Inspection times, auction times, and general import tidiness

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  • #5222
    Trimson Partners
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    Hi Merv,

    Thanks for offering paid priority support 🙂

    So main issues at the moment are:

    • Most important: Since updating to the new import template and the new WP All Imports plugin it no longer attaches the inspection date, or auction date to the property listing. I’ve tested this with a property that just has one single inspection date coming up in the future. I updated the description in Box + Dice, and fed it through FeedSync. The description updated fine, and the feedsync_current.xml file contained both the auction date and inspection date, but they did not push through to the inspection and auction date fields in the property listing on WP.
    • A couple of questions about imports –
    • Do all images from each property get deleted from the media library any time a property is sold/leased/withdrawn? (We do not hold sold/leased products on the site, when it is sold it is just deleted)
    • We are considering starting afresh and removing all old images from the media library, and all properties, and re-importing them with the correct images, inspection time arrays, etc. We want to do this because we have a lot of images that are unattached and duplicates, from when we were incorrectly importing properties using the ‘update’ method of import, rather than the delete and replace method like we do now. Is this something that would be relatively straightforward to do, if we were to just backup the site, take the site offline, delete property images and listings, then re-import the feedsync_current.xml file??
    • Is there a shortcode that we can use to display properties for auction? Only thing is we need it to show land, residential and commercial auction properties. At the moment I am using my own custom loop. It works fine, but I’d rather use the main property short code loop if possible.
    • How do I hook into the pagination of the standard shortcode loop in order to override the pagination with page numbers rather than ‘next’ ‘previous’? I have a pagination function that I usually use on WP sites that goes in the functions.php file, and then is called after the ‘end while’ of a loop. Any ideas how I can hook in with this?

    I think that’s it for now. The first point is quite urgent, the others less so.

    Thanks Merv,
    Grace

    #5270
    Trimson Partners
    Participant

    Hi again,

    I’ve been entering all the inspection times manually because the client has added a whole lot of new rental properties and the import still isn’t feeding through times. When there is an array of inspection times I have noticed that the properties are no longer sorted by next inspection date. So I have a property with a single inspection of 17-02-2015 appearing below properties that don’t have inspections until the 21-02-2015.

    Any idea how to fix this?

    Cheers,
    Grace

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    Trimson Partners
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    #5289
    Merv Barrett
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    #5349
    Merv Barrett
    Keymaster

    So main issues at the moment are:

    Most important: Since updating to the new import template and the new WP All Imports plugin it no longer attaches the inspection date, or auction date to the property listing.
    Complete

    Q. Do all images from each property get deleted from the media library any time a property is sold/leased/withdrawn? (We do not hold sold/leased products on the site, when it is sold it is just deleted)

    A. Yes, there is an option WP All Import > Manage Imports > (YOUR_IMPORT) > Import Settings > You can set “Do Not remove images”

    Q. We are considering starting afresh and removing all old images from the media library, and all properties, and re-importing them with the correct images, inspection time arrays, etc. We want to do this because we have a lot of images that are unattached and duplicates, from when we were incorrectly importing properties using the ‘update’ method of import, rather than the delete and replace method like we do now. Is this something that would be relatively straightforward to do, if we were to just backup the site, take the site offline, delete property images and listings, then re-import the feedsync_current.xml file??

    A. No need, install a Plugin “Force Regenerate Images” that will clear everything up. And purge some duplicate images.
    – Perhaps your sliders are generating images, Force Regenerate will clear that up.
    – You should be importing SOLD listings, this is a SEO juggxrnaught where these listings are only found as the portals delete the data…

    FEATURE REQUEST —-
    Q. Is there a shortcode that we can use to display properties for auction? Only thing is we need it to show land, residential and commercial auction properties. At the moment I am using my own custom loop. It works fine, but I’d rather use the main property short code loop if possible.

    A. Not yet, please provide the custom loop here as an attached zip of the php file, I can build a shortcode for Easy Property Listings to filter auction listings.

    Q. How do I hook into the pagination of the standard shortcode loop in order to override the pagination with page numbers rather than ‘next’ ‘previous’?

    A.Your theme folder should have a archive-listing.php and a single-listing.php file. If not follow this guide.

    Q. I have a pagination function that I usually use on WP sites that goes in the functions.php file, and then is called after the ‘end while’ of a loop. Any ideas how I can hook in with this?

    A. In the above guide step 4 allows you to add an additional hook into the template. This allows you to hook a function outside of a single listing entry just like the grid and sorter options.

    <?php
    function my_epl_loop_footer_function() {
         // Do something
    }
    add_action( 'epl_property_loop_end' , 'my_epl_loop_footer_function' , 10 );
    • This reply was modified 6 years, 11 months ago by Merv Barrett.
    #5351
    Merv Barrett
    Keymaster

    Let me know if you have any further issues.

    #5416
    Trimson Partners
    Participant

    Wow, it is so nice to see the inspection times being imported! So far there’s just been one new property that’s come through with a new inspection time, but all looks good to me! Thank you so much.

    Thanks for answering the other questions too.

    The only other main thing I’m having issues with at the moment is the ordering of the inspection times.

    I mentioned it in a post above:
    “When there is an array of inspection times I have noticed that the properties are no longer sorted by next inspection date. So I have a property with a single inspection of 17-02-2015 appearing below properties that don’t have inspections until the 21-02-2015.”

    I’m using the shortcode to generate the loop.

    It seems to be working ok when there isn’t an inspection time array.

    Any idea?

    #5507
    Merv Barrett
    Keymaster

    there is no sorting by inspection times between listings.

    Properties are sorted by published dates just like blog posts.

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