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Houzez can be used with IDX Broker which is optional and it is not necessary for the functioning of the theme. IMPress for IDX Broker is part of the IMPress family of plugins.

IMPress for IDX Broker uses the MLS/IDX feeds provided by your IDX Broker account. This means your MLS governs the display and disclaimers on your IDX results and details pages. IDX, LLC manages all the necessary MLS paperwork. The IMPress for IDX Broker plugin will automatically display the correct MLS/IDX disclaimers to ensure compliance with the MLS(s) & Board(s) that provides you with your IDX feed.

In order to use this plugin with Houzez IDX Broker IMPress requires an IDX Broker account.

Helpful links from IDX Broker setup guide

How to install the IMPress plugin for WordPress

 WordPress menu & widgets using IMPress Plugin

IDX Broker with WordPress sites

Limitations due to the IMPress for IDX Broker plugin

About user interface. IDX integration mean theme work good with those third party IDX plugins but is impossible to have same page look for IDX listings, page search, property detail page and property related pages. IDX providers use iframe or shortcodes which don’t allow to change any HMTL or CSS code. It is also impossible to overwrite their HTML to make same page design like Houzez default.

About searches. Theme default searches and maps never work with IDX nor it is possible because theme searches get data from WordPress database and it is not possible to search and get data from the third party IDX provider database

This is how all WordPress themes work and in general each website that hosts IDX listings.

 

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