We had an idea that has been cooking for over a year. What if we could import featured listings directly into the WordPress database?

After a lot of work, we got the answer we were looking for.

With today’s release of Equity 1.5, you can now import your featured listings from IDX Broker directly into WordPress.

Expanding on the use of the Equity API

With Equity 1.4, we introduced the Equity API. This special API was created by IDX Broker specifically for websites running the Equity framework.

Our first use of that API was to pull saved searches from IDX Broker into Equity widgets. Now we are pulling in featured listing data.

Import Featured Listings

equityimportWe’ve leveraged the listings management system built into our free WP Listings plugin to import your featured listings into WordPress.

Set-up is simple. All you need is the latest versions of Equity, WP Listings, and the IDX Broker plugin installed. You will also need to have an IDX Broker account.

Once those pieces are in place, you will get an option to “Import IDX Listings”. All of your IDX accounts featured listings will be displayed. Choose one or many to import. They will become listings within WP Listings.

The best part is that those listings can then be edited. Want to replace a low resolution photo with a better quality image? Easy. Want to add more photos? Sure. Add a map or video not available from your MLS. No Problem.

Since these listings are imported into the WP Listings plugin, you can use them with our premium listing templates. This means your listing pages can look like single property websites.

Watch our video tutorial to learn more.


Equity Widget Shortcodes

One of the most requested features has been the ability to use the Equity widgets outside of widget areas. Since those IDX widgets are native to WordPress, they really look great on the site. Customers have been wanting to add these widgets to community pages and in blog posts.

Equity 1.5 introduces new widget shortcodes to make adding Equity widgets throughout your site a possibility. Documentation on how to add the shortcodes is available in this Learning Center tutorial.

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