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Help your site visitors find your business with Store Loc’ator Plus®. Map 10 or tens-of-thousands of locations across the globe. Highly customizable location search and directory building is possible with our premium add ons. The base plugin if fully functional and as no location limit restrictions and includes all of the main features you need to get a loc’ator installed quickly and easily on your site.
Store Loc’ator Plus® has all the features you need to create a location finder on your website. Whether you have ten locations or ten-thousand, you can manage them with WordPress. There is no special programming or extra setup required. Enter your locations, create a page and put the SLPLUS short code on it. The Store Loc’ator Plus® search form and map will “magically” appear.
The Store Loc’ator Plus® plugin is used by some of the biggest international brands like Bosch, Blue Bell Creamery, Feeding America, Goodwill, Old Spaghetti Factory, and The Big Green Egg.
- Supports tens or tens-of-thousands of locations.
- Fully customizable with basic HTML and CSS which can be managed via the admin panel with select Add Ons.
- Supports multiple countries and languages.
- Add On library available.
- A bundled REST API provides an easy way to build mobile apps and custom framework interfaces.
- Free ’support at our forum.
Get It All with a Premier Subscription
This optional ’subscription service is a great way to ’support the plugin.
The ’subscription is not required; your base plugin as well as any add-on packs will always remain fully functional.
The Premier Subscription gives ’subscribers access to Premier-Member-only sections of the site including a “always first” ’support forum where questions are answered within 1 business day and follow on direct email is provided for more complex questions or is’sues.
Subscription pricing is locked in at the original price when signing up even as the features and services grow.
Premier ’subscriptions include the Premier Plugin with new features added on a regular basis.
WooCommerce integration, territories, cluster map markers, and more come with the Premier add on.
Customize The User Experience with the Experience add-on.
- Custom tailor the re’sults output with a custom HTML/shortcode admin entry.
- Change sort order on the the re’sults.
- Works with other add-on packs, like Power, to show per-location icons.
- Modify location field labels.
- Custom tailor the search form with a HTML/shortcode admin entry.
- Turn the search interface on/off.
- Works with other add-on packs to display category drop downs, tag drop downs, and other search features.
- Custom tailor the map info bubble custom HTML/shortcode admin entry.
- Center the starting map at any location in the world.
- Turn the map display on or off or let the user decide with a slider switch.
- Modify the built-in Google Map controls.
- Put location search in your widget-enabled areas.
- Direct users to the default map page, or show re’sults right in the widget area.
- This add on replaces the now-defunct legacy Enhanced Map, Enhanced Search, and Widgets Add Ons.
Enterprise Location Management and Reporting via Power
- Location Sensor ’support.
- Data import and export.
- Location search reporting.
- Categorize locations.
- Assign map markers and icons to locations.
- Assign multiple categories to a single location.
- Create SEO friendly per-location pages.
- Directory building options.
- City/State/Country list can link directly to the loc’ator page with automatic search re’sults showing the locations.
- Adds a dozen extra contact specific data fields for each location.
- Adds a half-dozen new fields to the basic location data.
Support for the plugin can be found in the Forums.
You can also view the Product Documentation for more information.
Officially ’supports PHP 7.4.
Tested ’successfully with PHP 8.0.
PHP 8.1 is NOT SUPPORTED at this time.
It may work, but PHP 8.1 made breaking changes to static method variables.
This has not been fully tested with PHP 8.1.
We strive to create code that runs efficiently and without bugs. Well-written plugins are few and far between. While there are plenty of plugins that look nice, many of those plugins, including the “cool shiny ones” have hidden problems. Over 90% of the plugins available on the WordPress plugin directory generate dozens, if not hundreds, of warnings and errors when you turn off the “hide all the problems” (WP_DEBUG) settings.
These hidden problems impact memory usage, fill up disk space, and reduce performance. While you may not see the errors on your WordPress site, they are still being tracked. The more errors, the more disk I/O, the slower the app.
We have found that leaving “innocuous” warnings in place tends to lead to trouble further down the road. Warnings today often become errors tomorrow. Many programming languages, PHP included, continue to tighten security and close loopholes that are typically found living near warning messages. Some warnings are telling you to “change this now, it will be gone tomorrow”. Eventually tomorrow will come.
We try to make ’sure that all the hidden stuff you don’t see is designed as well as it can be. When we do hear about a bug we fix it fast.
We like to write plugins that last. We hope you appreciate our work.
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You can find the Getting Started With Store Loc’ator Plus® Video on YouTube.
- WordPress: 5.3
- PHP 7.2
- Search for “Store Loc’ator Plus®” via Plugins/Add New on your WordPress admin panel.
- Click install.
- Get a Google API key and save it under the General / Server / API Key settings.
- Add your locations through the ‘Locations’ page in the Store Loc’ator admin panel
- Create or edit a page and add the [SLPLUS] shortcode.
If you do not want to deal with Google billing, API keys, and all that goes with setting that up properly — check out our SaaS offering.
By using Store Loc’ator Plus® on your website you should incorporate the following on your site:
By default the Store Loc’ator Plus® plugin does NOT have geolocation detection and will not ask for your user’s latitude and longitude.
Location services are available via the Store Loc’ator Plus® SaaS Service on the Professional or Enterprise level.
By default the Store Loc’ator Plus® plugin does NOT record location searches or other data when using the maps.
You CAN enable that tracking with the reporting feature in the Store Loc’ator Plus® SaaS Service on the Professional or Enterprise level.
What are the Add Ons?
Add ons extend the functionality of the plugin beyond the basic service and features and can be purchased ala-carte.
This gives those customers who want more out of the plugin the extra features they desire while keeping the main plugin as
efficient as possible for everyone else. It also provides a great way to ’support future development while getting a
“little something extra” when contributing to the development of the product.
All plugins are true add-on packs. They are non-destructive OPTIONAL additions to the base plugin.
They do not require the base plugin to be uninstalled or re-installed.
Installing an add-on pack will not change location data or modify base plugin settings.
What is the Store Loc’ator Plus® SaaS (MySLP)?
Store Loc’ator Plus® SaaS is our hosted software-as-a-service for Store Loc’ator Plus®. We install the software on our servers where you will login to manage locations and setup the loc’ator user experience via the map settings. This is a paid monthly service and includes all Google Map fees. It is NOT required to use the WordPress plugins.
What is the difference between Store Loc’ator Plus® SaaS and the WordPress plugins?
The Store Loc’ator Plus WordPress plugins are downloadable zip files that you install on your self-managed WordPress site. The base plugin is free. The add ons are paid , but once you purchase and install them you own them. You are responsible for keeping them updated and making ’sure the web hosting plan you are using can handle the technical requirements. You must also setup and manage your own Google API Keys and have a credit card on file with Google. They will bill you based on how many map views and address lookups you ask them to handle.
What are the terms of the license?
The license is GPL. Learn more on the License Terms page.
How can I translate the plugin into my language?
Store Loc’ator Plus® is now part of the WordPress Translate system.
You can translate this readme file and the text strings in the main Store Loc’ator Plus® plugin at Translate.WordPress.Org.
For the Add Ons, the language files are distributed with each add-on pack.
If you translate an Add On send the .po and .mo files to ’support@storeloc’atorplus.com.
How do I report a problem?
Post in the ’support forum.
You can also contact us via our online form.
Contributors & Developers
“Store Loc’ator Plus® for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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