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Store Locator Plus

Add a location finder or directory to your site in minutes. A Google Business Maps API licensed product. Extensive premium add-on library available!


106 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
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I have used it once and liked it

Free version 4 stars, paid add-ons 2 stars
By , for WP 4.0.1

Be aware that if you use the paid add-ons (for example to perform an import - $50, or categories, $50) that support, which is only available on the author's site, is nearly non-existent. You have the option of paying even more to get various guaranteed levels of support (upwards of $100 to get a same day response). In short, do not assume that because you throw upwards of $500 towards one of the bundles of addons that you're going to get any help beyond what the docs offer (unless you pony up more cash).

If you find something simply is not working due to a bug, and you have a deadline, best of luck. To add value, there are three options - better quality software that does not have bugs, lower cost software that make the bugs tolerable, or lower profit software that puts profits into support.

The author does make it clear that he's a one man shop and does not have time to support the product when customers complain, but that sounds like a problem with his business model, not one that should be shouldered by customers. I don't find that a good way to do business.

I'll also echo another reviewers comments on the UI - it is dated. On the frontend no ajax on flipping categories or radius settings, on the admin UI there's not much to explain - it's not styled like the rest of WP.

If you can get by with the free version, it's worth it. Also note that in the free version you can import stores via mysql/phpmyadmin, just import your pre-geocoded csv and make sure your column names match. I did this to see if it could handle a few thousand stores before committing to purchasing the "ProPack".

Awesome plugin, great value
By , for WP 4.1

This plugin is awesome. Works perfectly out of the box, the add-ons are an excellent value, and it's very easy to style via custom CSS. 5 stars. I'm very thankful!

Note: if you're having trouble modifying layout, simply copy one of the CSS files from the plugin's folder (/wp-content/plugins/store-locator-le/css by default) and use that as a guide for your own CSS.

This approach might not be future-proof, as the HTML the plugin generates may change following plugin updates, but it's a good way to get started. The markup this plugin generates is quite well organized and easy to style within reason.

VERY Dated, awful UI, etc
By , for WP 4.1

Trying to use this plugin makes me feel like I'm working in Windows 95.

Perfect map locator and well maintained
By , for WP 4.0

Have followed this for a while and see that it is maintaned and often updated. Have used the free version and bought 3 addon packs to make the design as I want. The free version have designs for USA in result listand I wanted European address formats but that is easy changed with a addon pack. Easy to make custom CSS adjustment and provided with several free design examples. The code for Store Locator Plus is working fast with Google map and do NOT slow down my site as another map tool did.

pour layout
By , for WP 4.0

with the free version, I couldn't get it to produce a descent layout with any of their themes.
I tried to use it with the Joyn theme by swiftideas (themeforest).
It didn't encourage me to buy add on's, so I left it for what it was.

Good Functionality
By , for WP 4.0

We have used this plugin on a couple of client websites. As much as I love the plugin's output, I do warn clients about the admin panel.

Overall I think the functionality is great. If you have the plugin create pages in the backend, then the interface between the directory itself and these pages is a bit confusing for regular end users. I do have to do training and then a follow up session with people so they get the two components and can manage the data themselves.

Given that this is my only complaint, it is minor. We're a repeat user, so that shows it has some solid functionality.

Simple and Works
By ,

This is a simple plugin that works fine for me. I like how simple it is to you and I like the fact you can pay for any extras you want to and still give the opportunity for other users to use the standard plugin. While everything is fine with this plugin so far, it's not very straight-forward on how to insert the map onto a page.

For example, the plugin's page on WordPress says to click this link to view short codes. But the webpage doesn't exist. Googling on how to find the short code, would take me to forum threads where the author simply gives a link that either didn't work or is so detailed and difficult to find what you need.

I figured it would be nice to just put a standard short code example onto this plugin's page so it would be easier to find. Other than that, it is free and works, so I have no complaints.

Best Plugin Ever
By , for WP 3.9.2

Intuitive, easy to use, great well priced premium add ons, easy to use, exactly what I was looking for - probably the best plugin I have ever installed. Did I say easy to use?

Great plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

This plugin works perfectly, and is easily customizable via the css files. The free version has just the right level of functionality for what I needed and I've had no issues with compatibility.

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