Advanced locator plugin for WordPress with a host of features

    Note: The above example uses parks around the Twin Cities in Minnesota. The styling has been customized from the default blue color scheme to match the site's theme.

    Cardinal Store Locator is a WordPress plugin that gives customers the ability to add a fully functional locator to a WordPress website. It is built on top of the jQuery Store Locator plugin and offers all of the same features as the jQuery plugin along with a WordPress dashboard settings page, the ability to add locations as a custom post type or other data source of your choosing and set up filtering based on taxonomies. The plugin is aimed at developers with the amount of options and functionality available, but is accessible enough for non-developers to understand.


    Add live category filters with custom taxonomies

    Add live category filtering from custom taxonomies and standard address post meta fields and choose between a select field, checkboxes or radio buttons for each.

    Add locations with a new or existing custom post type

    Choose between the built-in locations custom post type or an existing custom post type if you already have your location data added in WordPress.

    Use location data from existing KML, XML, or JSON on the local or a remote server

    If you’d prefer to keep your location data outside of WordPress the plugin is able to read KML, XML and JSON formatted with specific attributes. If you choose this option you shouldn’t have much more than 1,000 locations.

    Map existing address and coordinate meta fields

    If you already have your locations loaded into WordPress as a custom post type and have the location address information and latitudes and longitudes entered as custom meta fields you can map those fields so the plugin can read them.

    Add country select drop-down field

    If you have locations in multiple countries it’s recommended to have a country drop-down for region biasing. This helps Google’s Geocoding API better determine the region of the request.

    Implement custom map styling from Snazzy Maps or other source

    Specify a path to a JavaScript file with a style array from Snazzy Maps or create a completely custom one to change the look of the map.

    Use custom category marker images

    Distinguish location categories with different marker images. When the setting is enabled an additional Category Image field will be added to the Location Categories taxonomy allowing you to upload the image through the WordPress media uploader.

    Use custom origin marker image

    Highlight the user’s input location with a custom marker image uploaded through the WordPress media uploader.

    Inline directions from origin to destination

    Allow users to view traveling directions from their input location to one of your locations without leaving the site.

    Display the locator in a modal window

    Display the store locator location results and map in a modal window for added focus.


    If you’d prefer to return several results per search you can break down the location results into multiple pages.

    Feature specific locations in results

    Feature locations at the top of the results no matter the distance. Enable the setting and check the “Featured Location” meta field when adding or updating a location.

    Override location list and infowindow markup with custom Handlebars templates

    Upload custom location list and infowindow Handlebars templates to override the output of the location information that’s displayed in the location results list and the infowindow box that’s displayed when a marker or location is selected. Available variables.

    Add a maximum distance select drop-down field

    Give user’s the ability to narrow their search results by enabling the maximum distance setting.

    Add a field to search locations by name

    Instead of searching the locations by address or zip code an additional field can be added to search by location name.

    Select miles or kilometers as the unit of length

    The plugin defaults to miles as the unit of length but this can alternatively be set to kilometers.

    Choose between the four map types

    Choose between the four map types available: road map (default), satellite, hybrid (mix between normal and satellite) or terrain.

    Only display locations in the locations list that are visible on the map

    Have the location list only show data from markers that are visible on the map.