Search Form Style sets the styling for the interactive locator elements on your site. It uses pre-built jQuery Theme Roller style CSS designs to create a simple way to style interactive elements such as the autocomplete feature (available in WPSLP Experience or with MySLP Professional) on the address box.
The base service also includes the Base jQuery theme.
Setting A New Style
For WordPress plugin users go to the Store Locator Plus selection on the sidebar menu.
Select Settings from the tab list. Search will be the default sub-tab.
Scroll down to the Appearance section and expand it by clicking the word “Appearance” if necessary.
Select a new style from the Search Form Style drop-down menu.
Available For WPSLP and MySLP
Search Form Style is a feature that is included in the base plugin of Store Locator Plus for WordPress and is available under Advanced Options for all levels of the MySLP service. Premier members on WPSLP and Enterprise Level users for MySLP will have multiple options for the Search Form Style.
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 can be changed or checked off under the Settings* tab the plugin.
* formerly referred to as Experience tab, if you do not see Settings in the UI you are not using the latest version of Store locator Plus
Here are some issues we’ve come across that cause this to happen:
One of the best tools for searching for errors in the HTML page headers is to use Firefox with the Firebug plugin. Turn on the console and check the responses tab for any errors. We have resolved many client installation and map problems with this plugin. More often than not we are finding errors in other plugins, themes, or server configuration settings on the servers. No, our plugin is not perfect and is not 100% bug free (we wish it were) but we are no longer finding bugs in our plugin as the primary culprit in broke installations.
With the Experience Add-on you have multiple search tool options to display on the front page when a site visitor lands on your locator page. Search by Name is a checkbox that is found under the Store Locator Plus “Experience/Search” menu on your admin ui.
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.
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
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.
Tags (text, label identifier) can be added to any location with the Power Add On, . It is a quick and informal way to add categorization or grouping features to your Store Locator Plus locations.
Settings for Store Locator Plus Tag Search are under the Experience / Search tab in the Search Feature section when you have the Power Add On installed.
Turning On Tag Searching
Tag based searches are off by default. Set the Search Form Tag Input to something other than “none”.
Custom Label For Tag Searching
You can set a custom label for the tag search input. By default the label is blank. Leave blank type in what you want to appear for the Search By Tag Label: entry
Pulldown or Text Input
You can elect to have either a drop down , radio button, or a text box input for users when filtering results by location tags. The default mode is to allow for free-form text input. To use the other methods you must enter a series of your tags separated by commas.
Providing An Any Selection On The Tag Pulldown
You can also provide an “any” selection which will search for all locations, in addition to the list of tags you enter on the drop down. Check off the “show any” setting and Store Locator Plus will automatically add the phrase “any” to the top of your search list. Continue reading “Tags For Locations”→