Houzez v.1.6.0 – The Latest Houzez Update is Loaded with a lot of Important New Features

Houzez v.1.6.0 – The Latest Houzez Update is Loaded with a lot of Important New Features

Just when you were beginning to think that Houzez has all the features and functionality a realtor will ever need, along comes a new update with 30+ added features that provide our users with even more options.

The reason is simple. There’s always room for improvement, and there’s always room for growth. That’s something our users remind us through their comments and suggestions. We listen, and we take their comments and suggestions to heart. As you are about to see.

Houzez’ Main New Features

We’ve made considerable changes and additions to our set of industry-standard tools. These changes and additions will make it even easier for you to create a real-estate website that perfectly fits your business model.

As always, the Admin Panel provides the necessary options to help users find the property types they are looking for by using our advanced search criteria and techniques including Geolocation, radius search, property size and price ranges, and a range of listings options.

New Property Page Features

These include a Custom Fields Builder for adding a new property page, an option to add custom search fields, and a Logon Required option to view a listing’s details.

Multi-Currency Features

Clients can select different currencies during the submission process to get real-time conversion of property prices to their chosen currency or currencies.

There is also the option to choose a default currency for individual agents, agencies, or authors.

Energy Class Designation For EU Properties

We added for all those customers who do business in Europe. The Energy Class labels enable customers to choose products that consume less energy and thereby save money.

Fully Translated in 20 Languages

Houzez has increasingly become an international product. We plan to offer you this complete translation service because is a vital part of those ones who doing business around the world.

Languages available in alphabetic order:

Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Multiple Show Featured Listings Options

Featured listings can be displayed at the top of a page (including a search results page); an x-number of featured listings can be shown at the top of a page, followed by non-featured listings; or, an x-number of featured listings can be shown at the top of the page in a random fashion.

Featured listings can be displayed on top of half-map listings; eliminating the need to switch pages. Showing x-number of featured listings on top is also provided as a sorting option when using property listing templates. Featured listings to be shown at the top of a page can be sorted according to a given taxonomy, i.e., by status, city, state, area, type, etc.   

Additional New Features That are Guaranteed to be Popular

Overlapping Markers Solution

The overlapping marker Spiderfier for properties having the same address will happily spiderfy the markers when you get to the appropriate zoom level; similar to how clusters of markers are treated on Google Earth, but not on Google Maps.

Multi-Select Options for Properties

Properties can be displayed in customizable carousel formats (v1 and v2) or arranged by using the Properties Grids Module; also, customizable. Houzez grid filtering options include listings in terms of a specific City, State, Area, Status, or Type. Listings can also be sorted by price or date.

Agent Detail Page Listings

Property status tabs, e.g., For Rent and For Sale, now appear on the agent details page, together with properties sort options, and featured properties (shown on top of the page). 

Property Listing Styles

v2 and v3 for Taxonomy pages, v2 and v3 for Search Results pages

Luxury Homes Listings

Functionality has been added to review and rate luxury homes and to schedule luxury homes tours.

Other New Features

Half map sort by properties, an agencies’ search widget, the ability to change agents and agencies slugs in the admin panel, and a custom link option for membership packages.

Full changelog

[NEW] Multi-currency Listing submission – Clients can upload properties in different currencies to get real-time conversion
[NEW] Default currency for each agent, agency and authors – Choose a default currency for individual agents, agencies, Authors, Owners, Sellers, Managers
[NEW] Property custom fields builder – Customize the property submission form with your own custom fields
[NEW] Search Custom fields Builder – Display or assign your custom fields to the search panel
[NEW] Overlapping Marker Spiderfier – The overlapping marker Spiderfier for properties having the same address will happily spiderfy the markers
[NEW] Login required for Listings – Option to force visitor login or register to view all property detail page information
[NEW] Google AdSense and image Banners – Display advertisement banners on the property detail page that you can mange from Theme Options
[NEW] Matches listings email template – New email notification email design to display property images and information
[NEW] Multi-language translations – Fully translated in 20 languages. Check houzez.co for more information
[NEW] New demos – Added 4 brand new demos easy to install with the one click demo import
[NEW] Searchable sub-units – Allow your visitor to search into sub-units related to multi-property listings
[NEW] Sub-units table design – Improved subunit table design to display property images
[NEW] Header version 5 – Display header with centered logo and the navigation menu underneath https://houzez12.favethemes.com/
[NEW] Header version 6 – Display logo with centered logo and the navigation menu on left and right https://houzez13.favethemes.com/
[NEW] Parallax Listing Template – Display the listing page template with full-width images and parallax effect https://houzez12.favethemes.com/apartments-2/
[NEW] Energy Classes – Display Energy Class designation for EU properties.
[NEW] WP REST API compatibility – All custom post types and taxonomies can access via WP REST API
[NEW] Agents and agency Slug – Ability to change agents and agencies slugs in admin panel
[NEW] Taxonomy page template – Property listing style version 2 and version 3 is available for taxonomy pages
[NEW] Search result page template – Property listing style version 2 and version 3 is available for the result page
[NEW] Half map featured listings – Option to display featured listings on top of the half map listings
[NEW] Taxonomy featured listings – Option to display featured listings on top of the taxonomy pages
[NEW] Search result featured listings – Option to display featured listings on top of the search result page
[NEW] Agent page featured listings – Option to display featured listings on top of the agent details page
[NEW] Agent page and Module filter – Filter agents by the city in the agent module and agent profile page template
[NEW] Agent page featured listings – Option to display featured listings on top of the agent profile page
[NEW] Agent page status tab – The agent profile page can display property status tabs for rent, for sale, etc…
[NEW] Property module sort options – Sort by price, date and featured properties on top of the properties modules
[NEW] Grids module taxonomies – Option to choose specific City, State, Area, Status, or Property Type in the Houzez Grids module
[NEW] Modules multi select – Multi select for properties, property carousel v1, property carousel v2 and properties grids modules
[NEW] Grids module filter – Option to filter by the property status on the Houzez grids module
[NEW] Agency search widget – Search for agencies by placing the agency widget on the sidebar
[NEW] Half map sorting options – Option to sort properties on the half map page
[NEW] Agent profile page sort by – Option to sort properties on the agent profile page
[NEW] Listing pages sorting options – Added new options to sort properties on the listing pages
[NEW] Agent profile page sort by – Option to sort properties on the agent profile page
[NEW] Listing pages sorting options – Added new options to sort properties on the listing pages
[NEW] Agent profile page sort by – Option to sort properties on the agent profile page
[NEW] Luxury homes review and rating – Added the review and rating system on the Luxury Homes detail page
[NEW] Luxury homes schedule tours – Added the schedule tour system on the Luxury Homes detail page
[NEW] Membership custom link – Option to replace the default package link with your custom link
[FIXED] Delete saved searches when user delete.
[FIXED] Agency agents listings show on agency page
[FIXED] Property 1 day expired in 16 hours
[FIXED] License not show on author page
[FIXED] Keyword search not working with single quote.
[FIXED] Parent city disappear when property update without change city
[FIXED] Property ID search on half map
[FIXED] Expired listing show with direct access
[FIXED] Youtube video lightbox for mobile devices
[FIXED] Thank you page text alignment
[FIXED] Z-index navigation menu in frontend dashboard
[FIXED] Expandable search z-index
[FIXED] Property taxonomy widget result counts CSS
[FIXED] Login modal window z-index
[FIXED] Ellipsis color on property titles
[FIXED] Property slider arrows color
[FIXED] Footer menu alignment
[FIXED] Drop-down menu shadow on Safari
[FIXED] Some responsive issue on the Csutom Property Slider
[CHANGED] h2 to h1 tag in single post detail page
[UPDATED] Agent contact form phone field required
[UPDATED] Language for stripe, checkout in more languages
[UPDATED] Facebook API, mandatory for Facebook Login to work
[UPDATED] CSS main file reduced from 438Kb to 364kb
[UPDATED] Code refactoring for Houzez Theme Functionality plugin
[UPDATED] WP Bakery Plugin
[UPDATED] Revolution Slider Plugin

Updating Houzez to the Latest Version

Updating your theme to the latest new version is not at all difficult. There are three ways to do so.

  • Update Houzez via FTP
  • Update automatically with the Envato WordPress Toolkit
  • Update via WordPress

Before updating you should check our update notes, backup your files to ensure you can revert to the previous state should something go wrong, delete older copies of the theme, and reset the cache once you have updated.

Each of these methods involves an easily-followed series of steps as specified in this installation article.

Suggestions for Future Updates

Just as your feedback and comments have played a major role in determining the features incorporated into this update, we’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on what we should be considering for the next or future updates.

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