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dsIDXpress IDX Plugin

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.

4 reviews
Average Rating
2 stars
2.7 out of 5 stars
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1 star
By , for WP 3.9.1

I had a client purchase this plug-in (about $120 for "installation" - total ripoff, & another $50/month for the service) and it doesn't work with the WordPress site we have built.

First off, the activation code somehow gets erased about once a day which then completely erases any placeholder content in place via widgets or shortcode - so half the time someone visits the site any search forms from this plug-in are gone. We were told over a week ago this was due to GoDaddy's security settings and that they would install something to correct this problem as they have had people complain about it before... Well a week later it is still being erased and we have to manually re-enter the activation code everyday. Awesome.

Second, horrible customer service and SNAIL slow troubleshooting by their developers. In addition to the above issue the plug-in flat out doesn't work with our GoDaddy hosted WordPress site.

When the search forms aren't magically erased any attempted search comes up empty - and I'm talking even the most basic "Los Angeles" search. We submitted a support ticket & spoke with customer service May 19th, it is now May 30th. It takes days for them to replay to any email and when we call they give us the run around. Mind you these clients are paying for a monthly service they can't use.

They've had a fair chance to fix the issue or at least make it appear a priority. We are now requesting a refund and finding a different plug-in that can actually work. Save yourself the headache and DON'T purchase this service.

1 star
support your compatitor....zillow
By , for WP 3.5.2

Owned by Zillow. So you support your competition with this plugin

1 star
Horrible spyware
By ,

Install this plugin if you want Zillow tracking your clients. I looked at the source code and IMHO opinion determined it's probably not a good idea to share your client's browsing experience with Zillow, no matter how they try to legitimize the reason. Support is horrible, if you can get it working. Had trouble with NGINX rewrites but soon fixed those for all of WordPress, this plugin still reported Permalinks were broken even after we fixed them. This is probably do to the issue @billsmithem pointed to.

This product is a waste of time, money and effort.

1 star
Only works in default installation
By , for WP 3.4.2

This does not work properly when WordPress is installed in a subdirectory because they have hard coded paths rather than use the correct WP function calls to locate files/folders. When questioned about it, their director of software development stated that there were issues when the proper function calls were used, but then refused to elaborate (smoke and mirrors).

Later I located the several places where it was improperly coded, fixed them and then pointed out exactly what they had to do to fix the problem, receiving vague promises they'd look into it in the future.

This was several versions ago, they still have not fixed it.

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