Optional - IDX Plugin Integration

Any properly coded IDX plugin should run smoothly with Realty. Before you purchase any IDX subscription be aware that the integration with ANY theme is limited due to the way IDX plugins provide property data:

  • The theme does only apply proper styling, so that IDX plugin data blends in nicely with the rest of your site.
  • Theme features such as property search, maps, favorites, payments etc. can not be used for any IDX property, as the theme does not have any access to the IDx plugin database.

Realty 3 comes with proper styling for the  iHomefinder Optima Express and dsIDXpress plugin.

Both of them are paid solutions, which come with a monthly subscription. As it seems dsIDXpress does not accept new customers at the moment, we recommend to use Optima Express.

These IDX plugins embed actual MLS data into your site, not iframes, so you get maximum SEO benefits. All IDX pages and shortcodes are properly styled: IDX property listings, IDX property detail page and all IDX widgets.

dsIDXpress

Register your trial account on  diversesolutions.com to get your activatio key. After installing and activating the plugin go to IDX > Activation and paste in the key from the registration.

Once the “Current Status” changes to a green “Active” go to  IDX > General Settings and select the page template “IDX” for the IDX templates under “Display Settings” as shown in the screenshot.

The property listing is located under  www.yourcompany.com/idx/. To learn more about the plugins’ link structure visit http://wiki.diversesolutions.com/wiki:link-structure.

To add IDX links to your site menu go to  Appearance > Menus, open your main menu, expand the “Links” tab, enter your IDX page URL, such as www.yourcompany.com/idx/, a “Link Text” and click “Add To Menu”.

dsIDXpress comes with three custom widgets. To add them to your IDX page go to Appearance > Widgets. There you will find the following IDX widgets:

  • IDX Areas
  • IDX Listings
  • IDX Search
  • IDX Single Listing