Whether you have a thousands of locations or just a handful, you can do it all from within the WordPress admin panel. Set up an interactive Google map for your customers with a single shortcode. Categorize your stores and customize the map. You can export the results. This is a simple, quick, and easy plugin.
Store Locator Plus is an advanced system for managing multiple physical locations via a fully integrated WordPress solution. You can add details such as a store description, hours, a website address, an email address, and tags for each location and then display those locations easily on any page using a shortcode. The location search form and Google Map will automatically be displayed.
Advanced customization is available via the settings interface in the admin panel. The map can be customized via the admin panel to fit better on your site by allowing for different sizes, map types (terrain, satellite, standard views), and default location settings. The search form can be customized to show or hide a country pulldown, a city and state pulldown, and tag search fields. can also re-label every entry field and can opt to enable pop-up email forms to help reduce spam.
The standard Store Locator Plus plugin is free. It is fully functional and includes many features that will help you manager your store locations with ease. Premium add-on packs are paid options that extend the power of the main plugin. I like to think of them as donations with perks.
Here are some of the features built into the basic product:
- Add and maintain 10 locations or 10,000+ with ease.
- Allows you to use unique map icons or your own custom map icons.
- Easy administration of map settings via the WordPress admin panel.
- Select the map type (terrain, satellite, street, etc.).
- Inset map show/hide.
- Starting zoom level adjustments.
- You can use it for a variety of countries, as supported by Google Maps.
- Supports international languages and character sets.
- You can use miles or kilometers.
Select from one of our pre-made CSS styles for your listing or create your own. Easily switch between them via simple menu selection. Upload your version of the CSS file and it automatically appears on the selection menu.
In addition to the basic description below, you may be interested in the comparison chart of add-on pack features.
The Pro Pack add-on brings a significant amount of added functionality to the plugin. The primary focus of the Pro Pack is on the administration of the locations. Bulk import, multi-location re-coding, search and result reporting, extended data fields, simple location tagging system, and more are part of this add-on pack.
Extended map settings, text manipulation for user interface elements are currently part of the Pro Pack that will likely move the Enhanced Search, Enhanced Results, and the upcoming Enhanced Map add-ons.
The Store Pages add-on allows you to connect each of your locations with a WordPress page — so you can add hours, images and more! Each page is generated on a per-page or bulk-management basis via the Manage Locations interface. The pages contain the basic listing information which you can later manipulate to meet your needs.
Enhanced Map Get more control over the map interface, set the default center of the map to a specific address instead of the center of the country. More map UI controls.
Enhanced Search provides more control over the search form user interface. Change labels for the various search form elements or change the basic UI from pull down to radio button selections when used with the Pro Pack tagging system.
Enhanced Results brings more control over the search results user interface. Show or hide various details about the locations returned or change the order in which the results are displayed.
Tagalong gets closer to final release every month. Tagalong is a more advanced way of categorizing and managing your locations. It includes custom map markers for the categories, a full category taxonomy with multiple levels, and uses the built-in WordPress category manager. Make this plugin even stronger with Store Pages.
Widget Pack is our first add-on created by a third party developer. Add simple location search and results to any widget-enabled area on your site.
Countries and Languages
Store Locator Plus is designed to support an international audience. Many of the labels in the main user interface can be set via the admin interface. We also include a language translation file for all newer releases which will translate most of the programmed-in labels within the application to a number of native languages.
The following Google Maps services are available in the Store Locator Plus product:
Czech Republic (maps.google.cz)
Hong Kong (maps.google.com.hk)
New Zealand (maps.google.co.nz)
South Korea (maps.google.co.kr)
United Kingdom (maps.google.co.uk)
United States (maps.google.com)
English (Great Britain)
The latest versions of Store Locator Plus includes a master language file also known as a Portable Object Template (POT) file that can be used to create a translation file in your native language. The text in the POT file is used to generate a Portable Object (PO) file that has both the English and native language translations.
See Store Locator Plus In Action
Click the website tab to see a select list of websites running Store Locator Plus.
Below is a sampling of websites that are using Store Locator Plus. Click any slide or link to go to the customer website.
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Basic Testing with Selenium IDE
Zip File Install and Cursory Overview
This is an overview of installing via a manual process with a downloaded zip file. I am using this method to test a new release that has not been published to the WordPress plugin directory. Normally you can search for “Store Locator Plus” and install from the plugin directory without doing a manual upload.