Browse By…

Theme version 2.6 or higher required

This feature has been dramatically revamped, so now it’s super easy to set it up. It requires you to be running theme version 2.6 or higher. If you’re running an older version, and you want the ‘Browse by’ feature, you must upgrade. Note: If you modified any files, this update will overwrite them.

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The video above should show you everything you need to know, but if you prefer text, read on. To better understand what this feature is, check out the demo site’s main menu. There is a Browse item. When you hover over it the dropdown shows that you can browse listings according to ”Property Type, ‘Price Range’, and ‘Property Location’. This is an alternate way to find a listing if you don’t want to perform an actual Search.

In the right column of each Property Listing post are sections for ‘Property Type’, ‘Price Range’, and ‘Property Location’. I said in a previous page that these sections are optional, and only required if you want to be able to browse by these categories (WP calls them Taxonomies).

On a fresh theme install, these taxonomy groups will be blank. You will need to populate them with values. You can add them right in the Listing Post right sidebar, or in the left sidebar (Under Property Listings you’ll see Property Type, Price Range, and Property Location). Once all your taxonomy items are added, you simply check off the appropriate one for each Property Listing post. For example, if a Single Family home in Miami is $550,000, you could check off the following:

  • Property Type: Single Family
  • Price Range: $500,000 – $600,000
  • Property Location: Miami

Note: Setting these DO NOT affect the search engine at all. The search engine looks at the other Property Listing post data.

Finally, make sure the “Browse By” menu item is enabled by going to Appearance -> Theme Options (Browse By section). Make sure the first option is set to “Yes”. Also below that, you can customize the wording of your browse categories, as well as options to exclude them from the menu altogether.

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