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.

Power add-on Categories Admin

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

Basic Settings

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.


Turn on the icon legend and position it on the page layout using the Locator Layout under “View” with the shortcode [tagalong legend].   This will display the category icon array with text labels on your results page.
Category tagalong legend

Search using Category

Turn on a simple drop down menu or cascading parent category menu with automatically displayed/hidden child menus for users to filter location results by assigned categories. If you have Premier subscription, there are additional options on hierarchy rules such as Parent/child drop down menus on the same search form .
Note: A Premier feature requires an active Premier subscription, see the  Tutorial for this feature