We download, install and activate the plugin. The customer should have filled out the worksheet for the listings and respective fields that we can manually enter. We can then use shortcodes to place widgets for search on different pages.
IMPress Listings (Formerly WP Listings) – A fully responsive listing management system. IMPress Listings allows you to manually add each of your listings to your website. You can import your existing listings as well, depending on your MLS.
Note: IMPress Listings adds important new features to what was already a great plugin (WP Listings). The plugin now allows MLS integration through the use of the IMPress for IDX Broker plugin BUT this is NOT an approved plugin EXCEPT for in the instance mentioned on the IDX Broker plugin page.
Use IMPress for manual entry and management of listings. Customer isn't required to have an MLS/IDX.
Unlike iHomeFinder, the customer does not need a MLS/IDX to use this plugin. IMPress has the option to import/connect to an MLS upon installation of its broker plugin addon, however, this plugin allows manual entry and management of listings directly within the WordPress interface.
You have to add listings and fill out taxonomies in order for items to show up when the shortcode/widget is placed.
Additional Setup Requirements: n/a
1. Download and install the plugin
2. Go to dashboard > listings > start adding listings and creating listing taxonomies
3. Use the shortcode
[listings] or the included widget to place the featured listings on a page
How to Add a Listing using the WP Listings Plugin
Default Taxonomies and Terms
- Status (Active, Sold, Pending, For Rent, Reduced, New)
- Property Types (Residential, Condo, Townhome, Commercial)
Use the taxonomy creation tool to create your own way of classifying listings (i.e. bedrooms, bathrooms, locations, price ranges) and use those taxonomies to allow users to search for listings. Then, reorder the taxonomies as needed.
Find listings by taxonomy using filters in the WordPress admin.
Single listings display the custom data automatically with no need to insert shortcodes to display listing data. If it’s entered, it will display on the page. Don’t want to show the price on a listing? Check a box and the price is hidden. That simple.
Supported property fields:
- MLS Number
- Year Built
- Square Feet
- Lot Square Feet
- Half Baths
- Open House date and time
- Photo gallery
- Video or virtual tour
- and more!
How to use the listings shortcode
Just enter the following shortcode on any post or page:
The shortcode accepts the following parameters: id = listing post id (accepts one or more id’s), exclusive, cannot be combined with other parameters, except for columns limit = limit the number of posts to show, defaults to all columns = display output in columns, accepts values 2-6, default is 1 column taxonomy = taxonomy to display (must be used with the term parameter) term = term to display (must be used with the taxonomy parameter)
Example advanced usage:
[listings taxonomy="status" term="active" limit="10" columns="3"] This will display all listings in the “Status” taxonomy, assigned to the “Active” term, limited to 10 listings, in 3 columns