Issue: Exports are Incomplete
Multiple large-scale exports (export function is available with Power Add-on ) have been tested on the Store Locator Plus dev site. On a relatively small server, a virtual machine with 2GB RAM running CentOS 6, we have been able to export 10,000 locations within 15 minutes with no issues. Special characters and extended data have also exported without issue.
If you are experiencing issues there are several things to check that can cause problems during an export:
Web Server Process Limits
Apache, and nginx as far as I are aware, have per-process limits. This is built into the web server to prevent “runaway” processes that eat up all of the CPU and memory on the server over time. On shared servers this limit is very low and typically allows 30 seconds to 2 minutes of processing time. Large data sets can use up to 5 minutes or more of processing time. Make sure your server has a high enough limit to allow the entire data export to complete execution.
A. If you are moving something like a staging/test site to a new site and want to bring everything over intact , the Store Locator Plus author strongly recommends looking into the WordPress backup tool VaultPress. One of the features included in VaultPress, besides real-time incremental backups of your site with restore points, is the ability to restore the site to an alternate site.
With the Power Add-on you will see the Reports tab in the SLP UI with the panel showing REPORTS and SETTINGS.
See what visitors are searching for and what results are being returned.
Check this box to turn on search tracking and reporting for your locator searches.
This panel will appear when reporting is enabled.
After users have started performing Store Locator Plus searches on your site a graph will be displayed showing Store Locator Plus searches and results.
This is where you tell Store Locator Plus what filters you want to apply to the reporting data, such as setting a date range to report on.
Start Date/End date
Only show data on or after this date and/or before the end date
Limit the top addresses searched and top results returned reports
Top 10 Addresses Searched
A chart form showing the most-entered addresses on your url using the Store Locator Plus search box.
Top 10 Results Returned
Options to Export the top searches and top results tables to a CSV file, or Export All Records for the given date range and do not limit to the number of records shown in the admin interface.
You must have the Power add-on activated.
- Go to Locations/Manage
- Select export Export Download to CSV from the Bulk Actions drop down menu
- Click the Apply /To ALL button or you may filter what you wish to export.