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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
2.6 out of 5 stars
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To bad plugin
By , for WP 4.5.3

Very very bad plugin.
Css can not be customized because they don't know what is 'class name', and how use it. But you like attr 'style' and '!important'... Why??

Design and usability is ugly, there is no responsiveness at all.

And today. My site was broken because of this plugin. I can't go into admin area, before I removed it from file system!! How this can be?? Your plugin has lot of installation, but you don't care about it! Your rating say all...

Diverse Solutions not adding new clients or returning calls or emails.
By , for WP 4.5.2

If you are considering using this plugin, you should already have an account with Diverse Solutions.

According to posts at Themeforest, Diverse Solutions has stated that it is no longer accepting new clients.

I have not been able to get Diverse Solutions to return calls or emails about new accounts in over 2 weeks.

The poster at Themeforest claims to have received this email response when enquiring about opening an account...

Kenny Winters, Jun 17, 1:31 PM PDT: Melanie,

Diverse Solutions isn’t currently taking on new customers as we assess our customers’ technology needs. When we have more information available, we’ll be happy to reach out to you again. We appreciate your interest in our products and hope you have a great day.

You may want to try iHomeland for your IDX needs.


Outdated and incompatible
By , for WP 4.5

This plugin got stuck on 2012, their whole documentation and product is outdated after having been sold to Zillow

Their new update was a worthless CRM called Envoy which looks nice but doesn't have anywhere near close the features of FREE CRMs out there

They don't support SSL, so if you plan to have SSL on your site this plugin will not work.

It also doesn't play nice with other plugins/themes, and their solution is to to turn off the other plugin/theme, instead of realizing they need to fix their product.

I suggest you take a look at IDX Broker or iHomefinder

Sean/Shawn? Sales Review
By ,

Simply trying to purchase this product has been a hassle. Three calls to the company to give them money. But today when I asked questions about their company I was met with disrespect. Poor sales support is one thing but getting disrespected during sales is a sure sign to move on. Was also told, "do whatcha do" when I said I would have to look a little more closely at the reviews.

Shaun must be really effective at blocking sales and recurring revenue for the company. If you're going to sell a plugin, consider having a way for people to buy the plugin online.

After a week of trying, it's actually a relief that I don't have to beg to pay Diverse Solutions for anything. We'll be using anything other than this plugin for our MLS IDX integration. $360 a year x 7 sites.

In dsIDXpress Own Words
By , for WP 4.4.2

I wanted provide a warning about this plugin. A client I have has been working with has used this plugin for years. As stated in other reviews, since being acquired by Zillow.com, the plugin updates have "not played nice with others". Using a theme designed specifically for this plugin, the dsIDXpress plugin stopped working after the last update. Diverse solution suggested we deactivate all plugins and switch to Twenty Sixteen,... then the plugin worked.

The following is from their support: "Previously you stated that you activated the default Twenty Sixteen WordPress theme with our plugin and now our plugin is working. The default theme is a good indication that the issue is related to the theme and not the plugin. In your previous email you indicated that the THEME is designed to work with IDX Press. In this case when the theme is in the same environment as the plugin, the plugin does not work as the theme indicated. You will want to reach out to the THEME developer to have them take a look into this issue."

"Unfortunately, we are not the theme developers and are unable to support all of the themes out there. I can send this up on our side however, please do keep in mind that this issue will not be a priority due to the issue not being related to our plugin." -- Diverse Solutions Support

Bottom of the Barrel
By , for WP 4.4.1

i had every intention of purchasing this plugin - but unfortunately their support reps and docs are lackluster at best and they DON'T SUPPORT COLORADO - which they DO NOT ADVERTISE ANYWHERE ON THEIR SITE.

do yourself a favor and stay away.

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.

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