The Premier Add On allows you to set a scheduled interval using the built-in WordPress Cron scheduler to calculate the initial distance for locations where the distance is zero.
The initial distance setting is used by Store Locator Plus to boost performance when loading the initial map. It uses and SQL index on a numeric value to select a subset of data versus calculating values for potentially thousands of locations and then filtering based on the calculation. For sites with more than 1,000 locations this feature significantly boosts initial map loading performance.
The Power Add-on Import allows the administrator to schedule your Import process from a remote file retrieval to provide more control over recurring imports from a full url where you CSV file resides and allows flexibility for scheduling the time for daily imports.
WordPress cron is not exact, it executes the next time a visitor comes to your site. WordPress times are UTC/GMT time NOT local time. Set to none and leave the URL blank to clear the cron job. Example: 14:25. (Default: empty = do not run daily cron)
Checking your server, PHP and MySQL to ensure the character set is correct will go a long way toward importing special characters like registration characters.
The Premier Add On includes an option to run location geocoding on a regularly scheduled interval. This can be useful for a hands-off approach when loading locations remotely through direct data connections.
The Premier Add On provides various options for scheduling routing maintenance of locations. For example, you can set Store Locator Plus to geocode uncoded locations twice per day; something that can be useful for a hands-off approach when loading locations remotely through direct data connections. Being able to see all of the events that are scheduled on your WordPress site is a useful tool in managing your server load. With the addition of the scheduled events, the Premier plugin also provides a “schedule insight” tool.