I am designing and creating a real estate website with WordPress, and I’m going to be writing a few articles that detail how it’s done. This article will get you started — please leave feedback with any questions or topic requests for the next installment. Real estate using WordPress Part 2 is now available!
A little background — why use WordPress?
I’m working with a Denver company on a real estate website. Their goal is to showcase their listings in an easy-to-update CMS.
I’ve worked with Open-Realty, and — to say it bluntly — it’s a huge pain in the ass. When you scratch the surface of OR, you begin to realize how cobbled together it is. Customizing the code to work as it should requires a steep learning curve. The templates are relatively simple to work with, but the administration section is horrible. The Open Realty user experience is just awful.
WordPress is my CMS of choice currently, and it’s so easy to develop for that I recommend it to many of my clients. Continue reading “Building a Real Estate Website in WordPress – Part 1”