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How to build a free multilingual real estate website?

We've already covered all benefits that a multilingual real estate website has. Let's discuss now how exactly you can build it. Even though it might seem to be a challenge, in fact it's not. Good news is that you can even create a full-featured property website for free using just two WordPress plugins like Estatik and Polylang. Just follow our correct step-by-step guide and you’ll handle it successfully.

POSTED IN BLOG July 16, 2021 0 REPLY
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Multilingual real estate website: Pros & Cons

What makes a real estate website successful? There are some well-known features that you already know. Let us recall, for example, a great number of properties with great colorful pictures and video tours, advanced search tools, MLS import and synchronization feature, map searches, agent or agency details with great feedbacks from happy home buyers, etc. However, there is one feature that many real estate agents and realtors neglect. What we are going to cover here is the benefits of a multilingual real estate website.

POSTED IN BLOG July 8, 2021 0 REPLY
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How to set up Google Maps API key

Today we will cover the most common issue our customers may face when configuring the maps feature on their WordPress real estate websites. Google Maps API key setup sometimes drives you crazy, doesn't it? However, it is a required thing for proper display and work of maps in Estatik plugins and themes. Before you add your key to the plugin settings, you need to generate and configure it properly.

POSTED IN BLOG January 26, 2021 0 REPLY
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Estatik Simple hit 5k active installs

Estatik Simple reached 5,000 active installs!

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.

POSTED IN BLOG July 23, 2020 0 REPLY
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What is the MLS Grid and how does it work?

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.

POSTED IN BLOG June 18, 2020 0 REPLY
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RESO Web API vs. RETS

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?

POSTED IN BLOG June 5, 2020 0 REPLY
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How to import properties from MLS?

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.

POSTED IN BLOG November 26, 2019 0 REPLY
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Big changes in Google Maps API

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:

POSTED IN BLOG July 25, 2018 0 REPLY
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Best real estate websites of the year 2016

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.

POSTED IN BLOG December 23, 2016 0 REPLY
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Top 5 WordPress security plugins

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.

POSTED IN BLOG November 9, 2016 0 REPLY
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