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WP-Property - BLM Export

Add-on for WP-Property plugin that allows a feed to property portals to be automatically generated

2 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Good - But Needs Updating
By ,

This is a brilliant tool. A real time saver if you have a WP-Property based website. It is designed to upload properties from the website to the portals and the backend makes it easy to make sure most of the information is mapped properly. However, it does have a couple of issues that mean I have to mark it down a little.

The first reason I have knocked off a couple of stars is because it looks like this tool is no longer maintained. This means that the new Dec 2014 legislation requiring all uploaded properties to have a fees statement must be managed manually. It would be better if it were built into this add on.

Also, the mapping isn't quite there. 2 of the most obvious fields can't be mapped - article title and article content. This means that if you put a big bunch of formatted text in the property article content you can't automatically add it to the feed file. Instead you have to create a separate property article with the same content. So you have the same information added twice. Much easier to grab the details from the article title and article.

These 2 issues apart this tool is brilliant. An update would make this a must have for all UK based property websites build on WordPress.

One tip, if you create WP-Property attributes as a drop down list (such as property type) make sure that there is no spaces between each of the items in the list or the BLM file ignores that field. So like this:

Apartment,Barn Conversion,Bungalow,Cluster House,Cottage...

Great plugin
By , for WP 4.0

A great plugin essential for anyone building a UK based estate agency or letting agent site.

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