Being in the same boat recently for a client, I understand your pain.
Yes, the property themes on TF are great, but as you say aren’t aimed at the UK property market. Certainly not if you (or your client) are looking to (or already do) aggregate their properties to Rightmove, Zoopla etc.
Most UK estate agents are also already using the Vebra property system, where they put their property details into and Vebra then sends those details to Rightmove and the others (accounts with all these systems and sites are required of course).
I found a couple of solutions during my research, for those using Vebra and for those not using it. Neither of which are perfect or particularly easy.
For those NOT wanting to use Vebra you can use a WP plugin combination of ‘WP-Property’ and ‘WP-Property – BLM Export’.
With this option you will be creating the properties on your own WP site using the WP-Property plugin and then setting up the BLM Export to export the details to Rightmove etc.
The option for those who ARE USING Vebra (like my client) I’ve been using the brilliant ‘WP All Import’ plugin with the ACF extension, and other plugins including ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) obviously.
Neither option is 100% perfect, but if you are looking at using WP unfortunately there aren’t too many options for the UK market.Let me know if you want to know any more info.
Thanks, that’s useful info. It seems there’s no straightforward method then of just importing properties from right move, zoopla then.
No I mean, a lot of these sites come with a plug in ( sIDXpress IDX Plugin support ), which allows to import properties from the American property website, I was wondering if the same exists for UK property sites, to import properties from them into the site?
Are there any property themes (like this one http://themeforest.net/item/realia-responsive-real-estate-wordpress-theme/4789838 ) that have plug ins for UK property sites? all the ones on here seem American based.
I want to create a site which has a home page which is just video thumbnails, and you can click on any to have the video run (in the thumb) or click somewhere else to see separate page with a larger version of the video with text under it.
It would also be great if people could register, and embed those videos themselves, but that’s not essential.
Are there premium themes I could buy that are already setup like that? or it’s a plugin or something?
Are there any decent bbPress themes out there? nearly all the ones I see are really narrow, there doesn’t seem to be any that make bbPress look like IPB forum, or even phpBB. Funnily enough there is a really good forum WP theme on here, but it’s not for bbPress! it’s custom made, but that’s not what I want.
Are there any good wide bbPress themes out there? all the ones I find seem to be quite narrow.
Is there any themes that allow that?
Is there a theme which would allow registered users to sell via your site? I’m thinking digital downloads only probably.
Something I don’t quite understand is what’s the point of ecommerce themes? what I mean is, if the plugins work with pretty much any theme (I’m thinking here of the Easy Digital Downloads and WooCommerce plugins) then what does a “dedicated” e commerce do that a normal theme wouldn’t?
As much as I really like WooCommerce….
I think you’re absolutely right, the only thing is that the themes for WooCommerce are so much better than most for EDD, there’s just 1 theme I’ve found called Vivacity which the author assures me works fine with EDD which I think looks half decent and offers some of the functionality that most of the recent WooCommerce themes offer, so right now the plan is to go with EDD and that theme.