(This section has been updated to reflect updates in SLP version 5.5.)
There are settings under the General tab for Admin , User Interface, (Server and Data tabs in earlier versions, now are included under the APP tab). This documentation has been updated to reflect the Google API changes for our WPSLP self managed plug-in customers. The tab “App” Map is where you will enter your own Google API keys. MySLP customers do not need to worry about that. We do it for them.
The Admin tab is where your SLP Premier subscription Accounts ID , Log Schedule Messages, and other info is located. There is also a Reset Manage Locations button available for use to reset the back end Manage Locations display page to the default view (10 locations per page view). This feature was previously only available with the free SLP Janitor Add-on.
There are additional UI controls for Premier subscribers, such as URL controls
URL controls if you are a Premier subscription customer. An address can be pre-loaded via a URL string example: ?address=my+town. This will disable location sensor whenever the address is used in the URL. For other URL controls , see the documentation on the side bar in the back end of your panel.
Google APIs are required for the Stand Alone WPSLP plugin. Geocoding will automatically work if you have NOT restricted the geocoding API under your project via Googles Platform instructions. This section does not apply to our MYSLP customers.
Under APP tab: Power Add-on settings (if activated)
Location Sensor (GPS) can be checked to be the default when your site visitor searches for an address. The check box is found under the General/User Interface. This can be slow to load and customers are prompted whether or not to allow location sensing.
Security settings (if activated)
Turn nonces on or off. (if you have the Power add-on) Turning off nonces can allow other sites to scrape your data. Other limits by IP query
Google Keys info
Google has changed the API requirements that must be associated with a Billing account (Pay as you go) for versions of SLP above 4.9.15 .
If you have obtained a Google Maps API key (required for all new domain sites as of June 22, 2016 and updated terms for ALL sites as of July 2018 with billing accounts required) . Previously Google just threw a warning if you did not have a Google Map API key on your server. If you had your domain site up and running prior to June 22, 2016 you were grandfathered in, that is no longer the case. All sites must have a Google Maps API key and a billing account attached.
Note: If you are a MYSLP subscriber you need not worry about this step.