For MOST website solutions this is fully supported, however there are some website solutions that we do not support.
If in doubt, ask your website vendor these 2 questions:
Q2. "Is it possible to add custom html code to a page that IS output with the page code and NOT placed inside IFRAMES or other similar code controlling methods?"
MBB widgets are added as HTML 'div' tags on pages and cannot be output in IFRAMEs.
See below for a summary of website systems:
NOTE: The most common reason why My Buying Buddy does not work on these CMS systems is because MBB widgets CANNOT work if they are in IFRAMES.
- You'll need to select an IDX solution that works in an I-FRAME, which will limit your options for integration to your website design
- Use of a I-FRAME blocks any chance of having a mobile responsive IDX solution
- your IDX solution will not be responsive
- it won't work well on mobile
- rankings will be penalized by Google
- The use of IDX in a FRAME really stopped being developed several years ago by most vendors, So, this restriction also implies that you will have a limited choice of older IDX solutions
WHY IFRAMES DO NOT WORK
Many 'easy-to-use' and so called 'free' website building systems such as WIX and WebsiteBuilder.com put content in IFRAMES which stops MBB Widgets from working.
The MBB Widget functions need to work natively on your web pages.
The My Buying Buddy widgets are responsive and so are designed to fill the available space. When you use an IFRAME, it fixes the width and height of the content inside it - so if the widget display is bigger than the IFRAME then it will be cut off.
If the Widgets are placed inside an IFRAME then they are essentially 'hidden' and cannot be seen by our system.
What's misleading in this case is that quite often the widgets will display and will show properties!
However, when a search is executed from any search form the request goes back to our servers that creates the result, which then gets sent back to the Results Widget on your 'results' page.
But, because the Results Widget in an IFRAME, our system cannot see it or access it and so the search result never gets shown.
That's all you need to do to get the basic system working.
After this you can then continue to add MBB widgets and functions to display properties, add more search forms and more - to any number of additional pages in your website.
My Buying Buddy IDX is installed as a regular WordPress plugin and requires NO special capability in any WordPress theme. you can therefore install the MBB IDX WordPress plugin in any WordPress Theme.
MBB WordPress Shortcodes do all the hard work of displaying standard search forms, results, maps etc.
When considering a theme, bear in mind the following:
There are no FRAMES, no scroll bars, no sub-domains, no domain masking - just full function real estate search and property display on any pages or blog posts in your own website.
A configuration panel allows you to change theme colors. However, if you are comfortable with CSS, then all the CSS rules can be over written allowing you to use CSS3 effects such as gradients, rounded corners and shadows, or even modify layouts.
No. You must embed MBB IDX and Service widgets and other MNN functions on your web pages. All the presentation of property data and information is handled by the MBB widgets.
Here is a summary of some of the customization options:
MBB Widgets are designed to be responsive and present beautifully on all types of platform.
The MBB widgets use a responsive grid framework in our own defined namespace.
We do not use Bootstrap or Foundation.
Yes! Creating specialized pages in your website or BLOG helps you target specific audiences, and this helps with SEO and getting pages found. You can then seamlessly add property display widgets with canned searches to show any properties you like based on any available MLS criteria.
IDX data is refreshed constantly throughout the day for most MLS. This is synchronized with any Property Alerts that that need to be sent.
The actual frequency of updates depends on the feed of IDX data we receive from your MLS.
Property Alerts can be created using any of the available MLS criteria AND map areas too. And Agents can also create alerts for their leads too - and see and update ones saved by leads in their account.
Listings will have a unique URL on your website - and so that link can be shared anywhere
Custom Search links can also be created as a link, using a simple Wizard system, and shared anywhere too.
Yes, we have a large selection of instant alerts and notifications by email and SMS that agents can set as needed.
All alerts and emails to your Leads will be sent from YOU and will have your email "signature", and will include any branding you set up too.
So, Everything is seen by the consumer as coming from the Agent. The reply-to address is set to the Agents email address.
Property Alerts to your clients and leads can be sent out according to the following frequencies:
All-day alerts (if your MLS RETS feed provides or allows us to get continuous updates)
Daily Alerts (sent out in the morning)
For you, there are a many Alerts and Notifications that you can choose to receive by email and/or SMS.
These include new lead notifications and so on.