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  1. Video

    okay.....our plugin doesn't have anything to do with videos and or SEM and video marketing. Personally - videos are #1 fastest way to rank something on page 1 of google - but that's another topic thats pure SEO and not RETS related but I would certainly make full use of blackhat SEO on to any youtube video because there won't be any penalty for doing so and you can even use a couple of sites out there that for about max 15 dollars per video can easily rank it onto page #1 as long as its not extremely competitive - in fact as soon as I get the time I will be making a promotional RETS PRO video and doing that very same tactic as I have done dozens of times over the last 10 years. The difference for me though is that I want something that will be valid and not outdated within the next 12 months because then I'd have to start over with a new video so I have been holding off until everything but the CRM is polished off and then I will be doing all the above using blackhat seo to do it. Cheers -
  2. Questions & Answers

    Always better to call or to use skype = RETS PRO
  3. Domain Name

    If the phrase can be matched with the domain then always try to go with that first - but at the end of the day its always about SEO efforts that win the day for ranking anything. Cheers -
  4. RETS or Framed IDX

    If you were a web developer then you would already know the answer to this is YES - it's as easy as hitting F12 on your keyboard and then ctr-F and inter "iframe" to search the webpage source code for any iframes - but that is as far as that will get you - you would also be able to view source code to see what they are most likely using by looking at the head and footer code to see what and where the scripts and css files are coming from to narrow that part down even further. Cheers -
  5. Google Search Ranking

    No idea as to which specific "pre-sales product or service" you are asking about here - NO product or service will be able to legitimately make such a claim as to any "guaranteed" positions on google searches for anything other than your "company name" might be the exception to that. All our plugin is guaranteed to do is provide you with indexable Listings - ."Period" beyond that then the rest is purely up to you for SEO. As to our SEO services then that is something that every SEO service would need to know what the phrase is that you need to rank for and then determine the competition and estimated time and hrs to beat them to get you site to out rank them - so no black and white answer to that without more info provided. cheers -
  6. I’m a drag&drop wysiwyger

    hilarious thread topic ;) I would say then that you'd probably want to have us hand off the site already completed, other than your own content and admin panel/UI related stuff. Then your only ongoing responsibilities DIY requirements that fall back onto you. New Content would be added to the site by you and you can use any of the included shortcode templates to do that and or modify them to create new ones. (videos) Anytime the RETS provider sends you an email about changes to old RETS fields or adding new fields or switching to a new/different RETS provider, then you would need to login and tweak as needed yourself via our videos/forums or hire us/someone to tweak as needed. Listing images are the same as the RETS data - they may need to be re-sourced - again with videos/forums etc. Both of the above can sometimes trigger hosting tweaks needed to the php.ini and or my.cnf and or TCP (ports). (most hosting co. accommodate or have how-to's) There are other things that can occur, but for the most part, you can typically go without any tech stuff needed more than once or twice over a 2-3+ year period. I would highly recommend that you run at least 2 sites though (one can be a free.subdomain) so that you can always have a developers version of your live site that you keep in maintenance mode and not allowing it to get crawled/indexed (you don't want duplicate content SEO issues). Then with this second site is where you do all of your trash-testing and learning how to do all the above DIY stuff. When you're ready for more info give us a call or via Skype = RETS PRO Cheers -
  7. Assign Wordpress Categories to listings.

    There are (2) things to know regarding your questions - #1 - We do not add listings into wordpress as post - we dynamically add them as pages - meaning there is 1 physical page called yoursitename.com/listing-details(or whatever)/listing-mls# + (and whatever else here for seo). #2 - We can embed any listings you want, based on any filters you want to filter by, anywhere on your website that you want to display them via our short code builder - here is a link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxGgdDdobwIQPOCYIJshKhakYcP7thwR2 to our Short Code video-play-list.
  8. Developers Package vs. Developers Bundle

    Thank you for pointing this out - I have adjusted the wording to now match the word (Package) and yes they are the same thing.
  9. wpengine

    Okay for the record wpengine is not compatible due to they either they don't allow crons or they wont beef up the php.ini (I can't remember which one but you must have both options )
  10. migrating to https

    Well you can ask any web developer and they will all agree that the best thing to do is to always take a copy of your site and move it to another test domain so that you can do all of your testing - so - that being said then I would do that first and the easiest way is to use the duplicator plugin. Once you have that done then it wont really matter which way you go forward with your upgrades/testing since all things would be resolved there first.
  11. Images are downloaded only if you want to download them - images that are downloaded can be trimmed but if you do them as max size then they are going to be anything from thumbnail sized to your max sized set via the rets resolution settings available via your rets provider - otherwise view our youtube channel and watch the hot link video where I take way to long to explain that process but it will give you an idea of what 99% of all of us do. So whether you download or hot link you are always at the mercy of the moron who uploaded thumbnails for their listing - I don't have a current live demo site setup at the moment due to the programmer is in there adding in new polygon draw tools to our map search - but I can do a live screen share via skype or set one up this week if needed.
  12. We still do several other websites for them but their main BRG site was recently switched over to the RG software due to their expanding and needing a more robust CRM platform for their leads management - an "NO" you can not use our plugin with RG as they are a non-wordpress system that you don't own nor even have any ability to modify any of their cookie cutter template/system.
  13. If you are just getting started for the very first time - or - have made changes to the server or hosting and now have problems connecting to the RETS server then this is the way to go about testing to find out what is going on - Test RETS creds here - http://retsmd.com - if they work then next step below - if not - contact Board of Realtors. If credentials worked on retsmd.com then download retsmd https://github.com/t...hive/master.zip and install folder and test connections again on your local domain/server to verify that your RETS credentials still work - or not - If RETS credentials work on retsmd.com but NOT on the local retsmd script then we know that you need to open the following TCP in/out ports 6103 & 8080 - OR - Verify that the Board of Realtors isn't IP locking your credentials - (yes most boards already whitelist the retsmd.com IP so that's why it may also work there but not on your host) - Once we've confirmed that your creds >>"work"<< in the local retsmd script it should 100% be working with our script as well - if not then we will need you to open a ticket and provide us with creds so that we can have our team resolve the issue (which is extremely rare that it would be our script but I have seen it happen a couple of times over the last few years where we've needed to make a tweak for some RETS providers so it is possible but first we need to eliminate the other possibilities)
  14. Free Demo Test Website Available:

    Updated the demo login information in the top post above - also added new "how to upgrade and setup the new maps module" video to the Announcements post. and my skype = webinjones happy new year! ;)
  15. Free Demo Test Website Available:

    Sorry for the mix up of the phone number posted in this thread being the old number that we dropped about a year ago - I've updated the post to now show the same number to match what is on our "Contact Us" page and on the top of our https://retspro.com/ website. as to the lol .....yes.....as seen in the "Announcements" thread - above this one - Here is a link to the recent Announcement from a couple of days ago - https://retspro.com/forums/index.php?/topic/705-rets-pro-304-released-and-ready-to-download/ - Here is a link to a new video made for customers to show you how to get installed and up and running via on a new installed clone site that ties in to a remote master db that we use when we build out multiple websites - and - I'm making all new videos right now so that we should have everything 100% updated with all new video documented step-by-step playlist by next week - of course I will allways do all tutorials live via Skype so that you can get your first project off the ground asap...so that's how we get you through your first project is via "Live Screen Share" 1-on-1 tutorials using your own RETS data, which will always be different than what we would use in our videos since all RETS are completely unique from one to the next.
  16. You need to have the following server settings/options configured: Supported web servers: Apache, LiteSpeed, Nginx, Lighttpd, IIS, WebServerX, uWSGI php7.4x max cURL support = enabled allow_url_fopen = on ========================================== Recommended settings for your -> php.ini file. (or user.ini file) depending on your host. error_reporting = E_ALL|E_NOTICE|E_STRICT display_errors = Off log_errors = On memory_limit = 256M max_input_vars = 20000 max_execution_time = 300 max_input_time = 600 upload_max_filesize = 100M And for using maps you may need to go ahead and add these to the php.ini file as well. extension=pdo.so extension=pdo_mysql.so extension=pdo_sqlite.so extension=sqlite.so ========================================== MYSQL MariaDB latest version as long as it that matches PHP level shown above. You MUST disable strict mode! - If you attempt to install and get an activation error then this may be the reason! If you are on a vps or dedicated server then you will typically need to do this in 2 places = phpmyadmin as root under variables link (google it) and also in the etc/my.cnf and then reboot mysql and it should be good to go. (if you're on a managed hosting then they typically already have "Stric" turned off as we do on our servers.) ========================================== Next you will possibly need to open up TCP ports if RETS connection fails and or you have any of these "Numbers" within your RETS connection url. TCP - 6103 | 6160 | 8080 * example url: http://rets.torontomls.net:6103/rets-treb3pv/server/login ========================================== Next are (3) of the plugins we typically use to troubleshoot support tickets with... you may want to give them a try. wptools - https://wordpress.org/plugins/wptools/ (used for quickly seeing your actual server/hosting settings so that you can troubleshoot settings) phpmyadmin - https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-phpmyadmin-extension/ (used for a simple phpMyAdmin/Mysql panel access to view/alter the database tables) wp-filemanager - https://wordpress.org/plugins/file-manager-advanced/ (used to gain FTP access to "all files" from the website)
  17. No watermark requirements then we could easily pick from at least 6 or more media servers to hot-link from - if you wanted to...or feel free to download them...personally if I can find a reliable media source then I just go with that until I'm "forced" to download as that would be my absolute last choice every time...unless were talking less than 5k to 8k listings or something then I could maybe see doing those as downloads....but still my last choice. We did CREA Canadian Real Estate Association last year - downloaded all 100k+ listings and images - images took nearly 2 weeks to get them all caught up since there were so many changes every hour.....and with CREA you have to download them since they are NOT Rets compliant.
  18. Bing Maps API insertion...

    Our templates allow for php and other code to be included within them, therefore you can pretty much do anything you want including calling in globals, functions from our core etc... So think of it as only limited by your creativity, imagination or your budget since everything is "viewable/editable source code" you can always just hire someone to build out the rest of your dreams ;) The code we sell is basically the main essentials needed to get you as close to everything you need in a DIY. The code that allows you to get connected (via your rets credentials) to all RETS servers at a fraction of the cost of developing something like this yourself. The code also has many default features such as template driven dynamic css classes, id's and a nice set of default examples within our default templates that shows basic use of "conditionals" and other basic code. Bottom line - most design features that someone may want to have custom built would range from as little as couple hundred bucks up to a couple of thousand bucks for something massive but the bulk of our client request have mostly been in the 300-600 hundred dollars range for building things out or adding in something like what you're wanting. I also occasionally out source projects like this to places like freelancer.com and you can usually find someone at places like that who can do these basic task there for that price range. Did this one myself http://beachrealtygroup.com using WordPress-MU and everything there is "stock-off-the-shelf-code" nothing but straight html and I did use some conditionals for some of the agent roster stuff but thats the only thing where i didnt use basic html at. ....oh and it also has agent sites http://jeff.beachrealtygroup.com on a different theme....We are still adding in additional content pages for them as well.....anyway just grab a copy and build it! :D
  19. You are not required to download images to your server unless the BOR watermarks them with you company info. The only seo advantage for listing images is to use the alt and link descriptions, which both are dynamic in our system....anyone wanting to actually rank for "listing images" aren't typically going to find that those are people looking to "buy real estate" and therefore I'd take Google's advice and do a CDN and then just hotlink the listing images for making page loads even faster and thus ranking better - Even when forced to download I would download all images to a single account and then hotlink all my other sites off of that single source (thus proving that unless images are watermarked with your ID then no need to download)
  20. Compatibility with other plugins?

    I don't know of any plugins or themes that are not compatible with our plugin -BUT- I do know that you can not change the wordpress db prefix from "wp_" to anything else besides the default. Other than that I've not seen or heard of any issues with any other themes/plugins. The reason we should never have any conflicts is due to the fact that our header/footer code is inserted/controlled by you and our code is only inserted into the pages where our {page-tags} are inserted
  21. Front End Submissions

    No we currently do not support front end submissions due to all of the already "Free" plugins and Themeforest Real Estate Wordpress themes that are out there that can already do all of the above. If this is all you're looking for then I would recommend trying the wp-properties plugin or one of the Real Estate themes on themeforest.com that already have this capability built into their themes. As to displaying google maps on our projects the answer is "Yes" we already have that built into our templates. Hope this helps you with your search for answers, Cheers.
  22. Just wanted to say thanks!

    Hey - Thanks for all the kind words! Glad to see your site up and working for you - and you really did a great job on your site design - I hope you post it with the others for everyone to see in our section http://wprealty.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=11 Chad
  23. If you have any questions regarding something that might not have been already answered ...then drop it in here so we can see if we can help you out before you purchase. Important Links: Knowledge Base: https://retspro.com/client-support/clients/knowledgebase.php/? License: https://retspro.com/faq/license/ Terms Of Services: https://retspro.com/faq/terms-and-conditions/ Refund Policy: https://retspro.com/faq/refund-policy/ NEW* Refund Policy Option! If you're a current customer who has purchased our software and now find that you no longer need or want to use the software - then this option should make you smile! As of this post you're now allowed to Re-Sell your Developers License here in our forums! That's right, just post your contact information along with how much you'd like to sell your developers license for into a post here and we will allow you to re-sell your developers license to a New Licensee! We will provide/transfer/setup etc to the New Licensee along with all of the same access and benefits that you currently have with us and will even speak to them prior to the transfer so that everyone is on the same page. We hope that this is something that will help connect potential License buyers with License sellers so that everyone is a winner with this new option!