Store Locator Loading Indicator

The loading indicator, a graphical indicator that is shows up as a spinning circle when locations are loading, has been patched in the November update of My Store Locator Plus®.

Loading Indicator
Loading Indicator

Enterprise users that enabled this feature may have had had an issue where the map would not display when this feature was enabled.    The problem has been ongoing since its introduction earlier this summer but was not brought to our attention until recently.   The patch to address the issue is now online.

The Loading Indicator settings are under Store Locator Plus® | Settings | Results for Enterprise level users.

Location Map and Directory Listing Improvements

Several changes have made it into the October 2018 release of My Store Locator Plus®.  The updates include features users of the mapping and directory service have been asking for since the start of the summer.

Faster map loads

Users that generate embed codes for their Weebly, Wix, Squarespace or other sites will notice a small change to the code — we now serve up a minified JavasScript snippet.  The compressed code will load faster and take up less memory on your site.   Mobile users visiting your site will like that.

Users that have already embedded the map may want to grab the new embed code by logging into MySLP and copying the code from Generate Embed.

Scheduled Imports Included in Locator Updates

The July release of Store Locator Plus™ has been completed and includes a number of updates such as the scheduled imports patch for our Professional and Enterprise level users.   We’ve included a number of changes in the location processing engine as well that helps improve browser memory consumption as well as performance for sites with larger lists of locations.    These updates are already online for our MySLP users.

You’ll find similar patches and updates in our WordPress plugin version 4.9.17.

Scheduled imports patch

This patch addresses and issue where the import scheduling form was not being processed, preventing changes to the import file location, interval, or time at which the import runs.    New sites could not schedule imports and had to import location CSV files “by hand”.  The patch addresses the issue.

Schedule imports are provided at theProfessional and Enterprise levels and are part of the WordPress Power add on.