2016 , bye bye bye… Here’s to you 2017! : We are looking forward to a productive and prosperous year. Last of the year updates for the WordPress Store Locator Plus plug-in as well as updated versions for the featured Power, and Experience add-ons as well as new Premier functionality and features.
Before updating the add-ons, you will be required to update the base Store Locator Plus plugin to 4.7 or higher. Note: If you have bookmarks and/or “auto- form fill” to your WordPress Store Locator Plus account you will need to change the WP-SLP url to the new url .
You can review the WordPress Store Locator Plus change log here.
Store Locator Plus version 4.6.4 fixed the zoom settings, the plug-in tabs “save changes” and the back-end UI.
The change in the back end user interface will not be noticeable to most users. The naming of sections and tabs and settings now will use programmatic slugs instead of the plain text names. This allows the settings translations in different languages to remain intact even if language files have not been updated. This means future updates to Store Locator Plus, Power, Experience, and Premier add-ons will no longer lose their settings tabs. Another behind the scenes development is populating the plug-in and add-ons with “smart options” settings. To learn more please watch the developer’s brief You Tube.
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Notice For Add On Users
The legacy add ons including Pro Pack, Enhanced Map/Search/Results , Tagalong, Pages, Directory Builder, Contact Extender, and Widget Pack will not work with this version of Store Locator Plus. You must use the version of Store Locator Plus that was published when you purchased the legacy add ons. The Power Add On replaces Pro Pack, Tagalong, Pages, Directory Builder, and Contact Extender with a single add on. The Power Add On replaces Enhanced Map/Search/Results and the Widget Pack.
Patch to update location ID lookups due to WordPress 4.8.2 security patch.
Fix apostrophe in description on editor.
Fix admin page detector. Fixes category icon/marker selector for Power Add On.
Fix the admin pages related settings highlight.
Clean up some of the admin locations interface elements. Use jQuery base dialogues from Theme Roller.
Simplified object loader to reduce overhead.
Minor performance improvement on admin page saves.
Directory Builder no longer supported.
Experience 4.8.3 or higher is required.
Dropped slp_save_map_settings_inputs filter.
A half-dozen old-school style map markers (pin_red, marker, icon_entertainment, bubble_person, box_teal_airport, box_gray_house, arrow) have been removed. They can be added to WP media manager or a newer style selected in its place.
Make built-in Smart Options a little smarter when something is deactivated and a setting goes away.
Fix manage locations hide columns and pagination for MySLP.
Fix location edit/add on non-English sites.
Add a nicer notification for missing home/end icons on the Settings interface.
Remove obsolete legacy code to lighten the disk and memory impact.
Fix Premier license validation on multisite.
Enhanced Results is officially deprecated. Users must be using version 4.7 or earlier of SLP to continue using the legacy add on.
Prevent add ons from consuming lots of memory and possibly crashing the site when they call the is_CheckTrue() method improperly.
Manage Locations UX has been updated: uses WordPress-standard Screen Options to set number of locations to show on a page and show/hide columns.
Adding a location via the Manage Locations form no longer requires the store name to be set.