What Store Locator Plus 5 does have is an improved map rendering process that reduces geocoding requests. Since Google switched over to a 100% pay-as-you-go system for EVERYONE , no “free map views or geocoding” even for long-time users, we decided to focus on helping users reduce their monthly Google fees. WPSLP 5 is the first release to work towards that goal.
The list of locations has a link for directions from your user’s location to each of the stores shown on the map. At some point in the recent past this feature stopped working. Our November update to My Store Locator Plus® addresses this issue, restoring proper direction links to your locations. Self-managed WordPress plugin users will need to upgrade to the Store Locator Plus plugin version 4.9.22 for this patch.
The dial by phone feature stopped working in a recent update to Store Locator Plus®. This impacted both the self-managed WordPress plugins as well as our fully managed My Store Locator Plus® service users.
The patch is available in the Experience add on version 4.9.22 for WordPress users; WordPress plugin users will need to download and install the latest release. MySLP users already have the updated software and will have the dialing feature back online by the time they read this.
Dial By Phone is a feature that wraps the phone number links in the location lists in a link with a de-facto standard tel: prefix. For users visiting your site from a mobile phone the on-phone browser will automatically dial the number when a user clicks the link.