What Is SLP4 Store Pages?
Store Locator Plus 4 Store Pages is a premium add-on for the Store Locator Plus 4 base plugin. This add-on pack creates a new custom page type called “Store Pages” and extends the Store Locator Plus manage locations interface to assist in building and managing those pages. Store Pages builds SEO friendly content on your website based on your Store Locator Plus location data.
Like all Store Locator Plus 4 add-on packs, Store Pages 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 Store Pages Add?
Store Pages builds on Store Locator Plus to provide the following page creation and SEO features:
The most prominent and most important feature of Store Pages is the addition of the Store Page custom post type to WordPress. These pages are built from the Store Locator Plus location manager using a Page Template that you set up on the Store Page tab. This template is a combination of HTML, WordPress shortcodes, and Store Pages specific shortcodes that display per-location data in real time. The auto-created Store Pages are a quick way to create custom page content from your location data.
A simple admin setting allows you to change the base URL that leads to the custom store pages, further assisting in search engine optimization of your location data.
Extends SLP Manage Locations With Pages Interface
With the addition of Store Pages you can use the built-in WordPress interface for managing Store Pages or see the Store Pages settings directly inline with the manage locations interface of Store Locator Plus. Use the extended Manage Locations interface to add, edit, delete, or publish Store Pages on a per-location basis or use the bulk actions to create or delete Store Pages.
New features for Store Pages 4 includes the ability to set the default state of new pages to any of the built-in WordPress page states including the SLP3 default draft mode, published, pending review, or pivate mode. You can turn comments and trackbacks on or off on when new pages are created. The SLP3 settings for pages replacing website links and prevent new window when people click the web links remain.
There is more information out there about Store Pages 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.
A brief intro video about Store Pages from the prior version 3 release. The base features are remain. Store Pages 4 adds more features to the base functionality presented here.
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.