Set the Labels for the Search Form
The label that will be displayed in front of the Search form box on your locator page can be changed under Settings/Search in the Appearance section Label. If none are set, a blank box will appear on your site. The “Address” Label you enter will appear in front of the search box. The “radius” information indicates to the site visitor that this is the radius (whatever radii you entered in the search form for radii options.
Consider this label as a help text tool for the site visitor to assist them as to what to enter in the box. Label Examples: zip code, city, street, or a combination such as address / zip code. The more detailed the better. We find address and zip code to be the most useful hint. If you leave this label blank nothing will appear in front of the search form box and your site visitors will be guessing what to enter as keywords to search (the same as any other search boxes). They can type in anything that comes to mind and end up with no results.
The second search box is the drop down menu for your distance units. We find the words “Within” useful. If you prefer to enter another language for the labels that appear on the front end , that is your option as well.
Additional Search settings are available with MYSLP Professional or Enterprise level or the WPSLP self managed with the Experience or Premier add-ons.
There are five sections under the Settings/Results tab admin panel. Each section describes when and/or where the results will appear under your map. Not all of the settings will be present if you are using the MYSLP advance level plan or do not have any add-ons for the WPSLP self managed plug-in.
You determine the Number of results you want to appear on the map and locator page as soon as the page loads when you have “Show locations at startup” checked. We recommend 50 for most sites unless you have the Premier add-on or Enterprise level plan (if using MYSLP) which allows less clutter on the map by virtue of cluster markers.
The next setting is the radius to search initially when “Show locations at startup” is checked. Leave empty to use the map radius default. Set to a large number to search everywhere.
And the third setting is : ” Number to show initially.” How many results do you want to show under the map? This is the part that populates the actual information regarding your locations (under or next to your map depending on the style) with the full address. website info, and other details unique to the location.
Experience add-on (or if you are using MYSLP, the Professional level plan) settings will appear and can be enabled such as do NOT show the results until after a search has been performed. The setting is labeled “Disable Initial directory”as shown