The ability to categorize your locations using the WordPress category (taxonomy) system. The Categories Manager (Formerly known as Tagalong) is part of the Power Add-on for WPSLP self managed customers, and available for the MYSLP Professional or higher plans) It builds on the Store Locator Plus store_page taxonomy that is also used with the Pages portion of the Power Add-on (for WPSLP stand alone). Build a “simple flat list” of categories or a hierarchical (parent/child) category structure. Once you’ve categorized locations you will find other added benefits on the user interface.
Obtaining SLP Add On Pack
Note This page does not apply to our SLP SaaS subscription customers. All updates for those customers are taken care of by us. SLP SaaS is also referred to as MySLP. It is not a plug-in. It is a managed Software service. No need to worry what version you are on.
All add-on packs are available from the WordPressStore Locator Plus website. Power Add-On , Experience Add-on , or you can purchase a Premier Subscription that provides access to all of the add-on packs as well as preferred access to the Premier support forums, pre-release products, new features and functionality that is available only to subscribers.
Note: If you purchase the Power or Experience add-ons as an upgrade to your existing (Legacy) add-ons, the legacy add-ons will automatically be deactivated. Delete the legacy add-ons. First “always have a full backup of your site” We strongly recommend looking into the WordPress backup, or Jet Pack. One of the features included , besides real-time incremental backups of your site with restore points, is the ability to restore the site to an alternate site
Install An Add On Pack
SLP version 5.10 and above are not listed in the WordPress Plugin Directory. Ditto any add-ons you purchased from our Store front . As such the first time you add the plug-in it will need to be installed via the below installation process.
- Login To Your Store Locator Plus Account
- Download the latest zip file version
- Login to your WordPress admin panel for your website.
- Go to the plugins sidebar menu.
- Select Add New.
- Select Upload.
- Browse to your downloaded zip file.
- Click Install now.
Updating An Add On Pack
Once installed a query from the WordPress Admin Panel communicates with the Store Locator Plus servers and a message or red line will be shown as updates are available. Occasionally, the WP server times out before it gets to the SLP plugin servers. Use the check again tool in the WP Admin sidebar or check the versions at the Store Locator Plus home page.
Some third-party plugins and WordPress themes can prevent the update notice appearing from the Store Locator Plus server. It is prudent to visit the Versions Page and only if necessary, perform a manual update.
You should perform updates on your test site or a staging site first to avoid downtime or potential issues effecting your production (live) site. You should always have a recent back-up to restore to. The safest way to do manual updates, follow these steps
Deactivate the plugin you are updating
Delete the plugin
Go to Plugins | Add New
Upload the latest release zip file
DO NOT click the Activate button
Go to Plugins on the sidebar
Check off the plugin you just installed
Go to bulk actions and select activate
If you have the WPSLP Experience Add On or the MYSLP/Professional plan an additional setting is available under labels and will show you a new field named Radius first entry under the Settings/Search user interface. When a Radius First Entry has been set it will appear as the first field in the radius drop down that the user sees on your search form. The value will be set to the default miles that you have set in Radii Options. The other radiis you have entered to allow users to search will appear in numerical order in the dropdown but the label for the first entry will appear first regardless of numerical order.
You must have the Experience Add-on to change the Search Layout appearance, and along with other add-ons, also allow you to to use the shortcode on SLP WP page.
These shortcodes only apply to the Search Layout admin setting when you have the appropriate Add-on installed and activated.
This shortcode provides a simple mechanism to place standard search form elements on a custom search form layout, including the wrapping divs and classes around labels and input fields.
Places a search form button on the search form.
Store Locator Plus Appearance
Store Locator Plus comes with a variety of styles to provide a basic style framework that will attempt to match your locator page to various WordPress themes installed on your site. You can see the list of Locator Styles under the Store Locator Plus Settings / View panel. The inner slide bar will show you more.
The bubble layout setting allows you to change the content and layout of the popup information bubble that appears when someone clicks a map marker or in the results below the map or hover. There are additional functionality such as “Hide Info Bubble” if you have Enterprise Level or Premier subscription
For the PLUG-In do t yourself version of Store Locator Plus you will need the Experience add-on and use shortcodes. These are not generic WordPress shortcodes. For the SLP SaaS customers you will need to have a Professional or Enterprise level Plan to change layouts.
All of the bubble layout shortcodes follow this syntax:
How SLP Search Works
Store Locator Plus searching can operate in radius or discrete search mode. The default mode is radius based and is the premise behind much of the operational aspects of the Store Locator Plus plugin. Additional search features and settings can be obtained through the Experience Add-on or Professional subscription suite and/or the Premier /Enterprise Subscription (see below).