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Store Locator Plus 5.2.8 Released – Map Center, Location Sensor, Address patches

Store Locator Plus® 5.7 has been released to assist with several features available in the Professional and Enterprise packages of our SaaS product as well as features for the Power and Experience add-on packages for the WordPress plugin.

Location Sensor Refinements

The locations sensor is available for users of the Professional or Enterprise SaaS service.    For those using the legacy WordPress plugins the Power add on is required.     Keep in mind your site must be an https-based URL which will require you have an SSL certificate.

This patch enhances the consistency of location detection features where some combinations of settings were forcing the location sensor to enable when the feature was turned off.

This setting is found under Store Locator Plus® | General | User Interface.

Center Map

Setting the center of the map can happen several ways.  The default for all maps is to use the value stored under Store Locator Plus® | Settings | Map for Center Map At.

However this can be overridden when using the WordPress plugin by passing along the map_center attribute on the [slplus] shortcode.    This will force the map to override the default allowing different results to be shown on different pages such as places closest to Boston MA on the /Boston page of your site with [slplus map_center=’Boston MA’]

Users of the SaaS product to not deploy with shortcodes.  This patch does not affect them.

Passing Address In URL

Users of the WordPress plugin can deploy maps on pages that accept an inbound ?address=Boston+MA parameter which will act as if the user typed that address into the search box on the locator.     This feature has been refined with SLP 5.2.8 with the Experience 5.2.5 add-on.

We are looking into implementation of this feature for the SaaS product to mimic the behavior without the extra overhead of hosting separate JavaScript snippets on pages.

For WordPress Users

You should backup your database and all settings before upgrading to the latest release.     Update Store Locator Plus first then update the Power and Experience add on to the latest release.

For our SaaS Users

The latest patches have already been tested and installed.

 

 

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Add A Locator To Wix (MySLP 17.8.1)

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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Experience Hide Map With Starting Image

The Experience Add On for WordPress and Professional or higher level of service for MySLP has a feature that will display a starting image, your company logo or a static map image for example, until a user enters and address and performs a location search.

This feature was not working correctly on most of the styles in our Style Gallery.     Earlier today the Style Gallery was updated to properly manage the CSS that works with this feature.

To re-download the style go to Store Locator Plus (Advanced Options for MySLP users) | Settings | View and select a different style than you are using now.  Then re-select the style you are using to force a download of the latest settings and CSS styles.

The SLP Style Gallery

Note: if you have modified ANY of the layout settings you will want to save those changes by copying them to a separate application such as a code editor or local text editor first so you can re-apply the changes if you re-download the style from our Style Gallery server.