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New Things to See Since Version 1.2.23 + Version 1.3 is Approaching

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If you haven’t updated up to Version 1.2.23 of the Google Maps Store Locator Plugin, definitely check it out! You will notice two major interface changes: One major change on the administration panel, and one major change to the mapping interface

Administration Panel
The “Map Designer” page has been revamped to be a little cleaner to allow for more logical management of the look and feel of your store locator map.

New Map Designer Page (Click to Enlarge)

Map Interface
The Map Interface now uses the new Zoom and Pan tools provided by Google, which gives your store locators a much sleeker appeal.

Even maps deserve a makeover every now and then

Version 1.3
Version 1.3 is already being worked on, and I must say, I’m liking the new features. Plans are to have it ready no later then end of this month, June 2009.

Any desires, requests for features to be included? Would love to hear them.


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Store Locator Translation Files Wanted (You Might Just Get Something Nice in Return)

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Store Locator Translations are needed to better localize our WordPress Store Locator plugin.

If you have translated it into a different language, make sure to email the PO translation file to info [at] viadat.com … You might even get something nice in return … How does a free Store Locator upgrade sound?

If you would like to translate, but don’t know how, here are some quick steps:

1) Download the Most Recent Translation Template:
[download#13#nohits]

2) Download the program PoEdit:
http://www.poedit.net/download.php

3) Install PoEdit on your computer

4) Open the Store Locator Translation Template using PoEdit

*PoEdit allows you to translate individual phrases in the code, thus you should translate each phrase that appears. Once you’ve finished, and you save the PO translation file, an MO file (Machine-readable version of your human-readable PO file) will be generated. Email both files to us, and tell us what language it is. And you’re finished — simple, correct?

Countries Needed for Language Translation:
* Austria (German)
* Australia (English)
* Belgium (Dutch, French, German)
* Brazil (Portuguese)
* Canada (English, French)
* Switzerland (German, French, Italian)
* Czech Republic
* Germany
* Denmark
* Spain
* Finland
* Italy
* Japan
* Netherlands
* Norway
* New Zealand (English)
* Poland
* Russia
* Sweden
* Taiwan (Chinese [traditional])
* United Kingdom (English)
* United States (English)
* China (Chinese [simplified])
* India
* Hong Kong (English, Chinese [simplified], Chinese [traditional])
* Liechtenstein (German)
* South Korea
* Argentina (Spanish)
* Chile (Spanish)
* Mexico (Spanish)
* Portugal
* Singapore (English, Malay, Chinese [simplified], Tamil)


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Google Maps Store Locator for WordPress v1.1 + HAPPY NEW YEAR! + French Translation

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Happy New Year to All this our New Year’s 2009 Release — Version 1.1 — with more to come.

Go to Download Page | Go to Store Locator WordPress Plugin Page

Your suggestions, emails, support and enthusiasm for this plugin are much appreciated, so keep on giving your great feedback. We’ve also been upgrading our development processes and tools, so you can expect additional updates in soon.

We’ve created a .po template that will allow for translation of this plugin into multiple languages — so far, we’ve translated it into French (.po & .mo files are included in the ‘/languages/’ directory of this plugin). To translate this plugin into another language, you can

Download the .po template file here:

[download#3#nohits]

Changelog For This Release:

  • Translation: French
    (In order to use a different language, make sure the place the .mo + .po file in the ‘/wp-content/plugins/store-locator/languages/’ folder and change the ‘WPLANG’ constant in the ‘wp-config.php’ file in the root wordpress folder to the language. [e.g. for French use “define(‘WPLANG’, ‘fr_FR’)”]
  • Ability to change the Address field label to something other than “Address” (“Zip Code” for example)
  • Repositioning of links on user interface
  • Ability to change the default zoom level of the store locator user interface

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