The default map marker design with Store Locator Plus® is to set your map markers to be identical for all locations.
These markers can be customized so they are specific to each location. Or a select few locations can have their own marker while the rest use the standard marker. There is also an option to set the map marker based on the type of location, for example those in the “Service” category use a read marker and the “Sales” category use a yellow marker.
Proper styling of your store locator is one of the key components in creating a solid user experience on your site. All of the Store Locator Plus® offerings include access to our pre-defined library of CSS styles.
Clients that are using the Professional or Enterprise level of service also get the added advantage of advanced page structure layouts. The page structure are changes to the underlying HTML that is output on the page, providing the skeleton for the locator layout. Moving the search results to the left or right side of the map instead of below it, for example. While you can accomplish this with CSS rules alone, it takes a lot more CSS customization if the underlying HTML structure is pushing a significantly different layout.
Caching of your site tends to create a superior user experience as pages are served to your site visitors more quickly. In the modern technological world of “NOW!”, where we expect our requests from technology to delivery immediately, anything that takes longer than a few seconds to deliver what the user asked for is considered slow, useless, or obsolete.
Caching of live WordPress sites is something that used to be a rare occurence. With more informative articles, better hosting companies, and the user community “leveling up” their technical expertise, caching of WordPress sites has become more commonplace than ever before. That is a good thing.
Many other web presence services and hosting companies have deployed caching for years. Some are more advanced than others with their deployment process. The better web presence platforms will manage flushing the cache for you.
If you are managing your own hosting and caching solutions here are some things we’ve encountered on our own WordPress sites and MySLP deployments.
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