Author Archive for Merv Barrett

2Apply powered by Inspect Real Estate now supported in the IRE extension

We are pleased to announce the release of the Inspect Real Estate extension version 2.5 now supporting the 2Apply rental application system created by the team over at Inspect Real Estate. This tool is needed now more than ever with the changes we are all facing in the face of the coronavirus.

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FeedSync 3.4 is out with enhanced processing, server compatibility and more

After several months of strenuous testing using multiple server environments and running a lot of FeedSync 3.4 builds on production real estate websites FeedSync is finally ready for official release.

Whats New

Extensive changes to the internal database structure which offers better encoding, enhanced server compatibility, PHP 7.4, faster data processing and enables us to implement new features moving forward.

  • Replaced several server reliant functions with internal versions.
  • Improvements to logging and defaults log increased.
  • Geocoding functions improved and better messaging.
  • Minor 3.4.1 release to allow 3.4 builds to update.
  • Enhancements to missing data from some providers allowing better imports.
  • Better timezone support to convert time on the fly.
  • Major improvements to the encoding (converting strange characters).
  • Review the fill change log below.

We will follow this release shortly with a 3.4.1 build where we are changing the version number in order to allow the fast number of sites running stable 3.4 builds to update to the official release version.

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Import Add-on 2.0 for Easy Property Listings and WP All Import is out

After several months of strenuous testing and using the 2.0 import add on installed and running on many live real estate websites, the add-on for WP All Import is ready for release.

Of all the software we create this is the most difficult and complex system that must be 100% correct so that when you update to the latest version, it just works.

Whats new

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Find out how Easy Property Listings removed a major security plugin issue in version 3.4

What a stressful time we’ve just been through which blindsided us and upended our plans, and new extension schedule and major extension updates.

Threw that right out the window.

On Wednesday July 22nd 2019 Easy Property Listings was delisted from the WordPress.org plugin directory.

WHAT! the??? was exactly was going through my head at this time… Next I visited the plugin on WordPress.org and yep, low and behold the statement.

“Your plugin is no longer available for download.”

A cold chill ran down the back of my neck when reading these words.

What did we do?

Thinking, we have no code that is nefarious or below board as you read about apps and social media platforms not caring about user privacy, that is not us… What did we do?

Thankfully WordPress.org have a system in place and after checking my email was a very clear and specific email about exactly what was wrong with Easy Property Listings and more importantly what to do about it to get back into the plugin directory.

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Major Release with Huge Improvements Easy Property Listings 3.3 Out Now!

Easy Property Listings 3.3 is a major release with a huge number of new features for your real estate website. Whether you are a developer helping clients or you manage your site yourself, these features will help you showcase your listings.

Standout Upgrades

  • Gutenberg enabled with REST API.
  • Price slider search and major search upgrades.
  • New super awesome [listing_advanced] shortcode.
  • Re-created Social icons and several others.
  • Agent profile links for Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
  • Minified code with production and development mode.
  • Listing administration screens slimmed.
  • Set listings as featured even with imports.
  • Tools to import and export settings.
  • Unified search.
  • So much more.

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Easy Property Listings 3.2 Major Release

Today we are pleased to announce the official release of Easy Property Listings 3.2 which has improves many internal functions and features. These changes will allow us to expand the feature set with additional features  and new extensions at a faster pace for your real estate website.

Major milestone

After releasing Easy Property Listings to the real estate and WordPress developer communities in July 2014. There are now over 7,000 WordPress websites that rely on Easy Property Listings to find buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords and display listings around the world.

We are really happy with the growth and community feedback, so thank you!

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FeedSync 3.2 is out with Enhanced Processing and Logging System

We are pleased to announce that after hundreds of hours of coding and testing, FeedSync 3.2 is ready for you to update to. We’ve made many changes to the processing system with an added Log system, image re-ordering to streamline imports, filtering capabilities, enhancements to the update system and improvements to each of FeedSync’s supported formats.

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Safe to update to WP All Import Pro 4.5 as the Importer Add-on 1.0.11 has been released

Whew, crisis averted as we have solved the importing issue caused by a filter alteration in WP All Import Pro 4.5 which has just been released.

Ensure you update the Easy Property Listings Importer Add-on to 1.0.11 when running WP All Import Pro 4.5. Included in this release is backward compatibility with WP All Import Pro 4.4.5 and earlier so no problems if you just update the importer add-on.

Cause of Issue

The Soflyy team made some improvements to the logging system in WP All Import Pro 4.5 however they adjusted a filter and added an additional command which mucked up the order of the function.

In code terms, the previous filter function was:

apply_filters('wp_all_import_is_post_to_update', $post_to_update_id, $current_xml_node, $this->id);

Which changed to:

apply_filters('wp_all_import_is_post_to_update', $continue_import, $post_to_update_id, $current_xml_node, $this->id);

Anytime a function or filters variables order are altered it causes issues.

We’ve implemented code changes to handle this order adjustment and retained the previous depreciated function so that it will still operate with WP All Import Pro 4.4.5 or older.

We hit the panic button and dropped everything to get this solved as quickly as possible.

Thanks for your patience while we solved this issue.

Avoid updating to WP All Import Pro 4.5 as import skipping is not working

We’ve been testing the latest release of WP All Import Pro 4.5 and the new code in that version is preventing listing skipping during update.

Please refrain from updating to WP All Import 4.5 until we can resolve the issue in the Importer Add-on for Easy Property Listings new code that allows for record skipping.

We’ve contacted the team at SoFlyy, the creators of WP All Import Pro.

Easy Property Listings 3.1.16 enhancement and fix release out now

We are pleased to announce the release of Easy Property Listings 3.1.16 which includes some fixes along with enhanced CSS search styling for easier formatting of the search widgets and shortcodes.

Before we weren’t using exact widths so producing a nicely formatted search widget was challenging. This has now changed in 3.1.16 so formatting the search widgets and shortcodes will be a whole lot easier…. whew!

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FeedSync 3.0.1 is now out with some tweaks and adjustments

After a great release of FeedSync 3.0 we discovered a couple minor issues that we have now patched. During this we also had the chance to test the update feature of FeedSync and… oh crud found a minor bug that will prevent the automatic updating system from working when you upgrade from FeedSync 2.x.

Don’t worry its a quick fix and all you need to do is create a directory. We have also updated the FeedSync codex documentation to reflect this missing step.

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FeedSync 3.0 is FINALLY out!

Well… hmmm…. finally! We are very pleased to announce that we have just released FeedSync 3.0 which has been a huge upgrade over the previous version and it is finally ready for you to get your hands on for your real estate website.

New Real Estate Formats

What looks like a decent upgrade in change log size has been a massive challenge in adding additional real estate formats to the plugin so we can expand listing processing with EAC in Australia, Native Rockend REST support for Australian and New Zealand, Three new UK formats with BLM, Jupix and Expert Agent along with Matrix MLS (RETS) support in USA.

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