You can change the built-in Google map view to any that Google has to offer “hybrid, road map, satellite (aerial), terrain” The settings are under Store Locator Plus/ Settings/Map ,scroll down to the section under Appearance and use the drop down under Map Type to change and then save changes.
If you are on MYSLP you will see the StoreLocatorPlus panel in the left admin panel, select settings/map.
The WPSLP Experience Add On and MySLP Professional support the Google Map Style rules. These rules let you control the “inner style” of the map itself. Pre-defined map rules allow you to set a variety of styles via the map settings on the SLP admin panel.
For MySLP go to Store Locator Plus > Settings > Map > Map Style
For WPSLP go to Store Locator Plus > Settings > Map > Map Style
The value of this entry is a Google Maps JSON style string. Some of our Plugin Styles in the Style Gallery will set this for you. You can also build your own with services like Map Style With Google.
The text that displays when there are no locations to be displayed can be changed under Settings/Results in the section under Appearance. Type a message in the box to whatever you want the site visitor to see when there are no results found.
Example of the text added under the SLP Settings/results and how it appears to the site visitor front end when no locations or results found:
The directory feature of the Power add on allows you to quickly build a directory-style listing on your pages to show a list of cities, states, or countries where you have locations.
The [slp_directory] shortcode used to build this listing can be combined with a landing_page attribute to quickly refer your site visitors to an interactive map showing your locations in the selected city, state, or country.
If you have the Power Add-on in addition to the Experience Add-on you have additional fields that can be displayed with the use of shortcodes and attributes.
The Power Add-on has Contact Fields that can be associated with your locations for adding internal special ids for updates or to add filters. The contact fields will not automatically appear in your results on the front end.
[slplus] is the primary shortcode used within WordPress sites to display the Store Locator Plus map and location search interface. Many other attributes can be found within the plugin and add-ons.
A shortcode is a special label inside of square brackets that is used within WordPress pages and posts to display the output from a plugin. You place a shortcode within the text of your page or post and the plugin will “do it’s magic”.
A: The latest version of Store Locator Plus may have disabled your Legacy add-ons to ensure your site does not crash due to coding changes, bug fixes and updates to WP including security fixes. This is not a free auto update , you need to log into your account: Go to “MY Account” on Store Locator Plus.com and purchase the replacement for the Legacy add-ons . If you decide to roll back SLP to an earlier version. (not suggested, always be sure to have a back-up of your site. You may find back-up info in Vault Press or Jet Pack. If you do decide to downgrade SLP to an earlier version we cannot provide support and cannot make any guarantees on whether or not it will work correctly.
If you have any of the Store Locator Plus featured Add-ons such as Power, Experience, or Premier add-ons , or if you have the MySLP Saas Professional or Enterprise level plan you will see additional sections when Adding (or managing) a Location.
You can opt to fill in all the rows and info that determine the Location and geocoding and hit Add button if you are done entering information. Or you can opt to continue to the next section, whether it be featured, tags, categories, or other functions that are in separate sections on the Location Add Tab.Click the “Add button” at the bottom of the next section instead.
For example, I want to add a location that also is going to have a category assigned to it. I have the latest version of the Power Add-on activated. After adding all the Location information, I do not click on the Add button under the location information but continue on down to the next section called “Power” and add whatever pertinent information I wish to add there. Once I am satisfied and have no additional data to add, I click on the Add Button under the Power section of the Locations Panel to create the location that I have just added.
The category or other additional data you just associated will appear when you review the Locations Page.