WordPress Plugin: SimpleMap Store Locator

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Here’s another WordPress plugin that looks really exciting. It’s called SimpleMap Store Locator and would be a wonderful tool for building a web site for a company with multiple brick-and-mortar locations, like a home improvement center, restaurant, or similar business. I haven’t built a real site with it yet, but I hope I get the chance soon because I’m impressed with all the great features and how it’s so easily managed in the WordPress admin interface. I’ve installed it locally and have been playing around with it for a few days. Without any modification to the PHP templates or CSS files, I’ve been able to set up an entire web site for a fictitious restaurant. In addition to being very useful for site visitors, the plugin allows you to upload a CSV (comma-separated text) file containing a big list of “stores,” including details like address, phone and fax numbers, geographic location, and even page content. Like I said, I’m really looking forward to using this on a real project soon.