Its taken us a bit longer than expected to release this latest version of Easy Property Listings as we had to re-write several files that handled the hundreds of meta variables… a major clean up has taken place which will allow for faster incremental updates.
In the previous release, custom meta values were loaded just before the template file and stored in hundreds of variables. The old listing-meta.php file has been moved to a compatibility folder so you should not have any issues updating your sites to 2.0
Full list of changes can be found here.
Listing details and graph make it easy to keep track of your listings
Get quick access to important details like what the property has and the scheduled inspection times.
Multiple Inspection Times
Inspection time supports multiple times and dates.
Visual graph indicates listing prices so you can see what price your listings are. Handy when on the phone with a buyer and you have a lot of property to look through. Customise the max price to suit your price range from the Easy Property Listings > Settings page.
Keep track of your coming Auction dates from the Price column.
Upgraded Search Widget
Lots of user requests have been addressed with the Search Widget and short code. Performance has been significantly improved by reducing the number of database queries.
The widget now lets you add multiple tabs to one widget, just hold Ctrl and select more than one. It is also smart enough to hide unused fields like bedrooms on land and automatically adjusts the rental price.
You can easily change the default search labels from the display setting page. For example you can change Property to Buy, and the Find me a Property button can also be easily customised.
New Search Fields
- Search by Address and Property ID
- Land size
- Building Area
Additional CSS Classes
Both the search widget and shortcode have more CSS classes for easier customising.
Front End Display Changes
List & Grid view toggle
Your visitors can now toggle between list & grid view.
If you are updating from a previous version of Easy Property Listings and have created a custom template, you will need to add the new hook to your archive-listing template.
On the listing archive pages, your users can now sort by price and date.
Set how many days you want your newly added listings to appear new for. Adjust the number of days from the settings.
All you have to do is create a folder inside your current theme called /easypropertylistings/ and any templates you want to customise can be placed inside and the plugin will use them.
Want a custom widget? How about a different listing page? or a custom author box? No problem change everything you want much easier.
From the Dashboard you can now track all your listings and status and it will only displays the listing types you have activated.
Shows you how many listings are current, auction, under offer, sold and leased.
Customise your “featured” listings using a widget. Everything is now customisable even the button label.
Additional Meta Fields
Several new meta fields have been added: Unit number, lot number, office ID to name a few.
Now supports multiple agents correctly in line with the author widget.
Nifty calendar to select auction date and time. The date is processed and output in a nice format. EG: Auction Saturday 12th January at 2pm.
New filters, actions and hooks
You will find it much easier to create custom templates for your real estate websites using the easy to use actions. Inspect the default template included and you will see a dramatically easier file to customise.