Discussion on RealEstast Responsive Real Estate WordPress Theme

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I like the HTML but after a few weeks with this plugin, I’ll probably abandon it for something else. The biggest problem is the documentation. It’s nearly useless. I turn to it often only to be frustrated.

Here’s an example:

g) Agent settings: – Agent detail layout: default with agent list only – Agent listing layout: default with agent list only

That’s it. Literally, for their Agent Settings section. What do I do with that information. I’m a software developer, so it’s not like I don’t understand the tech side or I’m struggling with WordPress or WordPress plugins. Those two lines of explanation are useless.

Not to be picky, but a real estate agent needs a license to be able to perform real estate activities. Simple enough right? Somewhere, we should be able to put that in. You can’t. They provide for fields for email and phone number so that it shows up on the Agent Profile and contact card, but you can’t enter your license number into a field. You have to insert it as part of text somewhere, and then it takes on different CSS styling.

The end result of the overall look and feel looks decent, and that’s why I’ll probably just use the HTML/CSS. The plugin itself seems to have some decent power, but the documentation is poor. And that kills everything. One of the features they tout is some sort of IDX functionality. That is not even mentioned in the documentation.

On the support side, I filed a bug report about the Media Library not showing all images. The standard WordPress Media Library works fine. the part that’s broken is with this plugin. The response was (basically), “it works on my machine”. That’s not helpful. And I’m not about to put my software developer hat on to try and troubleshoot the problem for them. I have nothing but a virgin installation of WordPress 3.9.1. The plugin, or a piece of it, is broken. It’s not my job to figure out why.

It’s a noble attempt at a real estate plugin, but using it is sheer frustration. A non-tech real estate agent would lose his/her mind. Had they published their documentation and I had a chance to read thru it, I wouldn’t have bought the plugin. It’s clear the developers are non-native English speakers. That’s fine, but hire a translator. Or don’t sell to an English speaking market. I’m almost certain that most of the frustration I experienced would have never happened or would have been easily resolved if the documentation was good.

I had high hopes for this plugin. I walk away disappointed and the $45 was a waste of money. The waste of time was more painful. Best wishes to anyone who tries to use this plugin.

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When clicking the Slide it does nothing, it should open the specific property. Is it possible to make it like that ?

Default-user

I am a potential buyer, I just want to make sure that this will work cuz I really need that

Default-user

also there is no search box in the header , is it easy to add it ?

pixelgeeklab

Hi David983,

You can attach link to a slide and search box can be easily added using shortcode

Regards!

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@michaelmorett what theme are you going for instead ?

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@goofydadog – I’m going to keep the CSS/HTML, but I haven’t scouted out the plugin I would like to use yet. What I have in place with this plugin is workable in the short term, but I try not to “use” it too much. (That’s like buying Excel and being scared of entering numbers on the spreadsheet…it defeats the purpose.)

For example, the full width layout is full width. Cool so far. But it’s literally full width. It runs up against the edge of the screen. What I need for some pages is bigger than a default page layout (which is pretty thin and seems to work well with a sidebar), but with a white background and the width of a default page layout + the sidebar. So I’m using some hacks to use “ourAgents” as the container. That’s cheesy. It’s admittedly a hack.

It may just be that I haven’t dug into the plugin enough, but now we’ve come full circle—I can’t. The docs are terrible. I just don’t have time to experiment so I ended up taking a page that had the look and feel I needed, albeit for Agents, and re-purposed it.

Another little trick I discovered was that I can use Twitter Bootstrap in its raw form (hanging classes off of divs). I think the plugin uses shortcodes to provide a way to tap into Bootstrap…hell, I code in Bootstrap all day as a developer, so I’ll just use that natively. At least with Bootstrap, they have awesome docs.

Ultimately, that’s the plugin’s major problem. The docs. All software has bugs. That’s to be expected, and in time, they get corrected (while new ones surface). That’s just the reality of software development. I face that daily. I’ll cut them slack on bugs. But the docs…that’s like buying a great book on Amazon, and it’s written in Greek (assuming you don’t know Greek). It might be a great book, but it makes the book fundamentally worthless to a non-Greek reader.

Here’s one case that drives me nuts…this is straight from the Theme Panel | Appearance | Header:

“Show header image Note: when slider is disabled, the header image will be used instead!”

This is for a slider (a pretty checkbox/on-off thingy).

Now, what do you think is supposed to happen? I expect that if I turn it ON, I will show the Header image on all pages. This says the exact opposite. So if I want a Header image on all pages, I turn the slider on…but if I turn it off, the Header image will be used instead? Come on.

I don’t have enough Xanax to use this plugin. I just don’t.

Google is known to have fairly obtuse documentation for developers, but at least it’s for developers. This plugin is made for real estate agents, people who may not be well versed in tech and sure as heck don’t have time for this kind of stuff.

That slider should tell me what should happen when I turn it on, and optionally what should happen if I turn it off, but I can infer the off part (it should be the opposite). What it should not do is tell me (only) what should happen if I turn it off because you still haven’t told me what should happen if I turn in on.

Similarly, at one time I was trying to change the colors of a custom theme. The changes weren’t taking effect. I thought it was a bug. It turns out, you select a custom theme on screen A, but change the values on screen B. Sigh. Seriously? That needs to be coupled on the same screen. Hide the values that are to be changed in a div with display:none and only show it if they choose to use a custom theme.

I can go on. Some of this is simple to correct but for the real estate agent that wants to buy the plugin and roll, it’s going to be a tough slog. The sad part is, this plugin has potential. They may collect money/sales in the short run but they’re killing their brand because I already know I would be very hesitant to buy anything else from them. Milk it while you can, I guess, but that’s a terrible long term strategy.

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The menu isn’t working on the ipad??? Menu items with a dropdown wont display the dropdown….Please advise ASAP… url:http://www.borgmanearls.ie/ password is Pa$$w0rd

pixelgeeklab

Hi, I have tested, Dropdown menu is work fine on ipad.

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Can I add sidebar ? just with get_sidebar(). or I need lot of coding ?

pixelgeeklab

Hi,

Sidebar will be display when you select two columns template for page, if you need to modify you can still use get_sidebar without lot of coding

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Is this template going to be wordpress 3.9 compatible? and when? Thank you

pixelgeeklab

Hi, This template is compatible with wordpress 3.9.

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Hello, I want to add a feature that appears in the thumbnail of an estate, in home page. (as visually attached here)

With the ability to choose from a drop down list using ACF, it is possible?

I can not do in estate.php.

I need help please… thx

Default-user

I managed, finally! So no more worries.

Sorry. goodbye

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Hello,

I send ticket but I never answer. Where do I Addresser me please?

I ia a problem loading the image to open a no “estate” with Internet Explorer 11. http://www.progrimm.com/estate/chene-bourg-appartement-01/

When I reload, it works.

Can help me please ?

Thanks

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FreshArt Purchased

Hi I wonder if I could integrate, get the ASARI.PL real estate platform listings to your theme. Will it be compatible. Here is the asariAPI http://wiki.asari.pl/display/DOKU/asariAPI

Thanks in advance

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fliska Purchased

Sorry, really bad experiences with that theme. 1 month after promised bug-fixing, still no answer! so no support.

Astonishingly big serious bugs are showing even on their own demosite: Theme is not working on Tablets! Sticky Menu is not working on Tablets. Item-Filter not working on Tablets.

So useless theme. Can’t recommend this theme at all.

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fliska Purchased

This theme is technically horrible !!

No Menu, No Filter is working on iPads – even on your own Demo-Site: http://pixelgeeklab.com/wp-realestast/default

Your Demo is jumping up and down.

Now 6 weeks no anwser after promised bug-fixing. Really bad support.

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I bought this on another account, the properties functionality is great, however you cant even set up a proper full width responsive page.. what if i dont want the rest of my site to look like a blog with sidebars..

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Hello, everybody!

Can you help me to set up the main slider?

Thank you!

P.S. I want it just for home page.

pixelgeeklab

Hi,

You can setup the main slider follow:

- Slider Installation & First Steps http://www.themepunch.com/codecanyon/revolution_wp/liveguide/01.video.html

- Creating a new Slider http://www.themepunch.com/codecanyon/revolution_wp/liveguide/02.video.html

- Slider Layouts http://www.themepunch.com/codecanyon/revolution_wp/liveguide/03.video.html

- Post Based Slider http://www.themepunch.com/codecanyon/revolution_wp/liveguide/04.video.html

- Screencast showing how easy it is to work with our Revolution WordPress Slider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aJyzmFBEHc via RubenBristian for his Ikaros Theme

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Is your theme compatible with Ad plugins? If I want to add a banners around it, is it possible? I’m asking because I saw you use bootstrap and it’s responsive, i dont know if i could actually use a plugin for ads and banners and it will remain being responsive or not.

Thanks.

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