It was recently brought to our attention that the WordPress Plugin Directory had an issue which marked the wrong version of the Maps by Store Locator Plus as the current stable release. As a result, the developer pushed through 4.3.23 as the current version to force the PlugIn directory to update. The WordPress Core teams have been working on plugin directory hooks for the new translate system so it is always possible something was awry on their end.
Installing the older version of the base Plugin, along with a new add-on pack, could result in non-activation of the add-on or performance issues. If you are noticing peculiar behavior or non-functionality it is important to check the release notes and/or the change log at the bottom of applicable news feeds or on Store Locator Plus site. When requesting information or support by posting in the SLP forum or contacting support, it is requested that you provide the version(s) along with your Plugin Environment (see the SLP Info Tab ).
The developer will work with the plugin team at WordPress to alleviate future issues. In the mean time, if you see uncharacteristic behavior when using or installing the plug-in, go to the Plugin versions, select “Other Versions” and download the highest version number (4.3.23 is a newer version than 4.3.21, etc), select to do a manual install.
Meet the Store locator Plus Author, Developer and Charleston Software Associates Founder
Lance is meeting with other WordPress Developers and Users at the Word Press conference and Word Camp in Philadelphia this week. If you have ideas, suggestions , questions or need general help with the SLP plugin (or just want to meet and greet), tweet him, send a “contact us email”, or look for him at any of the Word Camp get-togethers.
Unfortunately, I am not able to attend this one due to other commitments but am hoping to go to one nearby early next year. Charleston Software and Store locator Plus are proud sponsors of Word Camp USA.
The SLP “locations page not visible” that effected some users after updating. The jump to 4.3 from older version manifested itself with error messages such as “object not found” or referencing to an “unknown object or property”. This update will not effect other SLP installs that were not seeing these issues. The error often occurred when servers had been switched or an older version of SLP had not been updated regularly. The “jump” to the 4.3 version release caused major headaches for some of our customers in these instances.
Additionally a minor bug was fixed within the “Clean Simple white” SLP style (formerly called SLP theme, not to be confused with WordPress Themes).
Lastly, an enhancement to SLP allows for the SLPLUS shortcode to be added in a modal popup.
Note: We strongly urge you to update all plugins when they are available. If you do not automatically see an update available notification for the SLP plugins or add-on packs click on “check again” in your WordPress sidebar.
WP has updated to 4.3.1 this week. Many sites do not see these updates as they are automatically updated. WP codex and changes are available to review: WP 4.3.1 changes The bug fixes in WP 4.3.1 and all WP updates may have an impact on your site, and/or may fix bugs that some SLP users referenced in the Store Locator Plus Forums. It is therefore imperative that you provide the information about your plug-in environment when posting in the SLP forums.
Enhancements and Fixes to SLP base Plug In
View the short video and the change log below for more information.
Dropped slpplus.initOptions() support. Some older SLP add ons may be deactivated and require an upgrade to a newer version.
Dropped slpplus.is_Extended() support. Some older SLP add ons may be deactivated and require an upgrade to a newer version.
Dropped slplus.register_addon support. Some older SLP add ons may be deactivated and require an upgrade to a newer version.
Dropped slplus.versionCheck() support. Some older SLP add ons may be deactivated and require an upgrade to a newer version.
Added query_slug to slp_location_filters_for_AJAX filter. Default slug is 'standard_location_search'.
Added query_slug to slp_location_having_filters_for_AJAX filter. Default slug is 'standard_location_search'.
Added query_slug to slp_ajaxsql_fullquery filter. Default slug is 'standard_location_search'.
Added query_slug to slp_ajaxsql_queryparams filter. Default slug is 'standard_location_search'.
Added query_slug to slp_ajaxsql_results filter. Default slug is 'standard_location_search'.
Add slp_ajax_execute_location_query_start and slp_ajax_execute_location_query_end actions for AJAX query handling.
Updated symlink path testing.
Add layout support for 3rd party buttons for UML/GFI add on.
Improved WPML support.
The Google Map now responds to changes in the WPML selected language on the user interface.
Drop find label button support for legacy Enhanced Search versions prior to 4.3. Will need to upgrade ES to 4.4+ or use MySLP.
Drop defunct getWPMLText() function, may require legacy add ons to be updated to latest version.
Drop the unused slp_generalsettings_modify_adminpanel filter.
Drop the slplus->addons property. Make break older legacy add on packs. Upgrade the add on packs to version 4.5+.
Drop CSVImport base class. Pro Add On and Tagalong Add On will need to be updated to version 4.5.07.
Search Form Radius selector label is assigned a class of 'empty' or 'text length_<#>' where <#> is the number of characters in the radius label for easier CSS formatting.
Search Form Input boxes now have a class assigned based on whether or not the label is empty. label_empty and label_text make it easier to change the input width based on whether or not a label is present.
Updated Twenty Sixteen Plugin Style to Rev 05. Leverages the new label and input CSS rules.
Restore Store Pages to sidebar menu when active.
Add on framework no longer preloads csl-script (slp.js) when loading the userinterface.js files.
Add a slp_radius_selections filter for Experience add on to augment radius selector drop down with a first entry.
Reduced overhead on admin pages.
Extended Data display on add/edit locations addressed for older extended data manager installations.
Fix blog switching error on multisite installs using Network Activate.
Note: Network Activated Multisite installs using paid add ons should have an active Premier Subscription for proper multisite licensing.
Turn off SSL validation of peers on the update server. If your server's SSL cert is expired/invalid the version check on add on packs will now run anyway.
Save changed to default country conversion to the CCTLD as the slug.
Delete location fully on first attempt when Pages add on is active.
Do not run upgrade of settings overhead when deactivating the plugin.
Multisite installs with Network Activation on the SLPLUS plugin properly migrates all subsite options to the latest release.
Add support for add on pack Apply To All actions
Fix private property warning on upgrade.
New filter slp_extended_data_update to be triggered any time extended location data is being updated.
Eliminate duplicate data save call when updating locations with extended data.
Add a popup notice when the reset manage locations button finishes processing.
Locations / Manage display drop down now warns if you select more than 500 locations at one time.
Locations / Manage display is now an instant-action drop down.
SLP records the active version of jQuery running on the UI on the page with the [slplus] shortcode.
Manage Locations Apply To All button allows actions to run on all locations for addons that are SLP 4.5 aware.
No country index 'unitedstates' on Country Manager when installing in some languages.
Fix Italy CCTLD to 'it' was incorrectly set to 'il'.
If the language translation file for the 'km' setting was not done consistently the km distance calculations would be incorrect.
The 'miles' and 'km' setting for the search form radius setting has moved to the Text Manager class for consistency. Non-English installs will need to update their translations at the MySLP site.
If you create a new translation set for Store Locator Plus for the following languages, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org: de_DE, es_ES, fr_FR, it_IT, ja_JP, lt_LT, pt_BR, sr_RS, zh_CN, zh_TW.
After a lot of back-and-forth trying to figure out why Social Media Extender updates were not being sent to users via the automated WordPress update system, we’ve got it figured out. The Social Media Extender should start reporting the available 4.2.04 update from DeBaat which includes several tweaks and added features since the 4.2.02 release. The updates should start appearing in the updates list for all WordPress website admins that have Social Media Extender installed.
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