WordPress blog posts likes to use curly quotes instead of straight quotes whenever you write an article. Our documentation site is built on WordPress which means many of our articles are replaced any quotes we type in an article with curly quotes.
The problem is that the WordPress shortcode processor does NOT like curly quotes. If you use curly quotes in a shortcode attribute such as [slp_directory by=”city”] and those quotes are “curly”, WordPress treats the quotes as a plain-old alphabetic character just like the C-I-T or Y in “city”. In other words WordPress things you mean “by quote-city-quote” not “by city”.
Why is that an issue?
If you copy-and-paste most examples from this documentation site WordPress will copy the “pretty curly quotes” into your shortcode. If you paste that into your WordPress page it breaks.
An example of how this can impact Store Locator Plus can be seen from my example where I pasted the slp_directory shortcode directly from the docs site into my test site. I get an invalid data query because WordPress added curly-quotes to my data field name. The SLP database does not have a field name quotesl_storequote but does have a field named sl_store.
Make sure you re-type each quote manually. Typing the ” in your blog instead of copy-and-paste will ensure you are getting “straight quotes” in your shortcode attributes not curly quotes.
This is how the example looks now that the curly quotes have been replaced with straight quotes.
Return customers who have upgraded to the newer add-ons will notice a change in the location of some of the functionality/features that were part of the separate legacy add-ons , now available in the Power add-on. (see Legacy to feature add-ons)
Legacy Add-on Tagalong = Categories on the header tab in the Store Locator Plus User Interface.
Legacy Pages = General / Data /Enable Pages. To use the SEO Pages you must first “enable Pages” under this setting.
Active Premier Subscribers can activate the URL Control module to add additional URL processing to Store Locator Plus. Enabling this setting under the General /Server tab will turn on additional controls in Store Locator Plus.
Note: The URL Control module was added in Premier Plugin version 4.7.9.
Allow Address In URL
When the URL Control module is active you can enable location ID passing by turning on “Allow Location In URL” under the General / User Interface tab.
When this is enabled you can pass in a location ID by adding ?location=<id> to the end of the page address where your locator map is deployed with the [slplus] shortcode.
When the location ID is present and the settings is enabled the specified location will be activated on the location map as if a user had clicked the marker on the map. This will show the info bubble by default.
Note:If cluster map markers are enabled they will be turned off for the initial page load. Subsequent input or searches by the user will re-activate the cluster map markers.
Note: When passing in a location ID via a URL the location latitude/longitude will become the center point for the map display. The location that is shown will be at the top of the result listing if sort by distance (default) is in place.
Allow Limit In URL
When the URL Control module is active you can enable location ID passing by turning on “Allow Limit In URL” under the General / User Interface tab.
When this is enabled you can pass in a limit for the number of locations to be returned when the map initially loads and when a search is performed by adding ?limit=<id> to the end of the page address where your locator map is deployed with the [slplus] shortcode.
Combining URL Options
You can combine the URL control options by using standard URL notation for parameter passing.
The standard is to define the first parameter by starting with a question mark.
Additional parameters are started with an ampersand.
To pass a location ID and a location limit, in this example to show ONLY the location specified, you would add ?location=32&limit=1 to your map page URL.
If you imported and your csv file is incorrect, or your header rows are not accurate or have wrong field names, the columns may be misaligned and data field for an address could not import. Check your import message log
Google does not recognize an address. See FAQ post
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”
Note: Starting in March 2017 you can now pay with a credit card via Stripe. This will not interact in any way with PayPal and allows you to purchase subscriptions on a credit card.
WordPress Store Locator Plus add ons can be purchased with a credit card. To do so go through the normal checkout procedure. When the PayPal login screen appears choose the “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” button on the bottom of the screen. Fill out your details for the credit card information.
This will allow you to make the purchase and have it billed directly to your credit card WITHOUT going through a PayPal account.
If you are getting the message “you do not have sufficient permissions to access this page” when trying to access the “Manage Locations” or “Map Settings” page, but “Add Locations ” is working it is because another plugin is interfering with the submenu management module in WordPress. You will likely find that any plugin that has a separate sidebar menu with multiple entries underneath will only work on the first entry. There is little we can do to remedy the situation without risking breaking other plugins. We suggest deactivating other plugins, one-at-a-time, until you find the plugin causing problems then ask them to rewrite their menu and submenu process and admin panel filters to ensure the basic menu system remains intact.
Store Locator Plus allows you to feature specific locations in your search results. This requires the Experience add on for WordPress or a Professional or Enterprise account for My Store Locator Plus. Some of the interface styles provided by the style gallery support featured location highlighting “out of the box”, such as the Default With Font Tweaks style.
Select A Style That Supports Featured Locations
The Default With Font Tweaks Style is one of the styles that highlights locations and is a good starting point for testing this functionality. You can adjust the layout and styling afterwards to meet your specific design requirements.
WPSLP – Select the Store Locator Plus entry in the side menu.
MYSLP – Select Advanced Options in the side menu.
Go to the Settings Tab and select the View subtab.
Click on the activate button on Default With Font Tweaks in the style gallery.