This plugin is buggy as heck. Worse yet if you give your information to placester you will get spammed to death. No joke, I get several calls a month and multiple emails per day from them and the people they sold my information to trying to sell me real estate products. Im not even a real estate agent, I just make websites and I've tried to opt out of their spam with no luck.
My piece of advice: Stay away from Placester at all costs.
Get the theme for free, in order to use it you have to provide your email and phone number. They deal with your personal information. Unsecure! It is some sort of a "free" trial for two weeks or so. Then they want your credit card for 45 USD a month. Avoid at all costs!!!
Then, when you want to get rid of it, they install 1001 other stuff all around the backoffice. It takes too much work to remove one "free" theme. I do not recommend.
== UPDATE ==
This plugin has a ton of problems and support is not quick at all to address. They have moved on to promoting and working on their self-hosted and have dumped this. Interesting too... w3 total cache was abandoned and then the creator of that got into this plugin and now it is dead as well.
== /UPDATE ==
I use this and iHomeFinder support is faster, friendlier, and more efficient with this plugin. Feature wise they have some different advantages over each other. iHomeFinder seems to be more resource intensive.
Support: Placester wins solidly
Features: iHomeFinder wins marginally
Resources: Placester wins
It shows errors everywhere.
Even used the themes provided by them It does not work.
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!
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