If you want to keep the legacy add-on, ProPack, do not upgrade the base plug-in to version 4.8. All individual legacy add-ons have been phased out over the past 2 years. Please follow the SLP news feeds for important information.
Upgrades to SLP are optional. We do not auto-update. Unfortunately, if you already updated and now try to roll back SLP to pre – 4.8 version in order to retain the Legacy add-on functionality, you would also need to rollback WordPress. The SLP author does not recommend rolling back versions of any software or WP. This is time consuming and messy, requires technical savvy, not to mention, you will miss important security patches. If you are confident that you know what is entailed and are willing to take the risk; absolutely use a back-up service such as Vault Press or Jet Pack.
You may opt to take the worry out of updating with a My SLP plan. Check out the Power and import options under MYSLP SAAS
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. Continue reading “Troubleshooting Large scale Exports/Imports”→
The Category Manager section provides a full management interface for Store Categories. This is where you will add new categories, determine if you want them to be a parent or a child , rank the category (optional) in the extended data, add a medium icon and/or map marker.