Most Common “What Should I Buy” Questions

The most common features requested:

MySLP to WPSLP Comparison

Advanced is the basic Store Locator Plus plugin.

Power is the equivalent of the base plugin plus the Power add on.

Professional is the Power level plus the Experience add on.

Enterprise is the Professional level plus the Premier add on and services.

Read below for answers to these questions and check out our other “What To Buy” articles.
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What To Buy : Rank Hide Import 10K Locations With Products Offered

Question: I would like to use your WordPress plugin to add location searching to my site. I would like to be able to rank and even possibly remove locations from the search results. Also, each location offers different products of mine. So, if a user selects a product and a zip code I would like to show them locations that offer the product they are looking for ranked in order of my ranking system. I have many locations (10k +). Can you please let me know what addons I will need to accomplish my goals? I definitely need to be able to upload CSVs.
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Q. What is meant by Experience in the User Interface

A. The (User) Experience settings in Store Locator Plus determine how the front end, that part of the plugin your site visitors interact with, looks and behaves. The settings on the (User) Experience tab change how the plugin looks and acts across all of the locators you have on your site. Some of the attributes set here can be overridden via shortcode attributes with the Experience Add-on.

Store Locator Plus Base free plugin under Experience tab
Store Locator Plus Base free plugin under Experience tab
Experience tab Functions with Experience ADD-on
Experience tab Functions with Experience ADD-)N

Q. We are developing a new website and want to move the content can I add the plug-in data we already have, into the new website?

A. If you are moving something like a staging/test site to a new site and want to bring everything over intact , the Store Locator Plus author strongly recommends looking into the WordPress backup tool Vault Press, or better ,  Jet Pack.   One of the features included , besides real-time incremental backups of your site with restore points, is the ability to restore the site to an alternate site.
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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.

Q. How do I change this heading “Dealers and Contractors” in the template of the Above & Beyond NyloBoard Rev 04 style?

You can do that with the Experience Add-on
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Q: Is it possible to have the default map view as terrain, aerial or satellite?

You can change  the Google map view to any that Google has to offer “hybrid, road map, satellite (aerial), terrain”  The settings are under Experience/Map ,scroll to the map panel to see Map Type and use the pull down menu to change to which one you want as the default and then save changes.  For additional features , or to change the overall appearance layout, or style of the map you will  need the Experience Add-on. 

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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