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Store Locator Plus 4.3.15 Google API Server key for Developer Consoles , Enhanced Results 4.3.02 Ordering and Email link patches

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Store Locator Plus

The recent Store Locator Plus 4.3.15  update has been released with minor changes to the code  and  a Google Developer  Console has been added to support the Google API key.  This feature is NOT needed for most users and will not effect your current settings.   The  change aides developers with API keys and effects Google server upload time outs that may occur for those sites with large import lists. This setting can be found under the General tab in Store Locator Plus user interface bar. For more information please refer to the below video.

Enhanced Results

A bug was discovered in Enhanced Results 4.3 that was not caught during testing of the pre-release.  The Sort order by Name was not performing correctly when there were no ranked locations. Version 4.3.02 has patched the ordering results. The second patch  to Enhanced Results  concerns the display of the  email link. The selected display style was not properly executing. That bug has also been fixed.

Note:  Anyone who owns SLP or any of its add-on plug-ins are welcome to test the pre-release versions available in your Downloads page.  By testing the pre-releases, you aid the developer in catching any issues prior to release of the production version. To see which Store Locator Plus version(s) and add-ons that you may have installed, go to your SLP admin panel under the Info tab and click on the Plug-in Environment tab.  For more information on these changes and other useful tips by the author and developer of Store Locator Plus, please view the videos in the Documentation playlist.  The videos for the recent updates ; Store locator Plus 4.3.15 and Enhanced Results v 4.3.02 is below. As always, thank you for using Store Locator Plus and if you have any questions, please post in the forums and be sure to follow the posting guidelines.

Enhanced Results 4.3.02 video

Store Locator Plus 4.3.15 video

Change Log for SLP

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Google Maps API for Business, Store Locator Plus Update

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Store Locator Plus, a top-ranked business locator for WordPress sites, was updated today with a patch for Google Maps API for Business users.   Google customers that were using their client ID and private key to access the higher performance Google servers through the Store Locator Plus plugin will once again be able to add and update locations after a prior release introduced a bug that caused geocoding requests to fail if the enterprise access keys were enabled.

Google license and API keys are NOT REQUIRED for the Store Locator Plus plugin to function.    Users that do have a Google Enterprise or Maps for Business account can, however, take advantage of Google’s higher-tier mapping services directly through Store Locator Plus.   With a Google Maps for Business Account key, Store Locator Plus can geocode up to 100,000 locations daily and will request the geocoding data from the high-performance Google Enterprise servers.   These servers can answer geocoding queries 5 to 10x faster than the free service that Google provides if the client ID and private key are not activated.

Other changes in the recent release include a patch to the Store Locator Plus location taxonomy, which allows third party roles & capabilities plugins to access the Tagalong category management system and grant or deny access for managing categories to site users.  Also included is an update to the search form markup structure which sets the foundation for better user interface control in future iterations of the Enhanced Search and other add-on packs that augment the search form layout.

Store Locator Plus Changelog