Location Search Reports Updated : SLP 2208.15

Store Locator Plus® has updated the location search reports as part of the 2208.15 release. The new reports interface is the first release of the forthcoming React-centric interface design being implemented in both the WordPress plugin and SaaS platform offerings.

The Store Locator Plus® 2208.15 release is now out on the MySLP SaaS platform. Fixes and features include:

  • The new search reports for Professional and higher level users.
  • Add and Edit Location form fixes, patches several issues introduced in recent releases including:
    • Incorrect scrolling of the form for Safari users
    • Missing field labels when Contact Information was enabled (Professional or Enterprise level)
  • Manage location shortcuts like the edit and delete locations have been fixed
  • Inline documentation links on settings pages have been improved
  • For WordPress plugin users, the SLP Basic Map Block is back
  • Various REST endpoint fixes

Reports Update

The new reports interface is a preview of the upcoming changes that are slowly being incorporated throughout the Store Locator Plus® product. We started with reports as part of the development cycle to address CSV export bugs. This allows for testing of the React interfaces across multiple customer accounts and gather feedback from users before making drastic changes across the entire application. This approach also allows for small incremental UX changes that are release every few weeks versus on big change that would takes months to deploy.

More user experience upgrades are on the R&D schedule for the next few months.

Learn more on the Reports documentation pages.

Additional 2208.15 Release Notes

Store Locator Plus® Patches Search Form Name Label

Store Locator Plus® Release Notes
SaaS 2022.08.08 / WordPress 5.14

Store Locator Plus® has been updated for the early August 2022 release.   This impacts both the WordPress plugins and the SaaS product.     Users of the WordPress plugins will need to download and update to the latest releases.   SaaS users will see these updates automatically.

MySLP SaaS All Levels

A patch has been put into place on the JavaScript core method that reduces network I/O from REST API calls when rendering map labels.    The pre-patched version would consider various labels as not being set if a user was setting a label to an empty string.  This created a REST API call for every location that was being displayed to fetch new label information.  This patch reduces those calls to a single REST API request per page render versus per-location rendered.

MySLP SaaS Professional and Enterprise Updates

This release patches search form name labels and the name placeholder.   These settings were not being honored.  The functionality has been restored.

The map search form “Hide Address Entry” has been patched to hide ONLY the address input box, not the entire search form.

Version Info

The changes noted above can be found in the following update.

Store Locator Plus® (SaaS Edition) : 2022.08.08
Store Locator Plus® for WordPress: 5.14.X
Store Locator Plus® for WP : Experience: 5.14.X

Power v5.13 Addresses Location Categorization Issue

Version 5.13 of the Store Locator Plus® Power add on for WordPress plugins was released today.    The update is a minor one as we continue to clean up the WordPress plugin family.  Multiple updates are expected in the next few weeks in preparation for better SaaS integration , user experience improvements, and general feature improvements.

In Power v5.13

Add new location category was logging a warning about an undefined or null variable reference.   This has been resolved.

Power – On The Radar

For the WordPress plugins we are aware of an issue related to the SEO pages functionality and an array offset warning that comes up when creating an SEO page.   This is on the R&D schedule to be addressed in an upcoming release.   Current estimate is to have an update ready in less than 30 days.

Store Locator Plus® SaaS Impact

The issues resolved in Power 5.13 do not affect functionality or performance of the MySLP SaaS platform.   As such the updates included here will be published in combination with other updates in a future upgrade to the MySLP platform.