Locatoraid is regularly updated to give you a dependable online store locator plugin for WordPress.

Version 3.5.6

Wed, 5 Dec 2018
  • Added map-start-address and map-start-zoom shortcode parameters to initialize the default map without search results.

Version 3.5.5

Tue, 4 Dec 2018
  • Minor bug fix in importing locations (Pro Version).

Version 3.5.4

Fri, 9 Nov 2018
  • Disabled possible errors in json output parts that might have caused "Ajax Error" alerts.

Version 3.5.3

Wed, 7 Nov 2018
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 3.5.2

Sun, 28 Oct 2018
  • BUG: If there was only one match, the map didn't zoom close enough.
  • Added the "Draft" priority that can be used to temporarily hide locations from the front end.

Version 3.5.1

Fri, 26 Oct 2018
  • Another fix for the zip code exact match (the previous update may not work sometimes).

Version 3.5.0

Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • A small fix to check for an exact match for the zip code.
  • Optimized a procedure to add new map icons to reuse already existing options (Pro version).

Version 3.4.9

Thu, 16 Aug 2018
  • Added a small fix so that the results list scrolls back to top on search results update.

Version 3.4.8

Sun, 24 Jun 2018
  • A few minor code fixes.

Version 3.4.7

Wed, 13 Jun 2018
  • Updated JavaScript files to help avoid conflicts with other plugins and themes.

Version 3.4.6

Thu, 31 May 2018
  • BUG: JavaScript error in the front end if the map or the list output was hidden by the "layout" shortcode parameter.

Version 3.4.5

Wed, 23 May 2018
  • BUG: "sort" shortcode parameter was not working.

Version 3.4.4

Tue, 15 May 2018
  • A fix for a possible JSON error when bulk geocoding locations.

Version 3.4.3

Wed, 25 Apr 2018
  • Exact name match, if a visitor searches for a location name, and there is a full match, it now sets it as a starting point of search.
  • Shortcode parameter search-bias-country.

Version 3.4.2

Wed, 21 Mar 2018
  • Fixed a few bugs that might appear after upgrading to the Pro version saying that certain table fields are missing.
  • Added a setting to hide the product selection in the front end search form.

Version 3.4.1

Fri, 23 Feb 2018
  • Fixed permissions settings for the search log module as it may be visible for backend users who were not allowed to access Locatoraid.
  • Added the list of posts and pages with Locatoraid shortcode on the Publish admin page.
  • The front end search form is automatically resubmitted if the product checkbox is clicked.
  • Redesigned a bit the admin location fields configuration form (more convenient for custom HTML code if needed).

Version 3.4.0

Mon, 22 Jan 2018
  • Added the search log module.
  • Added an option to override any shortcode parameter with GET parameters.
  • In the admin aread adjusted the paging view so that it now displays the total number of locations.

Version 3.3.2

Tue, 9 Jan 2018
  • BUG: A fatal error appeared when the "where-product" shorcode parameter was used (Pro version).

Version 3.3.1

Fri, 8 Dec 2017
  • BUG: When searching for more than one product, it returned less results then it should (Pro version).
  • BUG: The export file didn't properly link locations to products if any (Pro version).

Version 3.3.0

Thu, 7 Dec 2017
  • Added the id parameter for the shortcode, so it displays the map for this location only, with no search form.
  • BUG: There might be fatal errors when both free and pro versions are enabled.

Version 3.2.9

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
  • BUG: An ajax error when using the limit="1" parameter for the shortcode.

Version 3.2.8

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
  • BUG: Another fix for the Ajax Error (JSON.parse: bad escaped character) message with certain configurations.

Version 3.2.7

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
  • BUG: The search form widget didn't work properly if only digits search string was posted, like zip (postal) code.
  • BUG: Attempted to fix the Ajax Error (JSON.parse: bad escaped character) message with certain configurations.

Version 3.2.6

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
  • BUG: When uploading a CSV file, and it contained new products, the location to product relations were not built properly.
  • Minor code updates.

Version 3.2.5

Wed, 4 Oct 2017
  • BUG: When it was configured not to start with default results, the map outline was still displayed.
  • Minor code updates.

Version 3.2.4

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
  • BUG: Error saying "required field" that did not allow to update a location.

Version 3.2.3

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
  • BUG: Fatal error when upgrading from several older versions.

Version 3.2.2

Mon, 18 Sep 2017
  • BUG: The bulk geocoding process did not save the coordinates properly.

Version 3.2.1

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 3.2.0

Thu, 7 Sep 2017
  • Front text (submit button, search field, more results link) can be edited.
  • Bulk delete option for products (Pro version).
  • Code refactoring improved speed and reduced size.

Version 3.1.7

Tue, 4 Jul 2017
  • BUG: The initial Google Maps API Key entry check didn't work correctly.

Version 3.1.6

Thu, 29 Jun 2017
  • BUG: The import upload did not associate locations with products (Pro version).
  • Internal cleanup and optimization that now requires PHP version 5.3 or later.

Version 3.1.5

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • If you do not want to auto start with default results, you can use the start="no" shortcode parameter.

Version 3.1.4

Thu, 15 Jun 2017

This update includes new features to style the map, filter search results by product, and a number of other improvements and bug fixes.
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Version 3.1.3

Fri, 26 May 2017
  • BUG: searching in the admin view produced a fatal error.
  • BUG: products were shown as [object] text in the search results (Pro version).

Version 3.1.2

Wed, 24 May 2017
  • BUG: if a starting search setting consisted of digits only (a zip code for example), it did not recognize it.

Version 3.1.1

Wed, 24 May 2017
  • The search form widget is available again.

Version 3.1.0

Tue, 23 May 2017
  • A few code updates.

Version 3.0.8

Mon, 8 May 2017
  • Modified the front view output for a better fit with various themes.
  • Moved the submenu links closer to the page header for a more prominent position.

Version 3.0.7

Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • We added two new shortcode parameters:

    • map-style
    • list-style

    They specify custom content for the style HTML attribute for the map and the results list components, respectively. It can be useful to further customize the front end layout view like adjusting the map height or width, making the store location results list scroll or not, etc.

Version 3.0.6

Thu, 27 Apr 2017

    If only map or list options were given in the shortcode layout parameter, the front end did not work.

Version 3.0.5

Tue, 25 Apr 2017
  • If you don't need the Google Maps API key for any reason, you can now enter the none text in the settings form. It will make it attempt to load the Google Maps JavaScript file without the API key if that works for you.
  • Code updates including minor bug fixes and performance optimization.

Version 3.0.4

Thu, 20 Apr 2017
  • Now you can use duplicated locations names. For example, it may be useful if you have a chain of stores under the same name.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 3.0.3

Tue, 11 Apr 2017

    The language translation files were not loaded correctly.

Version 3.0.2

Mon, 10 Apr 2017
  • The map and the search results list will start being hidden if no default search is given.
  • Minor code updates.

Version 3.0.1

Thu, 6 Apr 2017

    There was a fatal database error for new installs.

Version 3.0.0

Tue, 4 Apr 2017

New major update.
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Version 2.7.6

Tue, 7 Mar 2017

Fixed the unnecessary slashes appearing.

Version 2.7.5

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

Added the reverse alphabetically sort option.

A few code updates and fixes.

Version 2.7.4

Wed, 25 Jan 2017

Removed potentially vulnerable own copy of PHPMailer library.

Version 2.7.3

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

Added shortcode parameter for the default country option.

Added a dependency on jQuery for our scripts as it may be required for some WordPress configurations.

Version 2.7.2

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

BUG: the admin Install menu produced an error.

Version 2.7.1

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

Minor code updates.

Version 2.7.0

Thu, 28 Jul 2016

Added a setting if the street address for locations is required. If not, then you can leave just the city.

Version 2.6.8

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

Added an option to enter Google Maps API key that may be required for newer sites for the maps to work correctly.

A few minor code tweaks and fixes.

Version 2.6.7

Fri, 20 May 2016

BUG: 404 error after certain WordPress search results

Switched database engine to mysqli if it's available for compatibility with PHP 7

Version 2.6.6

Sun, 15 May 2016

BUG: Google maps API infobox file URL fix

Version 2.6.5

Thu, 18 Feb 2016

BUG: the location search may have failed after settings update

Version 2.6.4

Wed, 17 Feb 2016

BUG: featured locations were not visually highlighted in the front end

Added an option to sort locations by misc10 field [Pro]

Minor code fixes

Version 2.6.3

Sat, 5 Dec 2015

Modified a bit the front end search form for a nicer view both in desktop and mobile.

Version 2.6.2

Sat, 5 Dec 2015

Added an option to set number of locations per page in the admin area.

Version 2.6.1

Fri, 4 Dec 2015

Allow longer entries for the website field (up to 300 characters), it was limited to 100 characters.

Version 2.6.0

Tue, 1 Dec 2015

BUG: Small fix for the stats module to prevent SQL error under some configurations.

Modified a bit the admin edit location form to allow a bit more space for text inputs.

Modified a bit the front end search form for a nicer view.

Added a setting to open directions in a new window.

Added an option for the admin to manually enter geo coordinates for a location.

Version 2.5.8

Fri, 25 Sep 2015

BUG: the address field format configuration was reset after updating the core settings.

Version 2.5.7

Wed, 23 Sep 2015

Added address display format configuration to match your regional preferences.

BUG: directions link not working from the map after the infobox appeared after clicking on the locations list.

Version 2.5.6

Tue, 22 Sep 2015

Added options for labels before the search field and the radius selection.

Version 2.5.5

Wed, 12 Aug 2015

Added an option to configure which fields to show in the search results list and on the map.

Version 2.5.4

Thu, 23 Jul 2015

BUG: "Always Shown" locations were not really always displayed.

Version 2.5.3

Mon, 22 Jun 2015

BUG: If the matched locations title was set to blank, it still showed in the frontend.

BUG: The matched locations count was wrong if the output group by option was set.

Added an option to translate the Directions link label.

Moved all localization/customization options for the front end together in the settings form.

Version 2.5.2

Thu, 18 Jun 2015

Pro Version: Skip locations with empty name and street address in the locations import file.

Pro Version: BUG: If the locations import file contained special characters like umlauts then they were skipped.

Version 2.5.1

Fri, 5 Jun 2015

Added a setting to show the matched locations count in the front end.

Skip empty lines in the locations import file.

Version 2.5.0

Sun, 10 May 2015

Added a setting to disable the scroll wheel in the map, it is useful when you don't want to automatically zoom the map when scrolling the page.

Version 2.4.9

Fri, 1 May 2015

The Pro version now can have up to 10 misc fields.

Version 2.4.8

Mon, 20 Apr 2015

A small fix to allow just "//" URLs, without protocol.

Version 2.4.7

Tue, 14 Apr 2015

A new option to group locations output by zip/postal code.

Version 2.4.5

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

A fix for the error in the print view for some search strings.

Version 2.4.4

Thu, 22 Jan 2015

Modified JavaScript to avoid conflicts with some themes.

Version 2.4.3

Tue, 20 Jan 2015

Print view link in the front end.

Version 2.4.2

Fri, 16 Jan 2015

A new option to group locations output by country and by country then by city. It becomes active when countries are entered for your locations.

Version 2.4.1

Sat, 10 Jan 2015

When using products, now it searches for the exact product name. Before it might give wrong results because it searched for ANY word from the product name. For example, if you had two products "Dark Beer" and "Lager Beer", and searched for "Dark Beer", it also returned records with "Lager Beer" only because it contained the word "Beer".

Product names are now sorted in alphabetical order.

Version 2.4.0

Wed, 17 Dec 2014

Now it can recognize shortcode options. Currently there are 2: "search" for the search address, and "search2" for the product option if you have any. For example: [locatoraid search2="Pizza"]

Version 2.3.9

Sat, 13 Dec 2014

Added options to configure all other labels in the front end search form so now it can be easily translated into any language.

Version 2.3.8

Thu, 4 Dec 2014

Added an option to configure the search form label: the "Address or zip code" text.

Version 2.3.7

Thu, 27 Nov 2014

Loading Google maps JavaScript libraries with "//" rather than "http://" that will fix the error on https websites.

Version 2.3.6

Mon, 10 Nov 2014

Fixed the empty label for website address in the admin panel.

Version 2.3.5

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

Fixed compatibility issue with AutoChimp plugin

Modified the CSV import code that may have failed then loading UTF-8 encoded CSV files (applies to the Pro version).

Version 2.3.4

Mon, 27 Oct 2014

Added a dropdown input to choose a country if you have locations in several countries

Added a configuration for the location website label. If no label is given then the location's website URL is displayed. Applies to the Pro version.

BUG: fatal error when Locatoraid front end was appeared on a post in the blog posts list rather on a page of its own.

Version 2.3.3

Fri, 17 Oct 2014

A fix for front end view for sites that implement page caching for example WPEngine

Version 2.3.2

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

BUG: when submitting the search by hitting the Enter button rather than a click, the auto-detect location input was appearing.

Version 2.3.1

Mon, 6 Oct 2014

Added an option to hide the user autodetect button.

Added an option to view locations in alphabetical order (in Settings > Group Output).

BUG: the admin area in multi site installation was redirecting to the default site.

Added the data-id attribute in the location wrapping div (.lpr-location) in the front-end for a possible developer use.

Version 2.3.0

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

Admin panel restyled for a closer match to the latest WordPress version.

Front end JavaScript placed in a separate file to optimize loading.

Cleaned and optimized many files thus greatly reducing the package size.

The Pro version now features automatic updates option too.

Version 2.2.2

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Redesigned the front end search form a little

Minor updates and fixes

Version 2.2.1

Wed, 27 Aug 2014

Fixed a bug if you are using several instances (like locatoraid2.php and [locatoraid2] shortcode), it was showing the first instance for all the shortcodes.

Added a wrapping CSS classes for location view in front end like .lpr-location-distance, .lpr-location-address, .lpr-location-name so you can design these elements in some custom ways.

Version 2.2.0

Tue, 12 Aug 2014

Added an option to set a limit on the number of locations that are shown following a search. For example, even though there may be 10 locations near AB10 C78, the locator plugin shows 3.

Version 2.1.9

Wed, 6 Aug 2014

Added the search widget for sidebar.

Version 2.1.8

Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Making the plugin admin area accessible by only Editors or higher

Version 2.1.7

Tue, 8 Jul 2014

A small fix in the front end view when both append search and start with all locations listing options were enabled.

Version 2.1.6

Fri, 4 Jul 2014

jQuery live() deprecated calls replaced with up to date equivalents

Version 2.1.5

Thu, 3 Jul 2014

Auto search and language file fixes
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Version 2.1.3

Mon, 7 Apr 2014

Error in nearest location count when prompting for a next radius search, fixed shortcode for some WP configurations
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Version 2.1.2

Thu, 6 Feb 2014

Store locator plugin in your language
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Version 2.1.1

Wed, 15 Jan 2014

Linked to the built-in WordPress JQuery A new major update
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Version 2.1.0

Mon, 13 Jan 2014

A new major update
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Download the latest version package file, unzip it on your computer, and upload everything to your site again. That's all!

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