I've already tried How can I add map from website maps-for-free.com as my base map on QGIS 2.10.1-Pisa? with the adjusted filepath for the metadata.ini file but it didn't work. The FreeMap option doesn't show up in the dropdown menu.

Am I missing something or is this service not available anymore for QGS 3.4?

  • forgot to add the error I get: "Couldn't load plugin 'quick_map_services' due to an error when calling its initGui() method"
    – DGxA
    Jun 13, 2019 at 11:33
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    Please edit your post for add more information and context, not in comments. And please add the content of your metadata.ini and a list of what you have already done. Jun 13, 2019 at 11:34

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You can add it as XYZ tiles very easily.
1. right click XYZ Tiles
2. New Connection
3. connaction url is https://maps-for-free.com/layer/relief/z{z}/row{y}/{z}_{x}-{y}.jpg
4. click OK.

You can then add it to QGIS from the browser whenever you want.

Instructions with pictures can be found here

I would recommend setting the Max Zoom Level to 11 just like in their site.

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