IMPress Listings

Description

You’ve got to have a really good reason to change the name of a successful WordPress plugin.

With WP Listings, version 2.0 gave us that reason, IDX integration.

WP Listings is now IMPress Listings

Just like WP Listings, the IMPress Listings plugin creates a listing management system for your WordPress site. It still is fully responsive and works with nearly any WordPress theme.

IMPress Listings adds some important new features to what was already a great plugin. Most notably, MLS integration through the use of the IMPress for IDX Broker plugin.

Demo

View a demo of the plugin in action: IMPress Listings demo

Importing from your MLS
No more typing in listing information that you have already added to your MLS. With IMPress Listings and IMPress for IDX Broker, you can automatically import basic listing details.

Want even more listing content imported? Switch to our Equity framework for your WordPress website. A WordPress site running Equity, IMPress Listings and IMPress for IDX Broker can import full listing details.

*IDX Broker subscription required.

Default Taxonomies and Terms

  • Status (Active, Sold, Pending, For Rent, Reduced, New)
  • Property Types (Residential, Condo, Townhome, Commercial)
  • Location
  • Features

Use the taxonomy creation tool to create your own way of classifying listings (i.e. bedrooms, bathrooms, locations, price ranges) and use those taxonomies to allow users to search for listings. Then, reorder the taxonomies as needed.

Find listings by taxonomy using filters in the WordPress admin.

Widget

Includes a Featured Listings widget to display listings in any taxonomy (Property type, Status, Location, etc.). Display them in a custom number of columns.

Also, a Quick Search widget to allow visitors to search your listings by taxonomy.

Premium Listing Templates
Make your listing pages look like single property websites with our premium listing templates.
These templates use their own styling and navigation to look like a unique website without any of the extra work or expense.
Install any or all of our premium listing templates and use them for all of your featured listings.

Migrating from AgentPress Listings

If you’re using the AgentPress Listings plugin, we’ve made it easy to switch to IMPress Listings. The plugin uses the same post type name and data fields (plus several more) so all your entered listing data will remain in place.

Automatic Map Insertion

No more embedding a map into your listing pages. Enter the property’s latitude and longitude and a map is automatically added to the listing page.

Using IMPress for IDX Broker? Longitude and latitude is automatically added for your imported listings.

Property Display

Single listings display the custom data automatically with no need to insert shortcodes to display listing data. If it’s entered, it will display on the page.

Don’t want to show the price on a listing? Check a box and the price is hidden. That simple.

Supported property fields:
* Price
* Address
* Country
* MLS Number
* Year Built
* Floors
* Square Feet
* Lot Square Feet
* Bedrooms
* Bathrooms
* Half Baths
* Garage
* Pool
* Open House date and time
* Photo gallery
* Video or virtual tour
* Map
* and more!

Enhanced Theme Compatibility

While we would love for you to use one of our Equity themes with IMPress Listings, we have made it easier to work with your favorite WordPress themes. The plugin now allows custom page wrappers to better fit your theme.

Contact Forms

Listing pages include a contact form for visitors to inquire about a property, or the form can be replaced with your own form plugin shortcode.

Save time by adding a contact form to all listings instead of one at a time.

Flair for Developers

A lot of developer goodies came in WordPress 4.4, including API support. Developers looking to use the latest WordPress tools will love IMPress Listings.

We have built in WordPress API support for the listing post type and default taxonomies. This will allow skilled developers to create their own applications around listing content.

There is also support for taxonomy featured images. Assign an image for active properties, solds, featured listings, neighborhoods, or an other taxonomy you should create.

Integration

Integrates with the Genesis Agent Profiles plugin to display the listing agent(s).

Feel free to contribute to this project on Github.

Credits

Uses code from the following plugins:

Single Post Template by Nathan Rice

AgentPress Listings by StudioPress

AgentPress Listings Taxonomy Reorder by Robert Iseley

Screenshots

  • Listings Admin screen

  • Single Listing Edit screen

  • Register taxonomy screen

  • Featured Listing Widget settings

  • Featured Listing Widget display

  • Listing Search Widget display

  • Single Listing template display

  • Listing archive template display

  • Admin Settings page

  • IDX Listing import page

Installation

  1. Upload the entire wp-listings folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Begin creating listings and listing taxonomies

How to use the listings shortcode

Basic usage

Just enter the following shortcode on any post or page

[listings]

Advanced usage

The shortcode accepts the following parameters:

id = listing post id (accepts one or more id's), exclusive, cannot be combined with other parameters, except for columns
limit = limit the number of posts to show, defaults to all
columns = display output in columns, accepts values 2-6, default is 1 column
taxonomy = taxonomy to display (must be used with the term parameter)
term = term to display (must be used with the taxonomy parameter)

Example advanced usage:
[listings taxonomy=”status” term=”active” limit=”10″ columns=”3″]
This will display all listings in the “Status” taxonomy, assigned to the “Active” term, limited to 10 listings, in 3 columns

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the entire wp-listings folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Begin creating listings and listing taxonomies

How to use the listings shortcode

Basic usage

Just enter the following shortcode on any post or page

[listings]

Advanced usage

The shortcode accepts the following parameters:

id = listing post id (accepts one or more id's), exclusive, cannot be combined with other parameters, except for columns
limit = limit the number of posts to show, defaults to all
columns = display output in columns, accepts values 2-6, default is 1 column
taxonomy = taxonomy to display (must be used with the term parameter)
term = term to display (must be used with the taxonomy parameter)

Example advanced usage:
[listings taxonomy=”status” term=”active” limit=”10″ columns=”3″]
This will display all listings in the “Status” taxonomy, assigned to the “Active” term, limited to 10 listings, in 3 columns

Can I import listings from my MLS?

Yes. With an IDX Broker subscription and adding their IMPress for IDX Broker plugin to your site, IMPress Listings can import featured properties from the MLS.

I already use the AgentPress Listings plugin, can I use this plugin?

Yes. This plugin can be used instead of the AgentPress Listings plugin. It uses the same post type name and custom field names (along with several new fields), so the posts you’ve added using AgentPress, along with the associated meta data, will remain attached to the listing post. Just be sure to deactivate AgentPress before activating IMPress Listings.

My theme already has a single listing template. How do I use the one provided with the plugin?

Some themes may already have a single-listing.php (and archive.php for listing archives) to display listings with the same post type name of ‘listings’. Templates placed within your theme folder have precedence. To use the template(s) provided with the plugin, delete the single-listing.php and/or the archive-listing.php templates within your theme’s folder (recommended to make a backup).

How can I create a custom single listing template?

Name your template file single-listing-CUSTOM-NAME.php (replace CUSTOM NAME with your own descriptive name). You can use the single-listing.php within the plugins /includes/views/ folder for a guide on how to display the post type data. You’ll need to include the following block of text at the top of your custom template:
/*
Single Listing Template: Test Template
Description: Give it a description to help identify
*/

How can I remove the default property status terms or property type terms?

Its possible to remove the default property status terms by using a filter in your theme or custom plugins. Here is an example for the status terms:

/* Remove Default Status Terms from IMPress Listings */
add_filter( 'wp_listings_default_status_terms', 'custom_default_status_terms' );
function custom_default_status_terms() {
  $status_terms = array();
  return $status_terms;
}

Here is an example for the property terms:

/* Remove Default Property Terms from IMPress Listings */
add_filter( 'wp_listings_default_property_type_terms', 'custom_default_property_type_terms' );
function custom_default_property_type_terms() {
  $property_type_terms = array();
  return $property_type_terms;
}

Reviews

Doesn’t Work

Why would anyone buy the author’s paid plugins if their free ones do not work?

As of Dec 2017, this plugin hasn’t been updated in 6 months and it shows. My development website is not functional. They have also seemingly stopped responding to support questions.

Could be awesome, but..

The shortcode is useless. Does not work the way it should. Not intuitive. I really really like everything else about this plugin, but I need shortcodes to work so this is getting deleted.

Question about complex shortcodes

Nice plugin! Is it possible to use complex shorcodes, like the following (which doesn’t seem to work):

[listings columns=”3″ taxonomy=”locations” term=”Stockholm” taxonomy=”lang” term=”se” taxonomy=”type” term=”rent”]

I’d like to select all listings where location is “Stockholm” AND lang is “se” AND type is “rent”.
Thank you.

Horrid Support and Horrid Code

I have tried to get ahold of these guys for help on my site for a while and my questions where left unanswered. They have massive issues between there plugins which I am beginning to think is intentionally added to them. Changing your entire themes colors or making it so you cant add listings is now a feature. I even called their company, it was pretty fun to tell them calmly the problems I was facing and ask if there was something there who might have insight on the issue, I was told no one could help me in a cold voice and then the phone went dead as the staff member hung up the phone.

The best I have tried – but issues

As far as a plugin with a decent basic feature set, and ease of use for passing on to a client to do updates, I give the plugin high ratings. I tested pretty much every option in the repository. While a some produced results that looked as good as good, they were nowhere near as easy to setup or easy for a general user to update (WPL). IMPress uses the WordPress gallery functions, and custom post types rather than keeping all it’s listings setup within a confusing plugin interface like some.

It produces what I think are the best looking listings by far out of any free option I tried. A list view option would a nice feature as well, but the grid view looks great on mobile and desktop.

While I have received very quick support replies on this forum, they are basic replies and there are no follow ups. While that is better than some free plugins will do, it’s still a little frustrating.

I reported a possible Recaptcha conflict issue in the support forum with their built in forms on listing pages while Contact Form 7 is running with Recaptcha on other pages here: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/recaptcha-error-4/ and there was no follow up. I provided details and error codes. You would think a developer would be concerned about a potential conflict with such a popular plugin. The dialog warning I posted clearly wasn’t related to issues with the setup of Recaptcha and it’s keys.

I have also found there to be conflicts with a theme from the WordPress repository (Vantage) and possibly SiteOrigin Builder (running with any theme). Both are hugely popular, especially Builder (support threads created for these too).

Basically, while I received responses, there were no follow-ups answered. Their support seemed to have no interest in the issues I was reporting, enough to even say a thank you for reporting them. Or interest in me sending them any more info about them. The developers of Builder on the other hand offered to take a look as soon as I reported it to them. Developers of popular plugins should show and interest in them being compatible with other popular plugins.

It’s a case of if the plugin works with your theme and plugin setup, you will be very happy. If you run into issues, you are likely going to be looking for ways to fix them yourself unless it’s an issue support can give you a basic canned response for. I know a plugin can’t guarantee no conflicts with other plugins or themes… but I have never came across another plugin that seemed to have such conflicts with Builder, Vantage, and possibly Contact Form 7.

Thanks

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Contributors & Developers

“IMPress Listings” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

2.3.0

Released 05-25-17
* Feature: Added option to set title/permalink for imported listings
* Feature: Added option to automatically import featured listings
* Feature: All featured listing images are now added to imported listings
* Updated: Settings page now uses tabbed sections for better UX

2.2.2

Released 01-12-17
* Fixed: Fatal error on single listing template
* Feature: Option to select default author for imported listings

2.2.1

Released 12-13-16
* Feature: Option to add link to IDX Broker details page on imported listings
* Fixed: Imported IDX Broker listings use the proper status for sold listings

2.2.0

Released 10-20-16
* Feature: Option to send default contact form entries to IDX middleware as a lead
* Feature: Delete all option to IDX imported listings
* Feature: Support for selective refresh for widgets in the customizer
* Fixed: Imported listings – Issue with price field being deleted on update
* Fixed: PHP warnings with some MLS disclaimers on imported listings

2.1.3

Released 09-13-16
* Fixed: Imported listings – Image markup only included if it exists in disclaimer
* Fixed: Imported listings – Ensure price is pulled from listingPrice field

2.1.2

Released 08-18-16
* Fixed: Added Google Maps API key field in Settings
* Fixed: Notice query arg showing on incorrect post types
* Updated: Recaptcha class for PHP7 compatibility

2.1.1

Released 06-02-16
* Fixed: Imported listings will not reset taxonomy terms on update
* Fixed: MLS compliance photo adjacent courtesy display
* Fixed: Disclaimer and courtesy parsing due to IDX API change

2.1.0

Released: 04-21-16
* Added: Global disclaimer
* Added: Currency symbol and currency code support
* Added: Meta field for county
* Added: Video field shortcode support
* Fixed: Imported listings reverting to draft
* Fixed: Text domain added/changed for better translation support
* Fixed: PHP warning for unset options
* Fixed; PHP error when importing but return is empty
* Fixed: Spelling for lot size field
* Fixed: Label on settings page float issue
* Fixed: Jetpack Related Posts not showing on non-listing post types
* Updated: Support Text mode on gallery editor
* Updated: Helper functions

2.0.3

  • Fix: Update Listing importer to account for API change
  • Fix: Listing importer update to use wp_cron to reduce immediate server load
  • Added: Lazy Load added to Listing importer to reduce load times with many property images

2.0.2

  • Added: Listing post type support added to Jetpack sitemap
  • Added: Connected Agents with IMPress Agents output on single listings
  • Added: Google Recaptcha support for default contact form
  • Fix: HTML class output for statuses
  • Fix: WP API undefined function call

2.0.1

  • Updated: WP API support
  • Fix: Custom wrapper on single listing template
  • Fix: Fatal error on some web hosts
  • Fix: Some IDX listing import settings not being respected

2.0

  • Added: Listing importer for IDX Broker. Import your listings into WordPress! Import additional photos and data with Equity.
  • Added: listing_meta shortcode to output arbitrary listing meta data. e.g use listing_meta key=”price” to output price.
  • Added: Listing meta fields for lat/long, country, half bath, custom disclaimer, and others.
  • Added: Auto-map feature for listings with lat/long available. Option available to turn this off on single listings.
  • Added: Global option for default form shortcode.
  • Added: Option for a custom HTML wrapper to allow better compatibility with more themes.
  • Added: Support for WP core REST API. Listings and default taxonomy endpoints added. GET and POST supported. GET method returns supported listing meta data, filterable with wp_listings_allowed_api_meta_keys
  • Added: Listings admin menu filtering for default taxonomies: Status, Property Types, Locations
  • Added: Listings added to “At a Glance” Dashboard widget.
  • Added: Filter for additional details meta boxes using wp_listings_additional_details_meta_boxes
  • Added: Filter for imported listing photo gallery markup using wp_listings_imported_image_markup (Equity only)
  • Added: Support for featured images for listing taxonomy terms. (WP 4.4+ required)
  • Added: Checkbox to hide price on individual listings and optionally enter price placeholder.
  • Added: Admin notice class.
  • Added: Support for List or Excerpt view in Listings Admin.
  • Added: Support for new heading hierarchy, post type and taxonomy labels in WP 4.4.
  • Updated: Font Awesome version to 4.5.0
  • Fix: Support taxonomy template overrides.
  • Fix: Support shortcodes in video field.

1.2.3

  • Update single listing template to display IDX imported data

1.2.2

  • Update widgets to use PHP5 object constructors
  • Added support for listings to Jetpack JSON Rest API

1.2.1

  • Fixed i18n in shortcode output h/t newlocalmedia

1.2

  • Added basic schema support to Single Listings Template (single-listing.php)
  • Added basic anti-spam check to native contact form in single-listing.php
  • Added support for Jetpack publicize and markdown editors
  • Added Jetpack shortcode links in messages about shortcodes
  • Added DNS Prefetch Support for scripts used on Single Listings Template
  • Added translation to text strings in listings shortcode
  • Minified CSS for better site performance, SCSS files included
  • Updates to script calls to improve site performance
  • Updated jQuery Validate to 1.13.1
  • Updated to Font Awesome 4.3.0
  • Updated .pot file
  • Fixed WP 4.1 issue with photo gallery editor meta box

1.1.3

  • Set with_front on rewrite rules for taxonomies. h/t bhubbard
  • Fix undefined index for default state

1.1.2

  • Set with_front parameter to false in rewrite rules
  • Update for WP 4.0 compatibility
  • Update Font Awesome version number and URL
  • Compatibility with Equity theme framework

1.1.1

  • CSS fix for thumbnail overlays with shortcode and archive pages
  • Fix for undefined variables in featured istings widget and single listing contact form
  • Make default registered terms (status, property-type) filterable
  • Make default taxonomy names and slugs translatable, improve translation

1.1

  • Add [listings] shortcode to output listings on any post or page
  • Add ability to change permalink slug to prevent conflicts
  • Rewrite backend settings fields options to simplify

1.0.8

  • Add function to flush rewrite rules on plugin deactivation

1.0.7

  • Add Genesis CPT archive settings support
  • Remove widget list item margins affecting some themes

1.0.6

  • Add classes to search widget output for additional styling
  • Add priority to author box removal action on Genesis HTML5 themes
  • Update Font Awesome version number and use minified version
  • Change default taxonomies to be hierarchical (except features)

1.0.5

  • Updated class output for listing status overlay to remove spaces and replace with hyphens
  • Remove unused Categories column from admin page
  • Remove faulty responsive video CSS. Use fitvids.js instead for videos on single listings

1.0.4

  • Add HTML classes for CSS layout compatibility with a number of various themes
  • Rename translation template file

1.0.3

  • Fix for connected agents markup conditional function call

1.0.2

  • CSS fix for widget overlays on themes that absolutley positioned them

1.0.1

  • Added ability to select an image size in the Featured Listing widget. This allows you to set a custom image size in your theme.

1.0

  • Initial public release