WordPress OpenStreetMap Plugin released with V5

The new version brings many new features – including compatibility with WordPress 5.0 and the Gutenberg Editor. We have therefore made a WP OSM Plugin main release V5 with these new features for your site:

  • Gutenberg editor compatibility
  • Common workflow for Classic Editor and Gutenberg editor
  • Around 200 new icons for markers in WP OSM Plugin
  • Romanian translation for the plugin (thanks to Sorin Pop)
  • HOT map (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
  • Implementation based on OpenLayers 5.3
  • Higher accuracies at the mouse position (five decimal places)
  • osm_map compatible with PHP 7.x

Gutenberg Editor

Undoubtedly, the introduction of the Gutenberg editor was the biggest change in WordPress in recent years. Many sites will not be able to follow these changes because, for example, a theme or a plugin is not compatible and will not be maintained anymore. This means that many pages will remain on WP Version 4.9 or continue working with the Classic Editor Plugin. With the WP OSM Plugin we want to support in the future those who continue to work with the Classic Editor as well as those who continue working with the Gutenberg Editor. That’s why the workflow for both is the same and the shortcode generator is also available in both versions.

Around 200 new icons

We got from Dash a big set with new icons for the WP OSM plugin. Around 200 icons now come with the version 5, there will be more in the coming versions. Dash also let us look a bit deeper and published a makingof article.

Icons for the WordPress OpenStreetMap Plugin

Around 200 new icons from Dash for the WP OSM Plugin

The osm_map shortcode and PHP 7.x

Many years ago, osm_map shortcode was replaced by osm_map_V3. But there are still many sites that are operated for different reasons with the old shortcode. Prof. Dr. Horst Kuni has made a few changes so that osm_map supports PHP 7 as well. In addition, he has also worked on tools for the processing of TXT and KML files, about this we will report. In German you can find all the details here.

HOT map (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)

With WP OSM Plugin support also HOT map with this version:

We are looking forward your feedback!

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9 comments on “WordPress OpenStreetMap Plugin released with V5
  1. Tom says:

    Hallo MiKa,
    thank you for this plugin first.
    Maybe you can help: when trying to implant a gpx track in the map, I get the error” this type is not allowed”.
    How do I copy the gpx file inside the webpage? I am trying to put it in the mediathek.

    Thanks for answering

  2. Allan Sharpe says:

    Hello MiKa:
    Really like the plugin, works like a charm on Android.
    I have people using IOS phones and the fullscreen feature does not show on their maps. Are you aware of this.
    Also wondering if you would be able to add Waymarked Trails:Hiking as an option. It is my preferred trail map rendering.
    Thanks for all your work.

  3. Andrey Shpak says:

    Thank you for your work. But maybe you migrate code to github so much many people can track and work on the project?

    • - MiKa - says:

      Hi Andrey,

      the project is GPL 2, everyone can modify it and even republish it under the same conditions. One keyfactor of the WP OSM Plugin is the longterm support and backwards compatibility – since 2004! Adding a feature is great, but it’s very important to keep this feature alive …
      Anyway, if you trace the coding you will find several names from persons who send us modifications and we added them to the wordpress.org repository.

      Br, MiKa

  4. nico says:

    Hi MiKa!
    Thanks a lot for the new update! It was eagerly awaited by myself! 😉
    OSM is still a very usefull plugin for my blog.
    All the best!


  5. Hans Rutar says:

    Thanks for the compatibility with gutenberg. I look forward to use it already today.

    You are communicating a link like http://kuni.org/h/welcomee.html
    It seems to be a wrong one. If not, please explication where I have to look.
    Greetings Hans

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