Easily create and manage real estate sites powered by WordPress.
I just installed a clean version of WP 4.1.2 on WP Engine. I added the Total WP theme and 5 plugins that it uses. I also loaded a child theme creator plugin and created a child theme from Total so that I can play without losing changes with the next update of Total.
Then I searched for "placester" in the add new plugin admin page and added the "Real Estate Website Builder" plugin. But, when I activate the plugin my screen goes white and I cannot get back to my site by any means.
I had to go to my WP Engine dashboard and replace the site and database from a copy that I made just prior to installing placester.
I installed it twice and got the white screen of death both times.
I had high hopes for placester after watching the video. I am no longer plagued by those hopes.
UPDATE: Placester staff contacted me and offered to take a look at the problems. But, they never could figure out the issues. They calimed that they could not FTP into the site, with the same credentials that I use for it every day. Its a damned shame too, the offering looked quite good.
really hard to set up. Problems with image upload...
I have yet to find a better solution for a real estate-centric website. They get that the whole site should function around the IDX integration, and getting the site launched was painless thanks to their support team.
Completely problem free so far! Excited to see what's next.
The themes are beautiful and it makes adding listings a breeze. In general just makes life easier if you're in the real estate game.
Friendly and helpful customer support, swanky themes, and a sense of site stability and reliability earn Placester 5/5 real estate stars.
Have not found a better support team in the WordPress world. They helped me through a small issue I was running into with my site. They amazingly responded to my emails to [redacted] within an hour of sending.
Nice to interact with humans!
A great tool for real estate professionals looking for an easy IDX solution for their website. The support available to subscribers is fantastic!
Easy to use, effective. 5 stars!
Per Placester support staff, updates from MLS are retrieved once per 24 hour period. They are working on making this more frequent. This contradicts their claim on this site that:
"RETS integrations available, <b>continuously updated</b> with you MLS."
Can only give this one star because the persistent activation nag prevented me from even starting to use this. Trying to activate just put me in a continuous loop of email checking that didn't get me connected or activated. Pretty stupid system - I might have been happy to part with cash for a good real estate solution, but not being able to even activate it is to try it out is nuts.
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