We need to filter our locations by brand. Does your plugin or an extension to your plugin have this feature?
Assigning Brands To Locations
Power is the right choice for doing that. The Power add-on allows for simple categories or complex parent/child relationships between categories. Locations can be assigned to one or more categories. Your users can then search for locations based on those categories.
Add a category for each brand you offer and your users will be able to filter locations showing only those that offer specific brands.
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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.
If you have the Power Add-on ( Tagalong Legacy documentation is on home site old docs page) you will see a header tab in your Store Locator Plus menu labeled Categories. This is where you can establish and manage settings and determine the categories you want to add in the form section of the user interface. The two sub sections under Categories is Settings and Taxonomy.
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.
With the Power add-on there are options to tag a location or assign a category to a location. Previously this was done via two separate add-ons, ProPack (Legacy) vs Tagalong (Legacy).
Use the Power add on categories feature to differentiate the locations. Once your locations have been assigned categories you can use the only_with_category shortcode attribute to filter the results for each map.
Can the stores be categorized by more than one taxonomy? Not multiple tags in a single taxonomy, but multiple tags from multiple taxonomies?
A: Stores only have one categorization class – the store page taxonomy.
However, WordPress Taxonomies are hierarchical. Therefore, you are able to assign all the attributes you need to your locations and use the parents of the branches to drive the user experience. The Power add-on has several UX components such as “drill down” menus that allow users to select a specific category by selecting a parent first then a child.