Setup the WordPress Store Locator Plugin

Settings Panel

You can find the everything inside your Admin Panel inside Store Locator -> Settings. If you can not see this menu make sure the Redux Framework plugin is installed and activated!

General Settings

In the General settings you have to enable the plugin first. Then you should enter your Google API Key for the frontend (get it here). Also you could set a server side key. This will be used only when importing stores without lat / lng to grab the latitude and longitude data from Google directly.

Below this you can …

  1. Export all stores
  2. Import Stores
  3. Get a sample custom import file (this uses your categories / filter)
  4. Delete all stores
general WordPress store locator options
general WordPress store locator options

Map Settings

First you can enable or even disable the map. Then you can set a width and select the distance unit (miles or kilometer). After this you can set some defaults: Latitude, Longitude, Map Type & Map Zoom Level.

For the radius you can set the Radius select steps splitted by comma and set a default radius. You can choose if you want to draw a radius circle and if you want to extend the map if no stores where found.

You should set some default icons for the stores (even if you have set an icon on category or single store level). The logic for icons is the following:

  1. If a custom icon on single store is set -> take this
  2. If a custom category icon is set:
    1. If a store is only in one category -> take this icon
    2. If a store has multiple icons, the icon only changes when a category has been choosen in frontend
  3. If no store / category icon is set -> take the default Icon

At the bottom you can style the map as you like via some custom JS stylings. Examples can be taken from or

configure maps
configure maps

Infowindow Settings

The infowindow (when you click on a store) can be enabled or disabled. While enabled you have the option to set a custom width for the infowindow itself. Then you can specify the column layout for the details, the image and the opening hours.

infowindow options
infowindow options

Result List Settings

Enabling the result list will give you the opportunity to choose a position (left / right sidebar, above / below the map).  You can choose the result list order, the width and if you want to show the title or not.

Furthermore you can set …

  • a “No Results Text”
  • Maximum Results
  • Store Link Action
  • Show Result List Icon
  • Show Result List Premium Icon
result list settings
result list settings

Search Box Settings

In the search box settings you can show the “Get my Position”-Link, show the Search Button, Search Title, Active Filter or Filters in total. Also you can set a default category filter and button text.

Furthermore you can:

  • Enable Auto Geolocation
  • Save Auto Geolocation in Cookie
  • Enable Autocomplete
  • Restrict Types
    You may restrict results from a Place Autocomplete request to be of a certain type. If for example you want to hide the street from autocomplete search, you have to select the “Regions”
  • Restrict Autocomplete to a country (2 character ISO-Codes only! You can insert for example us to limit the autocomplete to only search in United States)
  • Position
  • Width (in Columns)
store locator search box
store locator search box


When stores are being fetched, a loading icon will be displayed. With our plugin you can totally customize the icon. Choose a new icon, color, background color and more.

loading indicator
loading indicator

Data to Show

In total you can customize 20 different data to show. In example you can specify if you want to show a store’s name, the description, website, image, opening hours …

You can also enable or disable the call to actions here. These are displayed as button in the single result list.

hide or show store data as you like
hide or show store data as you like

WooCommerce – Store Locator Button

When you have a WooCommerce Shop you can show the store locator button on single product pages. Within the store locator button settings you can choose where the button should show up and how the modal should look like.

woocommerce support to show find store on product pages
woocommerce support to show find store on product pages

Default Store Values

Setting up default store values helps you to easily create stores, that always have the same data (like a website, country or opening hours). Just set a default value and everytime you manually create a store the defaults are filled out.

default shop data
default shop data

Advanced Settings

Here you can add some custom CSS or custom JS. Also, if you have problems with the layout, you can disable Bootstrap here.

51 Meinungen zu “Setup the WordPress Store Locator Plugin

  1. James Cruz sagt:

    Hi !

    I have purchased this plugin and installed. but it’s not working properly.
    We don’t use WooCommerce so i am wondering if this plugin could work properly without install woocommerce.


  2. Jack Hagedorn sagt:


    I’m building a search for a specific kind of financial advisor. I’m hoping to style the plugin to match your demo of “Search for Store” (e.g. map & results load in a different window, the search bar is the only visible part at the beginning).

    What settings need to be activated for this to happen? If we can get this finished I can guarantee a 5-star review.

    Thank you!


  3. Jack Hagedorn sagt:

    Great! Thank you for your quick support.

    One last question – is there a CSS stylesheet or place that I can see the classes you used (specifically for the buttons) to style the plugin? I have a theme for the site that must match your plugin.

    Thank you!

  4. Jack Hagedorn sagt:

    Hello again,

    The last step in this project is to build the plugin to show one specific store anytime. I’m not sure how to do this easily. What could be one suggestion that might work?


  5. Jonathan sagt:

    Hello, before I buy this plugin, I need to know if it’s possible to do the following: We have crews across the US and we also have customers with store locations across the US. Can I use this plugin to show how many of those crews are based around a specific customer’s store/location? For example, our customer can select a store in New York City and then see all of the service crews around that store’s location. Also, will the plugin show the distance/miles by road/highway from that crew’s location to that store’s location? Can I do this using your plugin? Thanks in advance!

  6. Floutsch sagt:

    Hi there,
    could you list which APIs one has to activate? As far as I can see: Geocoding API (imports, I guess), Maps JavaScript API, Places API. Anything else? I think that info would be great in the the general settings paragraph.


      • Floutsch sagt:

        Thanks for the reply. Great 🙂 I’ll follow-up with more questions, sorry:

        – I want to show filters for range but we don’t use taxonomies. Is there a way to hide the category dropdown or should I just use CSS?

        – I can switch on and off display of opening hours. If I want those only in the results not in the infowindow (or other way round), can I set this?

        – What do the “width in columns” values refer to? Bootstrap columns?

        • WeLaunch sagt:
          1. Yes you can use custom CSS to hide the category filter
          2. Also only via custom CSS use the result list outer container to target the correct HTML element
          3. Correct the map / result list columns refer to the bootstrap grid
  7. Daniel Flippance sagt:

    Is there a way to show an incrementing number on each map marker such that the number matches a number in the results list? I was able to get an incrementing number to show in the results list using this CSS but not in the map:

    .store_locator_result_list_item {
    counter-increment: number;
    .store_locator_result_list_item:before {
    content: counter(number)” “;
    width: 25px;
    display: block;
    position: absolute;
    top: 20px;
    height: 25px;
    z-index: 2;
    left: 25px;
    color: white;

  8. Thiago Bueno sagt:

    I bought the WordPress Store Locator plugin and I’m getting some issues:

    1. Much white space between elements
    I already did what is in this FAQ, but it doesn’t work

    2. Max Height Result List
    I followed the FAQ and it didn’t work

    3. The plugin only works with “Use Output Buffering” marked. Is it right?
    My theme is Unicon with WPBakery Visual Composer (

    4. The result list is not showing all the content, it is hidding part of them and not breaking lines.

    5. The appearance is different from the demo. How can I get it more likely.

    You can check out my website with the Store Locator on

      • Matt sagt:

        This is just for the store popup on the map, not the results side panel. I have the same issue with times showing as “08:00 – 17:30 o’Clock” in the results side panel. Is there a way to change it?

  9. Lif Ted sagt:

    The error message while uploading the store is “No Store Name in line: 1″….up to the last row
    even though the file has a store name column. Kindly assist.

  10. Ray sagt:

    Hello, I just install your plugin and I have a little problem. When I click on the website text on the details of the store, a wew page opens within my own main page. I would like open the store page in another window, is it possible?

  11. Ray sagt:

    I am uploading an excel with data from our stores (I am uploading an excel with the data from our stores, before downloading the sample file). When I do a search, the stores don’t appear because “lat” and “lng” fields are empty. These fields are essential for the location? is not valid only with the address?

    • WeLaunch sagt:

      No you need to provide either lat / lng in the import file OR set a server side key in plugin settings and let lat / lng empty in the import file.

  12. Ray sagt:

    Thank your for your reply. How can I generate an API key for the server side? I just see the field on the plugin settings but I don’t know how can obtain it.

  13. jason sagt:

    Hi there, I added this plugin to my WordPress site, but for some reason, an error message saying “Geocoder failed due to: REQUEST DENIED” would pop up, from my understand i did enable the geocoder and I’m using the correct API keys in the setting for this plugin, so i have no idea what am i doing wrong, this error message keeps on popping up and the map would not show properly. is it because i did not fill in the API keys(server-side) section? and i have no idea where to find that as well. Please help

  14. nick sagt:

    Hi, I just installed this plugin and set the results list position to be below the map. However, the results list is actually rendering to the right side of the map, below the filters. This seems like a bug. I specifically need the results list to appear below the map. Please advise.

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