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Important: Update To Store Locator v2.x, Which Uses Google Maps API v3!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 

Update to Store Locator v2.x!

Update to Store Locator v2.x!

Update to Store Locator v2! Important!

It is mandatory that you update to v2 of the WordPress Store Locator, because it uses Google Maps API v3.

Older Store Locator versions use Google Maps API v2, which is being shut off soon.

Older Versions Will Not Geocode Your Locations Anymore

In fact, Google Geocoding API v2 seems to already be off. No further questions concerning geocoding errors will be answered for those of you using old versions before Store Locator v2 (geocoding: giving your locations latitude & longitude coordinates).

If your plugin folder is ‘wordpress-store-locator-location-finder’ (stopped at v1.2.37):

  1. Deactivate
  2. Rename the folder to ‘store-locator’
  3. Then reactivate the plugin so that you start seeing updates in your WordPress plugins admin panel!

This renaming notification is in your admin panel. You will not lose your locations.

Just like keeping WordPress up-to-date, keeping your Store Locator up-to-date is crucial, due to changes to external services/APIs such as Google Maps.

Announced This Twice So Far, Don’t Hesitate — Update!

  1. When first announcing Store Locator v2
  2. When telling everyone to update to Store Locator v2.1

 

 

 

New in v2.3 & v2.4 — Additional Options for Map Interface

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 

New Map Interface Options

Versions 2.3 & 2.4 have introduced options for updating the message seen by your website visitors if:

  1. No locations are found during a Store Locator search
  2. The initially searched location doesn’t exist

Additionally, for those choosing to load locations by default, you can now determine whether to show both the map markers and the listing of results on initial load, or just the map markers.

Translation Template Also Has Been Updated

All languages are welcome, especially since new text has been introduced since Store Locator v2.0, you can download in here: Translation Template – As of v3.88

 

Important: Make Sure to Update to Store Locator v2.1

Monday, August 12th, 2013 

Update to Store Locator v2.1

Important: Make sure to update today to Store Locator v2.1 (you can do so from your ‘Plugins’ admin page, or download the latest here).

Details

It has improved transitioning into using Store Locator v2 for all users (both those of you currently using Store Locator v1 and those who are already using an earlier Store Locator v2), so that there is even better display of your locations on your Store Locator page.

Also remember, Google Maps API V2 (used by Store Locator v1) is anticipated to be discontinued by Google by November 19, 2013, so it’s important to soon be using Store Locator v2, which uses Google Maps API V3.  Any questions/problems, make sure to make contact via the contact page.

 

100,000+ Downloads & Back With WordPress Store Locator 2.0

Monday, August 5th, 2013 

Greetings All

Good to be back with WordPress Store Locator Version 2.0 — LotsOfLocales™.  A great deal of work and feedback from many of you went into this product after learning many lessons since our launch date back in December 2008  — five years have certainly flown by.

100,000+ Downloads

Additionally, the Store Locator plugin recently reached 100,000 downloads on the WordPress plugin directory!  In the same vein of celebrating the All-In-One SEO Pack plugin’s achievement of being the first WordPress plugin to reach 1 million downloads, also took a few screenshots to commemorate — however, simply completing all to-do’s for version 2.0 was reward enough.

More to Come

More to say in upcoming days, one of them being that it will be required to upgrade to WordPress Store Locator 2.0 (which now uses Google Maps API V3) quite soon, due to the fact that Google may be fully discontinuing Google Maps API V2 by November 19, 2013.

Lastly, all systems …

  1. Upgrade purchases
  2. Documentation
  3. Discussions / Forums
  4. Customizations / Custom-coding

… are either already up and running or should be by early this week.  Currently updating details to reflect many of the new features brought to you by version 2.0 of the WordPress Store Locator.  All the best … and enjoy it!

 

All Gray / Blank Map Issues Should Now Be Fixed! + Enjoy the Holiday Season

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 

Gray Maps Should Be A Thing of the Past

Gray Maps Should Be A Thing of the Past

Fixes

Made many fixes in version 1.2.33 of the WordPress Store Locator plugin for the many of you that have been experiencing trouble with gray / blank maps.

It should be 100% fixed now, if you find otherwise, say so here in the comments! Otherwise enjoy. More fixes coming, hoping to speed up development during the Holiday Season.

Go to Download Page: WordPress Store Locator

Translations

Lastly, the translation template has been updated. Please provide a translation if you create one for your plugin. Here’s the template:

Translation Template – As of v3.88

Leaving you with this! …
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