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Connection to RETS

If all steps above were done successfully, now you need to connect to your MLS account using RETS credentials that your MLS provider granted you.

Go to MLS RETS Import area of the Estatik plugin, enter your RETS link, username and password. Click Save and Connect.

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This basic settings usually enough for connection. Do not touch Advanced link. The Advanced settings are mostly for Estatik Support team.

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Fields Configuration

Once connected to MLS via RETS, additional tabs will become available. Please click on second tab - Fields configuration. Here you need to select resource, class and entity values in drop-down lists.

Important: Fields maping is the most important part of the plugin configuration. Please do not hurry up with it and do everything carefully. 

If you map MLS fields to the wrong Estatik field and will make import, these fields will be imported wrong and as result you will not find he required information about property. So please follow our instructions or order additional service and we will set it up for you.

When we need to import properties, we select Resource: property. Field Classes will provide us with a list of property types - Residential, Lots/Land/Farm, Multi-Family, Commercial.

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It is important to select the required fields as different class will give you different list of fields. Let's select Residential class and Entity - Property.

Click Submit button. You will get a drop-down list of MLS fields available for the Resource Property, and class Residential. Use quick access search and type the fields. Please note that the MLS fields can be named differently and if you are uncertain whether you need this field or not, omit it and do not add. There can be numerous empty fields and it is not necessary to add them to your website.

So you need to add MLS field and map it to Estatik field like displayed below:

Below is the list of most common MLS fields and corresponding Estatik fields:

MLS field = Estatik field:

MLS number = Property MLSID

Building Name = Title

MLS Number = Large photo & Images

Current price = Price

Beds Total = Bedrooms

Baths Full = Bathrooms

Public Remarks = Description

Sqft Total = Area

Lot Size Area = Lot size

Foreign Country Or State = Country

State Or Province = State

City = City

Amenities = Amenities

Property Type = Type

Status = Status .. etc.

Please note that there are some crucial fields that must be assigned correctly. They are - MLS Number - without it being properly assigned as indicated above, you will not be able to make import properly.

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New fields & sections

There can be hundreds of fields on MLS side and sure that there is no such fields in the plugin. But there is no problem to add them. With Fields Builder you can add as many fields and sections as you need.

Please check Fields Builder guide first. Once you add the new fields, they will be all displayed in the drop-down list in Fields Configuration >>

First add new fields via Fields Builder, create new sections first, e.g. Interior Features, Exterior Features, School Information, etc.

Once you add new fields, you will find them in the drop-down list of the plugin in MLS RETS Import >> Fields Configuration >>

You can always get back to Fields Builder and edit any field or section, as well as add any new ones.

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Filters

When configuring fields for specific Property Class, please put a check mark if you want to narrow the import and pull out only specific listings.

 If you make some fields filterable, you will be able to configure filters in Import pages (Manual Import or Automatic Import) like displayed below:

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Listing URL setup

Listing URL consists of a customizable slug URI '/property' and a listing title. Default slug '/property' can be changed in the plugin Settings:

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Listing Title can be setup when configuring MLS fields. You need to assign necessary fields that you want to be displayed in listing URL in appropriate order.



If you did everything properly, you will see listings with correct titles:



and consequently listing page URL will be framed as you required:

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If you do not want to show Listing Title on frontend and leave it only in URL, please make sure that you selected Address in plugin Settings for the field Title/Address:

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Automatic Import Errors

  1. Error of malconfiguration of the fields.

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It means that you didn’t set up fields for the selected Resource – Land. You should go to Fields Configuration tab, select this resource and configure the fields. Please check it here.

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Manual Import Errors

  1. Error - Malconfiguration of the fields: 

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It means that you didn't set up fields for the selected Resource - Commercial. You should go to Fields Configuration tab , select this resource and configure the fields. Please check it here.

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Cron Job Setup

To handle scheduled tasks, you need to set up cron job via cPanel.

First, you need to disable the file to be hit every time someone loads your pages. To do this, open the wp-config.php file in your website folder and add this line at the end, before the closing ?> tag:

define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true);

 

Then you can set up cron via cPanel. Open cpanel and find there Cron Jobs section.

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When you open it, there will be offer to set up an email sent to you each time when cronjob is executed successfully. You can add your email just to be sure that it works ok.

Below you will see a list of preset intervals. Select Every 2 -5 minutes from the minutes drop-down and leave a * symbol in the rest of fields.

Add command below where /user/ must be your cPanel username.

/usr/local/bin/php /home/user/public_html/wp-cron.php

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Click on Add new Cron Job button. You will see this cron job in a list of cron jobs which can be removed or edited.

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Configuration

You can also import listings manually. Please open Manual Import:

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Also, set up all the fields in this tab and click Submit. If you want to add any filters, please check this document to learn how to proceed.

Click Submit and get a list of properties like below:

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To start import, please do not miss to select all listings or some of them an only then press Import button. If you miss out to select listings, nothing will get imported.

All listings will be imported unpublished.

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Configuration

In Automatic Import you can set up a schedule and launch properties import on automatic basis.

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First select from drop-down lists correct values and click Save. You will see the scheduled import below with the number of listings that is available for import:

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