11 WordPress Store Locator scripts and plugins

Plugins and scripts for wordpress store locators

If you’ need to display multiple locations on a map, a store locator script can be a great way of improving the user experience and give your website a proffesional touch.

Strictly defined, a store locator script can be used for dislaying stores on a map. However there are plenty of other obvious examples where a store locator can greatly increase the usability of a webpage. Eg:

  • A city map with different types of POI’s (restaurants, cafes, bars…) displayed on the map
  • A map with the most important attractions in the neighborhood of a hotel
  • A map with all locations of a specif company displayed
The features in the store locator scrips varies from a basic map with multiple markers,  to routing, searching  and a interactive list that automatically updates the map when the user interacts with the list.
Some of the scripts are easy to use plugins for WordPress, and other scripts are more basic and requires a bit of programming to get up and running.

Google Maps Store Locator

I know that this isn’t a WordPress plugin, but the Google Maps Store locator is a new and interresting script that can get you started building your own Store Locator fast if you don’t find any of the other scripts and plugins in this post suitable for your needs.

google maps store locator script

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BjörnBlog Google Maps Store Locator

This great free script is built using google maps API 3 and jQuery. The script supports dynamic data from a JSON or XML source and html5 auto geocode to automatically display a map centered at the users location.

bjorn_blog javascript store locator

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Google Maps via Store Locator Plus

If you’re using WordPress, this free plugin can easily be used for creating a basic store locator on your blog.

Store Locator Plus WordPress plugin

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jQuery Store Locator

This jQuery store locator script can display locations based on a KML file and HTML5 geolocation. This isn’t a WordPress plugin, but the code can be used as the foundation for your own customized store locator.

jQuery store locator script

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Point Of Interest (POI) Auto Map For WordPress

This premium WordPress plugin makes it very easy to display Point of Interests eg. store locations on a map. This is plugin is a fast and good looking way to implement a stor locator on a WordPress based site.

POI WordPress store locator plugin

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Advanced Store Locator for WordPress

A good looking premium  WordPress plugin that can be used to locate the nearest store, display minimaps in a list and many other features.

Advanced Store Locator Plugin for WordPress

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Welocally Places

This is a premium WordPress plugin that makes it very easy to integrate a Store Locator script in your blog. The store locator or other mapping functions can be implemented through shortcodes.

Welocally WordPress Storelocator plugin

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SimpleMap Store Locator

SimpleMap is an free store locator plugin for WordPress that uses Google Maps to display information directly on your WordPress site. The plugin is easy to use and has a nice set of features including store locator functionality

Simplemap WordPress store locator plugin

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Xtreme Locator Dealer Locator Plugin

This  is a very advanced premium WordPress plugin that comes with a very impressive feature set. You can test drive the theme for free in 30 days, then you need to buy a license to continue to use the plugin.

Xtreme wordpress store locator plugin

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Building a Store Locator with WordPress and Pods

This post guides you through the process of building your own store locator for WordPress based on the Pods plugin

Building a store locator in wordpress

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Pazzey’s Store Locator

Pazzeys Store Locator is a free WordPress plugin that can get a storefinder up and running on your site very fast and efficient

Pazzeys store locator plugin for wordpress

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Geocoding addresses

Please notice that most of the plugins and scripts in this post requires a list of geocoded addresses. If you don’t know how to geocode addresses  it might be efficient to spend a little time investigating the free Google Geocoder

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About the author
Jørgen Nicolaisen has been passionately interested in everything online since 1995. His experience is based on working with small hobby projects as well as high volume websites. Jørgen is currently focused on the PHP based programming framework - Codeigniter, and WordPress naturally

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