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dsIDXpress IDX Plugin

This plugin allows WordPress to embed live real estate data from an MLS directly into a blog. You MUST have a dsIDXpress account to use this plugin.

17 reviews
Average Rating
1.9 out of 5 stars
Not up to date
By , for WP 4.2.4

Almost no updates since bought by Zillow. Very outdated. Support bad. Only good usable with $1000k annual fee for non SEO add on + $360 for this plugin.

Bad, bad, bad

Wost Plugin & Worst Support I Have Seen Yet
By , for WP 4.2.3

Killed an entire day over paid pro idx plugin and themes. Two themes later discover the darn plugin only works with short codes! Support for this plugin is terrible. You sure can't pickup the phone and call anyone that's for sure. Proper expectations is your going to have to build your theme around the plugin and plugin design features are "technically speaking" null... Good luck getting a long list of short codes for advanced search...
Sad when you by a theme from Theme Forest "WP Residence - Real Estate WordPress Theme" that says it's compatible with dsIDXpress and it is not. Like buying a car and finding out the engine does not run.
Though I was broken until digging around to find after the fact it does not work! Hired a freelancer as I am getting to old for the frustration... I am sure this will cost a few $$$

Poor WordPress support
By , for WP 4.2.2

I have handled clients sites for several years using this IDX system, and am currently shopping for a new one. The main gripe is the search widgets can't be easily styled or laid out differently. Additionally, on several large updates, this plugin conflicted with others. Rather than learning how to play nicely, Diverse Solutions just claims that other plugins or themes should change their ways.

Juicebox Error: Config XML file not found.
By , for WP 4.2.2

Good feature set, but I have encountered a serious error that prevents the slideshow photos from displaying: "Juicebox Error: Config XML file not found." If I downgrade to a much earlier version of the plugin, the problem goes away. Stinks because I can't take advantage of the newer features. Unfortunately, I can't give this plugin more than 1 star because of this bug.

Does Not Support HTTPS
By , for WP 4.2.2

The plugin works well, but it is very hard to customize, and technical support is spotty--emails go days without an answer, the phone is often simply not answered, and messages are not responded to. The big negative is that it will not work on an HTTPS site.

Updates break code
By , for WP 4.2.1

After the latest plugin update, the forms no longer display properly and will require entirely new css to fix.

mediocre support and doesnt allow HTTPS
By , for WP 4.1.1

Overall this looks like it will work. But after a month or two we are learning that their support is sub par. They don't return emails or phone calls to paying customers, and the WP support thread is often ignored.

We have problems with the plugin outputting errors in the code causing a site to not run well, and they don't support HTTPS / SSL. Google rewards sites with higher SEO rank for secure sites. This plugin can't run under the HTTPS secure URLs and will fail your users.

not good,
By , for WP 4.1.1

horrible plugin, no customization features whatsoever, you are stuck with what they give you. all the listings are being displayed using JavaScript from their server. users are not integrated with WordPress users, when a user signs up the info is sent to Diverse Solutions. search form is very limited, cannot search for features. cannot display search form on page by itself.

Constant Blackouts :
"We're sorry, but we ran into a temporary problem while trying to load the real estate data. Please check back soon."

Technically works, but visually unappealing and missing key features
By , for WP 3.9.1

Especially for a paid plugin, I expect a whole lot more. The default styling is horrid. I've spent hours and my theme designer has spent hours upon hours with CSS overrides trying to fix the styling to make it look better. I have the Pro version plugin that allows site visitors to save searches and favorites, but there is no page to link directly to, so they can't see what they've saved?!? Hunh?

Here is their customer support's response:

"I am afraid that at this time, Diverse Solutions does not offer the option you wish in regards to a link for previously registered users to login."

So yeah... you can register, but we can't give you a link to log back in...

Gets traffic is your krafty with it
By , for WP 3.9.1

I've been using this plugin for few years on my real estate site. The main problem is it spits out total duplicate content and the designers make it almost impossible for you to change that. Also if your not careful they have it set up so every listing on your site has a link to the same listing at Zillow! Talk about brilliant SEO for them. Just make sure you turn those links off. the positive is that it gets indexed great and you can get traffic off it if your site has a lot of authority.

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