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.
The main change is within the zoom level adjustment for the map as noted in the developers blog this past week.
This update also added a new Documentation button , displayed as a globe in the top right hand corner of the pages in the Admin panel to link to the new Documentation site, and fixed some broken links under the help text. The help ? question mark is transparent until you hover over it to the side of the setting you are reviewing. The New Documentation site is being populated with posts instead of pages, which should make it easier to search by tags, keywords or categories, without getting general blog posts and various other pages /posts in results.
If you have suggestions or need additional information on where to find something , such as “how to” settings, please post in the forums. Forums are free support and is the best place to start. We ask that you provide your Plugin Environment and (just as important) if the question is specific to your site, the direct url that links to your SLP or locator page. This saves us both time and allows the support team to quickly find your page and respond in kind.
The latest release v. 4.4.10 adds a function that was requested by one of our long standing Premier Members. The added feature allows an administrator to add the short code [[slplus disable_initial_directory=”1″]] on a separate page. Utilization of this shortcode provides the ability to “Disable Initial Directory” on a single page via the shortcode and still have the ability to “Show Locations At Startup”.