Store Locator Plus updates are ready to roll out for May 2017. The updates will first come to the WordPress plugins. MySLP will be updated in the next 3-4 weeks pending testing. Here is what is coming in this series of updates.
Store Locator Plus
The base plugin that impacts all levels of MySLP service and the Store Locator Plus application stack.
Various updates have been made to allow the Style Gallery to better support additional user experience modifiers available in the Experience and Premier Add On packs. For example the base plugin now has a Search Form Styles selection that provides access to built-in jQuery styling that makes things like drop down menus and autocomplete features look a little nicer.
The Default style in the Style Gallery has been updated. You do not need to update the base plugin to take advantage of this update. If you are already using the Default style select a different style from the Settings / View tab in Store Locator Plus (start with Advaned Options in MySLP) and switch it back to Default to pull the new style from the Style Gallery server. If you have SLP 4.7.10 it will take advantage of some new HTML attributes to better style the search form layout, especially when dropping labels in front of some input fields on the locator.
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.