Tag Archives: results layout

Featuring Locations – Top of Results and Highlighting

Store Locator Plus allows you to feature specific locations in your search results.   This requires the Experience add on for WordPress or a Professional or Enterprise account for My Store Locator Plus.    Some of the interface styles provided by the style gallery support featured location highlighting “out of the box”, such as the Default With Font Tweaks style.

Select A Style That Supports Featured Locations

The Default With Font Tweaks Style is one of the styles that highlights locations and is a good starting point for testing this functionality.  You can adjust the layout and styling afterwards to meet your specific design requirements.

WPSLP – Select the Store Locator Plus entry in the side menu.

MYSLP – Select Advanced Options in the side menu.

Go to the Experience Tab and select the View subtab.

Click on the activate button on Default With Font Tweaks in the style gallery.


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Layout Shortcode Cheat Sheet

The Experience Add On allows you to custom tailor the look and feel of the Store Locator Plus plugin on your site.   To accomplish this the plugin uses a combination of HTML and special shortcodes.   These are set via the Experience tab of the plugin and is broken into 3 main areas.

The Overall Layout

This is set via the View / Layout setting.    It determines the overall layout for the plugin based on 3 primary components: The Search Form, The Map, and The Results.
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Additional Layout Shortcodes with Power Add-on

 

If you have the Power Add-on in addition to the Experience Add-on you have additional fields that can be displayed with the use of shortcodes and attributes.

Contact Fields

The Power Add-on has Contact Fields that can be associated with your locations for adding internal special  ids  for updates or to add filters. The contact fields will not automatically appear in your results on the front end.
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Categories

The ability to categorize your locations using the WordPress category (taxonomy) system.  The Categories Manager (Formerly known as Tagalong) is now part of the Power Add-on  and it builds on the Store Locator Plus store_page taxonomy that is also used with the Pages portion of the Power Add-on.  Build a “simple flat list” of categories or a hierarchical (parent/child) category structure. Once you’ve categorized locations you will find other added benefits on the user interface.

categroy selector front end power

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Premier 4.5 Territory Results Highlight Example

Highlighting Locations Served By Territory

Version 4.5 of the Premier Add On for Store Locator Plus introduces territories to locations.

Once a location is setup with a territory the map markers that are sent back from the server during a user search will include a ‘in_territory’ property set to ‘1’ if the user’s location is within the territory and ‘0’ if not.   An additional ‘in_territory_class’ property will also be set to either ‘in_territory’ or a blank string.   Both settings are part of the ‘data’ property of the location marker.
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Results Layout Shortcodes and Attributes

The ability to change results layout is included in the Experience add on.

Results Default Format

The default format for the results string uses the numerical encoding for the various data elements that can be rendered.   This default string format is present in the base Store Locator Plus plugin.  You can reset  to the default at any time by deleting the entry in the Results Layout field under Experience/Results/Appearance and saving the settings.
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