Store Locator Plus updates are ready to roll out for May 2017. The updates will first come to the WordPress plugins. MySLP will be updated in the next 3-4 weeks pending testing. Here is what is coming in this series of updates.
Store Locator Plus
Various updates have been made to allow the Style Gallery to better support additional user experience modifiers available in the Experience and Premier Add On packs. For example the base plugin now has a Search Form Styles selection that provides access to built-in jQuery styling that makes things like drop down menus and autocomplete features look a little nicer.
The Default style in the Style Gallery has been updated. You do not need to update the base plugin to take advantage of this update. If you are already using the Default style select a different style from the Settings / View tab in Store Locator Plus (start with Advaned Options in MySLP) and switch it back to Default to pull the new style from the Style Gallery server. If you have SLP 4.7.10 it will take advantage of some new HTML attributes to better style the search form layout, especially when dropping labels in front of some input fields on the locator.
More elements have been culled that reduces the overhead of the plugin. This makes the plugin more efficient for both WordPress and MySLP users. This simplification also has an impact on what will work with this release. MySLP users won’t have to worry about compatibility issues but our WordPress plugin users should not the following compatibility changes:
Power needs to be version 4.7.11, also being released this week.
Premier will need to be version 4.7.10, it is being released this week.
Experience does not need to be updated but if you do update you’ll need SLP 4.7.10.
Gravity Forms Locations has been updated, released earlier this week, for SLP 4.7.10 compatibility.
Enhanced Map, Enhanced Search, and Widget legacy add ons have not worked for a few releases now. You need to upgrade to the Experience Add On if you wish to update to SLP 4.7.10.
The Experience Add On , which is part of the MySLP Professional level of service, focuses on interface style updates. It works with the updated SLP 4.7.10 base plugin as well as the extended Search Form Style options provided by the Premier 4.7.10 release to style drop down menus and the address zip code autocomplete feature.
This release also fixes the Allow Address In URL setting and provides an updated translation for sv_SE Swedish language users.
The Premier Add On, available to all active Premier Members and part of the MySLP Enterprise service has updated the Dropdown Styler to work with the Search Form Styles in SLP 4.7.10. The Dropdown Styler utilizes a jQuery library to create a replacement for the browser dropdown entries on the locator search form that can be easily styled with standard CSS rules. The 4.7.10 update adds the UI Lighteness style to the pre-existing Smoothness and Vader active interface elements styling. The styles also now apply to the Experience auto-complete interface for zip code autocomplete.
This update also includes an updated translation file for sv_SE Swedish language users.
The Power Add On, available as part of the Power level for MySLP users, has been updated to work with the updated SLP 4.7.10 release. It also includes an updated translation file for sv_SE Swedish language users.