Your Yoast IDXpress plugin allows for full control of the IDX feed from your MLS provider. Filters for a variety of location based searches can optionally be included in your XML sitemap for indexing in search engines.

Note: It is very helpful to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F to search for and find specific City names, Tracts, & Communities in your IDXpress item lists for each category.

To Get Started:

Navigate to the Yoast IDXpress plugin in your dashboard.

Note: If you do not see this plugin in your admin menu, inquire with [email protected] to request this plugin be activated for you.

Confirm your General Settings

Navigate to Yoast IDXpress in the menu, and configure your general settings.

  1. You will need to assign your location by selecting the State from the dropdown menu.
  2. It is recommended that you set the results per category to 5000. This will make selections easier.

Click "Save".

Locate your Cities Items List

Review your Cities settings, they should appear as shown:

Navigate to the Items List Tab, to display all possible City filters available in the IDX feed.

Be sure to use the uppermost box at the top initially to deselect en-mass up to 5000 entries. Pagination is available at the bottom.

Select Your Cities:

Note: It is very helpful to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F to search for and find specific City names, Tracts, & Communities in your IDXpress item lists for each category.

Select All Cities that match your market & specialty. Use the pagination options at the bottom of the page to repeat as needed until complete.

Repeating For Other Categories:

All other categories will have the same settings & item list styles. You may find numerous MLS designations with odd legal descriptions in the communities & tracts feeds. This is normal; there are many locations known only to tax records by a legal description, and those filters are rarely known to the public. These may be added as needed without any trouble.

Note: The listings taxonomy is restricted by Diverse Solutions to a result list of 500 listings. It does not offer filtering of the initial set of 500. It is recommended that this be left with default settings for the full set of results to ensure listings are regularly updating and changing in your XML files.

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