Locator Widgets

Store Locator Plus Widgets are included in the Experience Add On. This add-on pack creates new widgets that can be used to connect to the Store Locator Plus map or location data on your site from any widget-enabled area in your WordPress theme.

Experience 4.5 Widget List
Experience 4.5 Widget List

SLP Search Form

The SLP Search widget places an interactive zip/address search box in any widget location on your site. A search initiated from the widget will direct the user to the Store Locator Plus map page that you have specified.

Experience 4.5 Search Form Widget Settings
Experience 4.5 Search Form Widget Settings

Map Page URL

The URL for the page on your site where you want the user to end up. The page should have the SLPLUS shortcode for rendering the Store Locator Plus map. For example http://localhost/?page_id=8 or https://localhost/locations/ if you have SEO-friendly page URLs enabled in the permalinks settings.

[box type=”note”]For users with pre 4.2.02 version of the widget pack, this is a single combined field including the URL portion before the “?” and after the “?” including the “?” itself. The versions 4.3 and lower are no longer maintained and may not be compatible with 4.4 versions [/box]

Search Label

The label to precede the input box, or if ‘use placeholder’ is set, the text to use as a placeholder.

Button Label

The text for the submit button.

Use Placeholder

When checked the label will be placed inside the input box as a placeholder.

Radius

Show locations within this radius from the zip code/address the user input.

Widget for States

The SLP States widget places a drop down list of the states or provinces where you have active locations. The user selects a state and presses the submit button to be redirected to a page with a Store Locator Plus map in place.

Experience 4.5 State Widget Settings
Experience 4.5 State Widget Settings

Widget for Cities

The cities widget provides a drop down list of cities based on your Store Locator Plus locations.   Users can select a city where you have locations and be directed to your locator map to get directions or other details.

Experience 4.5 Cities Widget Settings
Experience 4.5 Cities Widget Settings

Appearance Layouts

Experience Add-On

The Experience Add-on allows you to customize the layouts, the map interface, and the search form to display in a certain manner on the front end of your locator page

Search Layout

Search Layout is found under the Settings tab on the Search panel.

This setting allows the search form layout to be modified via a text setting.   If the Search Layout field is left blank the default search form layout and  your SLP style is used.   If Search Layout is modified the layout will take precedence over most of the Search Form settings  and the basic Store Locator Plus.
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Search Layout Shortcodes and Attributes

You must have the Experience Add-on   to change the Search Layout appearance, and along with other add-ons,  also allow you to to use the shortcode on  SLP WP page.

These  shortcodes only apply to the Search Layout admin setting when you have the appropriate  Add-on installed and activated.

slp_search_element

This shortcode provides a simple mechanism to place standard search form elements on a custom search form layout, including the wrapping divs and classes around labels and input fields.

button Attribute

Places a search form button on the search form.

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Selecting and Customizing your Style

Store Locator Plus Appearance

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  Plugin Styles under  the Store Locator Plus Settings Tab / View panel.

 

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