This Is Somewhat Embarrassing, Isn’t It?

Title VariableIt was not only embarrassing; it was puzzling.

I was contacted by a client whose site was returning the dreaded WordPress “this is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it?” 404 not found error message whenever he tried to access some of his pages. The affected pages all included custom variables in the URL following pretty permalinks based on the post name. Continue reading “This Is Somewhat Embarrassing, Isn’t It?”

Automate the Diverse Solutions dsIDXPress IDX Listings Widget Slideshow

Diverse Solutions dsIDXPress Listings WidgetI posted about how to automate the Diverse Solutions dsIDXPress Property Slideshow Widget yesterday. As of this writing, the Property Slideshow widget is designed to limit the listings to a city, state, and/or zip code, but it doesn’t allow the listings to be limited to a particular office. My client wanted a slideshow that included only her office’s properties.

Enter the Diverse Solutions dsIDXPress IDX Listings widget. The Listings widget does allow the listings to be limited to those of an agent or an office, but the slideshow it comes with is not automated, either, so I wrote a little script to automate it. Read on for how to implement the automation yourself. Continue reading “Automate the Diverse Solutions dsIDXPress IDX Listings Widget Slideshow”

Automate the Diverse Solutions dsIDXPress Property Slideshow Widget

Diverse Solutions' dsIDXPress Property Slideshow WidgetOne of my clients is a real estate broker who uses the Diverse Solutions dsIDXPress plugin to display MLS listings on her site.

One of the things I like about Diverse Solutions’ dsIDXPress plugin is that it uses Internet Data Exchange to display the MLS data instead of using a frame like so many other MLS plugins.

Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, the Property Slideshow Widget is not automated, and it doesn’t offer much in the way of configuration options.

In the process of working with the client to get the site looking the way she wanted it, I spent a little time automating the Property Slideshow Widget, and thought I’d share the way I did it. Continue reading “Automate the Diverse Solutions dsIDXPress Property Slideshow Widget”