Quick Start Guide
Use the tips below to get started using Easy Property Listings. You will be up and running in no time!
Activate the listing types you need
Visit the general settings page and enable the listing types you need. Once you have pressed save visit the Permalinks page to re-fresh your sites permalinks.
Instead of classifying everything as a property, Easy Property Listings allows you to separate the different listing types which is better for SEO and RSS feeds.
Default Listing Types:
- Property (Residential)
- Commercial Land
Create a blank page for each activated listing type
Doing this allows you to add "Property", "Land" and "Rental" pages to your WordPress menu. Add a new page for each listing type you activated.
For example, you have activated: Property, Rental and Land. Create three pages, one called "Property", another "Land" and the third "Rental" these will be the custom post type slugs/permalinks eg: property, rental and land.
Publish a test "Property Listing" and visit your new property page and you will see the new property and others you have created.
Now you can rename them to whatever you like eg: "For Sale", "For Rent" etc, but leave the slug/permalink as it was, this is very important.
Publish Your First Listing
Title & Author
Use the full listing address as the title.
When a property is being sold the "heading" is frequently changed and can cause permalink issues. Not to mention the search engine benefits.
Author or Primary Real Estate Agent
Select the author to show the name of the agent who has listed the property with their contact details. For best results each real estate agent should have their own WordPress user profile which allows for the output of their details on the listing and in widgets.
Gallery and Featured Image
Add a gallery of images to your listings with the WordPress Add Media button.
You can automatically output a gallery from the Display options page.
If set to automatic, just upload your images to the listing and press x to close the media upload box once the images are attached to the listing. You can also easily adjust the number of gallery columns from the plugin Display options.
Gallery Light Box
Using a light box plug-in like Easy FancyBox, your automatic gallery images will use the lightbox effect.
Enter the descriptive listing headline like "Great Property with Views".
Second Listing Agent
If the listing has two real estate agents marketing it, enter their WordPress user name here. The primary agent is the post Author.
Now supports multiple inspection times, add one per line. Past inspection dates will not display when using the new format.
The output is now wrapped in an iCal format so clicking on the date will open the users calendar.
Search by location
Although the address details are added into the Property Address box the location search you also need to add the City/Suburb to the location search taxonomy.
This works like post tags and will populate the search widget/shortcode with your listings and it will automatically filter out options if no listings have that option.
Configure your WordPress theme
We have done our best to integrate Easy Property Listings with all WordPress themes.
Once you add a listing and if your page is really wide or your sidebar is under the content enable Theme Compatibility mode from settings.
Review your listing and if you are seeing double images, hop back over to Settings page and either disable the theme feature image or the one provided by Easy Property Listings.
The featured image settings have no impact on the Easy Property Listings shortcodes and widgets.
Stuck getting your theme to work?
Not all themes follow modern WordPress coding standards and these may take a little more time and experience to get working. If you just can not get it to work, visit the me support and fill out a theme support request.
If the theme is available in the WordPress.org theme directory let us know the theme name and URL where we can download it in your support ticket. If its a premium theme or are in a hurry submit a priority support ticket along with the theme in a zip or a download link to it on a file sharing site like Dropbox.
We do our best to provide the best support we can. If you encounter a problem or have a question, post a question in the support forums.
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