A. With the Power add-on you will find additional Bulk Actions under the Locations/Manage panel. There is a drop down menu under the Bulk actions tab that can be utilized to remove many, some or all tags associated with the location data. Check off which locations you want to remove the tags from, or you may check off all and select the filter to “Apply to all”
Issue: Exports are Incomplete
Multiple large-scale exports (export function is available with Power Add-on ) have been tested on the Store Locator Plus dev site. On a relatively small server, a virtual machine with 2GB RAM running CentOS 6, we have been able to export 10,000 locations within 15 minutes with no issues. Special characters and extended data have also exported without issue.
If you are experiencing issues there are several things to check that can cause problems during an export:
Web Server Process Limits
Apache, and nginx as far as I are aware, have per-process limits. This is built into the web server to prevent “runaway” processes that eat up all of the CPU and memory on the server over time. On shared servers this limit is very low and typically allows 30 seconds to 2 minutes of processing time. Large data sets can use up to 5 minutes or more of processing time. Make sure your server has a high enough limit to allow the entire data export to complete execution.
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The Category Manager section provides a full management interface for Store Categories. This is where you will : Add New categories, determine if you want them to be a parent or a child , rank the category (optional) in the extended data, add a medium icon and/or map marker.
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Import features are available with the Power Add-on
If checked , use the faster MySQL Load Data method of file processing. Only base plugin data can be loaded, see the approved field name list.
This feature uses the MySQL Load Data command and is much faster than WordPress / PHP CSV file parsing, with the typical Google Geocoding limitations on performance and record counts (if you are not supplying, filling in the latitude/longitude data fields). This feature will only import basic location data. It does not import extended data fields or (Tagalong) category data. If you use this along with pre-entered latitude and longitude values you can import 100,000 locations in less than 10 minutes on a basic web server. The column headers must be included in the file and must match the basic fields. You do NOT need to include all columns.
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The Power Add On allows you to import CSV files with several options. One of those options is “duplicates handling”. Duplicates handling determines how to deal with locations in your CSV file that may match pre-existing locations on your site.
There are several options available for duplicates handling including Add, Skip, and Update.
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If you have any of the Store Locator Plus featured Add-ons such as Power, Experience, or Premier add-ons you will see additional sections when Adding (or managing) a Location.
You can opt to fill in all the rows and info that determine the Location and geocoding and hit Add button if you are done entering information. Or you can opt to continue to the next section, whether it be featured, tags, categories, territories, or other functions that are in separate sections on the Location Add Tab.Click the “Add button” at the bottom of the next section instead.
For example, I want to add a location that also is going to have a category assigned to it. I have the latest version of the Power Add-on activated. After adding all the Location information, I do not click on the Add button under the location information but continue on down to the next section called “Power” and add whatever pertinent information I wish to add there. Once I am satisfied and have no additional data to add, I click on the Add Button under the Power section of the Locations Panel to create the location that I have just added.
The category or other additional data you just associated will appear when you review the Locations Page.
You must have the Power add-on activated.
- Go to Locations/Manage
- Select export Export Download to CSV from the Bulk Actions drop down menu
- Click the Apply /To ALL button or you may filter what you wish to export.
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.
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