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.
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
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.
Hide Empty Categories Setting
Do NOT turn this on unless you have Pages enabled.
The Experience Add On allows you to customize the style sheets ( CSS ). Any CSS updates entered here will be retained in future updates . CSS is stored in the WordPress options table.
The Experience Add-on allows you to customize the layouts, the map interface, and the search form to display in a certain manner on the front end of your locator page
Search Layout is found under the Experience tab on the Search panel.
This setting allows the search form layout to be modified via a text setting. If the Search Layout field is left blank the default search form layout and your SLP style is used. If Search Layout is modified the layout will take precedence over most of the Search Form settings and the basic Store Locator Plus.