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Local Market Explorer

This plugin allows WordPress to load data from a number of neighborhood-related APIs to be presented on a single page or within your own pages / posts


  • Major update to remove bugs and patch security issues


  • Various bug and security fixes


  • Fixes for NileGuide module


  • Fixed a few XSS security issues with colleges, neighborhoods, and Walk Score modules
  • Added links to API key locations in admin


  • Make all branding links open in new windows
  • Fix schools typo


  • Fixed NileGuide data for upcoming API change
  • Ensured compatibility with WordPress 3.3


  • Fixed styles for shortcodes


  • Added Realtors module using data from Homethinking
  • Small styling fixes
  • Fixes for Zillow market activity and market stats modules


  • Removing some debugging code that was causing problems during install
  • Cleaned up option upgrading code for v1.x and v2.x to ensure that everything transfers correctly during the upgrade
  • Fixed bug with college module not being initialized on install and empty / blank module being initialized instead


  • Fixed possible issues with some of the modules not working when something other than a zip code was used
  • Fixed issue where shortcode insertion tool was occasionally not working
  • Added colleges module using data from MatchCollege


  • Fixed documentation error with modules
  • Fixed some pedantic PHP warnings when debug mode was turned on
  • Fixed neighborhoods, NileGuide, Walk Score, Teach Street, and about area shortcodes
  • Added neighborhoods and NileGuide modules to the shortcode insertion tool
  • Added workarounds for http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/9346


  • Performance has been significantly increased by making all of the external data requests in parallel instead of in series.
  • The modules can now be used on individual pages and posts instead of only on the Local Market Explorer virtual pages.
  • The HTML markup and CSS styling has been significantly pruned so that skinning is easier and so that the default styles work better with many more themes.
  • The admin UI has been significantly enhanced to make it easier to use.
  • A neighborhood module has been added on city pages that links to all the neighborhoods within that city.
  • Support for canonical link tags has been added so that search engines will better index the true URL and won't see duplicate content within your domain.
  • This version works way better with some of the more obscure WordPress installs as well as with WordPress 3.x.
  • Support for XML sitemaps has been added via the Google XML Sitemaps plugin.
  • Lots of bugs have been fixed relating to data not displaying when it should and blank data displaying when it shouldn't.
  • More charts and data have been added to a few of the modules.
  • Support for dsIDXpress has been added to the local pages.


  • Added option to link to an IDX page per area
  • Fixed issues with template selection so that the plugin will more reliably select the page template (not the post template)
  • Fixed bug where empty areas were getting saved


  • Fixed bug where beds / baths were transposed in recent sales activity module


  • Fixed issue with the widget not showing up in admin / not showing areas
  • Temporarily removed some of the market stats for zip codes (pending a bug fix by Zillow)


  • Cached some API requests (where allowed) to make module load faster
  • Added support for displaying data for neighborhoods and zips
  • Added ability to reorder modules
  • Added ability to put HTML (YouTube videos, etc) into the area descriptions
  • Usability improvements in the admin
  • Added new market data stats (provided by Zillow)
  • Added ability to turn off Flickr, Schools, and Market stats panel


  • Added ability to pull in TeachStreet data


  • Fixed typo since 1.0.2 that caused Thesis theme not to work properly


  • Fixed issue with Zillow API where an undesired city could be loaded if the city name had a space in it
  • Changed "What's a Zestimate" to "What's a Zindex" in the disclaimer


  • Fixed another bug with two links in Education.com module (specifically, cities with spaces and anything in California, Colorado, or Arizona)
  • Added handling for Thesis theme and any other theme that has a file called "custom_template.php" instead of "page.php" -- new fallback is to "post.php" if neither of those exist
  • Added handling for what seems to be a Walk Score tile duplication issue where the tile is getting placed on the page twice (due to their script?)


  • Updated installation instructions
  • Fixed bug with links in Education.com module

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3.1
Last Updated: 2015-10-2
Active Installs: 2,000+


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