Export locations patched
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.
The data category selector was not filtering correctly. The latest release patches this bug. When a user selects the category from a drop down menu and selects find , only those categories should appear.
SaaS “Quick View” updates
The SaaS version of Store Locator Plus® has a “Quick View” for location data that appears under the MySLP sidebar menu. This view has been updated to simplify the interface and clean up some visual elements. Some users were reporting the appearance of a long-defunct “Bulk Actions” option and location selection checkbox on the Quick View location list. This has been removed; Bulk Actions should be performed via the standard location interface available under the Store Locator Plus® | Locations page.
Map Marker settings have been refined
Self-provided images via use media image
The settings for the map markers has been refined for users that upload their own marker images. This feature is supported via the “Use Media Image” button on the Settings | Map page. Depending no the interaction, the media images would not always appear properly on the settings page. In some cases the media files would not upload properly. These issues have been resolved.
All markers now auto-save
A feature we dubbed “quick save” many years ago allows most settings to automatically be saved and “put into effect” as soon as they are changed on the Store Locator Plus® settings pages. Map markers were an outlier where entering the URL to the map icon would automatically save but uploading your own map marker or picking an icon from the display listed would not. With this new release the map marker will auto-save and be implemented immediate no matter how you choose your marker.
Info page updated for WordPress users
The info page is the second interface on the Store Locator Plus® application to get an updated interface. After positive results from our update to the Reports interface in the previous release, we decided to try another low impact part of the application and updated the Info page.
The revised info page now shows a documentation section that highlights our main Getting Started articles from the documentation site. A revamped news section shows the latest news from the Store Locator Plus® News feed. Both use modern React components that bring a modern User Experience to these pages.
Along with the revised Info page rework of the “How To Use” page (now just the main info page) are a reworked Environment interface that shows key elements of your WordPress installation. This information is often requested by Support when reporting an issue or asking for help. SaaS users do not need this tab as the pertinent information is automatically sent via the “Contact Us” form that is included the SaaS dashboard.
Another update included in the info page rework is the inclusion of the scheduled processes (aka “cron jobs”) for WordPress installs. This information is primarily used for self-managed WordPress installations. The revised interface provides a cleaner look at all WordPress scheduled tasks for your installation.