In preparation for feature updates to our Premier (checkbox category selectors anyone?), Power, and Experience add ons, the free Store Locator Plus base plugin was updated to version 4.8.4 today. All of the updates including the premier add on features will be rolled out in MySLP 17.10 to our monthly service users later this month.
Back to the Store Locator Plus WordPress plugin update for those that like to have full control and manage their own software and websites…
The following updates have been made in Store Locator Plus 4.8.4:
Fix apostrophe in description on editor.
Fix admin page detector. Fixes category icon/marker selector for the Power Add On.
Fix the admin pages related settings highlight.
Clean up some of the admin locations interface elements. Use jQuery base dialogues from Theme Roller.
Simplified object loader to reduce overhead.
Minor performance improvement on admin page saves.
Directory Builder no longer supported, it is part of the Power Add On.
A half-dozen old-school style map markers (pin_red, marker, icon_entertainment, bubble_person, box_teal_airport, box_gray_house, arrow) have been removed. They can be added to WP media manager or a newer style selected in its place.
The 4.8.2 release of Store Locator Plus , Experience, Premier, and Power is now available. The update includes multiple updates to the [slplus] shortcode attributes. The updates include patches to prior shortcodes and some new features.
Supported plugins including Gravity Forms Locations, Power, Experience, and Premier have been updated to ensure compatibility with the 4.7.10 release. Legacy add ons including Enhanced Map, Enhanced Search, and the Widget Pack are no longer supported. Users of Enhanced Map, Enhanced Search, and the Widget Pack should upgrade to theExperience Add On which includes all 3 legacy add ons as well as Enhanced Results and some new features.
Interested in Gravity Forms Add Ons for Store Locator Plus? Here is a video on how it can be used to allow users to add locations to your site:
The My Store Locator Plus subscription service is ready for Stripe. Stripe provides better coupon management, account upgrade and downgrade prorated fees, and direct credit card billing. During our testing we have also found that subscription changes are instantaneous which eliminates the “in limbo” state that was problematic with some PayPal accounts.
All new accounts will go through Stripe. Pre-existing accounts that wish to switch to Stripe can contact us to assist with changing their processor to Stripe after they cancel their PayPal subscription. We will make sure all account data and settings remain intact and that you have as little downtime as possible. Most accounts will have ZERO downtime should they choose to change over to Stripe. Existing accounts that choose to stay with PayPal will be able to do so.
Along with this update are several minor updates such as improved history logging on all accounts to better track what is going on with subscription renewals, account upgrades, and the current state of the subscription.
2017-05-16 Maintenance Window
The MySLP website will experience a brief period of downtime on Tuesday May 16th 2017 from 11AM EST until 11:20AM EST. Customer Maps may be offline for up 2 to 3 minutes during part of the upgrade process.
The latest version of the MySLP service is now online and includes the latest versions of the Store Locator Plus application stack.
This update also includes a revised dashboard that has an improved interface for upgrading your account level and performing other account features. Changing your account level or restarting a suspended subscription is now a one-click process from My Profile when logged into the MySLP Dashboard.
We are well underway with the 17.6 release of the MySLP service. This coming release brings direct credit card billing through Stripe services for all new accounts. Existing accounts will be able to request assistance if they wish to migrate from PayPal to direct credit card billing for their service.
The MySLP service may experience a temporary service disruption expected to last no more than 5 minutes while we upgrade the system to our 17.3 release. This update focuses on the subscription renewal process as it deals with an issues some of our subscribers have had with their PayPal recurring payment not properly extending their subscription. In addition this update will include the following service refinements:
Minor performance improvements when logging into the dashboard and when the locator interface is being pushed from our server to your website.
Addresses issues with the Advanced Options interface for importing locations. Some users could have experienced issues with the import not starting when clicking “upload” depending which features were checked.