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Do you possibly have a demo file you allow your buyers to use?
Thank you for the comment and for buying the theme. Yes, we do.
We have a video tutorial here http://wpestate.org/theme-help/installation-f-a-q/
Demo content is is the large file you download (All Files and Documentation)
If you wish us to assist with this, we can do this for you.
Please open a client support ticket here – http://support.wpestate.org/ and give us your site url + wp-admin access (user, pass) + which demo you wish (booking or non booking)
Support system is private.
Please see my previous reply.
Hi, is the Theme compatible with WP 4.3 ?
Thank you for the comment. There is one notice about 1 function that must be updated to new WP requirements which we will release in an update next week with 3.03. The notice does not affect functionality. It shows only with debug on.
Hello. I followed all of the instructions and uploaded it to my wordpress account, however, it looks messed up. I have tried to change the Advanced Search over Slider/Image in theTheme Options in google setting but it doesn’t change. The size of the page is all off and things are on top of each other. Is there an update or fix for this?
Thank you for the comment and for buying the theme. We have not met with this situation as you describe it.
We can help with theme install and demo setup for free if you wish. Please provide wp-admin access to your website in our private client support system here – http://support.wpestate.org/login/
Tell us which demo you wish. And we will do the setup for you.
I have a pre-sale question
Is there an ability for the user to log in and rate a listing with several given criteria and choices.
Thank you for the comment. We don’t have such a rating system in the theme. I don’t know if a plugin can add this (with several criteria). It’s possible, but I didn’t test any to confirm what would be a good choice.
If you wish to look for a plugin, you can look for one compatible with custom post type (which is the property). Our users are registered with SUBSCRIBER level (wordpress standard). So the plugin should be compatible with this user level.
In regards to vacation rentals, I’ve never actually ‘booked’ a vacation rental in another country, directly from a multi listing website. I have used these websites to looked for ‘potential’ vacation rentals and to view availability calendars, then I’d contact the owners to firm up calendar dates and for further communication etc. and we’d book the dates tentatively until I was able to arrange both rental dates and flight dates. After that once everything would be finalized I’d pay a deposit with balance one month or 2 weeks before departure, via wire transfer and also via pay pal.
So with this in mind, I’d like to ask the following questions:
1. Could it be possible to use the ‘booking’ calendar as an availability calendar only, in a ‘out of country’ vacation villa rental situation, it seems a little uncomfortable to me as an end user to send a booking ‘request’ that shows an invoice total, as an end user I’d only be requesting confirmation that these dates are actually available and other questions that might be needed.
2. With only availability calendar ( not an actual booking ) Could it be possible to not require the end user to sign in ? I don’t mind that they sign in, it’s another way of keeping statistics and activity, but for probably many end users, they might not want to be bothered having to sign in, remember passwords, and if this is not possible, could this be possible in your other theme wp-residence?
3. When first contact is made between end user and listing agent/owner, does admin get notification? that would be good for showing the amount of activity a listing receives, etc.
4. Could it be possible to offer agents/owners to pay listings also via wire transfer and / or interact e-transfer?
5. I have registered as a user and as a user/agent, I’ve since deleted these, but when I try to register again, the system continues to say the email is already registered, any idea how I can fix this ? I’ve tried clearing browser, and flushing super cache on my host provider, but that didn’t work..
I like your WP themes very very much, Thank You!
I do appreciate your time, and all the support you show on this forum.
Have a nice day!
Thank you for the comment. Please see my reply below:
In regards to vacation rentals, I’ve never actually ‘booked’ a vacation rental in another country, directly from a multi listing website. I have used these websites to looked for ‘potential’ vacation rentals and to view availability calendars, then I’d contact the owners to firm up calendar dates and for further communication etc. and we’d book the dates tentatively until I was able to arrange both rental dates and flight dates. After that once everything would be finalized I’d pay a deposit with balance one month or 2 weeks before departure, via wire transfer and also via pay pal. So with this in mind, I’d like to ask the following questions:
—> Understood. Wp Estate works differently for payments. Will answer directly to your questions below:
—> By default we show these details because user must know what deposit to admin he has to pay for invoice to be confirmed. And the invoice calculates %fee based on total invoice.
—> Changing the invoice system implies changing theme code and this could be done, but with custom development only and adapting the theme to your specific requirements if you wish to use this differently.
—> Even airbnb requires to login to send booking and for good reason. How to store booking details if we don’t know from whom it came? Plus we keep usernames to each booking details specifically so that owner can contact the user via the message system if needed to ask additional questions before rejecting or approving the booking.
—> I understand you would be using a different booking system, but to accomplish what you need the theme would need to be modified intensively and for sure you would need custom development to make what you wish happen.
-> Admin sees all messages in Admin – messages. He is not emailed, but he can check all messages in admin at anytime.
—> We don’t have this in WP Estate. I don’t know if this could be added in the future. Will add to wishlist, but couldn’t make any promises.
—> See in admin – users. And delete from there as well.
Thank you Anna, for taking the time with your reply. I appreciate it.
All the best,
Hi again, a few quick questions:
1. What is a city fee in the property page? and can it be removed?
2. Can I change the text of ‘cleaning fee’ to other?
Hi ! sorry to bother you, I do have another question, I hope you don’t mind.
When adding custom fields / listing custom fields for additional property details, using long text, since it is a long description:
All the extra fields I’ve added like Bedroom Details, Kitchen Details, Bathroom Details,Other Interior Details, Exterior Details, for each of those sections the text looks messy and not neatly organized.
Do you have a suggestions for it to look nicer?
Please see my reply below:
—> Please open a ticket here – http://support.wpestate.org/ and we will look in code to see if this can be removed with php code or with css.
—> Yes. Any default text can be edited with POEDIT (easiest way).
Topic help – http://help.wpestatetheme.org/#translation
You can create a new .po en_US and that would include the text labels you wish to do.
—> We need to see exactly how it looks to advise on the best settings. Please open a ticket in our private client support system – http://support.wpestate.org/. Give us the link to the page where you need help with display and wp-admin access.
Hi Anna, thanks for taking the time to reply: I am adding a little more information for your review:
When I or anyone I know actually, look for holiday vacation rentals especially when it’s out of the country for example south america or caribbean etc,and it is a top dollar rental, not enough details makes us look elsewhere. We look for property details that tell us: What are the bedrooms like, what size of beds, does the bedroom have a bathroom, do all the bedrooms have a bathroom, what rooms have ceiling fans, what rooms have A/C, how is the kitchen equipped, What is the payment policy, cancellation policy, what special services can or do they offer, etc
I think the most important question I posted previously above is really the property details / custom fields/ long text. so that a vacation rental owner can offer specific details of Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, the exterior etc. in the property details. (not simply a checklist for everything, that has no order and would just be a super long checklist)
A property detail for example might read:
1 Bedroom with King Size luxury pillow top mattress and ensuite bathroom
1 Bedroom with two double beds, a make up vanity table and ensuite bathroom
Both bedrooms include:
Double Closets with full length Mirrors, Dresser, Night tables with reading lamps, A/C and Ceiling fan.
Each bedroom has private direct access to the pool/patio area
So If you set up custom property details from theme options/listings custom fields, and add custom fields, field label / field name/ field type>long text, and add your text details, for each field name: bedrooms / bathrooms / kitchen / interior / exterior / specials / extras / policies, it’s too much. It just doesn’t look good as a property page set up. Probably because there is no way of adding shortcodes like tabs or something else. The owner adding a property will fill in text details for the bedrooms and so on, but the end result does not look so nice, and the text fields are narrow, so the text is long vertically down the page, and each text field that is side by side, will not always align with one another.
What are your thoughts?
Please see my reply below:
—> Ok. But these details can be added in property description as well.
—> I understand, but a checklist doesn’t make problems. Just helps read faster through the options available.
-> And you can still use Custom Fields to add text fields, if you wish to let people type long text.
—> If bedrooms, rooms and the rest of default fields we have – you don’t need them, you can remove them with code.
—> Based on what I have seen on other websites, such details are added in Property Description.
So If you set up custom property details from theme options/listings custom fields, and add custom fields, field label / field name/ field type>long text, and add your text details, for each field name: bedrooms / bathrooms / kitchen / interior / exterior / specials / extras / policies, it’s too much.
—> I agree. Please see my comment above.
It just doesn’t look good as a property page set up. Probably because there is no way of adding shortcodes like tabs or something else. The owner adding a property will fill in text details for the bedrooms and so on, but the end result does not look so nice, and the text fields are narrow, so the text is long vertically down the page, and each text field that is side by side, will not always align with one another.
—> It’s normal than the front end editor is simple and there is no way to add shortcodes. If you look at aibnb, you see the same simple editor (text). If that’s your request, I am afraid we could not make such a change in our theme as technical issues can appear.
—> If you need to add more simple text areas (like description), at this moment that would require custom development. We can add to wishlist to think about it, but this would need a hardcoded system and we’re not sure if this can work for all our clients who use the theme. So we definitely need to think this through.
Okay, never mind! I’ll figure something out, maybe another theme, I realize these details can be added in description, I realize custom property details can be added as well (long text), that’s what I did. I’ll work it out for myself.
If you will use only long text description fields – there is the possibility to modify the html on property page, so instead of columns, you use property details / custom fields on one full row.
If that’s something that you wish to try, please open a ticket to advise on where the current layout is set so you can change differently.
Yes, I think that could work nicely. I’ll open ticket maybe by this weekend, or Monday. Thanks for replying back with a suggestion.
Hey whats the new update? Do you have a list?
I see it….. no worries
Hello It’s very nice to hear from you. Hope you’re well. Thanks for the follow up. Have a great day, Anna
I was wondering whether you could inform me as to if when a landlord creates an account and posts a property, they can display an ‘availability calendar’ and state the dates that the property is available from?
Thank you for the comment.
In user dashboard the owner can add a booking for his own properties.
Help – http://help.wpestatetheme.org/assets/images/owner.jpg (button top – right)
Bookings can be deleted by admin only if they are set wrong.
Thanks for the reply, however, in my user dashboard I don’t seem to have a booking option. Instead I get this:
There are other options present below but none of which include a booking calendar option.
On the menu in the image you gave me, I seem to have some, but not all of the options. The main one being booking which I need:
Thank you for the follow up. I believe I know where the confusion comes from.
The screenshot you showed me is from our other theme – WP RESIDENCE.
The screenshot I showed you (http://help.wpestatetheme.org/assets/images/owner.jpg) is from WP ESTATE. The main feature WP ESTATE has and the theme you bought hasn’t is the Booking Module.
And you seem to have the other theme (that doesn’t have the booking option). We don’t advertise anywhere booking in WP Residence, so I believe it was just a purchase confusion?
If you need the booking calendar, right now it exists only in WP Estate.
I can show in private the demo of WP ESTATE to understand how it works – and see if it’s what you need or not. My email is email@example.com Will be out of the office until Monday, but will follow up then if you email me.
Hello, please, help me:
our users dont need payment for rent. the booking conformation from property owner is conformation of placement. My users do not necessary pay for rent. How i can reconfig the system for that? Iam talking about this page: http://baltic-rent.ru/bookings-list/. The property owners need only to press “Confirm booking” at all.
And in this page i didnt see previous bookings (Dates Booked): http://baltic-rent.ru/properties/1-k-kvartira-v-zelenogradske/
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