- Getting Started
- Installation of the theme
- Installation fails?
- Importing the demo content
- Import fails
- Update the theme
- Theme Features
- Theme Options
- Setting up Content pages and posts
- Blog page
- uListing plugin
- IDX Integration
- WP All Import Addon
- uListing IDX Broker Importer
- IDX Broker
HomePress is a premium Real Estate WordPress theme that you can use to create amazing and intuitive Real Estate websites.
A lot of premade demos are available to get you started in seconds. All available demos are created with theme admin options which you can enable/disable quickly. HomePress has a hot switch between demos that you can install any another demo without losing your content.
Installation of the theme
Installation of the themeTo install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information regarding the installing of the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
InstallationWhen you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme itself. The theme files can be uploaded in two ways: FTP Upload - Using your FTP client, upload the non-zipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server WordPress Upload - Navigate to Appearance -> Add New Themes -> Upload. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit “Install Now” and the theme will be uploaded and installed.
3. Header Footer Elementor
4. HomePress configurations
5. HomePress Elementor
7. uListing Compare
8. uListing Wishlist
10. Breadcrumb NavXT
11. GDPR Compliance & Cookie Consent
12. MailChimp for WordPress Lite
What to do if the theme installation fails
What to do if the theme installation fails?
PHP ConfigurationsIf the installation stalls and fails to respond after a few minutes, or if WordPress gives you an error message, you are suffering from PHP configuration limits that are set too low to complete the process. You should contact your hosting provider and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:
- max_execution_time 600
- memory_limit 256M
- post_max_size 32M
- upload_max_filesize 32M
Importing the demo content
Importing the demo contentOnce the theme is installed, you will find a new HomePress menu in the WordPress dashboard. You can use this menu to access the different theme-related pages. Don’t know where to start on building up your site? We have created an option for you to recreate our theme demo site with just one click.
In the HomePress theme you can import theme layouts separately like Home Page, Inventory and Single pages. Chooses the needed pages and press on the Install button in order to import the demo content to your site First we will choose the layout of our home page. After that we need to select the inventory layout to display our properties. And now here we need to choose a single inventory layout. Now we have chosen everything now, if you click the “Install” button, you will receive a notification about installing a demo on your site. Then the import of data to your site will begin. Please do not close the page and wait for the end. At the end of the demo import you will receive a message about the successful import.
What if the Import fails or stalls?If the import stalls and fails to respond after a few minutes You are suffering from PHP configuration limits that are set too low to complete the process. You should contact your hosting provider and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:
- max_execution_time 600
- memory_limit 128M
- post_max_size 32M
- upload_max_filesize 32M
Update the theme
Update the themeWe will periodically provide updates of your theme. These updates are essential if you want to have a bug-free website as we give new features and improvements to the theme over time. Some of these updates might be needed in order to make the theme compatible with newer versions of WordPress.
- Updating via the WordPress Admin Panel (using Dashboard > Updates)
- Update via the WordPress Admin Panel (using an extra plugin)
- Updating via FTP
Updating via the WordPress Admin Panel (using Dashboard > Updates)The easiest way of updating the theme is via Dashboard > Updates. When an update is available for your theme, you will get a notification in your WordPress Dashboard and you can update your theme by clicking on Dashboard > Updates and updating the theme (just as you would update any other installed theme).
Updating via the WordPress Admin Panel (using an Extra Plugin)For this method you should first install Theme Upgrades Tool (http://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-theme-and-plugin-upgrades/). This plugin will update your theme when you upload the homepress.zip file. Once you have installed the Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades plugin:
- Download the theme file update from ThemeForest.
- Extract the homepress.zip file from the downloaded theme file.
- In the WordPress dashboard, click on Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > Browse...
- Select the homepress.zip file that you extracted in step 2 and click on Install Now.
Updating via FTPAnother way of updating your theme is via FTP. Extract the contents of the homepress.zip file (which you will find inside the theme update file you have downloaded from Themeforest). The contents will be extracted to a folder called homepress\ and to subfolders within the homepress folder.
Theme OptionsWordPress Customize allows you to setup the general styling of the website visually. In WordPress menu go to Dashboard > Theme Options . Here, you can set up the following:
- General settings such as default visualization options; default Header settings, Caching and others.
- Colors scheme.
- Typography settings.
- Title Box
- Post Types
- IDX Pages
- Body Background Color
- Header Position
- Sidebar Position
- Caching settings;
- Yelp Nearby Settings
Typography : Change the Font Family settings of the theme. Title Box:Here you can change some of the Title Box Style settings. Post Types: Here you can manage the settings of archive pages and post types. Footer: Here you can change the color scheme of the footer and the contents of the footer. IDX Pages: Here you can change the IDX page templates, select the sidebar and load the styles of IDXBroker, iHomeFinder, Realtyna.
Setting Up the Header and Footer
Setting Up the Header and FooterYou can customize the look-and-feel of the header and Footer. You can also control what items appear in the header& footer areas of your pages. To set up or customize them of your web pages: Click on Appearance > Header Footer Builder in the WordPress menu. Click on Edit with Elementor in order to modify the Header or Footer template. Now you can easily modify included elements or add new elements via drag and drop. Header: Footer: Each element has Content and Advanced options panel for modifications and settings:
MenusThe HomePress Theme supports up to four menus. You can have a menu at the top of your website pages and up to three menus in the sidebars. In addition to the above locations, you can also add one of the four menus to any page you want using the Elementor Navigation Menu widget. As mentioned above, your theme allows you to have a menu at the top of your website pages and up to three menus in the sidebars. This is standard Wordpress functionality, you can choose from the pages, post categories, or custom links. To set up the Standard Menus:
- Click on Appearance > Menus in the WordPress menu to open the Menus page.
- You can now set up the menus as you would do for any other WordPress theme.
LocalizationYou can change your site main language via Settings -> General -> Site Language. Before adding translations for static strings it needs to rename language files correctly according your site languages. Theme language files are located in a ../homepress/languages/ folder. You can find a list of language codes at WordPress in your Language. As an example, the language code for English is en_EN, so you would save the translated files as en_EN.po first, then en_EN.mo. There are several ways to fill up translations. One of them if using PoEdit platform. You can add translation via editing your .po file and at the end PoEdit generates .mo file for you. Then you needs to upload ready translation files to primordial folder (../homepress/languages/). Another way is to use a localization plugin like: Loco Translate
Setting up Content Pages and Posts
Setting up Content Pages and PostsYou can add regular content to your website as normal pages and posts using Elementor page builder. Elementor is a visual page builder plugin for WordPress enabling the creation of web pages in a live, visual way. This step-by-step guide walks you through how to create a website using Elementor. If you are an Elementor newbie, this article will help you understand the essentials of successful page-building. You will learn about:
- Create a new page on WordPress and Elementor editor layout
- Build your first page with Elementor
- Insert Templates to your page
- Preview & Publish your page
- Make your page Responsive
Blog pageThe Blog page is a usual blog, formed from the posts which belong to categories created by you, which have tags and featured images that show in the post listings on the blog page. You can set a page as a Blog posts archive page via Appearance -> Customize -> Homepage Settings. The blog page can have the sidebar on the left, right or no sidebar, and the contents of the sidebar, as described above, are set under the Appearance -> Widgets. Other settings of this archive page you can setup via Theme Options -> Post Types: Blogs can be posted by someone who has the access to the backend of the site with admin or author role. Anyway that person will be able to log into the WordPress panel and have a user profile. Default blog layout is grid layout and once you set up an empty page in the theme setting where it is said blog, it will show posts in grid layout.
uListing pluginIn the HomePress theme used the “uListing” plugin for listings and here you can read manuals:
Video Tutorials And also you can see here separately uListing Online Manual: uListing Online manual
WP All Import Addon
WP All Import AddonuListing WP All Import Addon allows you to import Listings from another Themes/Plugins.
Here you can download uListing WP All Import Addon package.
Addon package includes Plugin and Ready Import Templates in order to import properties from some popular Themes.
After installing and activating WP All Import and uListing plugins, you can import ready templates via WP All Import > Settings:
Now you are ready to import your properties via WP All Import > New Import. You need to choose Listings type for import: If you are using one of the our Ready Templates, you need to select the template for Import and it will set up the import form automatically:
uListing IDX Broker Importer
uListing IDX Broker ImporterThe HomePress Theme incorporates the uListing - IDX Broker Importer plugin that allows you to import listings from the IDX Broker service.
Here you can download uListing IDX Broker Importer plugin.
To set up importing options:
Click on the uListing IDX section in the WordPress dashboard menu.
In the appeared sheet, you need to enter IDXBroker API key in order to connect to IDX Broker.
The uListing IDX Broker Importer dashboard is divided into three sections:
. Import Listings.
IDX Broker account info tabThis Tab contains details such as account type, name, email, etc. that belongs to your IDX Broker account. Additionally, there is an information about available active and sold/pending listings.
You can update that info, by clicking on Refresh API Data button. Click on the button to update number of listings. You can change your API key by clicking on the Change API key button in the settings section.
SettingsYou can select whether to import Sold/pending listings, assign listings to IDX Broker agents or to your existing users, and set image limit per listing. You need to set up additional settings if you enable the Sold/pending Listing option. You can assign sold/pending listings to category or import them without category.
Import ListingsIn this section you can assign predefined IDX Broker fields to the uListing fields. If you want to import those fields directly, then you can leave empty uListing fields.
IDX BrokerImpress for IDX Broker is a plugin powered by IDX Broker which provides access to your MLS data feed. You can display that data on your WordPress site via using widgets and shortcodes.
IDX Widgets give you a way to promote your Featured Listings, Agents, and any Custom Links. In addition, you have access to Quick Search forms and several more powerful widgets.
You can use IDX Broder shortcodes in your pages for displaying IDX modules: Here you can find example shortcodes - Shortcodes IMPress IDX Broker.
iHomeFinderAnother most popular IDX provider is iHomefinder that provides the Optima ExPress + MarketBoost iDX plugin. The plugin allows displaying MLS property listings and real estate search on your WordPress website.
Here you can download uListing iHomeFinder plugin.
You can display listings by using shortcodes and widgets.
iHomeFinder Map Search iHomeFinder Search Forms iHomeFinder Sell My House Form iHomeFinder Valution