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WordPress real estate themes guide for IDX websites
One of the great benefits of having a WordPress website is the ability to choose from thousands of beautiful themes to help you express your brand and personality online. Picturing how your website will look and flow is almost as much fun as buying a brick-and-mortar home, and you should think about your website the same way: a place for your clients to visit, enjoy their experience, and want to return.
Going to WordPress.org to find a theme is like being a kid in a candy store. At last check, there were almost 8,000 themes to choose from. (Gulp!) Some free, some paid, some with applications for any business, some saying they are specifically designed for real estate agents and brokers.
The question is, how do you choose the right one for your real estate IDX website?
You’d think it would be as easy as finding the one with the design you like best. And that’s definitely an important consideration. But not all themes are created equal and some can run you into hot water down the road as you continue to build-out your website. If the theme you choose is not well coded, adequately updated, or well supported, important plugins can break or not be compatible at all, future WordPress updates may cause embarrassing errors on your live site, and your customer’s experience may be less than ideal.
If you have a WordPress website and are thinking about a new look, or if you’re about to embark upon building a WordPress website, we have a list of tips to help you choose the best theme for you.
And if you’re planning on purchasing the Flexmls WordPress IDX plugin (incidentally, the only IDX plugin on the market with live, up-to-the-second-accurate data from Flexmls) then you’ll definitely want to download our guide to ensure your installation and ongoing site health runs smoothly.
SHOULD YOU BE DOING THIS YOURSELF?
Finally, if all of this sounds like biting off more than you can chew – and WordPress websites are powerful but do require some technical expertise and time investment to create – then you may want to consider handing the reins over to an experienced developer.
FBS Products works with Cendance Technologies to provide affordable website development packages that include our WordPress plugin plus other goodies like their iMax CRM and website chatbot. Get in touch with one of our IDX Specialists to learn more and get a special, Flexmls only discount on their services.
You can also check out our other trusted developers here.