The October 2022 update of Store Locator Plus® is now out for both the SaaS platform and the self-managed installations for WordPress plugins. The current release continues down the path of updating the user controls dashboard with newer React-based components. While the user experience (UX) updates are relatively minor with this October update, the underlying technology has set the foundation to begin replacing major interface elements with a modern interface.
The new Material UI on React design will allow Store Locator Plus® to catch up to modern design standards and pave the way for not only a better interface on the dashboard but lead to more advanced designs on the published location maps and eventually produce advanced directory style listings from your locations.
Some of the changes you’ll notice in this release include a new title bar, simplified menu system, and context-sensitive documentation links on each primary Store Locator Plus® dashboard page.
Exporting locations from the locations page was not functioning properly when specific locations were checked. With the locations table open you can now check specific locations on the list and use the Bulk Actions drop down menu to export a downloadable CSV file. It was brought to our attention that this feature was downloading all locations, not just those selected. This has been resolved.
Exporting select locations from the locations table was not functioning properly. With the locations table open you can now check specific locations on the list and use the Bulk Actions drop down menu to export a downloadable CSV file. It was brought to our attention that this feature was downloading all locations, not just those selected. This has been resolved.
Along the way we made the export downloadable CSV action behave as a single page application. That means the Export Downloadable CSV action no longer performs a full form post where the server needs to read the entire page, process the data, send the CSV file, and then redraw the entire page. As a single page application a separate on-page request is made to the server which sends back the ready-to-download CSV file without having to redraw the entire page.
The end result is the export action is not only faster but also more reliable.
Address autocomplete is a feature available on the Store Locator Plus® Professional and Enterprise plans. This feature connects the location address search to your list of locations to suggest a list of matching zip or postal codes. This feature helps guide your site visitors toward selecting a zip or postal code where you have an existing location.