Developing A Concept From A Sitemap

In our last post, we discussed the subject of developing a sitemap for a new project.

Listings Results

Listings Results

Listing Details

Listing Details

Based on various project requirements, listing information, listing provider administration  and the Word Press integration implementation, iiRe Productions has developed a multi-site plugin.

The Listing Results page is dynamically generated from a custom database where the provider enters the information for each property, uploads photos to the WordPress Media library.

Each property also has “listing details” page which contains a photo gallery, property details and a Google map.

The iiRe Property Listings plugin also has several “widgets”, such as a Property Search, Custom Search Links and a Contact Form.

Click either photo to view the full-size screenshots.

The iiRe Property Listings plugin is currently being used to display investment properties from various providers on the Professionals Invest USA network.

If you’d like more information regarding the plugin, please contact us!

Posted in Coding, Programming, Real Estate, Websites

From Concept To Reality

A successful project requires a good idea, great programmers and designers, and the proper workflow. These days when everyone wants everything fast, cheap and good (You can’t have all three…pick two), a project can often run into problems when not properly flushed out, Taking shortcuts can cause scheduling problems and budget overages.

iiRe Productions was recently asked to develop a Real Estate Property Listings plugin for WordPress. What to do first? Go to pen and paper of course and create a “sitemap”!

Sitemap 1

Sitemap 1

Sitemap 2

Sitemap 2

Generating a sitemap helps define the project flow and identify potential issues.  Some developers may call this old school, but it helps the bottom line, which clients ultimately love.

What’s the results? Stayed tuned for a future post!

Posted in Coding, Programming, Real Estate

Providing Technology Solutions to Real Estate Investors

Steve Russell of iiRe Productions in conjunction with Darrell Smith of Blue Dog Media are providing complete technology solutions for the new Pros Invest USA portal.

This new site is the newest concept in providing international real estate brokers investment opportunities in the United States. See the latest trends on Yahoo.

Inman News recently posted this article regarding the launch of the new Professionals website.

To find out more about this subject, please visit Professionals Realty Group or the Professionals Invest USA Network.

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New Websites in Development

It’s been a busy last couple of months here at iiRe Productions. We have several new websites under construction in several different categories. Click the thumbnail to view a full-size screenshot or the link in the caption to visit the actual website. You won’t be disappointed!

Cowboy's Lodge

Cowboy's Lodge

Pellerin Electric

Pellerin Electric

Gran's Trade Post

Gran's Trade Post

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The Client Vision

I recently had a couple of conversions with a long-time client and friend of mine,  Sharon Tara about updating her existing website, Sharon Tara Transformations (If you ever need a home stager in the New England area, Sharon rocks!) and bringing it into the new decade using WordPress. We’ve spoken before about  the latest features, the advantages of using the blog format,  driving traffic to her site, etc. With all the excitement of a giddy schoolgirl, she ask me to help her get started, so we did…

After backing up her existing website,  creating a new instance of WordPress, and a quick WordPress tutorial, we proceeded to dive in head first… Then it happens… the dreaded “Blank Page Syndyrome“.  Over 20 years creating designing interfaces and I see it happen every time…

“So, What would you like to do next?” … “Humm… I don’t know.”

The first thing that I always ask my clients is “What is the purpose of the your project? What do you want to accomplish?”… more time than not, there is no clear vision.

 

Since Sharon has a previous site and there is content available, I assigned homework:

  • Choose a WordPress template that fits your style (we’ll edit later)
  • Create some blank pages that match your needs (i.e like your existing site)
  • Copy your article text and insert into your new pages
  • Add some pictures *

Your client can easily achieve their project vision… You just have to listen, have some patience and do a little hand-holding; your client (and Sharon) will greatly appreciate it.

Another interesting take on wrapping your arms around a client’s vision, read this article by John Vincent of Yulan Studio

* Note:  Sharon is trying to learn WordPress while her two grandchildren rummaging thru the trash and eat paper towers and her husband calls every five minutes on the land line.

Posted in Graphic Design, Websites