Before you can place the Real Estate tool in a page or even start adding properties, you need to set up the tool.
You do that by clicking on Apps / Real Estate (if the Real Estate tool is part of your YWD package, of course).
- Organize the properties into:
Here you specify how many levels will be used to organize the properties. for instance, you could have a category called "Townhomes", another called "Detached houses" etc. If you would like to have a single listing of all properties, uncheck that option.
- Information to include about each property:
Depending on how you operate your business, you may check different fields. Only the fields that you select will be available when you create the products or when you display them.
- The default city, province/state and country for the properties. This information will be used to pre-fill those fields whenever a new property is entered.
Date and currency formats
- These options allow you to configure the date and currency according to the country and language of your website.
List view options
- List layout:
The number of properties/columns in each row row and the number or rows before pagination numbers are shown.
- Thumbnail picture size:
YWD can display a small thumbnail picture of the product (about 100 pixels wide), use the full size image on the list or you can specify a custom width.
- Sort list by:
Allows you to specify how you'd like to sort (order) the properties within the list.
- Fields to display in the product list:
When viewed as a list, not all fields are necessary (e.g. you want to show the reference code only when the property is viewed individually).
Individual property view options
The arrangement of the product's full-size image in relation to the rest of the content, when the product is viewed in its individual page. The image can appear "stacked" i.e. with all the content below, or it can be displayed to the left/right of all the content (in a separate column) or inset within the product description.
- Display QR Code button?
If checked, a button will be included with the ability to dynamically generate the QR (Quick Response) code specific for the URL (web address) of that property. You can download the generated QR Code image and insert it into a printed flyer or a posted sign for that property, for instance. This way when people scan it on their mobile they'll be taken directly to that property's page on your website.
- Description template:
You can have the property's Description field pre-filled with content – including tables, headings, etc. – when adding new properties.
- ‘Similar properties’ text:
If you assign any related products to a product, the text above will be used as a header. You may use something like “You may also be interested on these properties...” for instance, or anything you want.
- ‘Similar properties’ layout:
How to lay out the list of similar properties.
- Allow comments:
Indicates whether people will be able to add their own comments for the properties.
- Comments engine to use:
Which interface to use for comments on the properties (if comments are being allowed). If using Disqus you will need to enter the Disqus forum shortname using the field below. If you choose Facebook, use YWD's Facebook App ID tool to enter your Facebook Application ID.
- Disqus forum shortname:
Only applicable if you've chosen to use Disqus as your comments engine, in which case you need to tie the blog to your Disqus forum name.
‘Request information’ form options
- Display the form?
The 'Request information' form is inserted at the bottom of each property, so buyers can inquire about it. You can choose the display it or not.
- Send email to:
This person will receive an e-mail someone submits the 'Request information' form.
- Form title:
The title will appear at the top of the form. Typically "Request information" is used but you can change it to anything you want.
- Fields to include:
Which fields the form should include, and whether they're required or not.
- ‘Submit’ button label:
The text that appears on the button at the bottom of the form