Additional Search settings are available if you are using either:
Word Press Store locator Plus plugin with the Experience Add-on , or the Store Locator Plus SaaS / Professional level plan. have multiple search tool options to display on the front page when a site visitor lands on your locator page. Search by Name is a checkbox that is found under the Store Locator Plus “Settings/Search” menu.
The default is “Name”
included with MySLP Enterprise and/or WPSLP Premier.
Employ telephone dialer links with extension pauses by turning on the Use Dial Link For Phone option and setting the Phone Extension Delimiter option.
When both are enabled the links for phone numbers are set to the defacto tel: hyperlink and if a phone number contains the text specified by the Phone Extension Delimiter option it will insert a long pause at that point before continuing to dial.
This method uses the oft-support comma placeholder, adding two commas to extend the pause to allow for slower phone systems to catch up and wait for the extension to be entered.
This output behavior will appear on results under the map, directory landing pages, and store pages.
The Experience add-on for WordPress SLP or the Professional level Plan for MySLP SaaS provides a “search by city”, “search by state”, and “search by country” feature. This search form element, when enabled, will build a drop down list based on the locations in your database. This is meant to provide a hint to the user where your locations are.
The Advance level or basic SLP search button looks for locations closest based on your other search form settings. If your default radius is 100 miles and the user selects the state of Texas, the base plug-in will search for all locations within 100 miles of Google’s estimated “center of Texas”. With the Professional level plan you can select certain settings to redirect the search selector and provide other options to direct or assist your site visitor.
Removing the distance from the results can be done by editing the Results Layout. You will see the results layout box if you have the Experience add-on for WPSLP or have the professional level plan or higher for MYSLP.
For MySLP go to Store Locator Plus > Settings > Results > Appearance
For WPSLP go to Store Locator Plus > Settings > Results > Appearance
With the Results Layout setting find the HTML span tag with the slp_location distance shortcode.
Delete that line.
The [slp_search_element] shortcode is only processed within the Search Layout setting. It is used to display user input elements on the search form.
Attributes are the keywords that appear after the opening [slp_search_element and before the closing ].
Default attributes include:
Output a form button. <slug> should be an input supported by the base plugin or an add on such as:
Output the Find Locations button.
Output a dropdown selector with a preceding label for the specified input. <slug> should be an input supported by the base plugin or an add on such as:
Output a dropdown of radius selections based on the Experience / Search / Radii Options setting.
Outputs the specified value. Used by some add ons to add a specific [slp_search_element] output.
Output a input selector with a preceding label for the specified input. <slug> should be an input supported by the base plugin or an add on such as:
Output a the address/zip-code input box.
Tech Geek Stuff
Processed by the SLP_UI class via add_shortcode in create string_SearchForm() which calls crease_SearchElement().
Filter shortcode_slp_searchelement is used to manipulate attributes. Many add ons use this to render specific output using attribute ‘hard_coded_value’ => ‘xyz’ to output a specific value.
A. A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. In other words, a Shortcode = shortcut.
The directory feature of the Power add on allows you to quickly build a directory-style listing on your pages to show a list of cities, states, or countries where you have locations.
The [slp_directory] shortcode used to build this listing can be combined with a landing_page attribute to quickly refer your site visitors to an interactive map showing your locations in the selected city, state, or country.
The find button text is most easily changed via the WPSLP Experience add on. or the MYSLP Professional or Enterprise level plan
If you have any of the Store Locator Plus featured Add-ons such as Power, Experience, or Premier add-ons , or if you have the MySLP Saas Professional or Enterprise level plan you will see additional sections when Adding (or managing) a Location.
You can opt to fill in all the rows and info that determine the Location and geocoding and hit Add button if you are done entering information. Or you can opt to continue to the next section, whether it be featured, tags, categories, or other functions that are in separate sections on the Location Add Tab.Click the “Add button” at the bottom of the next section instead.
For example, I want to add a location that also is going to have a category assigned to it. I have the latest version of the Power Add-on activated. After adding all the Location information, I do not click on the Add button under the location information but continue on down to the next section called “Power” and add whatever pertinent information I wish to add there. Once I am satisfied and have no additional data to add, I click on the Add Button under the Power section of the Locations Panel to create the location that I have just added.
The category or other additional data you just associated will appear when you review the Locations Page.
Store Locator Plus Radius Behavior is set to “always use” in the base plugin or Advance level subscription for SLP SaaS
For additional options you would need Professional level and /or higher for MySLP/SLP SaaS or the Experience add-on for the WPSLP plug-in which allows you to extend the functionality beyond the basic “Always Use” setting. This setting impacts how the radius selector is employed and how locations are filtered before being displayed to the user.
The map radius is set under the Settings /Search tab and the results (after search) is found under the Settings/Results tab”Initial Search radius”. The search radius selection options presented to the user in the drop down menu is set under the Settings / Search tab panel.