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Store Locator Plus 4.9.11 Lost Settings Bug Patches in 4.9.12

Store Locator Plus for WordPress users should skip version 4.9.11 of the base plugin (Store Locator Plus) update.  Installing that release will reset some settings for the plugin including the layout settings for users that have the Experience add on.

The problem has been located and is patched in the 4.9.12 release that was published moments ago.

Full Restore

If you updated to 4.9.11 you will need to restore your SLP settings from a backup of the site made prior to the SLP 4.9.11 update.

Selective Restore of Settings

Experienced users can restore the following two entries from the wp_options table from a prior backup of the site if you do not wish to do a full site restore:

option_names: csl-slplus-options and csl-slplus-options_nojs

If you are not sure how to restore select options from the wp_options table your best alternative is a standard full site restore.

No locations are lost/changed during this process. They are stored in a separate location.

For Users With No Custom Layouts

If you updated to 4.9.11 of Store Locator Plus but are not using the Experience add on you may be able to update to SLP 4.9.12 and restore standard styling by doing to Settings > View > Gallery Styles and selecting one of our default styles for your site.  If you were using the Default style select Default With Font Tweaks , activate it, then select Default to re-load the layout controls from our servers.

MySLP Managed Service

Most users were not impacted by this bug.  The select few users there were impacted by the 18.0320 update last week have had their prior settings restored.

If you are using MySLP and think your settings were changed and your account was not reset, please let us know within 30 days so we can manually recover your prior settings.

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Map attributes have been extended in 4.9.7

map attributes - a global map with markers

Store Locator Plus 4.9.7 “map attributes” update was released today for our WordPress users. The update is still in testing for MySLP users — some of the patches in this release are a direct result of the testing before integrating into our managed service. The updated release will be on the MySLP platform soon but will have limited impact on those users.

More shortcode map attributes for WordPress users

The [slplus] processor in the core plugin has been updated to allow more map attributes to be set.  This update allows ALL options that have been migrated to the new Smart Options architecture (80% of all SLP settings at this point) to be used as an attribute. This greatly improves the ability to create custom maps on a per-page basis with settings that vary from the general “system wide” settings that come from the Store Locator Plus > Settings tab.

You can find the current list of supported attributes here:
https://docs.storelocatorplus.com/blog/slplus-shortcode-options/

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Experience 4.9.1 | Shortcode Attributes and Settings Patch

Version 4.9.1 of the Experience add on for WordPress  has been released today.   The issues cited here do not affect MySLP service users.

Shortcode Attributes and Checkbox Settings

A bug was patched in Experience 4.9.1 that was triggered when using the [slplus] shortcode with any extra attributes.  For example [slplus center_map_at=”My Town”] would trigger the issue as would [slplus only_with_category=”Retail”].

Prior to 4.9.1 using any attribute in the slplus shortcode would turn OFF the following settings regardless of how they are set in the main Store Locator Plus settings tab:

  • allow_addy_in_url
  • disable_initial_directory
  • hide_address_entry
  • hide_map
  • immediately_show_locations
  • ignore_radius
  • show_maptoggle

Experience 4.9.1 will work with older versions of the Store Locator Plus base plugin, however we recommend you upgrade SLP, Experience, Power, and Premier to the latest 4.9.1 release to address other issues that have been patched in the past 2 weeks.

We are still working on known issues with categories and tags and hope to have a 4.9.2 series of patches out next week.