SaaS users can skip this step. Store Locator Plus® for WordPress users need a Google API key to utilize the full features available in the the plugin. WordPress administrators who are self-managing their plugin updates, security, and Google services need to setup a Google API account so they can start billing for map services.
If you are a subscriber to Store Locator Plus® – our SaaS directory and locator service, you can ignore this page, we’ve got it covered. Go to our Getting Started guide and move on to Step 2.
For the Store Locator Plus® for WordPress users these instructions are a general guideline. You will need to visit Google and read their User guide to obtain a new account or update your existing account. Google will bill you directly for your monthly map views and location look-ups.
Add a location map to your site by putting the SaaS embed code or WordPress shortcode on any page. You’ll need to have an active Store Locator Plus® SaaS subscription or have the Store Locator Plus® for WordPress plugin installed and activated.
Make sure you’ve completed the initial configuration and setup steps outline in the Store Locator Plus® Getting Started article.
When a visitor goes to a page with the Store Locator Plus® map code embedded, it will show a default search form and a map centered in your country or on the “Center Map At” address you entered when configuring Store Locator Plus®. When someone searches for a zip code that is close enough to a location you entered it will show those locations on the map.
Store Locator Plus uses the built-in WordPress internationalization and localization tools to translate the interface text into various languages. Store Locator Plus plug-in is part of the WordPress Translate project. You can contribute translations for the base plugin at the Store Locator Plus directory at WordPress Translate.
If you do not see the base plugin in your language, check the SLP Translate report for the latest Stable Release and make sure your language is at 100%. The Translate system will not create a language export for partial translations. If you want to help with the translation, send a request to be added to the WordPress PolyGlots project.
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We often have questions posted from users asking why something is or is not working. The information needed to be able to assist them properly and efficiently is shown under the SLP/INFO tab under Environment
What is meant by the (Plugin) Environment.
The plugin environment shows the versions of Store Locator Plus, and any active SLP add-ons you have installed, as well as the WordPress version, php version, MYSQL , the domain name and other useful data specific to the WPSLP environment.
You can also find the latest release versions under your account Downloads List, and/or review the Versions under the Support tab on the WordPress Store Locator Plus home site to see if you have the most recent version of Store Locator Plus and the various add-on packs.
Google Map Domains
The following countries are currently supported in the Store Locator Plus plugin. These countries determine the default center starting point for location searches and determine which Google locations engine is used when searching for an address. This influences, but does not restrict, which results are returned. Regardless of what country you select as the default, any location in your location database can be returned by the search regardless of the country in which that location resides. This does not effect the zip codes necessarily. Some country postal codes are unique, others are not.
The Store Locator Plus plugin is now part of the WordPress Translate project. You can get the current status of the Store Locator Plus translations on the WordPress Translation website. If you would like to see the plugin fully translated into your language, please send a request to be added to the WordPress translate team for your language. As soon as a language reaches 100% completion for the stable release of the Store Locator Plus plugin, the custom language files will be removed from Store Locator Plus and be replaced by the more-efficient Translate system.
You will find useful links to our documentation site as well as news and posts about releases, technical information and an overview of the plugin.
What is meant by the Plugin Environment.
The plugin environment shows the versions of Store Locator Plus, and any active SLP add-ons you have installed, as well as the WordPress version, php version, MYSQL , the domain name and other useful data
This information is required when posting in forums. You can find the release versions under your account Downloads List, and/or review the Release details to see if you have the most recent version of Store Locator Plus and the various add-on packs.