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May 29, 2013 at 1:44 am #43026
i'm setting up my first website using AgentPress, so I'm going to ask you something that can sound dumb 🙂 However, I didn't find any clear explanation about it, so here I am...
I have to setup a website with both sales and rentals, but I don't know how the taxonomies for the price should be, since they have to depend on another taxonomy: rent or sale.
In other words, I want users to select if they are looking for a place for sale or for rent, and after that they can choose the price range.
Thank you in advance!August 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm #57754SusanModerator
I'm working through the list of unresolved posts, and since you posted this a while ago, I wanted to check in to see if your issues have been resolved. If not, check back in, and I will take a look for you.August 20, 2013 at 4:40 pm #57788
unfortunately I haven't be able to fix the problem. I admit I didn't check again in the forum lately, so I might have missed solutions posted somewhere else.
The best solution seems to be installing two WP (or multisite). But saying I don't like this solution is a very polite way to put it 🙂August 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm #57792SusanModerator
I'm not an AgentPress theme expert, so I don't have any immediate answer for you, but let me see if I can get another pair of eyes to look at this thread for you.August 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm #57794
Thanks a lot 🙂August 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm #57835Bill MurrayMember
@must - Here's some info...
The AgentPress theme uses the AgentPress Listings plugin to display listings, but you don't have to use that plugin. You are also free to use that plugin with another theme. If you use that plugin, your listing data is on your website. AgentPress Listings uses some a custom post type and some custom taxonomies, and the only way you can do what you want would be to make significant changes to the plugin, which would make it difficult to incorporate future updates to the plugin since you could no longer auto-update it.
WP out of the box isn't good at doing search the way you described, so it would be a bit of work to create your own plugin to do this.
There are a couple of other routes you can go: a) use a service like Diverse Solutions or b) use a more sophisticated search approach. Diverse Solutions would give you the ability to pull listings from a MLS service (ie, the listing data itself would NOT be on your website), and although you could not do search exactly as you describe, you could create 2 widgets - 1 for sales, 1 for rentals, that would give you something close to what you want.
The "more sophisticated" solution is something called faceted search, where you specify 1 facet (sale or rental), and that triggers which other facets (such as price) that you can choose. Once you chose rental, prices automatically update to reflect the range of rental prices. Faceted search is pricey and probably only suited to a brokerage firm as opposed to a single agent. On the other hand, the on-site search capabilities offered by AgentPress Listings are only relevant to individual agents that have a LOT of listings (which is a small # of agents), and that's why most agents either don't worry about this type of search or just opt to use an IDX product like Diverse Solutions. Sophisticated search tools are only relevant if you have a lot of data to search.
We're working on a faceted search project now, and it can deliver exactly what you want. If that fits your interest and budget, we're happy to help.
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