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SLP version releases, Power 4.5.10 , Premier 4.5.10 while in flight


I hope everyone is enjoying the balmy summer weather. The developer and author of Store Locator Plus has been very busy with updates  in preparation for meeting his MYSLP team.  I am sure he will have some interesting stories to tell when he gets back.   He hasn’t been idle!  While pond hopping he managed to revamp and publish   Store locator Plus 4.5.10, which we hope provides better information on how to actually get that pesky Google API, browser , server console key  or whatever they are calling it these days, into the right location in the SLP General settings.  Thanks to a user question, apparently the linked instructions under the SLP INFO tab may not have been as user friendly as hoped.

Other updates were to the Power Add-on and Premier Add-on.    Premier 4.5.10 was released while the author was mid flight somewhere over the Atlantic.218px-Fly00488_-_Flickr_-_NOAA_Photo_Library

The Power Add-on and Premier Add-on were not playing nice together when it came to icons and map markers assigned to the Category Manager and settings.   Thanks to a recent Premier Subscriber for revealing the mismatching icons issue and for patiently working with SLP while it was resolved

Stay tuned for a future update; I am  hoping this  will  help us all keep our versions  straight,( this blogger included who has told people to update to a non-existent version of an add-on, causing mayhem and confusion in her wake)  has been requested from numerous loyal customers.  Yes, you asked for it , he heard you, and  coming to your account dashboard in the not too distant future, being able to view the version add-on that is available to you under your account downloads.

In the meantime, please check your versions under the Support tab on the home page.

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Store Locator Plus version 4.4.12 map marker Extended data and Experience add-on 4.4.01

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SLP 4.4.12

The changes to the extended data system now supports a map marker ‘icon’ display type that is used with the Experience add-on to manage the per-location map markers in a more efficient manner. Minor updates to appearance and a new SLP Twenty Sixteen plugin style to complement the WP Twenty Sixteen theme.

The details and release notes are explained by the Store Locator Plus author, Lance Cleveland. The below videos have been added to the SLP documentation playlist.

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Store Locator Plus Version 4.4.10 fixes the JavaScript error for Pages add-on

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Store Locator Plus version 4.4.10

Recent updates to Store Locator Plus 4 have fixed a minor bug that effected the way the Pages add-on shortcode was rendering.

Another feature some of the users and/or administrators were inquiring about is the registry to participate in the Freemius survey feature. Yes, this is still the same author, developer and product. Even if you have registered, you can bypass the survey questions, or opt out. We understand some users are testing and deactivating the plugin and then reinstalling or re-activating SLP 4 to a newer version. You can still select the deactivate button at the bottom of the short survey without adding a reason but we sure would appreciate it if you could share any relevant information about how the plug-in is working for you, even if you are just testing. This allows Store Locator Plus developer to be proactive and improve the plug-in as well as get suggestions for new features.

The new Experience Add-on was published today. Read the latest info and news post and check out the short video.

Next up: The new Power add-on to be released later this month. Stay tuned. Subscriptions 520x520

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Tagalong 4.2, With Per Category URLs, Released

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Tagalong, the add-on pack for Store Locator Plus that helps manage location categories is now available.  Version 4.2 is built on the new Store Locator Plus add-on framework giving it added stability and performance along with consistency between how the add on packs operate.    In addition to the 4.2 framework, there are some new features in the 4.2 release including:

Per-Category URLs

Every category can have a URL as well as a target window for the URL.    When a category has a URL attached the icon will be linked to the URL when it is rendered in below-the-map results.    The target window determines whether to open a new browser window or tab when a user clicks the icon.

Category Rank

Categories can be ranked.    The rank of the category determines which map marker is displayed.  The lower the rank the higher the priority.

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Tagalong 4.2 map markers and icons displayed on a map search.

Category Manager UI Tweaks

The built-in WordPress category manager has been updated to show the map markers, icons, and rank for each category when the page is loaded.   Unfortunately I’ve not discovered a way to get the WordPress AJAX interface to render the new data when adding a new location, however future visits to the page will show the icons and map markers.

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Tagalong Details

Prerelease version of ALL Store Locator Plus plugins are always available to Premier Members.    Tagalong prerelease copies are also available to customers that have purchased the add-on pack from the CSA website.  Prerelease software is not for use on production systems.

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Tagalong 4.2 Prerelease Available

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Tagalong, the add-on pack for Store Locator Plus that helps manage location categories is now available in prerelease.  Version 4.2 is built on the new Store Locator Plus add-on framework giving it added stability and performance along with consistency between how the add on packs operate.    In addition to the 4.2 framework, there are some new features in the 4.2 release including:

Per-Category URLs

Every category can have a URL as well as a target window for the URL.    When a category has a URL attached the icon will be linked to the URL when it is rendered in below-the-map results.    The target window determines whether to open a new browser window or tab when a user clicks the icon.

Category Rank

Categories can be ranked.    The rank of the category determines which map marker is displayed.  The lower the rank the higher the priority.

Tagalong 4.2 Icons and Markers On Map
Tagalong 4.2 map markers and icons displayed on a map search.

Category Manager UI Tweaks

The built-in WordPress category manager has been updated to show the map markers, icons, and rank for each category when the page is loaded.   Unfortunately I’ve not discovered a way to get the WordPress AJAX interface to render the new data when adding a new location, however future visits to the page will show the icons and map markers.

Tagalong Markers and Icons on WP List Page

Tagalong Prerelease Details

Prerelease version of ALL Store Locator Plus plugins are always available to Premier Members.    Tagalong prerelease copies are also available to customers that have purchased the add-on pack from the CSA website.  Prerelease software is not for use on production systems.

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Location Categorization And Custom Map Markers Updated

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Tagalong, the Store Locator Plus add-on pack that provided categorization of your location and allows for custom per-location map markers and icons, has been updated to version 4.1.06 today.

Today’s patch includes several fixes including the formatting on the admin page for the map marker and icon selector, allowing quick edit on the category page without resetting the markers and icons, and Pro Pack CSV export fixes.

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The combined Pro Pack rules and Tagalong settings that produce the custom legend for one of the screen shots.

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