Changing Property Details
If you are a real estate agent and have a Genesis-based web site, chances are good you are using the AgentPress Listings plugin. If you’re not familiar with it, it is a handy free plugin that adds a Listings custom post type to your WordPress site along with a couple of widgets to show featured listings and a search bar for your home page. This can be especially helpful if you’re just starting out and do not have the budget for an IDX service, or you may work with different types of listings such as resort properties. One challenge you might encounter is wanting to know how to change the property details in the AgentPress Listings plugin that come out-of-the-box.
Here is an example of the default values
These might work fine for some but for houses here in Texas, our ground is rock so you won’t find many basements. I wanted to change “Basement” to “Garage Spaces” because we love our garages. Of course, your area might have other unique requirements. The beauty is you can change or add whatever you like with a small bit of code added to your functions.php file.
Note: Please use caution when making changes to your theme files. I highly recommend reading Editing Your WordPress Site 101, from our own Carrie Dils, which will show you how to change theme files safely.
Take the following snippet (editing the values to match what you want, of course) and drop it into your functions.php file. Notice wherever you see Garage is where it used to say Basement (You can also add entries if you like):
And here is the result
That’s all there is to it! The beauty of this change is we are not editing plugin code. So, if you should update your AgentPress Listings plugin in the future, you will not lose your changes.
Share with us how you’ve changed YOUR property details in the comments, come on show off your site!