The theme looks great, I just have a few presale questions:
1.I see that you are planning a major update. Is it worth to purchase the theme now and start working on customizing it (only the css)? Will it be easy to upgrade it afterwards without having to do all the customization all over again?
2. What is the easiest way to import property listings from my current mysql database (and to keep importing new listings when I add them into my database, because I use a custom real estate software to do so)?
3. What plugin do you suggest to have the site manually translated into multiple languages?
Thanks for your interest in the theme, here are some answers for you
We are actually recoding the theme from scratch so I do not recommend adding modifications now as some of our class names and structures might change. I can send you a preview version, but even that is about 2 weeks away. That said, if you will definitely buy the theme it will be worth buying in advance because you can learn how to use it , the main logic of how the custom fields work will not change.
There is a plugin which can import from csv which has been tested with the theme, i recommend that. It is called WP all import. It would also be worth setting that up in advance.
We fully support WPML to translate the theme to multiple languages.
My appologies for not including links, im restricted to my phone just now let me know if you need anything else
Thank you for the prompt reply. So if I purchase and istall the theme, then play around with wp all import and wpml to set them up correctly, will I have to do all that over again when the new version comes out? In other words will I need a clear install after the new version comes out?
Also will I be able to import google maps data to the theme using wp all import?
Sorry for the lag, I was in the gym For data imported via all import you will most probably not have to do it again. We will have migration assistance for existing data, so that should be ok.
For WPML I’m not quite sure, if you have the time I would suggest you hold off on that.
It is worth looking into both, just to learn the ropes if you haven’t used them yet
Yes, you will be able to import Google maps data with WPML
Hi ! Still waiting for front end submission ))))
Could you include and facebook connect O:)
We’ve been on vacation until today, sorry for the late response We’re still working on it, but we’ll only release once it’s been 100% tested. I think it’s about 1-2 weeks away.
I’m not sure we’ll include Facebook connect in the first iteration, but we’ll keep it in mind!
I read your comments on the idx plugin but I’d like to point out a plugin called dsidx. I’m not a rep for them but I’ve only found one other real estate theme that is idx ready (it’s on here called realia). I would LOVE to find others that are idx ready as we deal with a lot of real estate websites. For future if you cannot integrate that plugin to this theme please do another one soon! You will sell a lot more! Thanks for the hard work Daniel
Since thn we have added better support for dsidxpress. The plugin works well will the theme, id just rather have tighter integration mls data the pluginitself will work fine out of the box though
Thanks for the quick response bonsaished! When you say out of the box, you mean it will work by default but won’t be as pretty as the setup you have created with the theme, correct? Thanks again!
That’s mainly correct, yes. Also, the properties will never be added to your WordPress backend since they are pulled foom external databases. This is something I am working on but it will be difficult to pull this off, if we can at all.
I suggest downloading the free version pf the plugin and using it withnany theme you have. Functionality-wise youll see what can be done
Great reply! I will check this out. Do you do any freelance work? If I wanted to pay to customize the template so that the mls listings pulled via the idx plugin have the same styling as the theme? I don’t mind the listings never being in the wordpress database as long as they can still be styled. Thanks again!
Oh, the listings do have the same look (as much as possible) as the theme. We did look at this specifically, what i meant was that we wanted much tighter, database level integration. If you use the plugin it should look quite like the theme.
We do not do any freelance work at the moment but if you let us know what you need we may do some things for free if they make sense for pther buyers as well either way, talk to us first and we can at least give you pointers
I bought the theme ‘eStatement’.
Honestly, one of the best I’ve purchased.
Thank you for reading me
I’m glad you like the theme Here are some answers for you :
1) This is already possible but to make a nice gallery (with a lightbox) we need to make it programmatic to make sure users don’t make any errors. You can use all the usual WordPress image-techniques to make galleries
2) This is coming quite close actually. We’re busy this week, but we’ll probably finish this feature sometime next week, or early the week after. You’ll be able to create multiple property submission forms and customize them completely
3) I think this is because you need to select a “Property List” page as a search result page.
4) We do not have a set format for these pages because many people want an AirBnB style layout, but many people don’t. With shortcodes you can achieve anything you want, so overall this seems to be the best way to go with the theme.
Let me know if you have any more questions
Hi there, First of all: nice theme, lots of possibilities and the UI looks very user friendly.
I got a pretty big problem though. I’ve added one property (text + featured image). I have made 2 custom fields and linked these to this property, just to test it.
Everything seemed OK, but when I want to view the property, I’m getting the folowing error:
“Oh No, a page is missing! It seems that you have stumbled on to some missing content. Try going back to the main page and give it another go.”
I’m getting an error as well when adding a search query that should lead to this property: “Your search yielded no results
Go back to try another search”
I checked out what it could cause these errors, but coulnd’t find any issues. Could you please try to help me out here? Thanks in advance!
If you go to settings->permalinks and save the settings (choose a non-default option just to be safe) your issues will go away
Also, make sure to create a search results page when you’re creating search pages. A search result page must be a property list and then it must be selected in the search settings.
Let me know if you need anything else,
Thanks for your quick answer. The first part with the permalinks: solved
Second part, with the search results page: did not succeed yet. I created a test page called “search results” and made it “property list”. When looking at the page, I don’t see the property list, but the search-checkboxes I made under “Custom Fields”. And I I don’t see the search settings where I can select this page as search result page… Which search settings do you mean?
The search page is always a different page. So what you need to do is create 2 pages. One page should be a search page, the other a property list page.
Go to the search page and set up the search parameters. Also, make sure to select a results page via the dropdown. By default it is set to “Default Search”, it should be set to your results page.
Thanks, I’m going to try it.
I’m really considering buying your theme as it seems to be the best fitting to my needs. Nevertheless I need to know before I buy some things:
1-Can I edit the front page so that it displays an area with properties and a lower area with blog posts? Or can I just display one type of posts in the front page?
2- Does this theme has:
reviews from guests
different pricing for the properties (price per day/per week/per month)
features as a list of items
3 -My website is multilanguage. I need to have it localized, do you know if it works with Polylang or is it better with Qtranslate
4- I want to use YOAST plugin. Do you know if it is compatible?
5 – I read here you are working on a upgrade that will come out soon. Will it be very different and will it still include these aspects?
Thank you for your time,
Thanks for your interest, and sorry for the long response time! Here are some answers for you:
1) You can configure the front page in any way you’d like. You can display properties via a shortcode and then have some posts, or some static content. You can also put things into columns and so on, it should be pretty flexible.
2) We do not have reviews at the moment, although you can use the comments for something similar. We do have different prices but a new version we’ll be publishing next week will expand on this a lot
3) We’ve actually only concentrated on WPML but to be honest I don’t really like this plugin at all. For the moment officially we only have WPML support, but I will try and add qtranslate support to the new version.
4) I’ve seen no incompatibility issues with YOAST so far
5) The update will include everything the theme has now, and much more. At its core it is a user-experience upgrade, the theme will be much easier to use and much more flexible. We’ll be adding plenty of booking options, better paypal integration and front-end submission
Hope this helps, let me know if you need anything else,
Thank you for your reply. I do have another question or better yet a request. Is it possible to give it a try? Do you have a demo edition or could you set up a demo site for me to try it?
Sorry we don’t at the moment We just put 8 tutorial videos online from the new version though, these will give you a good idea of what the upcoming version will be like
thank you for your reply. I have seen the videos, which are a good help in understanding the way Estatment works! And I do have some further questions:
1) is it possible to set diferent prices? Price per night, per week and per month (it gets cheaper to rent for longer periods)
2) I rent studios, 1 bedroom appartments, etc. in different places on the city. So 2 Item Types could be a Studio, a 1 Bedroom Flat? Or should I see them as taxonomies?
3) Can I set a frontend submission form for the properties? The back-office seems a bit daunting for those that aren’t all that accostumed to web editing
thanks for your time,
Here are some answers for you:
1) Yep, we have stay length and guest based discounts. You can set the amount of days/guests after which the discount is applied. You can create multiple ones so you can have a weekly and monthly rate.
2) This is up to you I would actually use a custom field because that will allow you to sort by value in the admin and in the front end.
3) Yep, Front end submission will be available in the final release (it is not in the test version) or about a week after initial release. Unless you are enabling apartment owners to edit their properties, using the admin will be easier in the long run though
Hi – i am considering changing my current real estate theme because of the security issues. how secure is this theme?
i need a theme which allows agents to register there own properties for a fee. I understand agent adding will be coming – but I am concerned about security
Can you advise on the security as i have already been hacked and this is an important issue?
may be security plugins may help but what about the structure of the theme?
Thanks for your interest! Adding agents is current;y possible but you need to add them yourself and the functionality is limited. We do have front-end submission coming but we will definitely not support collecting the fees for the submissions, at least not for a while.
As for security. The theme is as secure as you can make a theme. A lot of the security involved in WordPress is server and user security. Implementing propert htaccess security (take a look here), making sure users are given the permissions they should have and so on. It is quite common for sites being “hacked” by people gaining access to the email accounts of admins through insecure passwords and so forth.
While I can say that the theme is coded with 100% WordPress standard code (including nonces and so on) there are two things you should be aware of. There is a myriad of other security issues you need to consider and also, if someone really wants to hack a site they probably can. This is rare, but nothing is 100% secure.
Thanks Daniel, that’s very useful to know.
If I buy your theme 1) is there a security plugin that would compliment your theme to provide basic protection? there are a few out there. 2) could you recommend (but not support) a plugin for fee collection or a way of doing it?
Most plugins, especially ones which provide backend features (like security) should work.
I would advice reading this article I wrote on Smashing Magazine to get up to speed on security issues. WordPress itself also has an article on Hardening Security.
I would advise reading some top lists like this one, or this one; these usually have some good ones.
Let me know if you need any more info,
thanks , just point 2) could you recommend (but not support) a plugin for fee collection or a way of doing it?
I am not aware of any plugins which do this (I am not that into the plugin market though). I did a quick search via Google and this plugin looks like it might work. Also, maybe there is something on codecanyon?
Let me know if you do/don’t find anything, I’ll have a think about it for you until then,
thanks – i like what i see so far. so i will give this some serious thought
Great, thanks! Let me know if you need any more help!
Just curious to know if there has been any advancement in adding spark as the listing service?
Hi Justin, sorry but not just yet We’re working on updates and MLS integration is not a top priority right now, but hopefully it will be!
Hi, here is my suggestion : is it any way to make this theme adaptable to another types of estates like : parking spaces/garages/boxes, lands/fields, small businesses. To my knowledge all WP real estate themes deal only with housing. It would be nice to see a theme open to other types of real estate. Thanks !
Yes it is actually possible to do so now. While there are a few things we would need to change to make this easier, you could make it work. I believe the reason that few themes do this is that it is always easier to sell a theme targeted to a specific audience. As a theme buyer, I do see where you’re coming from though.
We are actively adding features to enable general use more easily. We have an active thread for version 1.3 ideas, keep an eye on this page and other announcements
If you decide to use the theme for general use we would gladly help you out as it helps us develop it further as well, just let us know if you need something
great ! many thanks for your quick response !
No worries, let me know if you need any more info!
1/ Can I search properties by street name in a city ? 2/ Is this theme compatible with Contact Form 7 plugin to allow my customers to suggest to me their properties ? 3/ Can I choose between Buy or Rent when I add a property ? 4/ Can my customers (owners) receive directly messages sended by the viewers from the contact form ? 5/ How to monetize the property submission or the adding of options (photos, etc…) ? Many thanks for your help !
1) Yes you can
2) Yes it is
3) Not just yet, but we do have unlimited and highly customizable custom fields which you can use to display this information. Wa are definitely expanding into the real of renting as it is an often requested feature.
4) Yes. You can specify the contact email for each property individually
5) This is up to you. Right now we are working on bringing the highest quality features for renting and buying properties. Monetizing on property submission is a highly specialised area. We will definitely turn our attention to it at some point, but not in the upcoming weeks for sure.
Hope I could help, let me know if you need more info!
Thank you Daniel, your detailed answers are very appreciated and really help me
I’m glad I could help! I hope that Estatement either is or will be what you are looking for. If you decide to buy a different theme I also hope it helps you build a great site!
We’ve made some changes in version 2.0 and things are even more flexible now. All the fields are now editable so you can define your own global custom fields which show up for each item. Take a look at our Quick Video Tour for more info, perhaps the theme is better suited to you now
Looks great ! I’ll have a look at the end of the week, thanks !
Great, let me know if you have any questions, you can always drop me an email via the contact form!
Hi Daniel, I’ve another question : Would it be possible to implement geolocation ? Thanks !
I don’t know what you mean by geolocation but here is what theme can already do: You can add the location of each property, either by entering the actual location details (city, state, street address, etc) or you can add latitude and longitude manually.
Based on this the properties can all be shown on one map and users can search for properties based on location and proximity (eg: 200 miles from Colorado Springs).
Let me know if you mean something else
oh, I mean that the theme is able to geolocate the location of the user on the map and show the estates in his area. Do you see what I mean ?
Oh I see This is also built into the theme. When you create a map like the full page or quarter page search you can choose between selecting a specific center point or to use the user’s location as the center point.
The reason this is not in the demo is that we want to make sure that whoever visits can see results, wherever they are
Hope this helps, let me know if you need anything else!
wow, that’s a good news
Haha, great, let me know if you need more info!
OK just purchased ! I will test it this week
Wonderful, thank you! You can contact us by using the contact form in our profile, the Contact Form on our website or by using our support forum. Let us know if we’re needed
Couple of pre-purchase questions:
1. Does the map feature have a geo location feature? Is that something you could add in the future if not?
2. I plan on using wp-all import to get around the stupid idx mls system. Do you foresee any issues with that plugin?
3. Can I build the property detail page to look different? Much like creating a template through a page builder or short codes, then set that template for all listings?
ok, found the answer to #1 in the comments. Answer is yes
Another thing that would be great is a “favorites” or “wish list” for users with the ability to see their lists.
Also a matching search result email auto responder. So the user can subscribe to a search (3 bed,2 bath home in colorado springs) and be notified via email when a new listing appears.
Lead gathering is a very important part of being a real estate agent. We need to have a system that encourages buyers to sign in and search, save favorites, and get auto emails. As admins, we need to be able to see what the users are favoriting, their searches, and their contact info.
Great foundation to a site!
oh, and I noticed that on the live filter, if you check any two boxes, you get no results. Seems like if you check apartments and houses you should get both apartments and houses in the results, not listings that are both. Is that fixable? My clients sometimes want to see both condos and homes that are in their price range, or area. Thanks!
Thanks for the interest in the theme To answer your remaining questions:
Due to another buyer I’ve already tested the theme with the WP All Import plugin and it works like a charm. I can give you some instructions you need to know befire uploading (how meta fields are named and so on), just drop me a line via email using our contact form and I’ll write it up for you
A template is not available but you can make the pages look a LOT different than on the demo, everything is done via content and shortcodes.
I’m with you on the favorites feature. We don’t have this and you’ll need to wait a bit until we do, we’re tied up with front-end submission at the moment. In about 2 weeks we’ll have full front-end prperty management for multiple agents Same goes for search subscription, it’s a great idea, we just need time to add all the great ideas we’ll go as fast as we can.
For the filter, it is pretty flexibly. You can choose weather a taxonomy filter (like the apartment type) is an “OR” or “AND” based filter. On the site we have an AND based filter so it will show properties which are in both. If you set it to be an “OR” based filter it will show properties in either one
I sent you a few more detailed questions through your themeforest contact. Did they go through ok? Thanks,
I got quite a few messages today, I’m sure yours is among them. If I don’t reply to you within a few hours just drop me a line here but I’m sure I have it
In the future when theme has been tested and the final version was finished
The theme bring us a demo.xml like the current version?
Yep, we will have demo content for the new version, even before it is published! Drop me an email in a week or so and I might have some material for you, no promises though
Thanx daniel for your quick response
No worries Let me know if you need anything else,
What about update Daniel? Do you have exact time? We’re still waiting..
Sorry, there isn’t and won’t be an exact time. We were a bit stupid to commit to a date previously and we’re not going to make the mistake again!
That said, the test versions of the theme have been sent out to some buyers. Unless they come back with major issues, the theme will be out soon!
Hi, I have a couple of pre-buy questions about your theme:
Thanks for your help!
Thanks for the interest, here are some answers for you:
I don’t see the logo issue on my end on Chrome. It is definitely a bug we want to get fixed asap. Any chance you are on a retinal MacBook Pro?
Let me know if you need any more answers
Hi Daniel, Thanks for answering my questions!
My client uses different prices for his rentals. First of course High Season / Mid Season / Low Season -> Is it right these price settings can be used?
Further they have different pricings for the number of people. For example: the holiday home costs 100 (in case of 4 people) and 150 (in case of 6 people). Can this price structure be applied to the theme?
Is it possible to switch off the pricing in the booking form? Actually all I need is that customers indicate their requested booking period and indicate the number of visitors. They communicate this with the booking form or through the contact us form (but as you told me this form can’t be adjusted with 1 or 2 additional fields – right?). Confirmations will be done by a follow up phone call and payments will be done by banktransfer.
Yes, seasonal rates can be added and the theme also supports pricing per person or per room. This can be changed on a property-to-property basis, so you’re not stuck with one for your whole portfolio.
Right now it is not possible to switch of the pricing though. You CAN set a property to not be bookable and then just have the contact form there. There is no automatic banner that says the property is “not bookable”, so this should be am OK workaround
let me know if you need anything else,
Thanks Daniel for your help.
And….if you add Amenities to the Property Details can these be used in the Filter? For example: if you add Pool, can you then filter on pool?
The theme is 100% WordPress standard which means that it is unlikely you would have so many property listings that it would clog up the system. Right now the live filter page may choke on more than 100, but this is being worked out in the new version we are building
Everything you see can be translated, so yes I recommend using either the included language files, or the WPML plugin.
You can indeed use the taxonomies for filters. I don’t know if I’ve linked this video in, but it shows how the custom data works:
Hi Daniel, I have send you an email with an additional question. Thanks Rob
I received loads of emails today and we had some issues in the morning so I’m just starting to get to them. If you don’t get an answer from me in another 12 hours do let me know here!
Ah, I found the email, it should be on it’s way to you now
Thanks Daniel – just replied to you
Additional question: is it possible to add a Imagemap as (sole) Slider (photo) with clickable areas and links to the result of a specific filter?? For instance: if I have a map of an area and if a visitor clicks on area X it should link to all the properties with the label Y (or X..)
I got your email, I will reply to you in the next couple of hours As for the imagemap, this is not possible with theme features but you may find a plugin for it. However, the method I mentioned in the email is almost exactly the same thing, you’ll just need to set up the properties a bit differently
I’ll get to your email soon!
Thanks Daniel for the update. Looking forward receiving your reply to my email of yesterday.
Further I’ll check the imagemap options
Very complete theme with lots of nice functionality’s!
I also appreciated the good support as I had a bug with the theme and they sorted it out for me.
Thanks for the kind words! If you need anything else we’re right here
If i try to import the data i get a screen full of errors with failed to import ….. How is this possible?
You can find the paste here; http://cl.ly/image/1s0q393z3t0w
And screenshot here; http://cl.ly/image/1s0q393z3t0w
Also, on my homepage the header doenst seems to work properly; http://dreamhouseturkey.com/
Hello there! Sorry for the long wait, have we figured this out via email? if not, please get in touch via our contact form and I’ll resolve this for you
Any chance for work like guide ?
There is documentation in the theme files and we have an overview video here:
We’ll be launching a completely rewritten version which will have numerous videos in about 2 weeks
Congrats!!! I do not know if you are aware but your Theme was featured as an Example of Responsive Web Design for the Real Estate Community. Heres the link: http://crt.blogs.realtor.org/files/2014/02/Responsive_Web_Design_in_Real_Estate.pdf
Ive tried to reach support a number of times with no response. Hoping i can place my question here.
On the home page with the map, is there any way for it to only show properties that are published? If I set a property to pending or draft, it still shows on the map.
Thanks for your time.
Still no response…
i’m very interested in your theme. Only thing that i would like to know and/or see a screenshot is how you manage the avalability/booking calendar and the weekly prices.
Thanks for your interest in the theme I was under the impression that these screenshots are on themeforest, clearly I was mistaken. Could you please send us a message via our profile here or our website and I’ll send you some screenshots personally. I will upload them here later, but a quick email is faster.
If you have any other questions feel free to let us know
Awesome! But Sliders, Tabs and Accordion are bugged in Chrome. They have a strange margin in bottom.
Thank you! Also, additional thanks for noticing that! We had major problems uploading the theme, there was a problem with the S3 cache on Envato or something similar. This happened while we were figuring it out, it will be fixed in a few hours
I’ve applied the fix to the demo site and it will be remedied in the files asap as well
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