Many Map APIs – Update WordPress Store Locator for Smooth Operations
New Year, Resolved Issues — Update WordPress Store LocatorGreetings to all — Happy New Year — hope that 2016 is off to a great start. This is a quick but informative message to update WordPress Store Locator to at least v3.85 or later in order to make sure not to experience conflicts with WordPress themes, plugins, or frameworks that also include the Google Maps API in their products, but that also unfortunately load the API on every page.
Over the Holidays …
It seems that, during approximately the three weeks following Dec 22nd, 2015, there was a quick rise in similar support questions concerning some users’ maps working most times, but sometimes unpredictably. This was caused on a few websites most often by an error in which the Google Maps API was being included mulitple times on one page, leading to unexpected results.
WordPress Store Locator v3.85 and later resolves this problem for pages specific to Store Locator, so once you’ve updated, everything should be fine again.