Solid Earth SPRING API

Description

Plugin for using the listings contained in the Solid Earth Spring API. Please visit Solid Earth for more information on how to get a key for production use.

Installation

  1. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  2. The plugin requires two pages to be present called Property and Search
  3. Cut and paste the shortcode [spring-slider] onto any page to display the photo slider
  4. Cut and paste the shortcode [full-result] on the Property page, it will display the property search results.
  5. Cut and paste the shortcode [quick-search] on the Search page, it will display the search tool.
  6. Cut and paste the shortcode [agent-listing name=”The Agent Name”] on any page to display the active listings of the named agent.

FAQ

How do I configure the plugin?

In the side menu of the admin panel, find the menu labeled ‘Spring IDX’ and under that four choices: Spring IDX Site Select: This is where you choose the scope of the data to be returned by the plugin. Each choice represents a specific MLS organization with which the user of the plugin must have a license agreement. Contact api@solidearth.com for more information. API Key: copy and paste the key provided by Solid Earth. To obtain a key go to http://developer.solidearth.com and register (link is in the upper right corner). If you are registering for the first time, choose a SANDBOX key. Solid Earth will switch it to production access when you are ready to go live. Template: You probably don’t need to edit any of this unless you are a developer and want to modify the style or display of the results. Search Site Select: This is where you choose the scope of the data to be returned by the plugin. Each choice represents a specific MLS organization with which the user of the plugin must have a license agreement. Contact api@solidearth.com for more information. API Key: copy and paste the key provided by Solid Earth. To obtain a key go to http://developer.solidearth.com and register (link is in the upper right corner). If you are registering for the first time, choose a SANDBOX key. Solid Earth will switch it to production access when you are ready to go live. Template: You probably don’t need to edit any of this unless you are a developer and want to modify the style or display of the results. Listing Details Site Select: This is where you choose the scope of the data to be returned by the plugin. Each choice represents a specific MLS organization with which the user of the plugin must have a license agreement. Contact api@solidearth.com for more information. API Key: copy and paste the key provided by Solid Earth. To obtain a key go to http://developer.solidearth.com and register (link is in the upper right corner). If you are registering for the first time, choose a SANDBOX key. Solid Earth will switch it to production access when you are ready to go live. Template: You probably don’t need to edit any of this unless you are a developer and want to modify the style or display of the results. Agent Listings Site Select: This is where you choose the scope of the data to be returned by the plugin. Each choice represents a specific MLS organization with which the user of the plugin must have a license agreement. Contact api@solidearth.com for more information. API Key: copy and paste the key provided by Solid Earth. To obtain a key go to http://developer.solidearth.com and register (link is in the upper right corner). If you are registering for the first time, choose a SANDBOX key. Solid Earth will switch it to production access when you are ready to go live. Template: You probably don’t need to edit any of this unless you are a developer and want to modify the style or display of the results.

The email features on the email a friend and request information are not working.

Be sure that the SMTP server is configured for your WordPress site. If you do not have the settings configured, install a plugin such as WP Mail SMTP to get started with configuring your mail server.

Where do I find more information on the API?

Please visit Solid Earth for more information on how to get a key for production use.

Contributors & Developers

“Solid Earth SPRING API” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

1.0

  • Initial release version

1.1

  • Copy changes
  • Adjustment of pagination to take up less space on the screen
  • Addition of ability to display latest listings within 7 days [quick-search name=“Your Agency”]

1.2

  • Addition of Google Maps functionality, request information/showing buttons, and email a friend button
  • Major changes to styling and formatting

1.3

  • Major upgrades to styling and formatting
  • Minor bug fixes to searches and maps

1.3.1

  • Minor styling adjustments to the maps and modals

1.3.2

  • Fix sandbox API override bug

1.3.5

  • Property types dropdown options now called from API

1.3.6

  • Sites dropdown options now called from API

1.3.7

  • Bug fixes on agent listing

1.3.8

  • Fixing agent listing

1.3.9

  • Fix the Single Family Residence value on search parameter