Agile Store Locator - Knowledge Base

How can I Import Stores using Excel Sheet?

Adding stores into your store locator can be done with "Add New Store" page, but if you have long list of stores you can quickly import them using Excel Sheet Import. The plugin has template which admin can follow by adding all his stores details, the columns for excel sheet import are as follows.

title, description, street,city, state, zip, country, lat, lng, phone, fax, email, website, is_disabled, logo_name, categories, start_time, ,marker_id, Days, logo_image, start_time_by_days, end_time_by_days

If you have coordinates (lat/lng) missing, the import tool will fetch it from google geoencoding service. The mandatory columns for geoencoding service are city, state and zip code. In case any one of the column is missing the tool will not fetch the coordinates. Google Geoencoding API has Usage Limit Per Second, too many records may be blocked by Google, so for that case you can upload upto 200 records at the same time which is tested and works fine. If the coordinates are already added in your excel sheet then you can upload unlimited stores in your excel sheet.

How can I add categories through Import?

Import tool will automatically create categories and will assign to stores, you must have to add a pipe character "|" in between multiple categories if you want to assign multiple categories to a single store.

How I can add Logo using Import tool?

You can add your logo name and logo image in these columns (logo_name, logo_image). You have to upload the logo images which can be in these format (jpg, png, jpeg, gif, JPG) through ftp service in the Logo folder under this directory location.


Import method will only consider logo_image field if store logo_name doesn't exist in Store Locator Logos. If you want to create a new logo make sure you have already uploaded logo image into "/wp-content/plugins/AgileStoreLocator/public/Logo/" folder and logo_name must be unique and doesn't exist in existing Logo list.