Gold Cluster Add-On – Changelog

This article covers the changelog for WP Google Maps Gold Add-on.

5.1.0 – 2020-11-20

  • Added Core 8.1 Compatibility


  • Fixed fatal error wpgmza_get_basic_version missing when not running Pro add-on
  • Fixed – Duplicate rating when you reopen the IW

5.0.5 – 2020-04-21

  • Rebuilt out of date JavaScript

5.0.4 – 2020-03-02

  • Significantly optimized marker separation grouping performance
  • Added new “Maximum group size” setting for marker separator

5.0.3 – 2020-02-12

  • Fixed some Marker Rating settings strings not passed through translation functions
  • Fixed separation group icons sometimes appearing when all the group’s markers are clustered
  • Fixed modern style infowindow opening for separation group placeholders

5.0.2 – 2019-10-24

  • Fixed issue with updater not working correctly

5.0.1 – 2019-10-11

  • Fixed near vicinity marker separation always on, solves performance issues on sites with large numbers of markers

5.0.0 – 2019-10-08

  • Added new Marker Ratings feature including a range of settings and rating widgets
  • Added new setting for Marker Separator placeholder icon
  • Added new marker separation patterns, line and grid
  • JavaScript modules are now combined and minified for lighter resource footprint and faster load time
  • Removed beta KML importer when Pro >= 7.* is running

4.23 – 2019-08-20

  • Fixed an issue where separation groups would not open following clicking on a cluster representing the group

4.22 – 2019-08-15

  • Fixed fatal error when CRUD class is not present (older versions of Basic, or inactive Basic and Pro)
  • Added clusterclick event for map

4.21 – 2019-08-01

  • Added skipNonceCheck to devices POST REST API endpoint
  • Fixed 403 forbidden when live tracking app transmits position

4.20 – 2019-07-31

  • Changed device approval REST API methods to register routes through WPGMZA\RestAPI
  • Fixed can’t approve devices when running WP Google Maps >= 7.11.40

4.19 – 2019-07-24

  • Fixed issues with device table when paired marker had been deleted
  • Fixed cluster closing infowindows on marker listing item click

4.18 – 2019-06-26

  • Added check for CRUD class to catch errors on installations running legacy basic
  • Removed console logging

4.17 – 2019-05-29

  • Fixed an issue with device approval when devices have markers that have been deleted
  • Fixed console log being outputted even when WPGMZA.MarkerClusterer.enableDebugLog is false

4.16 – 2019-05-20

  • Fixed clustering not working around 180th meridian

4.15 – 2019-03-27

  • Moved live tracking settings to the global settings page
  • Added new live tracking modules to support the new live tracking app
  • Added new live tracking REST API endpoints
  • Moved map ID setting to live tracking app

4.14 – 2019-03-15

  • Added code to auto-detect plugin version from plugin comment header
  • Prevented markers from being cleared when resetting viewpoint when the user is running Pro 7.11 or above

4.13 – 2019-03-14

  • Fixed separation animation not working after multiple attempts where legacy global infoWindow is not defined

4.12 – 2019-03-13

  • Added Cluster.prototype.setMarkerVisibility
  • Clustered markers can now only be visible if they are not in a separator group, or if the separator group is open
  • The separator group placeholders visibility is now set to match the markers visibility
  • Fixed markers 0…n set to visible when n is below minimum clustering size
  • Fixed new clustering and separator scripts enqueued without version string

4.11 – 2019-02-21

  • Wrapped old cluster module with native cluster modules
  • Clustering is now supported in OpenLayers
  • Clustering can now be used with Marker Separator / Near Vicinity Markers
  • Fixed cluster count wrong when using Pro >= 7.10.*
  • Fixed clustering incorrect when filters are applied when using Pro >= 7.11.*

4.10 – 2019-01-18

  • Fixed second map not initializing when running Gold due to new markersplaced.wpgmza event firing too soon

4.09 – 2019-01-17

  • Fixed setIcon is not a function for placeholder icon when running Pro < 7

4.08 – 2019-01-09

  • Added new modern marker separation modules for near marker vicinity feature
  • Added control to switch back to legacy module where needed
  • Added link where beta near vicinity settings were to new Marker Separation tab
  • Added zoom-independent marker separation through new module
  • Added animated marker separation through new module
  • Added backward compatibility for Pro 6 to new module
  • Moved near vicinity marker controls into “Marker Separation” tab
  • Fixed near marker vicinity not working with newer versions of Basic
  • Fixed near marker vicinity zooming to the wrong level on click
  • Dropped redundant zoom-to-fit for new Marker Separation module
  • Dropped “webbing” lines for new Marker Separation in light of zoom independence, these may be re-added

4.07 – 2018-10-24

  • Handed over control of API enqueue to Basic (removed JS API loading tags)
  • Fixed multiple API message when running Gold
  • Fixed polyline route feature not updating correctly

4.06 – 2018-09-24

  • Fix undefined index in updater code

4.05 – 2018-09-06

  • Fixed incompatibilities with Pro 6.*

4.04 – 2018-08-22

  • Fixed NVC markers not opening on click with WPGM >= 7.10.
  • Removed calls to deprecated jQuery load

4.03 – 2017-01-19

  • Added KML importer functionality (still in beta)



  • Added full screen control support
  • Added Near-Vicinity Marker Control
  • Added Clustering Global Options


4.01 – 2016-10-21 – Medium Priority

  • Fixed a JS error in the map editor


4.00 – 2016-06-27

  • Real time location tracking enabled
  • Moved the menu into a tab within the map editor
  • Marker clustering icons fixed


3.33 – 2016-04-04

  • Fixed a bug that caused the theme to not display on the front-end


3.32 – 2016-01-07 – High priority

  • Fixed a bug that caused the map to not display with the new versions of the basic and pro (theme issue)
  • Removed map styling/theme functionality as it is now defaulted in the basic version
  • SSL bug fix


3.31 – 2015-09-07 – High priority

  • Fixed a bug that caused the filtering of markers to not work correctly when mass marker support was enabled
  • Fixed bugs in the map editor
  • New map widget functionality
  • Refactored some of the JS code to ensure it is in line with the latest Pro version


3.30 – 2015-08-20 – High priority

  • Fixed a bug that broke the map editor within WordPress 4.3



  • PHP Notices fixed
  • Database option now works in Gold
  • Retina marker settings are now applied in the back end map editor
  • Retina marker custom sizes are now supported in the back end


  • Right click to add marker bug fixed
  • PHP Notices fixed


3.27 – Low priority update

  • Changed update URL


  • Fixed approve marker bug



  • Added support for the new marker pull method



  • Approving of VGM markers bug fixed



  • Fixed bug that copied one map style to another map style if there is more than one map on a page
  • Multiple category per marker support functionality added



  • Code improvement



  • Small bug fixes & code improvement



  • Added the option to select which API version you would like to use



  • Added weather, cloud and transit layer



  • Small bug fix



  • Compatible with basic version 6



  • Fixed small bug with resetting select boxes within the add marker section



  • Fixed a bug that stopped you from deleting polylines in the Gold add-on
  • All front end JS is now included in it’s own file



  • Added a check to see if the Google Maps API was already loaded to avoid duplicate loading
  • Fixed the mouse scroll wheel bug
  • Fixed some SSL bugs
  • Advanced marker list now updates with category drop down selection


  • Fixed a small bug with the categories


  • Added category functionality
  • Fixed a click bug with the marker listing


  • You can now show your visitors location on the map
  • Added polygon functionality
  • Added polyline functionality
  • Markers can now be sorted by id,title,description or address
  • Added better support for jQuery versions
  • Adjusted the KML functionality to avoid caching
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the advanced marker listing from working



  • Fixed a bug that didnt allow for multiple clicks on the marker list to bring the view back to the map



  • Fixed a dataTables bug



  • This version allows the plugin to update itself moving forward



  • Added troubleshooting support



  • Fixed some small bugs    



  • Fixed a IE9 display bug
  • Added support for jQuery1.9+
  • Fixed some bugs
  • Added support for one-page-style themes.



  • Fixed bug whereby you couldnt disable mass marker support


  • Added responsive size functionality
  • You can now enable and disable mass marker support
  • Added support code for the new WP Google Maps User Generated Markers plugin
  • Added the option for a more advanced way to list your markers below your maps
  • Added support for Fusion Tables



  • Fixed the bug that caused the directions box to show above the map by default
  • Fixed the bug whereby an address was already hard-coded into the “To” field of the directions box
  • Fixed the bug that caused the traffic layer to show by default


  • Added the functionality to list your markers below your map
  • Added more advanced directions functionality
  • Fixed small bugs
  • Fixed a bug that caused a fatal error when trying to activate the plugin on some hosts.


  • Plugin now supports multiple maps on one page (there is a known issue on the Gold add-on that shows another maps markers on the map your are on when using the zoom in/out function. I am working on this.
  • Bicycle directions now added
  • Walking directions now added
  • “Avoid tolls” now added to the directions functionality
  • “Avoid highways” now added to directions functionality
  • New setting: open links in a new window
  • Added functionality to reset the default marker image if required.


  • Fixed the bug that was causing both the bicycle layer and traffic layer to show all the time


  • Added traffic layer
  • Added bicycle layer


  • Added additional map settings
  • Added support for KML/GeoRSS layers.


  • Markers now automatically close when you click on another marker.
  • Russian localization added
  • The “To” field in the directions box now shows the address and not the GPS co-ords.


  • Added support for localization


  • Fixed the bug that caused slow loading times with sites that contain a high number of maps and markers


  • Added functionality for ‘Titles’ for each marker


  • Added functionality for WordPress MU


  • Added Map Alignment functionality
  • Added Map Type functionality
  • Started using the Geocoding API Version 3  instead of Version 2 – quicker results!
  • Fixed bug that didnt import animation data for CSV files
  • fixed zoom bug


  • Added support for advanced styling
  • Fixed a few bugs with the jQuery script
  • Fixed the shortcode bug where the map wasnt displaying when two or more short codes were one the post/page
  • Fixed a bug that wouldnt save the icon on editing a marker in some instances

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