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  • #40307
    Lance Cleveland
    Keymaster

    Are you using a WordPress Theme that you love and works great with Store Locator Plus?

    Is your WordPress Theme causing issues when trying to implement our locator?

    Let us know!

    Please tell us:

    • Your WordPress Theme name.
    • A URL where to get the theme.
    • Is it free or premium?
    • A quick note – does it play nice with Store Locator Plus or fight  with our plugin?

    Here are a few to get the list started.

     

    Divi by Elegant Themes

    http://www.elegantthemes.com/gallery/divi/

    A premium theme included in the annual subscription for all their themes for $70/year.

    Several customers are using this theme.  It works well with Store Locator Plus and people have done some amazing interfaces using this theme.

     

    Twenty Twelve by WordPress

    https://wordpress.org/themes/twentytwelve/

    A Free theme in the WordPress plugin directory.

    One of my favorite “testing” themes for Store Locator Plus.   I like it because it is simple and has a full width/no sidebar page template which I prefer for the map page.   From WordPress so you know it follows WordPress best practices for theme design.

     

    Twenty Sixteen by WordPress

    https://wordpress.org/themes/twentysixteen/

    Another freebie by WordPress that works well with SLP, though I prefer Twenty Twelve for my map pages.

     

     

     

    Your turn.   Using a theme and love it?  Let your fellow Store Locator Plus users know!

     

    #40473
    Cici
    Keymaster

    Side Note:

    WordPress upgrades to 4.5 broke some themes  that were using old jquery versions. Contact your theme author to see if they have updated to be compatible with the latest versions

    WP4.5 support issues and known conflicts

    #44147
    Piani
    Participant

    Theme Virtue

    I tested lots of themes and nowdays I use Theme Virtue for all my sites. It is fast, full of functions, works perfect as responsive, easy to use with SLP, easy to make tweaks without child theme direct in theme settings.

    http://themes.kadencethemes.com/virtue/

    It is completley free with all these functions and there is also a premium version with even more functions.

    Here is our SLP page: http://piani.se/butiker/

     

    #44584
    Adrienne
    Participant

    My client is having trouble on two sites that use the Bodega theme: https://themeforest.net/item/bodega-a-stylish-theme-for-small-businesses/10276763

    It was working until early December, but recent upgrades to the theme and plug-in mean we get an error about multiple Google Map API requests when you enter a zip code or city location. (shows the map pins, but a grey box instead of the map). As I mentioned, this is happening on two sites. I’ve been working with the theme developers now for more than 2 weeks and they insist the issue is within the plug-in.

    http://ritmullerusa.com/locations/

    http://www.pearlriverusa.com/dealer-locations/

    #44629
    Cici
    Keymaster

    Adrienne, I hope that means you are NOT recommending their theme to be used with SLP.  The multiple GOOGLE MAP API errors come directly from Google developer console , not SLP.   If our plugin was generating those error messages (after all it is a geocoding map locator plugin) we would be receiving thousands of emails and complaints.   I believe we addressed this in forum posts, but it is good to know that the Bodega theme has issues. Perhaps there are other plugins that are creating interference.   To test it out, if you have a developer or staging site, or virtual site, try an out of the box theme download from WordPress  and add SLP .  I will guarantee you will not see multiple Google MAP API or grey map issues.  Thanks.

    #44630
    Adrienne
    Participant

    I don’t really understand how Google Developer Console is causing the issues. I only meant to let people know that this theme, which DID work just fine with SLP for 1.5 years now doesn’t work with the updated SLP.

    Both the theme and SLP updated at the same time, so I’m not sure where the issue lies. The theme developers have repeatedly said it’s the plug-in and proved it by creating a test page with a Google map that functions perfectly. You have said it’s the theme and, yes, SLP does definitely work with other themes. Changing themes isn’t an option, according to the client.

    Unfortunately, this leaves me in the middle trying to get SLP to work again. I have opened a separate forum post on this, as well as read through the other posts related to this error, as I need a resolution. It’s been a full month that I’ve been trying to get this fixed.

    In the meantime, I wanted to let you know there was an issue with a theme, even though it previously worked really well!

    #44632
    Adrienne
    Participant

    Just wanted to give an update here on the public post — apparently every time I turned off the SLP maps, the client was getting a log message about it and turning it back on! So there is a conflict with the Bodega theme, but turning off the SLP maps (and not letting your client turn it back on) does resolve the conflict.

    #44645
    Cici
    Keymaster

    Adrienne Thank you for the update. Your theme developer added the Google MAP API requirement in his code or they always had it and your user was changing the way it was used?  Everyone wants to make their product the best. Unfortunately we cannot strip down SLP so that it is no longer a MAP and LOCATOR plugin that would mean it is not what it is advertised to be. SLP has ALWAYS used javascript and Google  API.  Google never required an  individual site API key before , and  any domains already in existence prior to June 22 2016 were grandfathered and not required to get a Google Map API key.  Regradless if you had two plugins or a theme and a plugin both using the Google API there would be a conflict , now Google is making it obvious , i.e by showing you the ERROR MESSAGES. The  SLP author and developer knew that Google was heading in the direction of requiring MAP API keys and added in the line where you added your Google MAP API key. We keep up to date with any changes to Google geocoding, MAPs, APis jquery , WP codex and requirements because its the business we are in. He has been doing this for many years and is not a fly by night, Many plugins become orphans.

    https://docs.storelocatorplus.com/blog/q-my-map-is-not-showing-up-what-did-i-do-wrong/

    Your theme developer is not in the geocoding and locator  business primarily are they?  Either way,  pointing fingers is futile. We did NOT change the Google MAP API key or how the jquery worked.  Since you are keeping that theme there is not much of an alternative regarding SLP or any other locator /map plugin that uses google MAP API.  We always suggest that any site, (especially one with clients), have back-ups and/or a virtual site to test on before updating themes or plugins. That way you can see what changes will happen and roll back if needed.

     

    Now we are off subject of this post and I will need to close it.

    P.S. If you have multiple clients using SLP,  you  are required to have the Premier Subscription.

    #44674
    Cici
    Keymaster

    @ Adrienne

    Found this older post by the author, Lance Cleveland, the SLP theme naughty list, and other posts from long ago when he was revamping the plugin over 4 years ago.

    https://wordpress.storelocatorplus.com/themeforest-and-texturizing-shortcodes/

    I looked at the Bodega theme site and under the Custom Shortcodes, they have  Google Map as part of their core . It is a very limited map tool, but it explains why you had a conflict and required the override , i.e checking turn off SLP Map as you mentioned .    There are so many themes and configurations out there. That is why we ask people to please let us know what themes work well with Store Locator Plus.  Lance  is developing a new Premier theme and additional one click styling. Stay tuned for a post about it soon.

    Good luck on your sites.

    #79101
    Cici
    Keymaster

    Update with the WordPress updates  version 5.3

    Enfold and Gutenburg

    And WordPress themes updates  with their built in CSS . Some SLP Legacy styles were retired and either are part of the SLP Gallery Style or can be downloaded from your file or here.

    Legacy SLP Plugin Styles

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