What Is SLP4 Enhanced Map?
Store Locator Plus 4 Enhanced Map is a premium add-on for the Store Locator Plus 4 base plugin. This add-on pack provides more control over the map element of the locator user interface. The goal of Enhanced Map is to provide admin settings that make it easier to change the look and feel of the map enabling a custom user experience with minimal effort.
Like all Store Locator Plus 4 add-on packs, Enhanced Map is an optional side-by-side plugin that works with Store Locator Plus. The Store Locator Plus add-on packs are true add-ons, extending and augmenting the functionality of the base plugin without modifying or otherwise disrupting active location data you have stored in the Store Locator Plus system.
What Does Enhanced Map Add?
Enhanced Map builds on Store Locator Plus to provide the following map interface features:
Set Map Center
By default Store Locator Plus will automatically set the initial center of the map to be in the geographic center of the country you have selected as your default. Enhanced Map provides a setting to change the default starting address for the locator map.
Change the look, feel, and contents of the map info bubble with a simple admin panel HTML and shortcode entry. Show or hide location data or add HTML elements to stylize the info bubble however you wish. Combine with Pro Pack custom CSS rules and you can style the info bubble with no code editing.
Show or hide the map on all pages or provide a slider switch to allow your site visitors to choose whether or not they see the map. Show or hide the initial home location marker if immediately show locations is active. Start with an image overlay instead of a map and results section until a user searches for an address. Decide which Google Map controls are shown on the map interface.
All of these settings, and more, can be managed via the User Experience / Map settings on the admin panel.
Enhanced Map allows per-page map customization with the additional “center_map_at”, “hide_map”, and “show_maptoggle” attributes. This allows for different map interfaces on different pages within the site each with their own custom user interface elements.
Per Location Map Markers
Set a custom map marker for each store location.
There is more information out there about Enhanced Map for Store Locator Plus, both on this site and on the sites I use to help support and develop the product. Here are some places to learn more about the product.
The “change log” showing what is new in SLP4 and the add-on packs.
The starting point for all documentation on CSA products and the ever-growing stack of videos highlighting features and how-to sessions for the plugin.
The current list of issues as hosted at Bitbucket including bug reports (both unresolved and fixed) and feature requests. You may even learn something about upcoming releases over there.