Layout Shortcode Cheat Sheet

The Experience Add On allows you to custom tailor the look and feel of the Store Locator Plus plugin on your site.   To accomplish this the plugin uses a combination of HTML and special shortcodes.   These are set via the Experience tab of the plugin and is broken into 3 main areas.

The Overall Layout

This is set via the View / Layout setting.    It determines the overall layout for the plugin based on 3 primary components: The Search Form, The Map, and The Results.
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Q. What is the difference between a shortcode and locator layout settings?

A.    A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort.  Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line.   In other words, a Shortcode = shortcut. Continue reading “Q. What is the difference between a shortcode and locator layout settings?”

Make a Dial Link Phone number (clickable)

A check box under SLP/Experience/Results/Appearance titled “Use Dial Link for Phone” when checked makes the phone number in your locations results clickable to auto dial.  This feature is available  exclusively with the  Experience Add-on (also with Premier)

Experience Add on find this feature under Experience results panel
Experience Add on find this feature under Experience results panel

 

 

 

 

Q. What is the purpose of ranking under category manager?

A. Category ranking is a feature when you are using the Power Add-on and the category manager. The rank is used to sort the categories which will affect the map marker that is used when a location has been assigned more than one category. Following the page ranking paradigm set by WordPress, the rank field is a simple numeric weighting for the categories. This extended data attribute for categories makes it easy to re-arrange the “weight” of categories for map marker selection without mangling category slugs. The lower the number, the higher the precedence for the map marker.

No Results Found label

With the Experience Add-on you may  elect to change the Results response.

If a site visitor types and unfamiliar  keyword or address  that  is not in your locations data fields or  Google Maps returns a map that is not where your site visitor  wants to be,  you can provide instructions to help them narrow down the selection and return the correct location.
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Additional Layout Shortcodes with Power Add-on

 

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.

Contact Fields

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.
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Results Order by display

The Base Plugin default is to show the order of the  results below your map by distance with closest to the searched address first.   With either the Experience Add-on or the Premier Add-on the following order by options to  display the results will be shown under your Experience/Results/Panel

  • Closest list the closest to the search address or center of the map (this is the default)
  • A..Z- alphabetical sort of locations.alphabetical sort of locations
  • Random- random order of locations, changes on each search
  • Featured, Rank, Closest
  • Featured, Rank, A..Z
  • Featured, Closest
  • Featured, A..Z
  • Rank, A..Z
  • Rank, ClosestOrder results Experience addon

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Store and Category Manager

Store and Category Manager interface is available if you have the  Power  Add-on installed. You will see a tab “Categories” in your Store Locator Plus User Interface.

Power add-on Categories Admin

Note: if you do not have Power add-on activated, the basic set up and tab/ panel is seen as Tagalong. Tagalong is a Legacy add-on that has now been included in Power Add-on for future Store Locator Plus versions published after June 2016

Basic Settings

You can choose to show the categories that you have created in a drop down menu as part of the search form.  You can add text as a label that will display  at the top of the categories drop down menu, or you can leave blank.  You can also add text for the category select box hat will appear in front of the category drop down on the user interface.

Hide Empty Categories Setting

Do NOT turn this on unless you have   Pages enabled.

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