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Real Estate @ WordPress

March 31st, 2013

This blog uses a newly developed WordPress real estate plugin which allows managing of real estate property listings through the standard blogpost administration.

Real Estate @ WordPress at Samana real estate

Real Estate @ WordPress at immobilier Las Terrenas en Samana

Real estate agents have a need to publish on the web property listings which they manage. There are numerous platforms which support this functionality, and some applications are easy to work with, while others are hard. However, almost all of these platforms miss something: some functionality, usability, customization ability, etc.

After spending huge amount of time on updating my info and property listings with the combination of several other real estate systems (CMSMadeSimple, JadeTools, 2Point, WordPress, etc.), I decided to move everything to WordPress to optimize my web-site performance, as well as manage my blog posts and listings at the same time. I started at Las Terrenas Villa Rental with another theme.

WordPress is an amazing publishing platform which enables users to change the look and feel of their website, as well as add numerous new functionalities using some of the hundreds of free plugins.

There were few available real-estate related plugins (both free and commercial), but none of which had the simplicity and usability that I needed. This is the reason why I invested in the development of a new, simple, and functional Real-Estate WordPress Plugin.

Plugin

Real-Estate plugin currently works with the RealEstate Listings theme, although with small modifications of relevant theme template files, it can work with many other themes. Some future version will by default support many themes.

Another plugin complements this one, and supports multiple tag browsing. Currently it is a separate Real-Estate Search plugin, but soon will become an integral part of a ‘Real-Estate’ plugin. It can also be used independently, but needs some CSS related modifications.

real-estate listings by dom-rep

real-estate by dom-rep

Theme

View the Real Estate Listings theme.

Installing this RealEstate-Listings theme along with above Real-Estate plugin will enable real estate agents to host their listings on WordPress platform, and to manage them in the same way other pages and posts are managed on WordPress.

THEME NOTES:

1. PixoPoint Multi-level Navigation plugin is required for the menubar!

2. You can only add widgets into the North sidebar. For the other sidebars, widgets are not visible on the web page (I had trouble with fixing CSS, so had to do it this way).

3. Styling for the PixoPoint Multi-level Navigation on this blog is:
Here you can download the styling here under because this website is protected for copying.

#suckerfishnav {
background:#9A9790;
font-size:13px;
font-weight:bold;
width:914px;
font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
letter-spacing:1px;
}
#suckerfishnav, #suckerfishnav ul {
float:left;
list-style:none;
line-height:30px;
border:1px solid #aaa;
border-top:none;
margin:0;
width:914px;
}
#suckerfishnav{
padding-left:20px;
}
#suckerfishnav a {
display:block;
color:#fff;
text-decoration:none;
padding:0px 8px;
}
#suckerfishnav li {
float:left;
padding:0;
}
#suckerfishnav ul {
position:absolute;
left:-999em;
height:auto;
width:auto;
font-weight:normal;
margin:0;
line-height:1;
border:0;
border-top:1px solid #666666;
}
#suckerfishnav li li {
width:100%;
padding:0px;
clear:both;
border-bottom:1px solid #666666;
border-left:1px solid #666666;
border-right:1px solid #666666;
font-weight:normal;
font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
letter-spacing:1px;
}
#suckerfishnav li li a {
padding:6px;
padding-right:5px;
font-size:13px;
color:#fff;
}
#suckerfishnav li ul ul {
margin:-18px 0 0 auto;
}
#suckerfishnav li li:hover {
background:#aaa;
}
#suckerfishnav li ul li:hover a, #suckerfishnav li ul li li:hover a, #suckerfishnav li ul li li li:hover a, #suckerfishnav li ul li li li:hover a {
color:#000;
}
#suckerfishnav li:hover a, #suckerfishnav li.sfhover a {
color:#dddddd;
}
#suckerfishnav li:hover li a, #suckerfishnav li li:hover li a, #suckerfishnav li li li:hover li a, #suckerfishnav li li li li:hover li a {
color:#000;
}
#suckerfishnav li:hover ul ul, #suckerfishnav li:hover ul ul ul, #suckerfishnav li:hover ul ul ul ul, #suckerfishnav li.sfhover ul ul, #suckerfishnav li.sfhover ul ul ul, #suckerfishnav li.sfhover ul ul ul ul {
left:-999em;
}
#suckerfishnav li:hover ul, #suckerfishnav li li:hover ul, #suckerfishnav li li li:hover ul, #suckerfishnav li li li li:hover ul, #suckerfishnav li.sfhover ul, #suckerfishnav li li.sfhover ul, #suckerfishnav li li li.sfhover ul, #suckerfishnav li li li li.sfhover ul {
left:auto;
background:#eee;
z-index:2;
}
#suckerfishnav li:hover, #suckerfishnav li.sfhover {
background:#444;
}

Suggested Plugins for RealEstate-Listings Theme

Real Estate: http://www.altijdzon.nl/real-estate-plugin/
Simple tags: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-tags/
WP-PageNavi: http://lesterchan.net/portfolio/programming/php/
My Link Order: http://www.geekyweekly.com/mylinkorder
WP No Category Base: http://wordpresssupplies.com/wordpress-plugins/no-category-base/
Breadcrumb NavXT: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/breadcrumb-navxt/

This list will be updated frequently. Dozen more suggested plugins will be added after some more testing.

Property Listings

One of the reasons above plugin and theme were developed is to reduce time needed to manage my property listings. However, although sufficient, they have only basic functionality — which was after all the original aim — to develop simple and usable real-estate property listings and image gallery functionality while in the same time using a selection among hundreds of existing WordPress plugins to customize and improve other aspects of the web-publishing process. Therefore I provide above list of suggested plugins.

Dom Rep

Author will be continuously improving RealEstate-Listing theme and Real-Estate plugin options and functionalities, and make them more usable. Every feedback and feature request will be greatly appreciated,

All inquiry about these plugins and theme should be directed to:

dom.rep.3000_WITHOUT_THIS_ANTISPAM_@gmail.com

Downloads and Instructions

realestate-listings.zip (theme)
real-estate (plugin)
real-estate-search (plugin)

For the theme, you need to replace a top banner image with your own logo (make its size 431 x 85 px):
…/wp-content/themes/realestate-listings/img/header_new.jpg

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