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How to make WPL compatible with Houzez theme
Posted by Tonya N. on 13 November 2018 09:18 AM
In order to make WPL compatible with Houzez theme like on the Demo website, do the next steps:

1. Unzip  wpl_houzez.zip (attached below) on your computer.

2. Connect to your website by FTP (File Manager).

3. Put files from “wpl_houzez/houzez/wplhtml” to path with this structure on your website  
wp-content/themes/houzez/wplhtml” or “wp-content/themes/houzez-child/wplhtml” (if you are using child theme).

4. Activate the compatibility views in the WPL menu->Settings->Theme Compatibility.

5. For the Property listing page use the Visual Composer Page Template.

listing

Also, if you need to replace Latest Properties in the Left Sidebar with the WPL properties:
 - Go to Appearance->Widgets and create WPL Carousel widget with List layout in Property Listings widget area.
 - Then remove "Houzez Properties: Latest Properties" widget from Property Listings widget Area.


6. Property Details Page.

   For creating property details page with layout Default (example) , make sure that you activated Default layout in the WPL menu->Settings->UI Customizer->Property Details Layout.

After that change activity positions in the WPL menu->Activity Manager to:

  • For “listing_links” to pshow_links position
  • For “aget_info” to pshow_contact
  • For “listing_contact” to pshow_contact

For Featured, Recently Viewed and Similar Properties activities, create the WPL Carousel widgets in the WP admin panel->Appearance->Widgets
with Multi-images Layout for
Featured Properties, with List Layout for Recently Viewed and Similar Properties.

Then create activity with html type for each widget in the WPL menu->Activity Manager.  

Put the widget shortcode in the textarea and change the position to pshow_position2 for For Featured/Recently Viewed and pshow_position3 for Similar Properties activities.

Note: The widget shortcode feature available only in Pro version of the WPL.

houzez

You can find information about widget areas and activity positions here.


7. The search widget in header.

search

Go to the WP admin panel->Appearance->Widgets  and create a new WPL Search widget in Footer Area 1. And give it a class “wpl-search-header”.

options



Add search fields by click on View fields button. Please note, don’t add more than 5 fields above “more options” separator.


fields

Then go to the Theme Options->Headers->Advanced Search and make it Enabled.


theme_options

8. The search widget on the banner.

 

Create a new WPL Search widget in WPL Hidden widget area. Then chose Style “Float” in the WPL Search widget options, click on the view shortcode button and copy text somewhere.

options2


After that, go to Pages->"Home page with image" (or create a new page)->Edit page.
Make sure that WPBakery page builder and Backend Editor mode are activated.
Create a new row with WPL Search Widget element and find your widget with the same ID like in the shortcode.
Put this row at the very top of the container.

page

Finally, below the page builder, in the Page Header Options, set Show Search to “No”.


header

9. Latest For Sale/Latest For Rent widgets.

To replace Houzez Latest For Sale widget with WPL properties, please follow this instruction:

  - Create WPL Carousel widget with Multi-images layout in the WPL Hidden widget area.
  - Click on View shortcode button and save widget's ID somewhere.
  - Then go to the Pages->Edit page and find the Row Properties Carousel V1.



  - Remove this element and add WPL Carousel Widget element with ID of the widget that you just created.






Attachments 
 
 wpl_houzez.zip (37.11 KB)

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