The Category Manager section provides a full management interface for Store Categories.  This is where you will add new categories, determine if you want them to be a parent or a child , rank the category (optional) in the extended data,  add a medium icon and/or map marker.

Categories is available in the Power WordPress plugin or Power or higher levels of the MySLP service.

Getting Started

Go to the Category tab in MySLP Store Locator Plus or in WordPress.

Open the Taxonomy/Category Manager tab.

Follow the instructions under each field,

  1. add the name as you want it to appear to your site visitor,
  2.  add a slug (a url friendly version of the name, usually all lower case and only contains letters, numbers and hyphens, not special characters),
  3. determine if you want to make this a parent with future child categories, a child of an existing category or none,
  4. optional, add a description.
  5. optional, add a rank for extended data for ranking map markers
  6. optional, add an icon
  7. add a map marker or add the “blank” first marker, blank will not appear but exists merely in the background.

Once you have established categories and saved them you will see a list of your store categories when you view the Taxonomy Panel next time. The list will show you how many locations are associated with the corresponding category.

The category list is based on the custom stores taxonomy setup in your Store Locator Plus. It is the same taxonomy used by the (Store) Pages add-on. The links will show a list of stores in that category if  Pages is enabled.

Under Location Tab – A field will be provided if you have the Power Add-on and this is where you assign the categories. Example shows a selection based on the categories I have established.