immonex Kickstart

Description

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.

tl;dr
– See it in action at base.immonex.one!
– 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 immonex.dev (free of charge for testing/development).
– Read the docs for detailed usage/customization instructions.

immonex®

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

OpenImmo®

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, project, 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 grouping (project taxonomy)
  • Property location overview maps incl. clustered markers (OpenStreetMap/OpenLayers)
  • Property detail location maps (OpenStreetMap and Google Maps)
  • Dynamic updates of property lists and location map views based on the current search parameters
  • 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 translate.wordpress.org (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]

Screenshots

  • 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

Installation

  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 Location Overview Map: [inx-property-map]
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:

docs.immonex.de/kickstart

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

github.com/immonex/kickstart

Reviews

January 17, 2022
Das Plugin eignet sich sehr gut, um vorhandene Immobilien auf seiner Wordpress-Seite darzustellen. Die Einstellmöglichkeiten sind manchmal nicht ganz so einfach, aber wenn man sich ein wenig damit beschäftigt, versteht man es. Hervorheben möchte ich auch den Support. Sehr schnelle Antworten und extrem hilfsbereit!
September 16, 2021
Das Plugin bietet alles was zu einer richtig guten Immobilien Website gehört. Dank einfacher Konfiguration, gut durchdachter Struktur und ausführlicher Dokumentation kommt man hier schnell zu ansprechenden Ergebnissen. Auch die Anpassungsmöglichkeiten lassen kaum Wünsche offen.
June 3, 2021
Das ist wirklich selten: Eine richtig gute, professionell entwickelte Software, eine umfangreiche, deutschsprachige Dokumentation und ein Support, der seinesgleichen sucht. Kompetent, reaktionsschnell und lösungsorientiert. Danke an Carsten Scheuer und das Immonex-Team für Software und Support.
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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Changelog

1.6.8

  • Release date: 2022-04-06
  • Formatted/Localized number of matches on search form submit button.
  • Improved search form price and area slider auto value range determination and value stepping.
  • Improved usability of pages containing all Kickstart elements as front page.
  • Replaced default skin gallery fade transition (if Ken Burns Effect is disabled) by a more visually appealing slide/fade variant.
  • Fixed a minor search form/sort dynamic update issue.
  • Fixed price range format in backlink URLs.
  • Updated dependencies.

1.6.2

  • Release date: 2022-03-05
  • Optimized grid display in real estate list views.
  • Improved responsive tab navigation display in property detail views.
  • Fixed search form price slider auto value range setting for rental properties.

1.6.0

  • Release date: 2022-02-28
  • Added new taxonomy “project” for property grouping.
  • Added (optional) search form select element for property projects (groups).
  • Added special query variable for selecting/excluding group master properties.
  • Added WP auto embed and other filters to property description processing.
  • Added custom field based setting of current property post ID.
  • Added the ability to use multiple property search forms on the same page.
  • Added seach form shortcode attribute for modifying countries supported by location search/autocomplete elements.
  • Reworked and extended backend property form.
  • Added optional dynamic content updates of frontend components when changing search parameters.
  • Replaced 301 redirects to custom property list and detail pages by internal request updates.
  • Fixed detail element shortcode issue (attribute “type” not taken into account).

See changelog.txt for complete version history.