Adding a New Property
In this section, we will go through everything you need to know about adding a new property to your website.
If you have installed the demo, you will already have some blocks which will automatically populate when adding a new property. However, you may wish to edit, add or remove some of these blocks, or even reorder them.
Adding a New Block
To add a new block, click the + button and select the block which you require.
Removing a Block
If you want to remove any of the blocks, click on the block, then click the 3 dots on the block settings. At the bottom, you will see the option to remove the block.
To re-order a block, click on it, and to the left, you will see the following icons.
The up arrow will move the block up a notch, the down arrow will move it down a notch, or, you can click on the 6 dots and drag and drop it to a place of your choosing.
Duplicating a Block
To duplicate any of the blocks you have been working on simply click on the block, and then click on the 3 dots on the block settings, you will then see an option to Duplicate.
This feature could be useful if you want to add another heading or an extra paragraph to your property listing.
Each property listing will have the following components:
This is the title of the property and will appear on the main property page, as well as at the top of the specific listing. Create a title that briefly describes your property, adding keywords if possible.
You can edit this directly in the text box.
When you click on any of the headings that we discuss below, you have the option to change them to H2, H3, H4, etc., add links, make the headings bold or italic and even insert code.
Hover over the different icons to see their function. Heading block options also appear on the panel on the right under Block.
To see even more options, such as duplicating the box, click the on the three dots button on the right.
Here you write a description of the property you are selling. Ensure it is keyword rich and has all the key features of the property to attract buyers.
As with the text box above, you can enter text straight into this block, and format using the bar that appears at the top of the block or in the blocks panel to the right.
There are two ways to edit the property summary. The first method is to click on it, then click the pencil icon, this will let you edit the section and add information on the page itself. Once you're finished, you can then click on the eye icon to see a preview on the page.
If you want to edit the property summary whilst previewing it in live mode, the Block panel on the right-hand side of the screen will have all of the boxes which you'll need to fill out.
You have the option to put the price, address, sq. footage of the property, size of the lot, bedrooms, bathrooms, terms (i.e. rental or sale), house type, year of build, basement condition and construction type.
Any section which you leave blank will automatically be removed.
The Comparables section allows you to showcase other, similar properties that are either currently for sale or have recently been sold.
The demo automatically has four properties listed, but you can add more if you want. Just click the add property button and fill out the information in the Block tab.
To remove a comparable, simply click on the block as a whole, and you will see all the properties listed under the Block tab. If you hover your mouse to the right of the block of information, you'll see a circle pop up to remove a property. Click on that and then click remove.
REI Houselist comes with a Google Maps feature to showcase the exact location of your property. In order for this feature to work, you need to ensure that you've added your API Key; this article goes through how to set that up.
Then, this article details how to add the map to your property listing.
This feature allows you to have a gallery carousel that appears at the top of the page.
To add photos to the gallery, click on Add to gallery and upload your images through the WordPress uploader.
To the right of the block, you have the option to add a title to your image, add a caption, alt text, and description. Though all your readers will see on the front end is the caption, we recommend filling out all the text boxes for SEO purposes.
When you're done adding the pictures, click Update to save and then press Close to close the carousel.
Once you're finished click Update/Publish to save changes.