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
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.
Continue reading “Layout Shortcode Cheat Sheet”
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?”
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 no longer sold separately, it is a Legacy add-on. The functionality has now been included in Power Add-on
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 that 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.
Continue reading “Store and Category Manager”
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.
Continue reading “Custom CSS”
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 Settings 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.
Continue reading “Appearance Layouts”
Store Locator Plus Appearance
Store Locator Plus comes with a variety of styles to provide a basic style framework that will attempt to match your locator page to various WordPress themes installed on your site. You can see the list of Plugin Styles under the Store Locator Plus Settings Tab / View panel.
Continue reading “Selecting and Customizing your Style”