The category button bar is a new category selection interface available to WordPress Premier and MySLP Enterprise subscribers. This new feature is enabled under the Store Locator Plus (WPSLP) or Advanced Options menu then select Settings | Search | Appearance | Category Selector.
The button bar will show clickable links that display the icon and category name for the category which will filter locations that match. The styling for the display will vary based on which plugin style you select. Currently the Bennett style from our Plugin Style Gallery is configured to appear as a button bar. Other styles make show checkboxes or other styles depending on how the CSS is designed.
Functionality is based on a single-category selection. Clicking a new category will turn off all other categories.
The map center, either the Center Map for initial map loading or the address a user entered, is retained as is the initial or current radius. The map will zoom in-and-out to show all locations that match within the radius of the center point.
Here is the button bar using the Bennet plugins style on a modified version of the Exists theme that is deployed on the Bennet Trim Tabs site. This video is on our development servers.
Tags (text, label identifier) can be added to any location with the Power Add On, . It is a quick and informal way to add categorization or grouping features to your Store Locator Plus locations.
Settings for Store Locator Plus Tag Search are under the Experience / Search tab in the Search Feature section when you have the Power Add On installed.
Turning On Tag Searching
Tag based searches are off by default. Set the Search Form Tag Input to something other than “none”.
Custom Label For Tag Searching
You can set a custom label for the tag search input. By default the label is blank. Leave blank type in what you want to appear for the Search By Tag Label: entry
Pulldown or Text Input
You can elect to have either a drop down , radio button, or a text box input for users when filtering results by location tags. The default mode is to allow for free-form text input. To use the other methods you must enter a series of your tags separated by commas.
Providing An Any Selection On The Tag Pulldown
You can also provide an “any” selection which will search for all locations, in addition to the list of tags you enter on the drop down. Check off the “show any” setting and Store Locator Plus will automatically add the phrase “any” to the top of your search list.