After a long haul and major challenges we are ready to release Easy Property Listings 3.1

We have been hard at work on the next major release of Easy Property Listings and have tackled some major issues and structural CSS changes to ensure that your listings look great on your real estate website.

Major changes like this are great for new sites however can be challenges to existing website prompting fear to update. Don’t worry we always consider backward compatibility to ensure that you can upgrade to the latest release. We did this by adding an additional setting to enable Legacy Styles from Easy Property Listings settings.

Note: When updating from 3.0.4 will enable Legacy Styles by default.

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Leaving the past behind and making sure we can do the best for you moving forward

We have been through some troubles lately which started a few months ago when my partner Toni went under an operation and as she needed to be looked after brought the beginning of our support and product development delays.

Being the rock that I am tend to keep my emotions internalised in order to giver her the necessary strength and confidence that all would be okay left me deeply effected with her operation and set me mentally back and in the wrong head space.

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The poo has hit the fan, we’ve made it, but there are more roadblocks on the road to Easy Property Listings 3.1

Thus far EPL has been a huge investment now well over $180 $240k and are expanding the team as planned but have hit several recent and massive roadblocks on the way. We are doing our absolute best to deliver the best real estate software for WordPress for you to use.

This week we are a team member down as Avneet’s mother is facing an operation and to me family is most important. The team here at Easy Property Listings wish her mum all the best facing this challenge and needs the support of her wonderful daughter and this short break will help her be there for her mum.

I’d drop everything to be there for my mum too and value the team like my own family, we will get through the bumps and continue on our planned path.

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Easy Property Listings 3.0.3 Bug Fixes and Google Maps Enhancement Release Out Now

Easy Property Listings 3.0.3 has been released! This is a maintenance release that fixes some bugs, cleans up the new Dashboard widget for WordPress 4.5.1 and adds some new features.

Normally our point releases do not include new features, but these map features are important. After all, maps and location are an important part of real estate websites.

Let’s take a look at what is new.

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Importing Listings? It’s CRITICAL that you upgrade to the EPL Importer Add-On

If you haven’t yet encountered any website issues, you may soon due to inodes limits and/or running out of space usage on your hosting.

We made importing listings into your WordPress website using a process that was good but not as easy as I wanted to make it. What worked for a while has become a ticking time bomb waiting to blow up your site.

Perhaps not that dramatic…

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FeedSync 2.2 updated and ready for download

We are pleased to announce the release of FeedSync 2.2 with improved coordinate generation, listing filtering capabilities and improved listing processing. After a battery of tests using over 29,000 REAXML from 20 different providers, FeedSync processes listing files faster than ever.

This application is a robust workhorse that just works and can truly handle any number of files thrown at it. It quickly processed 29,000 files in 76 minutes.

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Why you should ALWAYS use a child theme with WordPress and how to create one

If you have ever made the fatal mistake of not using a child theme with your WordPress website like I have, it can be a very expensive mistake to make and one to avoid at all costs.

Some Theme frameworks or premium themes like iThemes Builder automatically create a child theme for you when activated, but others will need to be manually created, thankfully a few minutes creating one will save you a lot of time down the road.

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The Art & Science of Real Estate Website SEO Optimisation from Yoast

The team at Yoast are the creators of the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress websites which is a must install if you are serious about SEO on your WordPress website.

You will learn a bunch from reading the Yoast SEO blog jam packed with top tips and strategies that ensures your site ranks highly on Google and other search engines.

Make sure you read the post by the team at Yoast SEO on How to optimise your real estate site and why you should keep your leased and sold listings online… forever.

If you have been in real estate for a few years and have lots of sales or managed properties. Those hundreds of hours that you have spent writing property descriptions over the years will be indexed by search engines and will improve your website rankings.

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How to enable featured images in your theme if they are not appearing in your custom post types or listings

Easy Property Listings registers custom post types based on your settings and extensions. These are registered using the epl_register_post_type function or the register_post_type function.

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Easy Property Listings 3.0.2 Is Out!

We are very proud to announce that Easy Property Listings 3.0 is out and ready for you to use on your real estate website. We took great care with this major feature release with extensive beta testing to ensure that updating to the new version would just work. Thankfully it did!

Post release we did encounter a few minor issues that we have corrected and released bug fix updates in version 3.0.1 and 3.0.2. I’m really proud of the team and the community of testers helping make this possible.

Thank you.

It’s a release that adds a whole lot more to an already feature packed WordPress plugin. Our goal is to help you list more listings, make sales and increase your property management portfolio.

To facilitate our focus on lead generation we have added to major features to help you do this.

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We Need Your Help to Test Easy Property Listings 3.0 RC 1 – Its Ready!

Easy Property Listings 3.0 is full of enhancements that you’ll appreciate every day. You will be able to track and manage Contacts with ease. New Reports features make you even more productive and you can instantly see how your real estate listings and sales are going over any period of time. Listings are easier to manage with easily adjustable map location for those listings that need a map tweak. And improvements at the foundation of the plugin enhance website performance, page loads, which make adding listings a cinch. The more you do with 3.0, the more you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.

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Easy Property Listings v3.0 Beta 4 Released

Easy Property Listings v3.0 Beta 4 is now available via the downloads page.

This is a major feature release that introduces new features and enhancements to Easy Property Listings, the Easy Property Listings API and the Easy Property Listings Add-On Framework.

This release has been a huge undertaking by the team here at Easy Property Listings and we are really excited that we are on the edge of releasing the new version to the WordPress and real estate communities. The plugin has grown by 30% with new code and we have ensured that everything is optimised and even with the new features we have improved the plugin performance through code optimisations.

This release also sets the stage for future add-ons currently in development that will be released in the near future.

Continue reading for a quick rundown of the new features and enhancements and we’d love for you to help us beta test the next feature release of Easy Property Listings!

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