Want to add a new property listing?
These are the best instructions for how to add a property listing in the Openhouse WordPress Theme. From the Dashboard choose Property Listings -> Add New Listing:
This loads the very long add listing form. First we will add the title.
The title is used to generate the web address, or as WordPress call it: the permalink, for the form. Clicking on “Edit” (as shown above) will allow you to change the address if you like:
Next we will get the photos for the listing. The photos are generally larger at RMLS than at the Remax site, and larger will show up crisper and cleaner. At RMLS, “Click here to view more photos:”
Right click and save all the images. You have to save them one at a time, clicking on “Next” in upper-right hand corner to cycle through them all.
You can save the filenames however you want, their names won’t be displayed anywhere. We usually title them by address and photo number. You could be more descriptive if you wanted, like bathroom as shown below.
Once all of the files have been downloaded we need to upload them. If the files are vertically alligned then they will show up on the website with white space to the left and right, like this:
If you want to crop, or rotate and crop, the images to remove any white spaces, like this:
Then once uploaded WordPress will automatically resize them resulting in a much cleaner look on the listing page:
Now, to actually upload the files. Just under the title is the “Upload/Insert” media button, click that:
This loads the Add Media screen. The easiest thing is to load in Windows Explorer the folder where you saved your image/photo files. Select them all and then drag-and-drop them into this Add Media screen:
You will see it upload the images and say, “Crunching” which is WordPress doing it’s magic. When WordPress is done crunching click “Save all Changes” and then close the Add Media screen:
You will not see the images on the Add Listing screen, but when you publish the listing, they will be there.
Next is all the info. You can grab the info from the RMLS or Remax listing pages. There are only a few notable things to mention, see here:
Lastly, how to change your photo gallery image order. Open the “Add Media” screen again by clicking the “Upload/Insert” button:
On the top, click on “Gallery” and then reorder the gallery items, saving changes by clicking “Save all changes” and then close the “Add Media” screen in upper-right:
Lastly, when you’ve completed all these steps, in the upper right of the “Add Listing” page is the “Publish” or if these are edits to an existing Listing, the “Update” button:
And that’s it! Call or email with any questions.