Support » Plugin: Easy Property Listings » Lives up to it’s name, but definitely some issues (features problems)

  • The tested out several plugins, and am using this one on my site. It does live up to it’s name, and I would say is easier to use and configure than most of the other options I tried. I definitely tried some more powerful free plugins, but this one seems to integrate with WordPress better (uses standard Media and galleries for example, custom post type). So I have to give it a high rating based on that. I am confident the client I set this up for who has very little computer skills will be able to use the plugin.

    That being said, I see some major issues with the “Features” section on listings.

    – Why are there ‘main’ features directly under “House Features”, and then “Additional Features” in the backend when they all show up in the same place/list in the listing?

    – There should be an easier way to add features. I know they can be added as “features taxonomy’, but then they show up as hyperlinked tags which is confusing for the general viewer. They click on those thinking it’s details about the feature, then get taken to a page of listings with those features. Only someone who setup the site would know why they are there and how they work. It’s would be better to just be able to add to the preconfigured features easily, and be able to check them off so they display just like the other features with no links.

    Why are their separate lists of features (indoor, outdoor etc.) when they all show up in the same list anyway? Why not have those columns have titles and display like they do in the backend? With no headers, again, no one but the person setting up the site knows what those lists actually are. It just looks like one bulk list.

    Basically, nothing with the “Features” really makes much sense. I’d like to take off more than a star for this, but I also don’t think 2 stars off is fair. If I could give this a 3.5 I would.

    NOTE: I looked into the premium listings templates available, and none of them seem to address these issues. Code is supplied for adding features in the documentation, but there are no samples to follow to explain it well. And, that still doesn’t address the weirdness when it comes to why separate features areas behave the way they do.

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  • Plugin Author Merv Barrett

    (@mervb1)

    Thanks for the review and feature requests, we first developed the plugin for the Australian real estate market as that is where we are based and personally I was in real estate sales for 11 years and wanted to make an easy to get up and running plugin.

    Boy we have a way to go for support in other markets and have been working continually on this. Also we learned a lot about what “easy” should mean and are going to be bringing changes in future versions now that the grey is behind us.

    We take not of all feature requests and have a big list of what to implement, thanks for your review

    Mike

    (@virtualdira)

    What I like most about this plugin is that the dev has his finger on the pulse and is constantly improving, that makes me more secure in building with them. Not so much about the present, I know there are other options, It’s more about building a long term relationship.

    Merv – please keep up the good work, and promise us that you will continue…

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