Schedule For Initial Distance

The Premier Add On allows you to set a scheduled interval using the built-in WordPress Cron scheduler to calculate the initial distance for locations where the distance is zero.

The initial distance setting is used by Store Locator Plus to boost performance when loading the initial map.  It uses and SQL index on a numeric value to select a subset of data versus calculating values for potentially thousands of locations and then filtering based on the calculation.  For sites with more than 1,000 locations this feature significantly boosts initial map loading performance.
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Google Map Icons

All those little location markers on the map that Google just made FAR more prevalent in their latest update?  Those are what they call map icons.   They are also clickable which means all those locations will pop up a map bubble even if they are not YOUR Locations for your business.  Premier Add On 4.7.1 for Store Locator Plus lets you disable the “clickability” on the map icons.

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Viewing WordPress Scheduled Events

The Premier Add On provides various options for scheduling routing maintenance of locations.    For example, you can set Store Locator Plus to geocode uncoded locations twice per day; something that can be useful for a hands-off approach when loading locations remotely through direct data connections.    Being able to see all of the events that are scheduled on your WordPress site is a useful tool in managing your server load.     With the addition of the scheduled events, the Premier plugin also provides a “schedule insight” tool.

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Results Interaction

Results Interaction is a set of features provided by the Premier Add On. This set of features provides a variety of visual cues on the location map to indicate which location a user has clicked on when viewing a list of locations.   This provides a variety of additional options beyond the standard Info Bubble that Store Locator Plus displays when a location is clicked.

Use the Experience add-on to completely disable the Info Bubble and only use these interactive result indicators.
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slp_directory List Of States

You can easily create lists of the cities, states, or countries where you have locations by using the slp_directory shortcode provided by the Power add-onPremier Subscription members can install the Premier Plugin to further extend the functionality of the slp_directory shortcode.
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Store Locator Plus Featured Add-ons versus Legacy Add-ons

Q:    Can you help me identify the Store locator Plus add-ons that replace the add-ons now described as Legacy?

A:  Power Add-on  will deactivate and replace the following:
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Hide Google Pegman (Street View)

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.

Premier 4.5 Pegman Active
Premier 4.5 Pegman Active
Premier 4.5 Cluster Map Markers
Premier 4.5 Pegman Inactive

 

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.

Premier 4.5 Experience Map Settings
Premier 4.5 Experience Map Settings

Cluster Map Markers

Cluster Map Markers is available as part of the Premier plugin included with the Premier Subscription for Store Locator Plus.   Cluster Markers show a single map marker graphics when two or more markers are within close proximity to one-another on the current map view.   As a user zooms in the clusters break apart to show individual markers.  When the zoom out the individual location markers combine into a single marker graphic with the count of locations represented by the graphic shown in the center.

Premier 4.5 Cluster Map Markers
Premier 4.5 Cluster Map Markers

Turn On Cluster Markers

Go to the Store Locator Plus Experience / Map tab and look in the Appearance section for “Enable Cluster Markers”.

Premier 4.5 Experience Map Settings
Premier 4.5 Experience Map Settings

Read the Store Locator Plus news articles about Cluster Map Markers.