IDX Pages are ideal when you are trying to target a specific type of property (i.e. condos, waterfront, golf homes etc)
Creating the IDX Page
In your admin dashboard, head over to General Content>IDX Pages> All Pages or Add New.
If you click on the All Pages you will see a list of previously created IDX Pages. Hover your mouse over one IDX Page to start editing, or create a new one.
Whether you are editing or creating a new one, the next page will be the back end setup of the IDX Page. Let's hop into the settings!
Title and Description
This section is the same as the standard visual/text editor you use for blog posts and pages. Give your IDX Page a title, a short description, and even add images or forms.
IDX Data Filters
Here you will need to set up the criteria (filters) for your IDX Page. On the right side of the panel you will notice a "Choose a criteria" dropdown. Collapse it to see the available criteria.
Typical filters include: price, bedrooms, bathrooms, property type, property features, ,communities, tracts, Agent/Office ID's, MLS number filter, etc.
So let's take an easy example Adams Landing as an example and we will filter the results by Tract.
To do this, select Tract from the dropdown, and then start typing the area name in the small field "Search Tracts". (In this case, Adams Landing)
As you start typing, search suggestions will appear, by clicking on one (Adams Landing) it will automatically add it to the filters.
As you see the are name on the left side added, you can click on Update This Filter.
NOTE: You can add multiple filters, and multiple entries to a certain filter.
As in every page, post, Area Guide, or IDX page, we recommend adding a focus keyword in the Yoast section.
After you are done with this, scroll back to the top and Update/Publish the page.
Preview of the IDX Page
Creating Custom URL's
For this to work, you will need to perform a regular search. In this example, I will search for Waterfront properties in Wilmington.
Then as you press the search button, the results page will appear. On the top of your browser, copy the URL but leave your domain out.
Using the Custom IDX URL
You can use these links to attach them as a filter to your Area Guide pages (Cities or Neighborhoods).
To do that, head over to AgentFire Arsenal> AF Area Guides and choose All Cities/ Neighborhoods.
Choose an area from the list and click on the edit button.
Now that you are in the back-end of the Area Guide page, you will notice under "Select the area" you have two options to filter the properties for the area:
- Choose from list of Diverse Solutions IDX Areas
- Custom IDX URL
Since we want to use Custom IDX URL, click on the second option to switch the field.
You will notice new fields will appear. (For Sale, For Rent, Add More)
Custom IDX URL for Sale
Paste the link that you copied from the results page (without the domain name) in the "For Sale" tab to filter out properties for sale.
From here you can Update your page to save the changes.
Custom IDX URL for Rent
To make custom IDX URL for the rental properties, you will need to change your search parameters (select Rental Properties under Property Types). As you change it to Rental Properties, hit the Search button.
As the new results load up, grab the new URL of the results page.
Paste it in the "For Rent" tab
The link should be slightly different from the "For Sale" link, since it has additional search parameters.
You can hit the Update button on the right side to save the changes.
The "Add More" tab
So lets say you want to add additional listing types other than For Sale, or For Rent. You can do so by navigating to the "Add More" tab, collapse the options, and select "Yes".
As you click on the "Yes", a new "Add" button will appear. Click on it to proceed.
An entirely new custom tab will appear where you will need to name it, and lastly place the Custom IDX URL for it. Let's name it Sold for example.
Now let's adjust our search parameters to Sold properties. (Don't forget to switch back the property types from Rentals)
Grab the new URL from the result page.
Place it in your new "Sold" tab, and Update the page to save the changes.
Learn how to Add Cities, Neighborhoods, how to edit them, and also understand how to use all the features this Power Up offers.
- Area Guides: Introducing the basics
- Area Guides: What's the difference between a 'City' Page and a 'Neighborhood' Page?
- Area Guides: How do I add or edit a 'City' Page?
- Area Guides: How do I add or edit a 'Neighborhood' page?
- Area Guides: How to Edit Areas' Descriptions and Images/Map Headers
- Area Guides: Manually Override Area Guide Data
- Area Guides: Creating Custom IDX URL's Using Control Panel Links (Diverse Solutions)
- Area Guides: How do I add or associate posts with my Area Guides?
- Area Guides: How do I feature my areas on the homepage?