Tag Archives: WordPress
31
Dec

Events Now Available for Store Locator Plus

The Event Location Manager add-on for Store Locator Plus is now available form the Store Locator Plus website. Event Location Manager, another great add-on created by DeBaat, provides a new interface in the WordPress admin panel for creating time-based events.  The event manager provides an interface to set the event name, start and end dates, […]

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31
Dec

Store Locator Plus : Add On Update Notifications Fixed

The latest release of Store Locator Plus, version 4.2.23, fixes the automatic WordPress update notification system for the premium add-on packs. The prior versions would not always report when an update was available for the add-on packs. Without the inline notifications provided by the WordPress admin panel the only option to perform an update was […]

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22
Dec

Store Locator Plus 4.2.21 Update Prepares For Gravity Forms Integration

Store Locator Plus 4.2.21 has been released in preparation for the launch of the forthcoming Gravity Forms integration plugins from DeBaat.   The changes include minor modifications to the way the locations table is loaded in the admin pages.   This change may improve stability for select installations of Store Locator Plus when other plugins manipulate the […]

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22
Dec

Is phpUnit Good Enough For Testing WordPress?

I’ve been using Selenium IDE to test my Store Locator Plus plugin for the past year.   At nearly every WordCamp I attend I hear about using phpUnit to test “WordPress things”.   I heard about it at WordCamp Orlando during the contributor session; one of the first things Mark Jaquith asked me about a proposed patch […]

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15
Dec

Store Locator Plus Ready For WordPress 4.1

Store Locator Plus version 4.2.19 was released tonight.  This version has been tested with the latest WordPress 4.1 release candidate that is scheduled for public release any day now.   Minor CSS updates were made to the Store Locator Plus default theme to address changes in the forthcoming Twenty Fifteen WordPress theme that is coming as […]

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10
Dec

Updating Videos, Slack Chat, and Other Production Changes

After another WordCamp visit this past week, this time for WordCamp Orlando, I am back with all kinds of new ideas including ways to update my plugin development process. This time around I am seeking to improve communication; a theme that was re-iterated at several sessions this past weekend. As part of that process I […]

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07
Dec

Work On Store Locators Plus Or Just Follow Along

Are you a coder or application designer that has some cool things you want to contribute to the Store Locator Plus project? If so there is a Trello project and a Slack channel that I have started using more frequently to communicate with the developer community. Send and email to info@ or use the Contact […]

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19
Nov

Swedish Translations for Add Ons

Several add-on packs have been updated today with the Swedish language translation thanks to Piani Sweden AB. The updates are available now to any users that has purchased the add-ons. Enhanced Map 4.2.03 Enhanced Search 4.2.04 Pro Pack 4.2.02 The Swedish language pack will also be part of the next Enhanced Results and Store Locator […]

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14
Nov

Real Estate Extender Version 4.2.01 Released

The Real Estate add-on for Store Locator Plus was released today.    The new add-on extends the Store Locator Plus WordPress plugin with real estate-specific fields. The target audience is website developers who need to display for-sale and for-rent locations in an interactive map. The following fields are added to locations. The new search fields appear […]

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12
Nov

Finding WordPress Programmers

I am on a quest to find good programmers that are well versed in WordPress.   After speaking with multiple investors it is obvious that to bring Store Locator Plus to the next level I need to have talented self-sufficient staff.    I need to “up the game” from part-time support and coding positions to […]

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12
Nov

Senior WordPress Plugin Developer Wanted

Join Charleston Software Associates Charleston Software Associates (CSA) is the company that has created the popular Store Locator Plus WordPress plugin.   The plugin is running on an estimated 45,000 sites and has 5,000 registered users of the premium add-on packs. CSA is a single-man operation based in Silicon Harbor, aka Charleston SC USA. The Agenda […]

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27
Oct

Store Locator Plus Releases Four Prerelease Updates

Store Locator Plus and several of the Store Locator Plus add-on packs have had new prerelease software patches published today.    Premier Members can get any of the prerelease products from the downloads page on the Charleston Software Associates website.   Non-premier members can obtain the prerelease version of any product that they purchased from […]

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20
Oct

Getting Started With SLPDev Cent 7 Vagrant Box

This article is for the Store Locator Plus development team that is helping maintain the Store Locator Plus plugin family.   It is a basic outline on how to get the SLPDev Cent 7 virtual machine, a private distribution given to qualified developers, personalized and ready for use to start working on the Store Locator […]

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22
Sep

Setting Up A WordPress Development Environment

In preparation for several new projects, some of which are outside of the Store Locator Plus realm, I have been training some new developers in WordPress plugin wizardry.    This article is meant to help new developers get started with my specific Store Locator Plus development environment.    However, most of the steps here will […]

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21
Sep

WordPress wpdb Update/Insert Null Problems

While doing additional testing for upcoming Tagalong features I discovered some odd behavior with the featured and rank elements of Enhanced Results which I had left activated on my development system.    It turns out that when you edit a location some odd things start happening in the data.    Further research has uncovered another […]

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