Introducing the Cardinal Store Locator plugin for WordPress

After two years of on and off work it is my pleasure to announce the release of the Cardinal Store Locator plugin for WordPress. This plugin is built on top of my jQuery Store Locator plugin with the WordPress Settings API and offers all of the same settings via the WordPress dashboard in addition to integrating with core WordPress features such as custom post types for location data and custom taxonomies for location categories and filtering.┬áThe plugin can also still read location data via local or remote KML, XML, or JSON. It’s highly customizable, was programmed following the WordPress Coding Standards, is responsive by default, can read Snazzy Maps styling, makes use of Handlebars for simple info window and location list overrides in addition to several other features.

Cardinal Store Locator is a premium plugin but the underlying jQuery Store Locator will continue to be freely available on GitHub. The plugin is aimed at developers but it’s my hope that it will scale well. If you plan on using the built-in custom post type for your location data the plugin will work out of the box without changing any settings.┬áPlease let me know if I can answer any questions you may have about the plugin or have any feedback on it.