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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

I’ve been aroung here for quite a while and what I can say is that Daniel (bonsaished) provides THE best support I have ever seen.
Keep up the good work.
Looking forward for the next releases.
George

bonsaished

Thank you George :) We hope to keep you and everyone else happy for a long-long time :)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Amazing theme, I’ve been working with real estate themes for the past 3 years and after thoroughly exploring the theme, I and you will find out Estatement is definitely the best out of the box.

bonsaished

Thanks for the kind words PreviousNet, we’ll be improving the theme even more soon :)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hi,

I’ve been waiting all day for a solution since I was told today It was going to get fixed. I really need the layout of the Website working well. Please let me know when you can. I have all plugins disabled and still don’t work. Thank you.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hi,

My site doesn’t display correctly..the menu bar moves to the right sometimes and the logo keeps coming down. Also, the cards don’t display well..the third one is only too high and I have the same number of characteristics on each property so they have the same high..I’ve been having major issues with the display of the site since I purchased it..It doesn’t display well and I’ve disabled all plugins..Also, the search won’t filter properties correctly..

bonsaished

Hallo,

I think we’re working this out via email as we speak, if I haven’t answered you, do let me know!

Daniel

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Hello! I’ve been buying some templates this last year from REAL ESTATE, some here at themeforest. Although there’s some things quite common between all of them, I leave some suggestions for future upgrades that this template could take advantage.

A) A lot of them don’t have front end submission and when it has it’s quite rare (found one) that the front end submission it’s not just back end acess to wordpress that makes a lot of confusion for some agents. It should be a front end like a form submission. I already saw some wordpress templates doing this. It would be perfect!

B) Agents should manage there email requests in the site instead of just getting the email. This gets a problem with booking as we can’t control if the agent books from other place after getting the email. It should be great as AIRBNB.COM does. Agents can exchange email with customers but never have acess to there email. So customers would always have to book from the site.

C) Real Estate are quite focus in BUYING and less in just RENTAL only. It should be given attention to manage different bedrooms in one advertise.

D) I didn’t got to find how it works the book calendar, can I see the dates it’s already booked? For different bedrooms?

E) Very Important. Leave the booking pended till agent confirm it’s still available or it becomes a caos. As this advertises some times are not updated by agents (or are in different sites at same time), we may be accepting a payment that’s already rented. If this goes with 100 advertises it becomes impossible to manage and to much time consuming.

I do think this template it’s still very good and above it’s just some user opinion that I do think it can improve the template, although some may be harder to do or not even profit enough to sell globally I don’t mean in ANY CASE to pull here for negative aspects.

I still suggest for my experience to purchase this template.

bonsaished

Hi portorooms,

Thanks for your detailed suggestions, we really appreciate that you took the time to write to us! I agree with ALL your feature additions :) we are working on front-end submission as we speak (ok, right now we’re on vacation :), we should be ready in 1-2 weeks. We’ve been working hard on it and it will be full front end implementation, not just a link to the regular WP backend. We also hope to add payment gateways so agents can be charged for listing their properties.

We will definitely get to all your suggestions, however, we have a policy which prevents us from doing too much at once. We either implement a feature 100% or not at all. This ensures that everyone who buys the theme knows exactly what they’re getting :)

Whenever someone makes a booking it is still ‘pending review’ it is shown as booked on the frontend, but only to make sure double bookings dont happen.

Thanks again for all our suggestions, if you want to talk in person about anything or you need some help you can drop us a line in our profile on themeforest or our website.

Daniel

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

I am working with a property management company that would like to expand their existing site to include the following: 1. property listings 2. the ability for multiple agents to add properties but admin must approve before the property posts to the site 3. mailchimp integration with the property database to avoid inserting property data twice. How many of these items are covered by your theme? I’ve been trying to find plug ins that would meet his needs but now I am wondering if these theme may be the best option.

Also how flexible is the homepage set up? The set up on the demo site is very focused on listings and my client would like more of a corporate homepage focused on his business – slider, homeboxes with content, etc.

Thank you!

bonsaished

Hi mgould,

Thanks for the interest in the theme :) It looks like you will definitely need to do some custom work, whichever theme you buy. Here’s what Estatement can do:

1) Property listings are possible, this is basically the main focus of the theme so it shouldn’t be an issue.

2) This is already possible, but we are coming along with front-end submission in the next 1-2 weeks which will cover this better. Right now you can do this via the WordPress interface with authors/admins as you would do for blog posts. Authors have the ability to add, but not to publish. Front end submission will bring all this to the front end, it will look and function better, but it can already be done in a sub-optimal way.

3) For mailchimp you will definitely need to do some custom work. I think we tested the theme with the simple mailchimp form plugin and it works fine, but for anything tied to the posts/properties you will need to do some programming for sure. We are not available for custom work but we’re here if your programmers need guidance or some help.

4) The home page setup is extremely flexible. Any page that you see on the demo can be made the front page. Also, it is built out of shortcodes and simple content, so you can put anything on there. Listings, maps, text. images, videos and so on. The columns are shortcodes as well so you can define how you want to put things into columns as well.

Let me know if you have any more questions!

Daniel

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

I bought this theme last summer and was excited to use it. Unfortunately, the filtering feature, which was one of the main reasons I bought the theme, never worked for me. I’ve been waiting months and months now for a fix or for the new update, much to no avail. So after tons of customization and a long period of waiting for promised updates, I’m sad to say that I have to switch to another theme. I simply can’t have my consumers unable to use the features of a website that I have long ago promised and been unable to deliver.Good luck in the future, and I wish others success, but unfortunately for me it has been a loss of time and money.

bonsaished

Hi There,

I am sorry about that, the theme seems to work for all our other buyers :( We updated a great deal, the issue is that we promised a HUGE update which we had difficulty delivering in time. We have learned from this but the existing damage can not be undone.

I am sorry about this, it is completely our fault, if you are not using the theme I would recommend asking for a refund at the envato support site.

Sorry about the situation, we are working to make sure it doesn’t happen again!

Daniel

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Egypt
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
MrDosa Purchased
Hello dear brother, I’m from a period before they bought the theme ASK you here down http://themeforest.net/item/estatement-powerful-real-estate-management/discussion/4522669?page=8

Based on that been willing theme now you come to the new update without the required knowledge that period was only two weeks and rolls more than two months

bonsaished

Hi MrDosa,

Sorry, but I’m afraid I can’t understand your question. If there is something missing from the update that you need let me know. We’ll be adding a new update in the next 2-3 weeks which will include fron-end submission as well.

Daniel

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
GD31 Purchased

Hello, I’ve been installed your theme and I’m trying to upload xml demo content file with import tool but it doesn’t work. Is this right or not ?

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GD31 Purchased

Sometimes, I had one error message : “The file does not exist, please try again”

Default-user
GD31 Purchased

Well, import works after 12 attempts… :/

bonsaished

Hi There,

This can sometimes be caused by server settings. There are quite a lot of images to import. You might need to edit your php.ini file to allow for more execution time. A good way to test is to try and import without the attachments. if it works like that, you’ll need to modify your php.ini file.

I think you know my email now, so if it still doesn’t work just drop me a line and I’ll figure it out for you via email :)

Daniel

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GD31 Purchased

Hi, that’s true, I’ve imported xml without images and with keeping users and its works fine like this. Thanks for your e-mail. Cheers. Philippe

bonsaished

No problem, let me know if you need anything else :)

Daniel

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • United States

Pre-Sale question – Do you have IDX support?

bonsaished

Hi socialelementonline ,

The dsIDXPress plugin DOES work out of the box, but it looks less than great. I’ve been talking with them on the phone to figure out a good solution but it looks like for now we’ll just have better CSS support.

We’re making the listings look good by next week, we’ll have an update out shortly. Until then you can take a look at what’s possible with this plugin by going to their website and getting a free trial. You can use the plugin on Twentyeleven or any other properly coded theme.

Let me know if you have any more questions,

Daniel

bonsaished

Hi socialelementonline,

We’ve added better support for the dxIDXPress plugin. It should now look much better, the style of the output generated by the plugin is much more like the theme’s.

Daniel

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Italy

about the Full Page Search. Is it possibile to have an homepage with “Mid Page Search”, something like airbnb.com?

bonsaished

Hi Maucast,

We did have this in mind when we made the theme but we never got around to implementing it. I’ve added it to our list of ideas for version 1.1.

Thanks so much for contributing, our plan is to make this the perfect theme for our buyers and we welcome any suggestion and criticism!

bonsaished

As I mentioned above the full page map search is in and we’ll be adding the Mid Page search as you asked in the next version :)

bonsaished

Hi again :)

Both the mid page search on map and the extended search with the slider background has been implemented in version 1.3 :)

Daniel

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

you can insert a reservations manager?

bonsaished

Hi Angeldavo,

This is not available in the theme right now. We do have plans to build this in, but it will be a couple of weeks for sure. We’re focusing on the property management and display features at the moment.

We’re aware that a reservations manager will open up the theme to the short term renting community but we are focusing on core features at the moment.

It is definitely on our list of things to do :)

Daniel

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Thank You!!

bonsaished

No problem, thanks for the feature request! I’ll drop you a line in this comment when the feature has been added. If you’d like a notification via email about this drop us a line either via our own contact form, or the contact form in our profile here :)

Daniel

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

The theme is good but I’ve had issues with a 0 next to the price that me or Daniel can’t remove. This theme is supposed to be responsive but my tables are not. I bought Estatement 3 months ago and still haven’t been able to use it. How can I rate this theme? I couldn’t under buyer rating. Thank you!

bonsaished

Hi Again,

I’m sorry about that, I though this issue was resolved, usually all issues which are unresolved are in my inbox. Could you resend an email to me with FTP details again and I’ll dig in and try and sort this out again!

Sorry about that!

Daniel

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I did..please let me know when it’s fixed. Last time you said it was best for me to wait for the new version, but I would appreciate if you could fix it since I don’t know when the new version will be ready and I’ve been waiting for 3 months already. Thank you.

bonsaished

Sure, drop me that email again and I’ll take a look :) Also, the test version of the new theme is ready so we can send that to you as well if you’d like :)

Daniel

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just resent it again. I don’t know how to migrate the site to the beta version. Whatever option is easier. I’m sure improvements will be great, but I just want to fix the issues with my site in order to use it. Thank you.

bonsaished

Got it, thanks, will look into it asap,

Daniel

Default-user

Ok, thank you. Please let me know when you can. I have more problems with the site now. The tables are still not responsive and I have a 0 before or after the price and now the logo is on top of slider on the homepage. I appreciate your prompt solution. Thanks.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
oman112 Purchased

For those of you considering buying estatement…DO IT! This theme is well developed and has a variety of applications…it is highly customizable. I am Wordpress novice, and Daniel has been there every step of the way to help me along. Critical feedback is encouraged, and new features seem to be added weekly…very refreshing.

I researched a lot themes that could be used for real estate and I settled on Estatement…so glad I did. I am very happy with the purchase.

bonsaished

Thank you oman112 :)

We definitely do help out with anything we can and for the past two weeks we’ve updated about every 3 days on average :) We indeed encourage all feedback, especially criticisms because it helps us develop a theme better suited to our buyers.

I’m glad that you chose Estatement in the end, we’ll be here to help for a long while :)

Daniel

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hi, I’ve installed the theme, how do I load the demo data so the site looks like the template on here? Thanks

bonsaished

Hi adviserindex,

Thanks for the purchase. You can use the default WordPress importer. Go to tools->import and select the xml file after you’ve clicked on WordPress importer.

Daniel

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Ok Thanks sorted, and please ignore my support email, however how do you change the property categories?

Default-user

and also how do you change the miles distance, plus the find properties page search doesn’t seem to work, thanks

bonsaished

Hello :)

Great! To change categories you’ll need to set them up first. This can be done in custom data -> taxonomies. Once you create some, category boxes will appear in the WordPress admin, on the right of the property edit page :)

Let me know if you need any more help,

Daniel

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for some reason property catergories are already their british, featured, high rise but cant seem to find them

bonsaished

Hmm, Could you drop me an email with an admin login? I’m sure it’s a settings issue but it’s difficult to figure out from here :) I’ll go in and take a look :)

I’m quite sure this is not a bug, but if it is, I’ll fix it and send you an update via email :)

Daniel

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

I’m sorry, but I’m so disappointed to come on here and see that yet again the update isn’t ready. I’ve put off a client for more than two months now because I was told to “wait” – that the newer version was going to be so much better and different. Not happy…I hope it’s out soon.

bonsaished

Hi There,

We’ve sent out the new version to testers so unless they find major issues the theme will be out soon.

I do excuse the lateness, we have learned from our mistake and we will never announce updates again :)

Until then, if you are ok working with a beta version drop us a line via our contact form and we’ll send it over,

Daniel

Default-user

ok thanks, sent you an email

bonsaished

Got it, test version sent :)

Daniel

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • United States

Any plans to integrate IDX data?

bonsaished

Yes, I have looked into it already! I am waiting approval from Spark who handles the API :)

Default-user

I’m really excited about the API. Which IDX provider will you be using?

bonsaished

So far I’ve been in contact with Spark. I am new to this myself, so if you have any suggestions do let me know! We’ll be updating regularly, the first one will be in a couple of days with maps integration. IDX/MLS stuff will definitely be a few weeks, I need to dig into it so I can implement it properly :)

bonsaished

Hi ShiloRune96,

We’ve now arrived at version 2.0 and we’ve turned our attention to MLS data. It looks like dsIDXpress is a plugin we’ll be supporting. It works out of the box as is but doesn’t look great, we’ll make the integration much better and officially support it in the next versions.

We’d also like much deeper integration though and better control over the data. We’ll be in contact with the company behind the service, perhaps we can come to an agreement so we can use their API better. I’ll update you with more info when we have it :)

Daniel

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • United Kingdom

Hello, great, clean looking theme :) I have a couple of questions:

1. Will the front end submission be a proper frontend form, or is it like some other recent themes on themeforest that say frontend when they in fact mean limited backend? Prefer to ask as I’ve been fooled before ;) 2. Do you have an option to set property status – such as available, sold, under offer etc, in visually distinctive manner per property? Weather as another Featured like ribbon or any other form of banner? 3. Will frontend submission also include frontend editing/deleting/setting to draft as required? 4. Do you know how the theme reacts to woocommerce plugin? Are there any conflicts? 5. Is there pagination on the agent page? A lot of themes struggle with that, and when you start counting properties in 100s per agents it becomes practically un-browsable :p

Think that’s all, thanks for taking the time to read. Cheers and good luck with sales.

bonsaished

Hi horizonq8,

Thank you, and also for the questions, my goal is for you to get the theme you need, not necessarily our theme if it isn’t a match :)

1) Front end submission will be a proper frontend :) We already jabe the limited backend. If you would be ok with using the WordPress default login system you could make it work. I think that’s just shoddy work, so we don’t advertise that we have this feature :) We’ve built almost everything we need for this, except for the actual form so if you trust us with the purchase you’ll already be able to set most things up in preparation for this feature.

2) Regretfully no. You CAN add this as a custom field of course, and you can make this show up in the banner, but you can’t have the price in the main banner, and have another visual for the status. The banner can be set on a per property basis so you can have the price show up for all of them and when you sell one you can go to the property options and set the status field to be used in the banner. We have plans to add better banner customization support as well :)

3) Yes :) This is one of the reasons we are taking our sweet time adding this feature. We want it to be a proper feature, not just some quick thing so we can add it to our feature list :)

4) Regretfully I don’t know. However, the theme is coded with 100% WordPress standard code, so there shouldn’t be any issues. If there are, I’d be happy to correct them since WooCommerce is pretty big :)

5) I kind of don’t understand the question because I don’t see why this would be a difficult feature to implement :) Here is a screenshot from my local version: http://cl.ly/image/1Q3A0V3S3M29

Thanks for the questions, feel free to let me know if you need anything else!

Daniel

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Wow, that was quick. Thank you. I really like your theme and plan on purchasing it to play around with it. I have a property portal site that I need to update with a responsive design, as such, I do realize, that no matter what theme I pick, I will need to put in a lot of customization work into it. Ofc, the less, the better, hence the questions:)

Given front end capabilities, am I correct to assume that agents are simply WP users?

And last, is the theme child theme capable? Thanks again :)

bonsaished

I am everywhere :) And I also have a notifier for new comments ;)

Hopefully Estatement can minimize your customisation needs but if you have very complex requirements you will definitely need to add modifications. If you need some small features let us know, if it makes sense for others we can try to build them in for you. No promises on that one but it’s worth an email :)

Yes you are correct, we’ve create a special “Agent” role. We will probably expand on this but the front end submission will definitely use user accounts. Would you prefer this any other way?

Yes, the theme is of course child theme capable :)

Daniel

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Great, that will make any modifications so much easier to follow through with updates. Also, glad Agents are a user role. Some themes have them set up as either custom post type or taxonomy and that creates a problem when trying to tie it up with ecommerce. My requirements aren’t massively complex, but somehow, there aren’t many themes out there that address that particular niche, essentially classfieds for real estate. The theme I use now, is designed for that, but does so rather poorly. As you are working on the frontend bit, that’s the biggest worry off my head. All i’ll need to do is set it up with WooCommerce to work with the front end submission and sort the listing status custom field in some sort of visually distinctive manner which shouldn’t be too hard even for a relative noob like me :p

Anyhow, thank you very much for answering my questions. Pretty sure I’ll be able to work around things that I need that aren’t there. Might bug you for some support every now and then, though I do understand it’s limited to what the theme actually offers, not necessarily all the things I’d like to do with it :p

bonsaished

Hi horizonq8,

Yes, child themes are absolutely essential. They make our lives so much easier as well, its just daft to make a theme which will overwrite your 2 lines of CSS changes on every update.

I’m pretty sure the theme will work for you and if you ave small requests we’ll send developer versions your way :)

Let me know if you need anything else,

Daniel

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horizonq8 Purchased

Awesome, purchased, thanks :)

bonsaished

Great, thanks so much! If you like the theme please consider rating the theme, it helps a lot :)

If you need any help setting up let me know! You can ask here as well but the best way is to get in touch via email using the contact form on our profile or our contact form.

Daniel

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

Hello Daniel.

I am working away on the theme, but i have just noticed that the slideshow is not showing with most browsers.. it just gives a spinning black circle…

Have checked with Firefox, and this seems to be working on my computer..

but i do not see the slider in google chrome, nor safari. or Opera

My client tells me that the menu is all bunched up in internet explorer and also no slideshow.. this was also hppening with iphone..

http://marbellaskol.com

Please could you check this.. Kind Regards

bonsaished

Hi There,

I had a look and the menu looks fine on my end. If by bunched up you mean it collapses into one menu, this is the intended thing to happen to make sure there aren’t multi=line menus on the page.

The slider is not being shown because none of the images in it are being found. This can happen if you imported a slider. Since the images for the slider which you imported are not pulled into your installation you will need to go into the slides and add them.

Daniel

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Hello Daniel.

Regarding the slider, The images have been changed.. here is one of them online.. http://marbellaskol.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/marbella-skol-beach-apartments.jpg

I see them here in the backend, but they do not show when live…

Kind Regards

Default-user

Hello Daniel.

Once again its fixed, i found the solution..

Kind regards..

bonsaished

Hi there,

Hah, I’m glad all is well. I’m sure this is because we could improve our documentation! We are doing so at the moment actually :)

Daniel

  • Belgium
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
microb14 Purchased

Hi,

The best theme i’ve bought !!!

Just some question…

1- how can i insert a gallery photo (properties page) as your demo. I big picture with the thumbnails below ?

2- Is it possible that the agent can create themself their account and can insert their properties ?

3- I use your search page tempalte. But when i try, he doesn’t found the result and try to find the result in the post page and not in the properties page…

Tank you

Mike

bonsaished

Hi microb14,

Here are some answers for you :)

1) There are a number of galleries on that page. In the gallery on the top of the page all you need to do is upload media. For other galleries you need to use shortcodes, take a look at the documentation which came with the theme for more info on this.

2) While this IS possible, this will only be useful with the front end submission update. You can use all the usual WordPress features to let people create their own properties but we’ll be building the front-end stuff soon which will be a much better workflow for people.

3) I think I answered this in the last thread, all you’ll need to do is create a “Property List” page and select it as the results page for the search page.

Let me know if you need more help,

Daniel

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