This plugin allows WordPress to embed live real estate data from an MLS directly into a blog. You MUST have a dsIDXpress account to use this plugin.
With the dsIDXpress plugin, bloggers can embed live real estate listings (using what is known as Internet Data Exchange, or IDX) into their blog's posts and pages using something WordPress calls "shortcodes" and into their sidebars using the included widgets. The plugin also functions as a full IDX solution by allowing visitors to search for, and view the details of, listings in the MLS.
Important requirements to use this plugin
dsIDXpress contains many advanced features that enable bloggers to create "sticky content," visitors to find properties they like, and search engines to crawl the MLS data so that the listings show up with the blogger's domain in the search engines. It is intended to be a real estate agent's / broker's all-inclusive interface between the MLS they belong to and their WordPress site / blog. Following is a very high-level overview of the plugin's functionality.
meta name="description"tags are supported (
meta name="description"through many of the WordPress SEO packs), and the dynamic URLs reflect the content on the page. A large number of simliar details too numerous to mention are built into the core of the plugin.
idx-listingsshortcode embeds listings for particular areas into a blog post / page. For example, if a blogger typed
[idx-listings city="Laguna Beach" count="10"]into their post, the 10 newest listings from the MLS in Laguna Beach would show up in place of that text when the post is displayed; each listing / photo links to the full property details. The data is live, so whether the post is viewed the next day or the next month, the 10 newest listings would always be displayed.
idx-listingshortcode embeds a single listing into a blog post / page. For example, putting
[idx-listing mlsnumber="U8000471"]into the post would show the LIVE primary information for that MLS #. If the price gets changed, photos get added, the property goes off the market, or otherwise anything at all changes, the data will always reflect the changes from the MLS. A blogger could also use the
[idx-listing mlsnumber="U8000471" showall="true"]) to show ALL of the data for that area (extended details and features, price changes, schools, and even a map that will show up in Google Reader).
/mls-<MLS_NUMBER>-address. For example, the url for MLS # L29755 looks like this:
yourblog.com/idx/mls-l29755-2665_riviera_dr_laguna_beach_ca_92651. If the address changes, a 301 redirect is issued to the new URL.
/city/<CITY_NAME>. Similar to the property URLs, 301 redirects are issued where appropriate to ensure that the base URL is always correct.
If you'd like to see the plugin in action, you can check out our dsIDXpress demo site. If you'd like to read more or purchase this plugin, please take a look at our dsIDXpress site. Finally, if you'd like to obtain a demo activation key to use this plugin on your own blog, you can request one on our "Try It Out!" page.
Note: If you're searching for idx press, idxpress, ds idxpress, id xpress, or id express, this is the plugin you're probably looking for.
Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-5-15
0 of 3 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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