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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.

11 reviews
Average Rating
2.5 out of 5 stars
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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 Very outdated.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.

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."

By , for WP 3.9.1

I had a client purchase this plug-in (about $120 for "installation" - total ripoff, & another $50/month for the service) and it doesn't work with the WordPress site we have built.

First off, the activation code somehow gets erased about once a day which then completely erases any placeholder content in place via widgets or shortcode - so half the time someone visits the site any search forms from this plug-in are gone. We were told over a week ago this was due to GoDaddy's security settings and that they would install something to correct this problem as they have had people complain about it before... Well a week later it is still being erased and we have to manually re-enter the activation code everyday. Awesome.

Second, horrible customer service and SNAIL slow troubleshooting by their developers. In addition to the above issue the plug-in flat out doesn't work with our GoDaddy hosted WordPress site.

When the search forms aren't magically erased any attempted search comes up empty - and I'm talking even the most basic "Los Angeles" search. We submitted a support ticket & spoke with customer service May 19th, it is now May 30th. It takes days for them to replay to any email and when we call they give us the run around. Mind you these clients are paying for a monthly service they can't use.

They've had a fair chance to fix the issue or at least make it appear a priority. We are now requesting a refund and finding a different plug-in that can actually work. Save yourself the headache and DON'T purchase this service.

support your compatitor....zillow
By , for WP 3.5.2

Owned by Zillow. So you support your competition with this plugin

Horrible spyware
By ,

Install this plugin if you want Zillow tracking your clients. I looked at the source code and IMHO opinion determined it's probably not a good idea to share your client's browsing experience with Zillow, no matter how they try to legitimize the reason. Support is horrible, if you can get it working. Had trouble with NGINX rewrites but soon fixed those for all of WordPress, this plugin still reported Permalinks were broken even after we fixed them. This is probably do to the issue @billsmithem pointed to.

This product is a waste of time, money and effort.

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