Installation

  • Upload the vo-locator folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  • Add your locations through the ‘Listings’ page in the VO Locator admin area
  • Place the shortcode [VO-LOCATOR] in the body of a Page or a Post to display your store locator
  • Customize the listing display page and colors through “settings” page in the VO Locator admin area





Using shortcode in theme template files

In any case, if you need to add listing within theme template files, add this line of code to your theme template:

if(function_exists("volocator_func"))
{
echo volocator_func();
} )

Or One can even use the line of code mentioned below instead of the above function <?php echo do_shortcode( '[VO-LOCATOR]' ); ?>

Customizing Listings View

VO Locator Settings Admin Area

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VO Locator Listing Page Without Map

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VO Locator Listing Custom Colors

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  2. Go to settings panel through VO Locator admin area.
  3. Check/Uncheck “Show Map” check-box to enable/disable map view respectively on the listings page/post.
  4. Check/Uncheck “Current Location” check-box to enable/disable current location look-up respectively on the listings page/post. Enabling this will suggest nearby store locations to the users.
  5. “Find a Location” is the default heading text for listings page. Change the “Search Box Heading Text” accordingly if the listings serve any other purpose. For e.g. if you need to showcase listings for people working at different places for your business, you can change Heading as “Look up for our Employees”
  6. You can easily change “Select Highlight Color” & “Select Text Color” clicking on the color picker box. This will help you to change look and feel of your locations page according to the theme colors.

Google Maps API Key

We are providing a new option in the latest version of the plugin to enter a google maps API key for those who are facing the JavaScript problems.

Javascript error

The problem will look like above screen, one need to create their own Google API key and enter it within setting area.

GoogleAPI

Follow these steps to get an API key:

In the Google API Console, you can also look up an existing key or view a list of enabled APIs.

For more information on using the Google API Console, see API Console Help.

Please make sure following API services are enabled

mapapiservices

Please Enable These API Services


Change Logs

  • 2.2.1
    Bug Fixes
  • 2.2.0
    Regions for Map added in admin(plugin settings page). Please note to select an appropriate region and save settings.
  • 2.1.7
    Spanish Translation Correction.
    Bug Fixes
  • 2.1.6
    Added anchor tag to the URL field so the link is clickable.
  • 2.1.5
    Major bug for some users who faced Geo-code error while adding an address.
    Minor Bug fixes which break some themes.
  • 2.1.2
    Added Chinese Language
  • 2.1.1
    Bug fixed where user unable to get a popup on clicking locations.
  • 2.1.0
    Ability to show 100 Location Markers on map by default
    Bug fixes: A bug is fixed where user see a blank page when clicking on delete location in the admin panel.
  • 2.0
    All added locations can be edited from Admin Panel
  • 1.1.2
    Added Languages Support: Included Spanish Language.
    Added feature to switch distance in Kilometers/Miles.
    Small bug fixes
  • 1.1.1
    Bug Fixes: Small bug with default map center feature fixed.
  • 1.1
    Added Feature: Map centering based on any default location from your listing.
    Settings Panel: Search box heading text within settings panel can be left empty if a user wishes to hide that text.
    Bug Fixes: Fixed a bug Improving CSS where users face layout theme compatibility problems with their store locator page display.
  • 1.0.2
    Bug Fixes: Fixed a bug where users see a white blank screen on add listing.
  • 1.0.1
    Bug Fixed: A bug fixed where a user can’t activate the plugin due to a fatal error.

 

Using VO Locator Pro Add-On

Installation

  • This is an Add-On plugin for VO Store Locator, make sure you install it from WordPress directory first before Installing Pro Add-On. Here is the link to it, VO Store Locator.
  • After the first Step, upload the vo-locator-the-wp-store-locator-pro folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, i.e. upload the purchased zip file as Add New Plugin within wp-admin panel from Plugins Menu.
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Using

  • Add your locations through the ‘Listings’ page in the VO Locator admin area. You can also Import the several Listings as bulk upload. For Import please see the “Download Import Template” link on the same page for sample.
  • If you are using Import option for bulk upload, please remember to update co-ordinates after importing locations via same ‘listings’ page.
  • Place the shortcode [VO-LOCATOR] in the body of a Page or a Post to display your store locator
  • Customize the listing display page, Map and colors through “settings” page in the VO Locator admin area. This is explained in a video provided below.
  • One can also export listings using the Pro Add-On plugin.
  • Make customized unlimited listing instances that can be used on different pages with dynamic shortcodes created. After creating an instance with full customized settings a shortcode is generated that can be used to show unique listings on different pages(Shortcode is generated automatically when you set up an instance, you just need to copy and paste wherever you want to display it).
  • You can also assign tags to each instance you create for further filtering, so that different store listings can be filtered by different tags.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is VO Locator displayed across various devices with the perfect layout?
Yes, VO Locator is fully responsive and works across various devices.
Can I disable the map view for my store locator in any case?
Yes, you can enable or disable the map view display through ‘settings’ page in VO Locator admin area
Can I display the VO Locator in a page template instead of using a shortcode in a Page or a Post?
Yes, in your page template, add the code:
if(function_exists("volocator_func"))
{
echo volocator_func();
} )

Or One can even use the line of code mentioned below instead of the above function
<?php echo do_shortcode( ‘[VO-LOCATOR]’ ); ?>