Locations Panel: Manage Locations

The Locations panel in Store Locator Plus is where you add, manage, edit and/or delete locations.

Actions and Filters

Under the Manage Locations panel there are drop down fields and filters that can be applied to display the pagination interface. If you have a large number of locations, bulk actions can be a very useful tool. If you have more locations than can fit on the display, you can set the display filter to show more locations. You may also use filters to display and manage non – geocoded locations, or show locations with certain properties. The display can be adjusted to suit your needs but configuration constraints and/or server constraints may effect your outcome.

Not all Bulk actions will appear if you have only the base plugin installed.

The default number of locations that will be displayed on the admin user Interface is 10. Selecting a large number to display can be useful to view or manage but if your server capacity cannot handle it or changes and you go back to manage locations months or years later and try to access your locations panel, you may see no locations panel. If you see the wheels churning on your computer with no results this could be the reason. If you are not sure of the capabilities of your server, browser and various other factors that effect memory, and inhibit loading and displaying fields, err on the side of caution and set the Filter Display locations back to a manageable size before leaving the panel. If you are migrating servers from a “heavy duty” server to a less robust server, or if your memory becomes an issue you will need to reset the display to a manageable number. If you do not take this precaution , the only way to reset the display field is by using Janitor. See Troubleshooting for more info.

Bulk Actions features a drop down selector that provides a tool to do multiple actions depending on the SLP Add-ons that you have installed and activated. The standard base plug-in has one bulk action, delete permanently. This will delete those locations that are checked.

Power add-on  allows you to import,export csv files.

The Experience Add-on adds additional functions.
Feature Location, Stop Featuring Location.

You can also drag and drop column headers to hide them. The hidden fields will be identified at the bottom of the page, along with the count of locations you have added in the locations database.

Manage columns hidden
The Power add-on is a powerful tool that allows you to Export the location files as a downloaded in a CSV FILE format, as well as manage or remove tags (if any) associated with the location.