Simple Location 4.1.6/7 Released

I didn’t plan on doing another Simple Location run, or having to immediately release a fix due a mistake. This change was prompted by a new request to allow for saving maps locally.

For various reasons, I was reluctant to do that. But I came up with another solution. Adding a map provider that supports a custom hosted service. In this case, a fork of a Static Maps API written 6 years ago by someone I know. You can find my fork here.

By using a self-hosted but external static map API, I keep the option out of the plugin for now.  It will also work with anything that implements the same API.

In the same update, I also fixed a few bugs, and added moonrise and moonset calculations, which display along with sunrise, sunset, and moon phase in the Last Seen widget for now.


David Shanske

My day job is in training for an airline. I also develop Indieweb WordPress plugins so that others can take control of their online identity.


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