I’m happy to release IDX+, the best WordPress IDX solution.
IDX+ is a project I’ve been working on for months. It was born came out of necessity: a client told me “there is no perfect solution for WordPress real estate websites.” After looking into it, I realized he was right.
IDX+ is the solution to your real estate website’s problems. Continue reading “Introducing IDX+, WordPress Real Estate & IDX Done Right”
You may have noticed this blog has gone un-updated. That’s because I’ve been working on an awesome new plugin.
WordPress + Real Estate + User Data + SEO
In the past, I’ve written posts about how to optimize your WordPress real estate website for SEO and I’ve created a Trulia plugin for WordPress.
This WordPress real estate plugin changes the game of what you can do with your WordPress website — and for how much money. No longer do you need to pay tens of thousands of dollars for an indexed IDX solution.
Next week I will release a beta version, so stay tuned for the formal announcement.
Easily add TruliaMaps to your website!
Add a Trulia maps widget showing homes in your area, without touching any HTML or code. This plugin allows you to configure tons of options; check it out today!
The Trulia real estate plugin includes options for:
- Map size
- Map, Satellite or Hybrid map type
- Slideshow – automatically cycle through houses. Choose how quickly the slideshow displays, or to turn it off.
- Map Background and Text colors
Easily add a real estate map to your page or post using “shortcodes”:
`[trulia city=”Bethesda” state=”MD”]`
will show a map for Bethesda, MD real estate.
`[trulia zip=90210 rotate=10 size=panorama]`
will show a wide map of the 90210 real estate for sale, and will rotate showing listings every 10 seconds.
[trulia title=”Boston Real Estate” align=right city=Boston state=MA background=”#cccccc” color=”#333333″ size=large rotate=10 logo_color=gry] The following shortcode produces the map seen on the right:
`[trulia title=”Boston Real Estate” align=right city=Boston state=MA background=”#cccccc” color=”#333333″ size=large rotate=10]`
The plugin has shortcode support with the following setting options:
- `size` – Choose between `large` (default), `small`, and `panoramic` map sizes.
- `title` – Modify the text of the map heading.
- `zip` – Standard ZIP code
- `city` – Name of the city.
- `state` – Two-letter state abbreviation.
- `rotate` – How quickly, in seconds, do you want the listings to auto-rotate. Defaults to `0` (off).
- `map_view` – Choose between Map (`map`), Satellite (`sat`), or Hybrid (`hyb`) views for the map images.
- `align` – Align the map to the `left`, `right`, `center`, or `none`
Note: uses WordPress CSS classes to achieve aligning; some themes may not support this.
- `color` – HEX value for map heading text color (`#efefef`, for example)
- `bg` – HEX value for map background color (`#cccc33`, for example)
Please leave support questions/issues and comments below!
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In Part 1 of Building a real estate website in WordPress, you learned about a plugin called FreshPost that we used to set up the basic structure of your real estate website. Using this article, you will be able to display a single listing page that has all the content your real estate website will need. Continue reading “Creating a Real Estate Website in WordPress — Part 2”