We are thrilled to share this terrific news today! Estatik Simple has just crossed 5,000 active installs in the WordPress repository! We are very grateful and happy to reach this step. We've managed to build a loyal Estatik user community and we thank everyone! Now we are even more inspired and excited than we've ever been before. We keep working on improving our plugins and themes.
We bet you've already heard about RESO Web API and MLSs transition from RETS to Web API a lot. However the ways of this transition still remain not clear enough for every single MLS organization. MLS Grid has become one of those solutions which help real estate brokers interested in MLS import and product vendors make that shift. So here is our short review about what the MLS Grid platform is, its benefits and how it actually works.
As you know there are great changes in today's real estate tech market. In June, 2018 RESO stopped supporting RETS officially and offered to convert to RESO Web API, "the next advancement that realtors deserve today". It is built on more efficient, open technology standards. Consequently RESO Web API technology is gradually replacing RETS (Real Estate Transaction Standard). Even though RETS is still being used by majority of MLS providers, more and more MLS providers have to become RESO Web API compliant and announce their dates of switching to Web API. So what's the real difference between these technologies?
What is MLS and how to import its data? The most common question we receive from real estate startups every day.
MLS or Multiple Listings Service is a database of listings created and maintained by real estate professionals. There are between 600 - 700 MLSs in USA and about 100 MLSs in Canada. There is no national MLS which would include the data of the country. That is why if you are interested in MLS import for your real estate startup, you have to find and contact the MLS provider appropriate for your state or area. Each individual MLS provider has its own rules, agreements and fees for access to its services and listings data.
Since last week we have been receiving a large volume of requests from customers about Google Maps API work. That's why we think it's necessary to highlight this news in our blog.
We think that most customers who use Estatik Simple, PRO or Premium plugin have received an email like below:
Over the last few years, web design and functionality in commercial real estate has drastically improved. So, there are increasingly better and more professional websites developed every year.
Below is a selection of the best real estate websites for 2016 to give you inspiration for your next website project.
Many of us don’t worry about the security of our real estate WordPress websites until it’s too late. Security, backups and website recovery are fairly often an afterthought.
Though WordPress is very much secure by itself, but there is never too much ascertainable. Security should be the top priority for any real estate website developer. Due to the lack of security, any website can be hacked, private information can be stolen, and countless hours of hard work can be spent to repair that all.
The number of potential security vulnerabilities faced by WordPress real estate websites is actually much greater than most people realize. Typically we think of the obvious things like using strong passwords and keeping WordPress core files up to date. Truth be told, those items cover only a small percentage of the total vulnerabilities.
Imagine if you lost every file of your website in 10 minutes and cannot even open the homepage. Would you be able then to recover your data from a backup, or would you spend the next several days trying to get all of the information from your provider?
A wide range of different reasons can cause data lost and not all are things you can control - your site may break, or be hacked or you may decide to move it to a new server. And your data really isn't safe unless you're backing up properly and with lots of redundancy.
Looking for an outstanding eye-catching real estate website on WordPress? Have a quick look at Estatik showcase. Here you will definitely find some interesting examples of how successful real estate website should look.
We included the best examples of websites built with Estatik Plugin in different languages, Estatik and non-Estatik themes.
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