Real Estate Plugin

WP Plugin OnLIne Guide

Intro

Real Estate Plugin is a wordpress plugin to manage, list and sell your properties online.

To install this plugin, you need WordPress 4.0 or newer. 

Useful links to get you started on Wordpress Installation

 

 

After that, you can go ahead...

 

After install the plugins, go to 

 

Dashboard => Real Estate

 

to open the main plugin dashboard page. Look for the 3 easy steps to begin ...

 

 

Fresh Plugin Install

WordPress Plugins are composed of  scripts that extend the functionality of WordPress.

The installation of this plugin is similar to all the other WordPress plugins.

You can find more plugin's info in this link.

 

Installing the free version of the “Real Estate Right Now” can be done:


1) By searching for “Real Estate Right Now” via the “Plugins > Add New” screen in your WordPress dashboard;
or
2) Download the plugin via WordPress.org and Upload the ZIP file through the ‘Plugins > Add New > Upload’ screen in your WordPress dashboard. Then, activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
or
3) By FTP, extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.

 

Then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

 

 

Update the Plugin

After install, look  for Real Estate at your's plugin's page.

If you find un link "Update Available", click over to allow the system to update the plugin to the last version available.

 

Settings Page

 

 

After install and activate your plugin, go to the settings page.

 

You need fill out the Settings Page section:

DashBoard => Real Estate => Settings

1) Your currency

2) How many properties do show by page.

The maximum is 12.  We limit it in 12 to avoid your page become heavy and slow to load.

3) Google Maps API

4) Metric System

5) And so on ...

You can also disable the Contact Form in the Single property page. 

 

 After that, click UPDATE to save.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fields Setup

 

Important: Don't use old Internet Explorer browser. Better use updated version of firefox, Chrome or Safari.

Go to Field Table and add some fields.

 

Dashboard=> Real Estate => Fields

In the FIELDS screen you can manage the main table fields. This fields will show up in your main properties form management, search bar and search widget. 

Each row represents one field. 
For example:

  • Google Maps
  • Pool
  • Garage
  • Balcony
  • Pets
  • And So On


You don't need add this fields:

  • Property Name (title)
  • Price
  • Featured
  • Year
  • Beds
  • Baths

Don't create 2 fields with the same name. 

Tooltip available in this form. Just put the mouse over each field.


Click Update to Save

 

Search Bar Settings

You can manage the content of the Search bar.

Just go to 

Dashboard => Real Estate => Fields Table

Open each field and check   Show in Search Bar checkbox.

Same thing for Seach Widget.

 

Add Widgets

It is not required add widgets.

We have 3 dedicated Widgets:

  • Recent Post
  • Featured Properties
  • Search Properties

To install,  just go to Dashboard=> Appearance=> Widgets and install them.

 

If you want learn more about widgets, click here.

Language

We have a language file ready to you translate this plugin for your language.

You can find the file at:

/wp-content/plugins/realestate/language

the name of the file is realestate.pot

Please, contact me about that (support page).

To get the right currency pontuaction, you need to setup the right language at (dashboard)  Settings => General => Site Language.

Since WordPress 4.0 the "WPLANG" constant is deprecated and should no longer be used, therefore removed from "wp-config.php" file.

We have some languages file included:

  • English,
  • French,
  • Italian,
  • Romanian,
  • Spanish and
  • Portuguese 

If you want to use, for example, Mexico Spanish Language file, you need to make a copy of the Spanish file and rename it. Look the example below:

Directory: /wp-content/plugins/real-estate-right-now/language/

name: realestate-es_ES.mo
to: realestate-es_MX.mo
 
To know your country code, run this search on google:
wordpress complete list locale codes
 
Save this new file in your local hard disk to upload it after each update of the plugin.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortcodes

 

For the free plugin, you can use only this shortcode:

[realestate]

 

Paste it to your page and yours properties will show up there. 

 

The pro version, le you use this shortcodes:

 

[realestate onlybar="yes"] 

Show only the search bar, no listing below.

 

[realestate pagination="no"  search="no"  template="gallery"]

show listing with template gallery

 

[realestate pagination="no"  search="no"  template="list-view"]

show listing with template list view

 

[realestate purpose="sale"]

 To create a page only with properties to sale

 

[realestate purpose="rent"]

 To create a page only with properties to rent

 

Order by Price Ascending

[realestate orderby="price_low"]

 

Order by Price Descending

[realestate orderby="price_high"]

 

Order by Year Ascending

[realestate orderby="year_low"]

 

Order by Year Descending

[realestate orderby="year_high"]

 

Last Properties:

[realestate option="lasts"]


Featured Properties:

[realestate option="featureds"]

 

No Pagination (and featureds):

[realestate pagination="no" option="featureds"]

 

Max 2 Properties, No Pagination and Featureds:

[realestate max='2' pagination="no" option="featureds"]

 

 No Pagination, No Search and Featureds:

[realestate pagination="no" option="featureds" search="no"]

 

Keep the shortcode clean before and after. Don't keep the shortcode in the middle of the tags.

Open the Text Tab to include the shortcode. Please, look the image below.

 

 

Google Maps

1) First of all, you need add one field named Google Maps.

Go to:

Dashboard => Real Estate => Fields Table (Add New)

 

2) Include your google api key to settings page:

Dashboard => Real Estate => Settings

 

If you don't know about, run a search in google "How get Google Maps API"

 

3) In each property, go to the box named Map (or the name you gave) include the information:

(for example)

Latitude

Longitude

Zoom

 

For more details about google maps, visit google maps page.

That is all !

 

 

Permalink

Permalinks:

Set Permalinks to Post Name
(Dashboard=> Settings=> Permalink).

Add Property

Go to Real Estate => Properties Table and choose  Add New

Fill Out all info

Add one Featured Image. Look for the "set featured image"  link at the right column (bottom) of the properties page.

How to add more images and one gallery:

You can also add many Images or one gallery for each property. Just go to Property Form and add the images (or the gallery) in the main description field and click the Add Media buttom. 

Use the default WordPress Gallery or our plugin will create automatically one nice slider gallery. To enable the plugin gallery, go to

Dashboard => Real Estater => Settings

and look for Replace the Wordpress Gallery with Flexslider Gallery?

Then, check Yes and Save Changes.

For details how to create a wordpress gallery, check the wordpress site.

This images and gallery will be visible in single property page.

After finish to fill out info, Click Publish to Save.

Update e Remove Property

Go to Real Estate and Choose one for edit.

 

Dashboard => Real Estate =>Properties Table

 

Put the mouse over the property name and choose Edit or trash...

Locations Table

You can control and search your properties by locations. (cities, for example...)

Just fill out the table location:

Dashboard => Real Estate => Location

 

In properties table

Dashboard => Real Estate => Properties Table,

when editing, don't forget to mark the checkbox location in the right panel.

 

If you want show the locations control in search bar, go to:

Dashboard => Real Estate => Settings 

Enable Location control in search bar?

and mark Yes.

 

 

Agents Table and Page

To create the Agents table, go to:

Dashboard => Real Estate => Agents

 

After that, when editing one property, don't forget to mark the Agent checkbox in the right side panel.

 

The profile will show up in the top of single property page.

 

If you want create one Agents (or Team) page, just paste this shortcode in your page:

 

[realestate_team]

 

You can manage the order of the agents in the page filling the field Order in:

Dashboard => Real Estate => Agents

 

 

 

Show Room Page

 

 Go to your Pages and chose one (or more) page where you want show the properties.

 

Open the text tab. (look the image above)

Paste this shortcode there:    

 [realestate]

 

Play attention to leave empty around the shortcode.  (before and after)

Look the example below 

 Click Update to Save

Import & Export

If you want to import demo data, download the demo data from this link:

http://realestateplugin.eu/demo-data/download-demo.php

 

After download:

 1. Log in to that site as an administrator.

 2. Go to Tools: Import in the WordPress admin panel.

 3. Install the "WordPress" importer from the list.

 4. Activate & Run Importer.

 5. Upload the file downloaded using the form provided on that page.

 6. You will first be asked to map the authors in this export file to users

 on the site. For each author, you may choose to map to an

- existing user on the site or to create a new user.

 7. WordPress will then import the demo data into you site.

 

You can import (and export) your property's database using WordPress import Plugin.

For details, visit:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-importer/

You can ask more details about in their Support page:

https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wordpress-importer

 

In this moment, this is the unique option available to import and export.

 

 

 

 

Support

Should you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please you can submit a support ticket. (guest ticket available)

When creating a support ticket, try to explain as clearly as you can the issue you are having and what you were trying to do when the problem occurred.

don't forget to provide the link to your site, wp-admin and FTP credentials. 
Our support guys will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our support center works Monday through Friday.

 

Thanks a lot for using this plugin. Hope you found this documentation helpful. Please support this product by giving your ratings and testimonial. For any further help, you can visit our help site.

With best wishes

Bill Minozzi
www.RealEstatePlugin.eu

Troubleshooting

Check if you have the wordpress last version installed.

a) Install our free Real Estate Theme from WordPress repository.

b) Activate only the plugins required by our theme.

c) Fill out all settings fields.

d) Include some properties.

e) Copy [realestate] shortcode to your page.

g) Check your memory status:

Dashboard => Real Estate => Real Estate (tab Memory checkyp)

Keep the page in text mode and not put html code wrapping the shortcode.

For example:

right: [realdealer]

wrong:  <h1> [realestater] </h1>

 

If works fine, begin to activate your anothers plugins, one each time. 

After install one plugin, look the site.

If stops of works, means that plugin is not compatible with our plugin and you can't use it.

Do the same with your new theme if you don't use our free theme.

 

h) Use updated (last version) browser Firefox, Chrome or Safari. Avoid to use internet explorer.

i) Check your javascript console if you don't have javascript errors in your site. Javascript errors can kill WordPress plugins (also kill real estate).

Javascript console for Chrome
  1. Open Google Chrome and go to your site.
  2. Press: Ctrl + Shift + J.
  3. Error Console window will show you the errors in red color.

If you have a professional version of ours themes or plugins, we can install and check for errors for free to you.