Wix is one of the most popular website “block builder” tools in use today. Wix makes it easy to build complex websites with advanced functionality. Adding a Store Locator Plus location finder to your Wix site is easy thanks to their HTML Code embed widget. Follow these steps to get started.
Create A MySLP Account
Sign up for one of the several MySLP account options available.
Add Some Locations
Log in to your MySLP account and add some locations or use the import feature (for Power or higher level accounts) to add dozens of locations at one time.
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A new video that highlights how to change the locator style as we continue our MySLP Weebly example for the South Carolina Ice Cream Quest 2017 site has been posted. You can follow along with the sister article on the our SLP Documentation site. The content is also applicable to WordPress plugin users that have the Experience add on.
Weebly is my new favorite “block builder” website creation tool. Creating a basic website is quick and easy. Adding a MySLP based locator is no different. The process is very easy for anyone that can use a web browser.
Create Your MySLP Account
Sign up for your MySLP service. Any level of service will work including the low-cost Advanced level.
Add A Location or Ten
After you have created your MySLP account go ahead and add at least one location. Once you have the locations added you will be able to deploy your locator.
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Caching of your site tends to create a superior user experience as pages are served to your site visitors more quickly. In the modern technological world of “NOW!”, where we expect our requests from technology to delivery immediately, anything that takes longer than a few seconds to deliver what the user asked for is considered slow, useless, or obsolete.
Caching of live WordPress sites is something that used to be a rare occurence. With more informative articles, better hosting companies, and the user community “leveling up” their technical expertise, caching of WordPress sites has become more commonplace than ever before. That is a good thing.
Many other web presence services and hosting companies have deployed caching for years. Some are more advanced than others with their deployment process. The better web presence platforms will manage flushing the cache for you.
If you are managing your own hosting and caching solutions here are some things we’ve encountered on our own WordPress sites and MySLP deployments.
Security or Proxy Service Caches
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Store Locator Plus and the Power Add On for WordPress were released today. The updated versions will be published to the MySLP service in the next 30 days once we have completed testing on that platform.
Store Locator Plus, the base plugin for the locator application, includes a minor update that cleans up some basic CSS issues on the admin interface that showed up on a handful of WordPress themes. This version now uses minified CSS files for the admin pages, slightly reducing the network overhead and allowing WordPress enqueue to work more efficiently.
Attending a conference almost always means travel. Love it or hate it, the travel experience goes with the territory. As a conference director, one of the best ways to increase the satisfaction level of conference attendees is to provide not only killer content but to also make them feel as though they are a welcomed guest in the host city. Providing resources that help get people acquainted with the host city as quickly as possible is one way to make travel more of a perk than a pain for the attendee. Do a good job playing host in your city and people will want to return year-after-year.
A great way to do this is by providing a resource directory that includes more than a map showing people where the venue is and how to get there. In our “Hosting Conferences and Events” series we are going to walk through various ways you can build a great online resource that shows people around your city without making it a full time job for you or your online content authors. The primary tool we are going to use is the My Store Locator Plus SaaS service. By using the service effectively you can keep costs down while providing easy-to-use interactive maps for your attendees.
In our first video on presenting local resources for a conference we are going to focus on the upcoming SyntaxCon that is coming up in May 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina. One of the first things people are going to look for is places to stay that are convenient to the main venue. With that in mind we are going to show how to setup an appropriate level of service and add some hotels to our map then simulate deployment on a live site. As we add to this series we will show how to refine the user experience and finally deploy to the general public.
On a related note, if you are planning on hosting a venue and are in need of a full-service consulting shop to help you get a site setup, please contact our Cyber Sprocket Labs consulting division and we’ll get you setup at a fair price.
WordPress users have long known about the Store Locator Plus plugin. Five years later it is closing in on the half-million downloads mark and is deployed on over 14,000 active sites today. It has become one of the top-rated and most-downloaded map plugins for WordPress thanks to the extensive feature set and regular updates.
Store Locator Plus now brings its full-featured locator service to Squarespace. The recently-launched My Store Locator Plus service builds on the years of experience behind the WordPress offering to create a “drop and go” option for all websites. Any Squarespace theme can easily deploy a custom-tailored locator by using the embed feature. You can read more about that process and follow the video on our Squarespace Integration support page.
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