Use FeedSync to merge multiple REAXML files into something you can use with your Real Estate website, property portal or custom application
FeedSync lets you quickly import REAXML files into your custom application or WordPress website project and display your clients real estate property listings quickly and easily.
This is the only REAXML Pre-Processor that you can install yourself and it will automatically add Geocode coordinates (Latitude/Long ) to your property, elements during processing.
How to install FeedSync on your website server
Included with FeedSync are the WP All Import Scripts.
What you get with FeedSync REAXML pre-processor:
- Quick to install
- Low server usage
- Work with all REAXML elements
- Automatic Geocoding during import
- Merge XML files into specific use import output files
- Save merged properties into: Current, Sold/Leased, Withdrawn/Offmarket
- All contents of the REAXML elements copied
- Simple GUI to review FeedSync status
- Easy to update the software
- Software support
- Set and forget
Here’s what you get when you buy FeedSync:
- Automatic Geocoding during processing which means your maps will load faster for your visitors.
- Easy to follow quick start guide and videos which means you will be setup and testing your first install in a few minutes.
- All entries in the REAXML file are copied over which means you don’t have to worry if the provider adds another entry in the future.
- You get a dynamic output of listings in your database for easy importing.
- The algorithm is specifically designed to check and process the results which means you can omit the withdrawn listings and reduce your website load, this is especially important with websites featuring business for sale.
Supported REAXML Elements
Guides on FeedSync 2
- Full FeedSync installation instructions can be found here.
- How to update FeedSync from a previous version.
- How to setup a REAXML property provider
WP All Import Users: Included with FeedSync are scripts that you can download and import into WP All Import saving you time to setup a WordPress website.
Guides on How to Process and Import Real Estate REAXML files into WordPress
- How to use FeedSync REAXML Pre Processor
- How to set up your REAXML listing provider
- How to Import REAXML files into Your WordPress Real Estate Website
- How to use the free Easy Property Listings plugin for WordPress
10 questions about FeedSync:
- How does it work?
- How can I check if there is a problem?
- Does the software send email notifications?
- Do you provide software support?
- What if there are different named files in the input folder?
- Does this work with all feed providers?
- Can we disable the Geocode option?
- Is there a limit on file size?
- How do I import the files once they are processed?
- Does it handle all types of elements?
- If I have a problem where do I go for help?
- Do I need any special server settings to make this work?
- Do you have any other pricing options?
So here is how I would clear those up for you:
Q. How does it work?
A. FeedSync will review the unique property ID and search for this ID inside the database. If one exists that entry is overwritten. If that ID status has changed from “current” to “sold”, or “leased” the database is updated.
We have recently added Geocoding that can be enabled that will automatically save the property coordinates based on the <address element input information and save them to the import files. This will allows faster website performance as the lat/long coordinates are already been determined.
Q. How can I check if there is a problem?
A. All you need to do is visit the folder where you installed FeedSync and it will list the files waiting to be imported. If there are files waiting, you can press the Process Feed button and watch the process take place. If there is an issue when the process is finished the import files will still appear on the FeedSync page. This is usually due to a server setting preventing file writes .
Q. Does the software send an email notifications?
A. The software does not send email notifications because you can quickly become spammed by the cron software sending you email especially if you set a quick schedule. All you need to do is visit the url to check the current file status. We’ve been running this script for over three years on several sites and it just works.
Q. Do you provide software support?
A. If you encounter any problem whatsoever using our software hop over to our support forums and we will help you out.
* The FeedSync app processes files with any name that are in your source XML folder from your feed provider.
Q. What if there are different named files in the input folder?
A. All files are processed and moved from the input folder to the output folder, so you can accept feeds from different feed providers.
Q. Does this work with all feed providers?
A. Yes it works with any provider that supplies REAXML in XML or ZIP format.
Q. Can we disable the Geocode option?
A. Yes, inside the settings file you can quickly turn off Geocoding in the settings file, this is great for testing as Gecoding takes longer as the Google API is providing the latitude and longitude results for each address. In fact when turned off, the software processes very large property directories in under a minute.
Q. Is there a limit on file size?
A. Not that we are aware of, currently it has helped process several thousand records for a property portal.
Q. How do I import the files once they are processed?
A. This script is a stand alone pre processor that saved the listings into a database on your server. FeedSync dynamically generates an up-to-date XML file containing all your listings. We have used our script with the popular WordPress WP-Property plug-in XML add on and the fantastic WP ALL Import and they need to have a single file to import from and that is why this software was developed, to turn hundreds of tiny XML files into single xml output. You can then import the processed xml files using your import software like WP All Import.
Q. Does it handle all types of elements?
A. All REAXML elements will work with this script so it will handle any elements.
Q. If I have a problem where do I go for help?
A. Hop over to our support desk at anytime by the FeedSync support forum to open a ticket but first read our documentation to find a potential solution that will work for you.
Q. Do I need any special server settings to make this work?
A. No, now that FeedSync uses a database to store listing in, this has significantly improved server compatibility. If you can install WordPress on your server, FeedSync will work for your real estate website.
Do you have any other pricing options?
A. Our current pricing is based on a per site license so we can provide you support if you encounter any problems using our application on your licensed website.
I want you to be completely without risk, so here’s my guarantee.
Once you have installed FeedSync REAXML pre-processor on your server and you have any issue in the first 30 days, you can hop over to our support forums 24/7 and post your question or problem.
If you do have an issue with FeedSync please provide us your install location, your FTP user name and password so we can help fix the problem for you.
Here’s a list of people already using FeedSync and how its working for them…
Its working great for me. Darren
Thanks for developing such a great software. Z Deng
Everything’s coming together now with the REAXML import. Ben H
Awesome! FeedSync looks slick and easy to use. Great work Merv. Melanie
It works really well. Just ran a heap of files through and imported them easily. Anthony
FeedSync is subject to yearly license for support and updates. View license terms.
Will work with the Following Real Estate REAXML Portal providers
- Agentpoint (Zoo Property)
- Aro Software
- Boss Solutions
- Century 21
- Complete Data
- Core Web Systems
- EAC (Red Square)
- Graphique (GPS)
- iWon Data
- LJ Hooker
- Mantis Property
- Ondicom Technology (Agentware)
- Other – Manual Upload
- RealEstateIT (AgentBase)
- Rex Software
- Subtle Difference
- Virtual Creations
Version 2.2, April 22, 2016
New: Filter listings using days_back allows you to output listings restricted by the number of days.
New: Automatic skipping of empty xml files.
New: Correctly process XML files with incorrect encoding.
New: Added a FORCE_GEOCODE Constant to the config file which will enable re-processing of all coordinates if they are incorrect.
New: Processing Missing Coordinates button will highlight orange when FORCE_GEOCODE is enabled.
New: Automatic Skipping of incorrect Rockend REST format. Use RealEstate.com.au formate when configuring Rockend REST Exports.
New: Improvements to licensing system to better display new available version and change log.
Tweak: Improvements to date filter and timezone.
Tweak: Correct coordinate generation of street address corrected for some REAXML formats.
Tweak: Improved geocode request of full address.
Tweak: Added additional help and adjusted links to documentation.
Tweak: Updated help page link to correct http://codex.easypropertylistings.com.au/ pages.
Tweak: Improved help page documentation.
Fix: Undefined variable when no files are located in the processed folder.
Version 2.1, September 10, 2015
New: Config file has a place to save your providers FTP account details.
New: Added listing agents processing and export capability which will also extract the listing agent office id, extract first name, last name.
New: Added listing export filters to enable you to export by office id, street name, suburb, postcode, country.
New: Output listings by current date.
New: Timezone for directory imported list.
New: Process listing agents for upgraders.
New: Tab to display unique listing agents present in FeedSync database.
New: Database upgrade button to allow exporting with the new address and office features.
New: Blank entries are no longer output.
Tweak: Sold and leased listings are red and current are green.
Tweak: Improved Geocoder fallback for lat long coordinates.
Version 2.0.3, June 18, 2015
Tweak: Correctly process Console and Rockend REST leased, withdrawn and offmarket listings as they only send limited info which removes the listing contents. We now just change the status of these listings retaining the listing information.
Tweak: Removed ZIP_FORMAT setting. FeedSync now processes zip and non zip formats automatically.
Tweak: Settings for GEOCODE are no longer case sensitive for ON or on.
Tweak: Improvements to permissions for server compatibility.
Tweak: FeedSync now checks for output/images folder and creates if necessary when using ZIP_FORMAT for Console/REST REAXML formats.
New: Image preview tab appears when using zip providers, good to check image import from the FeedSync Listing/Images tab.
New: Added animation image and text during processing.
New: Added ability to enable error_log FEEDSYNC_DEBUG.
New: Additional settings added to config.php but defaults apply if you don\'t update your config.php file.
Version 2.0.2, May 22, 2015
Tweak: We have configured the default output action to omit withdrawn and offmarket listings. If you want to output all status types you can use status=all to the output command.
New: Added status=all command to output all available status types including withdrawn and offmarket listings.
Version 2.0.1, May 19, 2015
New: Added pagination feature to limit the number of listings per page. Default set at 1000.
NOTE: If you are upgrading to this new version all you need to do is unzip the new download and just upload the /core directory to where you have installed FeedSync and replace all files.
Version 2.0, May 13, 2015
New: Complete re-build of FeedSync to use a MySQL database.
New: Saves the first date instance of a listing as a new field.
New: Geocoding process for faster coordinate generation and saving the data as a new field.
Version 1.3, February 18, 2015
New: Added ability to output single merged file. Tweak: Moved licence checker to Easy Property Listings.
Version 1.2, December 12, 2014
Fix: Improved processing speed and can handle tens of thousands of records per hour.
Version 1.1.4, August 08, 2014
Fix: Added option to enable or disable REAXML Zip format
Version 1.1.3, July 27, 2014
Fix: Version numbering corrected and old files removed
Version 1.1.2, July 27, 2014
Bug: Status for leased/sold was not updating correctly.
Version 1.1.1, June 27, 2014
New: Added support for Rockend REST REAXML format. New: Ability to merge current listings when only a tag is changed to leased/sold. The REST REAXML format only sends a status change so we are now copying the last entry on the listing
Version 1.1 June 1, 2014
Zip Support to process REAXML files saved as .zip with included images
Version 1.0.2, March 27, 2014
Changed download update link
Version 1.0.1, March 25, 2014
Added ability to have custom input and output directories so you can use your own output dir for security. Added additional instructions to user settings.php file. Created template functions. Added ability for end user to change header name from settings.php file. Created index.php files if input/output/processed directory
Version 1.0.0, March 22, 2014
Complete re-write and folder re-structure based on users feedback where feed providers would purge feed directory. So now your input files are nested within the application preventing accidental deletion. New directory Structure.
Version 0.3.3, March 25, 2014
Added Geocode options to user settings file. Added Template functions for easier usage. Added Licensing and Update Notification. Added page and ability to check for updates.. Added template functions. Re-structured for larger real estate portal needs.. Help file updated
Version 0.3.2, March 24, 2014
Created function to handle all XML elements. Added beta Software licensing. Re-named files.. Added feedsync-templates.php functions
Version 0.3.2, March 19, 2014
Fixed bug with long file names not processing
Version 0.3.1, Feb 20, 2014
Created Help page. Removed old files. Added Readme File. Created Geocode test option.
Version 0.3, Feb 12, 2014
Wrapped application in Bootstrap GUI.
Version 0.2.1, October 9, 2013
Fixed a bug and added output page so the user can review the feedSync process. Reset Content on this version.
Version 0.2, September 27, 2013
Renamed the source location from aggregated to &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; wc-processor, renamed mydesktop &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; imported. Made changes to all feedsync.php files. Added notes to feedSync.php Created History.txt