Location sensor feature can be turned on/off with a simple check box under the SLP/General/User Interface tab.
When the box is checked and a visitor to your site performs a search , SLP queries the browser and requests their current location. If the browser allows location queries it will return their geographic location which will be used to set the default search location.
Note: This will only work with most browsers if you have a secure site or if your site visitor “allows” there location to be visible to you. Google Chrome has had restrictions since Chrome version 50 (released in 2016) that they will only return locations using location sensor if the request is generated within the url of a valid secured site (https://). See the Google developers console for more information.
Location Aware Browsing
Accuracy varies greatly from location to location. In some places, service providers may be able to provide a location to within a few meters. All locations returned by service providers are estimates only and we do not guarantee the accuracy of the locations provided. Your SLP settings also determine the number of locations shown nearest the site visitor. Settings for radius, number of results to return and center of map all interact to show locations nearest to the site visitor.
With the WPSLP Experience add-on installed and activated go to Settings/Map.
Show Map (default)
Hide map until search
Image until search
Do not autozoom
Full Screen (With WPSLP Experience add-on or Professional level MYSLP)
Additional options such as Hide the Map entirely or to change the layout are available with add-ons. (See Map layout and appearance WPSLP Experience Add-on. or if you have purchased the Professional and /or Enterprise level MYSLP SaaS . If you do not have the Add-on or the corresponding MySLP plan, the optional settings will NOT appear. (Note: With MYSLP there is a sidebar menu called Store Locator Plus/Settings where you will find the same. See Adjust Locator styling for more information)
The additional options with the above mentioned plans or add-ons allows you to hide the map , change the map layout, change the map bubble display, and/or hide the map info bubble. The Plugin Style under View (WPSLP) may supersede these settings. Choose one that will compliment your theme or utilizes the add-on features available to you.
Hide Street View is available as part of the Premier plugin included with the Premier Subscription for Store Locator Plus. The Street View icon , also known as “pegman” appears on all Google Maps by default. The Premier plugin allows you to turn this off.
Turning Street View On or Off
Go to the Store Locator Plus Experience Map tab and look for Hide Street View in the Appearance group.
Store Locator Plus comes with a variety of styles to provide a basic style framework that will attempt to match your locator page to various WordPress themes installed on your site. You can see the list of Locator Styles under the Store Locator Plus Settings / View panel. The inner slide bar will show you more.
To create a locator page that has a zip/postal code search box, a map of your locations, and the results list put the [slplus] shortcode on a page or post.
Go to Pages in your WordPress admin.
Create a new page.
Name it “Locations”.
Enter [slplus] in the main content area of the page.
First create a new page for your WordPress site where the Store Locator Plus plug-in will reside. Add the shortcode (a special label inside of square brackets that is used within WordPress pages and posts to display the output from a plugin). You place a shortcode within the text of your page or post and the plugin will “do it’s magic”
To display the Store Locator Plus search form, map, and search results using the defaults you have setup via Map Settings in the admin panel, use the following shortcode:
The base plugin will replace the shortcode with a search form, a Google Map, and a results section below the map. Depending on how you have the plugin configured the map and results may start by showing some or all of your locations.
Hint: Do not copy and paste off this page or all you will see is the text. You must type in the shortcode onto your WP page.
Additional Shortcodes can be found under the SLP documentation Shortcodes:SLP