In preparation for the of Store Locator Plus 4.7.10 for WordPress, we have release an updated version of DeBaat’s Gravity Forms Locations add on. The SLP 4.7.10 release will be dropping some legacy methods and functions in the base plugin in order to increase performance and reduce the memory footprint of the base plugin.
Supported plugins including Gravity Forms Locations, Power, Experience, and Premier have been updated to ensure compatibility with the 4.7.10 release. Legacy add ons including Enhanced Map, Enhanced Search, and the Widget Pack are no longer supported. Users of Enhanced Map, Enhanced Search, and the Widget Pack should upgrade to theExperience Add On which includes all 3 legacy add ons as well as Enhanced Results and some new features.
Interested in Gravity Forms Add Ons for Store Locator Plus? Here is a video on how it can be used to allow users to add locations to your site:
Version 4.7.10 of the Power Add On for Store Locator Plus was released today to patch an issue with recording new category assignments for locations. Version 4.7.9 introduced an issue that broke the mapping between locations and new category assignments.
If you have existing locations that “lost their categories” you will need to re-assign the categories. For most installations you can edit each location via the admin edit page for the location; the location categories should appear as being checked. Saving the location will re-assign the proper category numbers to the category mapping table.
We have also revised our test suites to ensure the category tests are properly included in the Power Add On testing process. We are not certain why the testing scripts became disconnected from our Power Add On Test Suite but we have rebuilt the suite to reduce the chances of an issue like this from happening in the future.
MySLP users, other than those on the Advanced level which does not include category features, have already received the patched files. Users of our WordPress add on should update the Power Add On before working with location categories.
The My Store Locator Plus subscription service is ready for Stripe. Stripe provides better coupon management, account upgrade and downgrade prorated fees, and direct credit card billing. During our testing we have also found that subscription changes are instantaneous which eliminates the “in limbo” state that was problematic with some PayPal accounts.
All new accounts will go through Stripe. Pre-existing accounts that wish to switch to Stripe can contact us to assist with changing their processor to Stripe after they cancel their PayPal subscription. We will make sure all account data and settings remain intact and that you have as little downtime as possible. Most accounts will have ZERO downtime should they choose to change over to Stripe. Existing accounts that choose to stay with PayPal will be able to do so.
Along with this update are several minor updates such as improved history logging on all accounts to better track what is going on with subscription renewals, account upgrades, and the current state of the subscription.
2017-05-16 Maintenance Window
The MySLP website will experience a brief period of downtime on Tuesday May 16th 2017 from 11AM EST until 11:20AM EST. Customer Maps may be offline for up 2 to 3 minutes during part of the upgrade process.