com
Looking for the Best Maps for WordPress and Shopify? MapifyPro is the Perfect Fit.
MapifyPro has grown into one of the most popular store locator tools available. One critical factor that sets MapifyPro apart from similar products, and one that particularly caught our attention, is that it uses its own unique mapping API. This means it has forgone the limitations and fees brought on by Google and their new policies of charging anyone who uses Google Maps. MapifyPro has opted to rebuild their mapping tech from scratch, not only offering customers the powerful features of its competitors, but also anonymity and freedom to implement their maps without restrictions.
Beyond that good-to-know fact, MapifyPro offers more than just pristine, cutting edge tech. Let’s explore the full feature set of this powerful mapping software.
However that’s just the start of MapifyPro’s vast feature list. Beyond its capability as a store locator, it also provides an enormous amount of additional features, making it perfect for any map-based project. Check out some more highlights:
Custom image mode allows the use of any image for a map, perfect for off-road trails, park maps, and conventions.
Nearly everything about the maps can be customized to match your brand.
Add thumbnail images to the fully customizable tooltips.
An interactive location list can be added beneath the map to provide “quick glance” details
Photography and film can be added to every location. Perfect for capturing adventures and drone footage.
Detailed information and directions to each location can also be included.
Users can share each location on social media to drive traffic to their maps.
Map clusters organize nearby locations to organize crowded maps.
Add ons make it even more powerful! PrettyRoutes allows you to add custom routes on road and off, and you can even allow your site visitors to add their own locations via Crowdmaps.
Oh, if we do say so ourselves, it’s freaking beautiful.
You can use any image, and MapifyPro will render it to be used just like a standard map!
Those are just a few of our favorite features, but you can see a full list here. Needless to say, it is a very feature-packed bit of tech, and quite popular with over 10,000 customers and counting. In fact, you may have come across MapifyPro without knowing it, as it has been utilized by some popular travel influencers and even by celebrities like Tony Hawk.
The Tony Hawk Foundation
Recently, Pro skateboarding legend Tony Hawk implemented MapifyPro to showcase skateparks around the United States that were funded by his foundation, a charitable organization that provides a safe haven for inner-city youth. Their map is packed with over 600 locations, each showcasing a fully funded skate park. Tony and crew believe that kids need a place to grow in a safe and positive environment with like-minded friends. Engaging the community is key, and their implementation of MapifyPro makes it simple to find a nearby skatepark, not to mention some new friends.
Gone with the Wynns
Another great example of MapifyPro being used ‘in the wild’ is on a very popular travel site, Gone With The Wynns. The Jason and Nikki Wynn are an adventurous couple who have utilized MapifyPro to create a virtual tour of their adventures. On land and on sea, the Wynn’s map recreates their travels in an engaging way that has proven very popular to their huge fanbase.
Where early adventures included showcasing a life lived solely in an RV, the Wynn’s have now set sail and live on a sailboat! Their map showcases how-to lifestyle videos, picturesque landmarks, fishing spots, tips and tricks, and other grand adventures as they explore the planet.
Powerful, feature packed, and well-coded.
As you may have guessed, the uses for MapifyPro seem rather endless, and we can’t really think of a feature that it hasn’t included. It works great on every device we’ve tried it on, and feels intuitive and quick whether on tablet or phone, which is critical for a product based around maps. Reviews are also pretty stellar across the board, and tech support seems to run a tight ship. All in all, MapifyPro’s claim of being the best mapping software around may just hold true.
If you’re looking for the perfect store locator, a way to document your adventures, or if you simply want to showcase an event directly on the place where it was captured (GoPro videos, drone footage, vacation highlights), then MapifyPro just might be the perfect fit. And hey, we offer a 5 day money-back guarantee, and even a free version, so you it never hurts to give it a go.