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Enhanced Results Adds Popup Email Forms

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Enhanced Results version 4.2.0 has been published with several new features including the ability to communicate with listed businesses via a popup email form.

New Email Results Options

The latest release adds a new Email Format selector on the User Experience / Results admin interface.

ER 4.2.0 UX Results Features Email
ER 4.2.0 UX Results Features Email Options

There are 3 options available.

Email Label with Email Link

This setting will show a text label, the default is the word “Email”, in the location search results.    This text will be direct-linked to a standard mailto: email address that links to the contact email address listed for the location.    The label text can be changed via the Results Labels settings.

Email Address with Email Link

This setting will show the email address in the location search results.    This text will be direct-linked to a standard mailto: email address that links to the contact email address listed for the location.    This was the default setting for Store Locator Plus version 4.2.26 and earlier.

Popup Form Linked To Email

This is the most secure setting for email contact.   This setting will display the text label in the location results; the same text label used for the Email Label with Email Link that can be changed via Results Labels.  With this setting in place the link will run a JavaScript popup dialogue form.  The form is a modal jQuery form which means it can be moved around on the screen and can be formatted using jQuery-standard dialogue themes via their available jquery-ui CSS theme sets.

ER 4.2.0 Popup Email Form
ER 4.2.0 Popup Email Form

 

The form does not expose the location email address.   Only the location ID is used on the form.  The ID is passed to the built-in Store Locator Plus AJAX handler to find the location’s email address and sets the to: email address when processing the form.

The user is presented with 3 input items, the “From” email address, the email subject, and the email message.    All 3 input elements use the HTML placeholder to present the user with instructions on what to place in each field.   The text for the placeholders can be set in the Results Labels.

 

Popup Email Form Customization

With the new popup email form there are several new label options available in Enhanced Results.  The new options allows for the popup dialogue box to be customized including the dialog box title as well as setting the input field placeholders for from, subject, and message.

ER 4.2.0 UX Results Labels
ER 4.2.0 UX Results Labels

 

Other Changes

Enhanced Results 4.2 has been updated to use the Store Locator Plus 4.2 add-on framework.  This reduces the overhead and memory footprint of the add-on pack, improves stability, and builds on a consistent extensible interface that applies to all 4.2.X add-on packs.  Enhanced Results 4.2 is also configured to utilize the WPML translation hooks whenever possible.

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