Custom Real Estate Plugins for WordPress

We can provide our consulting clients with any of the below custom programmed plugins, and can also modify and customize these and most other 3rd party plugins to client specifications, provided the license for the plugin to be customized allows it. These are specialty plugins that require at least some custom installation support. Therefore, they are not free, open source or freeware. We have invested hundreds of hours in development of these advanced plugins, for a very small and limited audience.

Every case and every implementation is different, so we will usually have to personally install and customize these plugins for each site’s specific needs, including building custom css for each site’s theme. For this reason, these plugins will never be available from the WordPress.org plugins library or any other file sharing site.

MLS and Markets Currently Supported:

  • Denver: Metrolist
  • Northern Colorado: IRES
  • Kansas City Metro: KCAR
  • Northern Texas: NTREIS
  • Washington DC, VA and MD: MRIS
  • Any other market and MLS supported by The UltimateIDX.

Contact us for additional details, pricing and no obligation discussion of your specific needs.

Our Currently Available WordPress Plugins Include:

Featured Property

Working in conjunction with custom code that we install in the UltimateIDX template management back end, this plugin provides property details and a tabbed interface with a property location map, local schools information, a mortgage calculator, local real estate market information, and walk score information, for a particular featured property listing from the UIDX IDX listings database. It is a highly modified and stripped down version derived from and similar to some of the functions of Max Chirkov’s Simple Real Estate Pack plugin. API subscription codes may be required for your website for some data sources, and installation and activation of the standard Simple Real Estate plugin is also required. Because of the technical requirements of integration with and co-dependence on the SRP plugin, custom installation is required.

Smart Pages

This plugin implements our proprietary “Smart Pages” real estate content generators. It was specifically designed for use on UltimateIDX based real estate websites, but it could also be customized to support other IDX feeds and vendor specific search page links and IDX content to client specifications. The parameters for the content of each page are set up with shortcode parameters plus WP custom fields. It is designed to provide customizable (via php program code modifications) and search engine friendly smart page content and on-page IDX search links for three types of pages:

  • Standardized City/Town general information pages
  • Standardized City/Town/Neighborhood property type specific pages
  • Standardized Subdivision specific pages

Because of the serious SEO power of pages created by this plugin, it will generally only be offered to one broker or agent in any particular geographic market area, and is no longer available in the Denver (Metrolist) market or Northern Colorado (IRes) for that reason.

This plugin may also be available in the future to support WordPress websites that use the Diverse Solutions dsIDXPress product for their IDX/RETS database searches. If you are interested in being a “beta” website for this, please contact us!

Create Communities

This an optional, extra cost companion plugin to our “Smart Pages” plugin. It adds even more SEO power by automatically creating individual community/subdivision pages on the WordPress site, under the applicable city/town property type pages, with virtually no effort on the part of the website owner.Each subdivision page uses the “Smart Pages” subdivision page shortcode to automatically generate page content, including IDX serach results for all listings in the subdivision.

In markets where there are hundreds or thousands of subdivisions, the SEO enhancement potential is huge!

Agent Roster

This plugin allows site owners to create a master agent roster page, and sub-pages for each agent in their team or brokerage. The master roster page automatically includes agent photos and summaries from each agent’s personal roster page.

Each agent’s personal page includes a larger agent photo, a detailed agent profile with all agent contact information, plus all active listings belonging to that agent.

Galleria Photo Gallery

This plugin is a highly customized version of the Galleria jQuery code library, implemented as a simple WordPress plugin and shortcode. Because it has no image management capabilities of its own, It uses and relies upon images stored in and managed by a standard version of the Nextgen Gallery plugin to display a user friendly photo gallery for your featured listings on a WordPress website. This is the same code we use in our advanced UltimateIDX details page templates for our clients and ourselves. For listings that are included by the Ultimate IDX Featured Listings function, this plugin is not required. However it is required and used by our own Featured Property plugin. See demo here.

UIDX Include

This plugin provides a simple yet powerful way to include MLS compliant IDX content from your UltimateIDX database into WordPress pages and posts, using shortcodes and a comprehensive set of parameters for listing selection.

Shortcodes are provided for individual listings details, search results based on many possible criteria, featured listings summaries by office id or agent id or specific listings, and featured listings snippets in sidebar or footer widget positions.

The on-page property details and summaries use the same layouts, css and MLS compliant content as any normal search, and no IDX data manipulation is allowed or performed by the plugin, so full MLS compliance is assured, even for listings belonging to other offices. The special shortcode provided for inserting one or more featured listings into widgets is limited to listings belonging to the broker or agent’s office ID since there is generally no room for the normally required MLS disclaimer text in most widget positions.

DS2UIDX Shortcode Emulator

This plugin implements an emulation of the shortcodes and parameters commonly used on many WordPress real estate websites that use the Diverse Solutions dxIDXPress plugin to embed search engine friendly IDX content into WordPress pages and posts. It is a specialized and basic version of the UIDX Include plugin, described above.

It parses and translates the DS idx-listings shortcode parameters into the shortcode syntax and search url structure that the UltimateIDX product uses to embed its IDX content, such as IDX search summary results, into WordPress pages and posts. It can also be custom programmed to emulate or replace shortcodes used by other WordPress integrated IDX products. Since the IDX field names available in any particular market may vary, additional MLS specific customizations may be required for IDX feeds other than Denver Metrolist, for which this plugin was originally developed.

This plugin will be provided free of charge and with no installation fee for any of our Denver Metroliat clients who are converting from dsIDXPress to Ultimate IDX and our advanced UIDX “Vendor Tailored” template set. Call for pricing and/or customization quote for other MLSs and situations. See more details here.