immonex Kickstart


immonex Kickstart provides customizable components for integrating imported OpenImmo®-based property offers in real estate websites built upon multi-purpose themes in an easy and visually appealing way. Beyond that, it’s also a framework for add-ons, separate plugins that extend the functionality on the same foundation.

– See it in action at!
– Install the free Team add-on for extended real estate agency/agent data handling and property related contact forms.
– Download a compatible OpenImmo import plugin [2] and example data at (free of charge for testing/development).
– Read the docs for detailed usage/customization instructions.


immonex is an umbrella brand for various real estate related software solutions and services with a focus on german-speaking markets/users.


OpenImmo-XML is the de-facto standard for exchanging real estate data in the german-speaking countries. Here, it is supported by almost every common software solution and portal for real estate professionals (as import/export interfaces).

Plugins like immonex OpenImmo2WP [2] are used to import OpenImmo-XML data into the specific WordPress/theme/plugin data structures of the destination site.

Main Features

  • Custom post type for properties
  • Extendable custom taxonomies (property type, usage type, marketing type, location, features, labels)
  • Special status flags per real estate object (reference, available, sold…)
  • Flexible real estate search form
  • Area/Radius search (Photon or Google Maps autocomplete)
  • Property list and detail views
  • Animated photo slideshows and floor plan galleries
  • Integration of YouTube/Vimeo videos
  • Embedding of 360° virtual tours from common providers
  • Extendable sort options
  • Shortcodes for embedding real estate components (suitable for use in page builder layout elements)
  • Simple but powerful templating system (“Skins”)
  • Clean and responsive default skin
  • Property location overview maps incl. clustered markers (OpenStreetMap/OpenLayers)
  • Property detail location maps (OpenStreetMap and Google Maps)
  • Obtainment of user consent before loading external libraries (EU GDPR compliance)
  • Various filter and action hooks for special adaptions
  • Extension framework for separate add-on plugins
  • Translation via (GlotPress)
  • Current POT file and German translations included as PO/MO files additionally
  • Support for multilingual websites (Polylang or WPML)
  • Compatible with immonex OpenImmo2WP (OpenImmo importer) [2]
  • Compatible with immonex Energy Scale Pro (energy class visualization) [2]


  • Default property archive page with all components
  • Default search form with visible extended section
  • Search form and list view on small displays
  • Property detail view: header and gallery slideshow
  • Property detail view: main description text
  • Property detail view: details tab
  • Property detail view: energy tab with Energy Scale Pro [2] based visualization
  • Property detail view: location tab with OpenStreetMap/OpenLayers map
  • WP backend: Central plugin/add-on options
  • WP backend: Property list


  1. WordPress backend: Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin [1]
  2. Select the plugin ZIP file and click the install button.
  3. Activate the plugin after successful installation.
  4. Check/Modify the default plugin options under immonex > Settings.
  5. OPTIONAL: Install the Team add-on for extended agency/agent data handling and contact forms.
  6. Install immonex OpenImmo2WP or another compatible OpenImmo import plugin and perform a first import. [2]
  7. OPTIONAL: Create pages as templates for property lists and/or detail views including the following shortcodes.
  8. OPTIONAL: Add Kickstart shortcodes to arbitrary pages or page builder elements as needed, e.g. for embedding property search forms or teaser lists.

Kickstart Shortcodes

Search Form: [inx-search-form]
List View: [inx-property-list]
List Sort Selection: [inx-filters-sort]
List Pagination: [inx-pagination]
Property Details View: [inx-property-details]

(See documentation mentioned below for attributes and further details.)

[1] Alternative: Unzip the plugin ZIP archive, copy it to the folder wp-content/plugins and activate the plugin in the WordPress backend under Plugins > Installed Plugins afterwards.

[2] Current and fully functional versions of premium immonex plugins as well as OpenImmo demo data are available free of charge at the immonex Developer Portal for testing/development purposes.

Documentation & Development

A detailed plugin installation/integration documentation in German is available here:

immonex Kickstart is free software. Sources, development docs/support and issue tracking are available at GitHub:


June 19, 2020
Das Plugin ist perfekt um eine Immobilienwebsite aufzubauen. Es gibt eine sehr ausführliche Dokumentation und es wurde an alles gedacht. Sollte einmal etwas fehlen wird einem sofort vom Entwickler geholfen!
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Contributors & Developers

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  • Release date: 2021-03-08
  • Added option for setting an alternate reference price text.
  • Added option for enabling/disabling the map bounds auto-fit function.
  • Added automatic removal of backlink URL in browser address bar.
  • Added subtype “date” for search form text input fields (date picker).
  • Added property filter/sort shortcode attributes for creating custom
    sort option selection lists.
  • Added option for enabling/disabling user consent for embedded maps.
  • Added titles to detail sections in property backend edit form.
  • Optimized support for multilingual sites (Polylang/WPML compatibility).
  • Lowered minimum zoom level for property overview maps.
  • Fixed distance search arguments not being applied in overview maps.
  • Fixed URL generation/modification for installations with deactivated
    pretty permalinks.
  • Reworked search form shortcode.
  • Optimized automatic primary price min/max value determination for
    search forms.


  • Release date: 2020-12-08
  • Added property location overview maps incl. clustered markers.
  • Slightly reworked default skin.
  • Extended country code based queries to distinguish between single
    and multiple codes.
  • Changed list image default size from 300 px to 800 px.
  • Added latitude and longitude to property backend form.
  • Updated Photon base URL (geo location autocompletion).
  • Updated JS code (WordPress 5.6 compatibility).


  • Release date: 2020-09-01
  • Fixed an issue regarding the currency option usage.
  • Updated external libraries.

See changelog.txt for complete version history.