Rover IDX

Description

* Rover IDX is a fast and highly configurable IDX for your Office or Agent website *

Rover IDX for WordPress is a mobile responsive real estate IDX plugin, providing fast, searchable real estate listings for website visitors. The plugin is highly configurable and flexible, allowing you to create a unique website. Most data is stored on our highly scalable servers, and renders on your WordPress website with lightning speed.

Rover IDX for WordPress

Up and running in minutes

Activate Rover IDX, choose the MLS region, and add the [rover_idx_full_page] shortcode to a page. Boom – your site is displaying searchable real estate listings. You can then customize what cities are offered for search, what the search panel looks like, what the listing layout looks like, and how the property details page is displayed.

Unbelievable levels of customization

Out of the box, Rover IDX just works. You do not need to know html, css, or php. Further, Rover offers many listing layout templates to choose from, so you can customize your listings with a click. You can also customize the search panel with drag and drop efficiency. If you do want to get into the nitty gritty, you can create your own layout templates – and we offer basic templates to get you started.

Terrific support

Ask us questions – we are here to help. Have a feature request? Let’s talk about it!

Integrate Multiple MLS’s seamlessly

Display listings from multiple MLS’s in one place. Our automatic de-dupe feature displays ensures the same listings from two different MLS’s will not display twice.

Maps

Maps can be integrated into [rover_idx_full_page] as a dynamic search experience. Allow visitors to draw shapes on the map to limit searches to within those shapes. Define shapes (called defined locations) (towns, counties, subdivisions), and allow visitors to search by clicking on these defined locations.

CRM

Rover IDX has a CRM, used to track and organize your leads. See the searches / properties visitors have viewed. Add Notes and Todo’s. Keep a follow up calendar.

CRM Integration with Follow Up Boss directly by adding your FUB Api Key. Integrate with Top Producer, Zapier and others with their parseable email features.

WordPress Widgets

Add straightforward widgets for Quick Search, Ask a Question, Featured Listings, Quick Links, and Mortgage and Affordability Calculators.

Conveniently Add Shortcodes

Within the WordPress visual editor, Rover IDX offers a add-a-shortcode button with the kitchen sink of parameters. Just adjust the parameters you care about, and remove or ignore the rest. Rover IDX shortcode guide

Unbelievable SEO

All Rover IDX pages are SEO friendly. Clean urls, and there are no iframes or subdomains. Rover IDX also adds structured data where appropriate. All the property detail pages are in your domain, and Googlebot will find them. And Rover IDX maintains a sitemap of all the active listings represented by your website, and the various crawlers are updated every 24 hours with that updated sitemap.

Mobile friendly

All Rover IDX pages are mobile friendly, as long as the WordPress theme you’ve chosen is also mobile friendly. Rover IDX has a Mobile settings page that allows you to tune mobile behavior.

Screenshots

  • Setting up Rover IDX is a breeze
  • Type in the name or broker last name of the office, and select the active agents. You can set meta data for the agents as well.
  • Choose from any of the listing layout templates that ship with Rover IDX, or build your own.
  • Super easy to add searchable pages - [rover_idx_full_page] creates a fully searchable page with search panel, listing results, and in 2-column mode a sidebar with highlighted listings.
  • Simple, clean layouts for highly usable pages.
  • Don't forget to include a map. Visitors love maps!
  • Easy add links to your sidebar, footer, or page. These links take advantage of the Rover IDX dynamic url feature. If the page does not exist in your website, Rover IDX will parse the url, hoping that the url is calling for searchable listings specified by the url. See https://roveridx.com/features/roverurl/ for more information.

Installation

  1. Upload the rover-idx folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the Rover IDX plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure the plugin by going to the Rover IDX menu that appears in your admin menu

FAQ

Does Rover IDX work with any theme?

Yes, as long as the theme follows WordPress conventions. Themes created for WordPress 3+ are better.

How is Rover IDX priced?

See https://roveridx.com/resources/pricing/ for pricing.

How many websites does my Rover IDX subscription allow?

You can run one subscription of Rover IDX on up to 5 websites for the active agent.

If I have multiple websites with Rover IDX, can I tie them together?

Yes! Rover IDX has a ‘link this website’ feature that allows you and your clients to log into any of the websites and manage their settings and criteria.

Does Rover IDX work with my MLS region?

We work with about 50 MLS’s, and that list is growing every month. If we don’t currently have your MLS region, we are happy to investigate adding it. We do all the paperwork (except your signatures), and setting up a new region usually takes 2-3 days.

Reviews

October 6, 2021
Hey Agents, If you're tired of garbage IDX plugins and searching for a real solution, read on! I stumbled on to Rover IDX after my annual quest to drop the plugin company I've had for 5 years. They were slow, buggy and their customer support experience was MISERABLE. I knew I was searching in vain until I found RoverIDX. I made a call to ask some questions dreading I would end up with somebody on the other end of the line who couldn't answer. To my surprise, not only did somebody answer the phone, they could answer ALL my questions with speed and agility in a language I could understand! Say what?! I made the switch, asking questions, getting answers, making adjustments getting solutions...it took a while but I have a HUGE site. RoverIDX could not be more responsive and problem-solving. The people behind Rover are code geniuses...I mean OVER THE TOP smart but they are also ridiculously helpful and have this driving nature to knock it out of the park for you every time! Never in my life have I hired a company that was so willing to help me and my website perform masterfully until now. If your current plugin company is telling you your website is slow and there's no way of fixing it, they are wrong! RoverIDX has accomplished AMAZING SPEEDS and you need that if you want Google to rank your website first page high. Their knowledge of SEO is also out of this world! My last IDX plugin couldn't even spell SEO! This team understands it EXCEPTIONALLY well! If your current company doesn't let you customize, ROVERIDX lets you customize EVERYTHING including photo sizes! No more forcing your clients to search your real estate website with binoculars and no more being forced to have a website that looks like EVERYBODY else's! If you're tired of waiting days and months for important fixes to garbage code with your current IDX company, call RoverIDX and end the madness! Switching to RoverIDX is the #1 best thing you can do for your real estate business!
May 13, 2021
I've tried a lot of real estate plugins, and NO QUESTION RoverID is the best by far. Not only is it much more robust and customizable than any of the others, but you also get the most amazing support from the Rover team. I was highly impressed, created a powerful, customer-friendly website, and had phenomenal support throughout. I would absolutely recommend the RoverID plugin to anyone that wants to create a truly useful and beautiful real estate site.
March 24, 2020
I think I've never seen such support. I know I'm asking a lot with so many questions since I work in a niche market, but they answer and find a solution for everything. This plugin is fast, easy to install and good for SEO. What else? Thank you guys. Sylvain
February 5, 2020
Out of the box, the built-in design templates are well thought out and look good on all device sizes but are also highly customizable. I love that I have control over search panel criteria, complete property detail page layout, map pages, listing pages and more. Customization is also integrated into lead generation behavior so new leads can be assigned to round-robin style or to an office catchall. Another big plus is the built-in SEO functionality including an auto-generated property XML sitemap. This plugin also creates a new blog post when there is a new listing or a price change for all agents in the office. This is a big SEO booster. The developer has been extremely helpful when I have had questions and this has been a big time saver for me. If I could give this plugin a 10-star rating I would!
June 1, 2019
Robust, intuitive, fantastic plugin that comes with Tech Support that is truly AMAZING. 5 stars plus!!
May 24, 2018
Customer service is excellent and very prompt and we've always been pleased with the product. Steve typically replies very quickly to all our requests and is helpful to resolve any issues we have.
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Contributors & Developers

“Rover IDX” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

3.0.0.2480

  • When changing MLS region, also update other key settings

3.0.0.2400

  • Fix for critical error loading seo panel for some configurations

3.0.0.2397

  • Validate IP Resolve address which memcached seems to sometimes typecast to an integer

3.0.0.2392

  • New parseable email feature for Top Producer, Zapier and other CRM integration

3.0.0.2387

  • WordPress 5.8 certified

3.0.0.2385

  • Resolve php warning for missing HTTP_ACCEPT request header

3.0.0.2371

  • Add ability to add custom classes to more parts of the Login / Register menu

3.0.0.2363

  • Improve Login / Register menu layout

3.0.0.2353

  • Relax connection timeout limit for slower shared hosting

3.0.0.2350

  • Fix build upload error

3.0.0.2349

  • Improve blog post url structure

3.0.0.2244

  • WordPress 5.7 certified

3.0.0.2235

  • Fix url regression on setup
  • Relax connect timeout for slower shared servers

3.0.0.2215

  • Fix menu slug error

3.0.0.2214

  • Improve auto-blogging duplication handling
  • Allow configurable endpoint

3.0.0.2193

  • Modify menu html to prevent display:block interfering with layout

3.0.0.2140

  • Testing up to WordPress 5.6
  • Resolve php 7 warning on styling

3.0.0.2133

  • Resolve php 7 warning on setup

3.0.0.2095

  • Improve datetime mgmt for auto-blogging
  • Improve menu layout

3.0.0.2057

  • Improve dropdown Login / Register menu structure for some themes

3.0.0.2053

  • resolve undeclared ROVER_JS
  • For some themes, add presentation span for dropdown Login / Register menu

3.0.0.2028

  • preload important css during activation

3.0.0.2024

  • Improve support for Yoast premium plugin and Rover IDX dynamic page titles

3.0.0.1861

  • resolve logging error

3.0.0.1860

  • resolve kit error

3.0.0.1859

  • Performance: Refactor javascript loading for significant performance
  • Performance: Remove all jQuery dependancy. Your theme can now dequeue jQuery, for faster page loads
  • Performance: Searches are now faster
  • Customization: Search panel colors can now be changed via plugin settings
  • Usability: Mobile touch Slideshow now available for many listing layouts

2.1.0.2192

  • Performance: Tune javascript loading for significant performance boost

2.1.0.2105

  • Performance: Faster DNS lookup for faster page loads.
  • Allow selecting default page template for dynamic page layouts

2.1.0.2080

  • Feature: Ability to add Favorites and Saved Searches menus to WordPress menu.

2.1.0.2043

  • improve auto-blogging tracking
  • improve auto-blog titles

2.1.0.2042

  • deactivation and reactivation could result in some settings being lost
  • add logging to detect settings changes

2.1.0.2041

  • Fix php warning on hosts displaying warnings

2.1.0.2034

  • Avoid situation where non-expanded shortcode can appear in cached page

2.1.0.2027

  • Upgrade admin panels to Bootstrap 4

2.1.0.1985

  • Fix Social key mismatch for auto-blogging

2.1.0.1985

  • Add reset feature to clear WordPress options

2.1.0.1978

  • Fix setup issue that resulted in incomplete data being saved to WordPress options

2.1.0.1971

  • Complete testing for WordPress 5.1 support – no issues

2.1.0.1755

  • Minor fix for multi-region handling

2.1.0.1749

  • Rover IDX 2.1.0 release

2.1.0.1327

  • Tested up to WordPress 4.9 / add capability to exclude url slugs / additional debug capability

2.1.0.1326

  • Add helpful debug / php 7 check for item existence

2.1.0.1325

  • Improve logic of url parsing to avoid conflict with third party plugin

2.1.0.1324

  • Improve reliability of sitemap when allow_url_fopen is disabled

2.1.0.1323

  • Fix PHP 7 incompatibility with affordability calculator

2.1.0.1318

  • Fix regression in previous release

2.1.0.1317

  • Improve admin_notices to warn administrator when activated Rover plugin needs a region to be selected

2.1.0.1316

  • Improve algorithm that decides to load js / css from cdn for performance

2.1.0.1315

  • add back old [rover_idx_login shortcode] that has been removed before 2.0 was released
  • improve reliability of email unsubscribe

2.1.0.1314

  • prepare for new feature – custom, non-MLS listings
  • default system pages (/rover-control-panel/, /rover-custom-listing-panel/) to naked page template for maximum screen real estate
  • improved reliability of automatic sitemap generation

2.1.0.1313

  • added ‘Search Panel Orientation’ radio button to Rover Omni Search, Rover – Search by MLS Number, and Rover – Search by School widgets

2.1.0.1312

  • quick search widget now defaults to price range dropdown, which is more mobile friendly
  • declare support for WordPress 4.8

2.1.0.1309

  • added help text to Rover IDX >> SEO >> Dynamic Page Definitions
  • improved reliability of automatic sitemap generation

2.1.0.1308

  • quick fix for regression in 1307

2.1.0.1307

  • Improve reliability of automatic sitemap generation
  • Fix error when loading rover-control-panel using the naked_page.php template

2.1.0.1306

  • PHP warning for admin panel
  • Load help (Rover IDX >> Help) over https

2.1.0.1304

  • Remove empty ‘Last’ label from recently viewed widget
  • Resolve issue with selected cities not being passed to new and updated widget

2.1.0.1302

  • Improve custom template – no longer need to create a page using that template to see template in dropdown
  • Default dynamic page post_type to page
  • Follow WP codex example to return custom template, and not exit

2.1.0.1301

  • Fix strpos() issue for older Rover version upgrades

2.1.0.1294

  • Fix uncommon path that could result in css not loaded for back end plugin

2.1.0.1274

  • New search panels!
  • Facebook Login!
  • Property Highlight Banners!
  • Map polygon search for visitors!
  • Automatically add Login / Register to WordPress menu!
  • New rover_idx_registration shortcode – highly customizable!
  • New rover_idx_contact shortcode – highly customizable!

1.2.6.1733

  • Resolve parse error on old unsupported php versions

1.2.6.1731

  • Improve saving of Styling settings to WordPress options.

1.2.6.1605

  • Rover IDX will now process Diverse Solutions shortcodes and IDX Data Filters.

1.2.6.1604

  • Avoid duplicating Rover shortcode button on Visual tab when editing Post / Page
  • Add ‘listings per row’ to Styling >> Listings page settings
  • Use key ‘search_panel_layout’ for all quick search widgets
  • Allow “Print” to work correctly when in a property details dialog (worked correctly in a new window)

1.2.6

  • Although Rover IDX is 8 years old and used in many real estate sites, this is the initial WordPress repository release.