Release of V1.5.3

... and several add-ons updated

Today we released version 1.5.3 of GeoDirectory core plugin with several improvements and addition. See the changelog for detailed information.

We also updated several add-ons. Please remember that both Core and Add-ons should be kept up to date. If you update the core plugin you must update the add-ons too!

New Serverside Marker Cluster


The biggest improvement made on the add-ons is represented by the new Marker Cluster. We introduced an option to use Serverside Map Marker Clustering. The first WordPress Directory plugin or theme to leverage serverside clustering. Tested on a dedicated server with no cache served +100k markers in under 2 seconds, we would like to see anyone try and beat that 🙂

With caching, that we will introduce in the next version, we are confident we can serve up to 1 million markers in less than 1 second.

For small directories with few hundreds of listings we recommend to keep using the normal marker cluster. There is no difference in performances with such low numbers.

We added 2 new pages, for login / registration and for GeoDirectory messages, like payment success and so on. This to avoid conflicts with some themes that were adding home page items to these virtual pages.

Another major improvement has been made to the import script, now it is 8X faster than it was before.

Please remember to open new topic to report any kind of problem in the correct support forum.

We hope you will enjoy this new releases!

Published by Paolo

Paolo Tajani is the co-founder and growth hacker of AyeCode LTD. With his business partner Stiofan, they are the makers of the GeoDirectory, UsersWP and Invoicing plugins for WordPress. Paolo developed his first WordPress website in 2008. In 2011 he met Stiofan O'Connor and together they started building and marketing successful themes and plugins for WordPress. Today their products are used by +100.000 active websites.