How do you know if you need to obtain a Google Maps API key?
As of June 11, 2018(update: Google has extended this date to July 6) all sites using Google map to geolocate will need a key and a billing account. If you do not have one your map will no longer work. If you are using any of the WordPress Locator plugins, that most likely means you. If your site worked before without one, those days are history.
This store locator service is a subscription and is managed by the Store Locator Plus team. What does that mean? Besides being able to use it on virtually any platform, it also means you do not need to worry about SLP updates nor will you have the hassle of logging into the Google developers console to obtain a key with a Google billing account. You subscribe to our service and pay a monthly fee (subscription) depending on the plan you need. You will not see a “surprise” charge on your credit card in the event you go over the limit.
Switching between WP Store locator to MySLP just became easier!!
Contact us to learn how to sign up for the New “Lock and Load” your Locations from WPSLP as part of your transition process to MySLP. Available with the SLP 4.9.16 release. MySLP plans start for a low monthly fee.
Store Locator Plus for WordPress requires the user of the plug-in to obtain their own Google Map API key as described in our Getting Started Guide.
The last two Legacy hold outs, ProPack and Tagalong are not compatible with version 4.8 of SLP. Both of these legacy add-ons have been included with the Power Add-on which was released over a year ago.
Manage Locations UX has been updated: uses WordPress-standard Screen Options to set number of locations to show on a page and show/hide columns.
Adding a location via the Manage Locations form no longer requires the store name to be set.
New Smart Option interface for add ons reduces redundant code.
Tagalong is no longer compatible with SLP, upgrade to the Power Add On.
Note: Premier, Power and Experience add-ons that were versions lower then 4.8 will be deactivated . You must update those either through the auto updater in the WP admin panel or by logging into your account, downloading and updating manually.