Search Features

Standard Store Locator Plus Features

Radii Options

Determine the search parameters by distance unit. Separate each number with a comma. Put parenthesis ( ) around your preferred default search.

Distance Unit

The distance calculation you want as the default for the search form can be kilometers or miles.

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Experience and Enhanced Search Features

Below are the optional search features that are part of Enhanced Search version 4.3 Legacy version Legacy add-ons will not be upgraded since the Experience add-on was released includes any new features and patches to the Search functionality and appearance.

Hide Radius Selections

Hide the radius selection drop down box from the Search Form display. This only hides the drop-down; the users search is still affected by the other radius controls,i.e radii default option. (Note: Additional Radius settings under the Experience/Results tab.

Experience Add-on Discrete search settings see our new documentation

Hide Search Form

Hide Address (input box) Entry

Address Autocomplete

When the visitor to your SLP page types 2 or more characters in the address input, show input suggestions based on location data.
None (default) – do not suggest address input. Zipcode – suggest matching zip codes.

Show Search By Name

If checked a search entry box for the name of the location, store, etc will be displayed to the user. The placeholder (label) to prompt the user is also part of the Experience Add-on. The default is to NOT display a box for Search by Name.

Radius Behavior

The drop down selection options are “Do Not Use”, “Use only when address is entered”, or “Always use”. If you want the option to search by address OR by city on the same form, then “Use radius only when address is entered”. If you choose not to use radius, consider hiding the radius selector. Note: If you use the slplus shortcode attribute ignore_radius the shortcode setting can override the generic or default setting on a per-page basis.

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Show City Selector

Show the city selector on the search form. The city selector is NOT a discrete search interface. It builds a list of cities based on the current location data and puts them in a drop down menu. When the user selects a city it will enter that city in the search address. The center of that city will be used for the standard search, returning ALL locations within the selected radius from the center of that city.

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Show State Selector

Hidden

When the hidden mode is selected the state selections are not shown on the search form. This is the equivalent of the older “Show State Selector” option being unchecked.

Dropdown, Address Input

Show the state selector on the search form. The state selector is NOT a discrete search interface. It builds a list of states based on the current location data and puts them in a drop down menu. When the user selects a state it will enter that state in the search address. The center of that state will be used for the standard search, returning ALL locations within the selected radius from the center of that state.

Dropdown Discrete Filters

Turns on discrete filters based on the state field in the location data. Like the “Dropdown, Address Input” option, this selection will build a list of states based on the current locations within the database. This setting will be used as a filter to ensure only those locations that have a state in the location is set exactly to the same value as the user selects from the drop down menu will be shown. If selected with the “Do not use” radius behavior setting it will return ALL results within a state.
If you select various options and are not seeing the results you expected Please clcik on the read more button for additional information about Discrete City Search and Discrete Country search functionality:

Legacy Enhanced Search 4.3 and Experience 4.4 add-ons

Show Country Selector

Influence Guesses and Show address Guess

Available ONLY with Premier Subscription

Change how Google determines where-in-the-world an address is located via this “geographical influence” setting. By default the Google engine will take whatever address a user enters in the search form and returns what it thinks is the best match. With the Influence and Show Address Guess options: If checked, replace the address the user typed into the address box with what Google thought they meant.

Selector Behavior

Drop down choices are “Allow Selector and Address Input” or “Disable address when using Selector”
Allow means address and city/state/zip selectors are both left active at all times. disable means users can interact with either the city/state/zip OR the address but not both at the same time.

Search Address Nearest

Worldwide is the default search, letting Google make the best guess which address the user wants. Current Map will find the best matching address nearest the current area shown on the map.
Enter “LA” and Google assumes you mean Los Angeles, which doesn’t benefit you if all of your users live in the State of Alabama and are entering the state abbreviation “LA” as the address. This setting allows you to keep the original “worldwide mode” for address matching or use a new “Current Map” setting which tells Google to give higher priority to addresses closer to the current locations shown on the map. Start your map off centered and zoomed to be the State of Alabama and now when a user types “100 Main Street” the map will show the closest Main Street to the center of the state, NOT what Google has determined to be the most-searched for Main Street in Buffalo New York.
Note:Radii options and defaults will also effect this setting.

Search Layout

Customize the search form HTML and field positioning from the admin form. This setting provides a way to customize the user experience on your site without editing code.

This setting provides a way to customize the user experience on your site. Anything you enter in this box will automatically be appended to the address when a user types in the locator search form address box on your site.