This week I’ve been working on a new website for Lava Rock Realty to promote their property management services by showing their vacation rentals on their site. My first instinct was to use custom post types to create something custom that would do exactly what we needed. I figured it wouldn’t take very long and would be better than evaluating a bunch of 3rd party plugins to find one that did everything my clients needed.
Fortunately, as I was writing the code to setup the custom post type, I thought I’d do a quick Google search to see what was out there for showing listings and properties. Other WP devs must have written something, right?
One of the first plugins I found was WP-Property, and it looked like it would do everything I needed. After installing it and spending a few minutes playing with it and familiarizing myself with how it works, I knew I didn’t need to look any further. This plugin is great for showing listings, and has some premium addons that may be useful in other projects (I’m looking at you MLS/RETS/XML importer).
That said, there are some tweaks that need to be made to the base templates, which I’ll cover in an article later. Otherwise, this plugin is great!