The are several broad categories of Widget Features that provide function to your website.
Buying Buddy Widgets display core function of the Buying Buddy system such as property search and display.
- For WordPress - these are provided as WordPress shortcodes
- For all other sites - these are provided as HTML <div> elements.
For all sites - there are two type of custom forms that can be created:
- Custom Search Forms - create your own search forms
- Custom Lead Capture Forms - create your own lead capture forms
Custom Search Links
Custom Search Links allow you to create a link to display property search results based on any available MLS search criteria.
- For all sites - Quick Widgets are <div> elements that display specific features
- For all sites - Widget Functions provide special interactive functions for Users.
Adding Buying Buddy Widgets to Your Website
We would suggest placing a Login/Registration Quick Widget on your homepage to make it easier for leads to access their accounts.
The other MBB widgets you should install on your website are the Search, Results and Details widgets - these will help your site visitors get the best experience using the Buying Buddy service in your website.
Choose a Widget to use
Decide the widget function you wish to use.
See the Widget Overview for a complete list of all MBB Widgets.
See Available Widgets in Your Account
In your Leads and Contact account
On the widget summary page, which displays all the available widgets for all the IDX approved domains in your account.
Click the preview icon to see how it will appear on your website.
The example below shows MBB Widgets and widget shortcodes for WordPress.
Get the Widget Code Snippet
Place the cursor in the fields shown to select all the code, then COPY to your clipboard.
Paste the Widget Code
Now, go to to your webpage and "Edit" the Webpage where you want to place the widget.
If you use a HTML editor, then simply paste the <div> code (or, if WordPress, the [shortcode]), in the right place.
Save your page.
Now when you view the page, you will see the Widget is displaying the chosen function.
Things to Consider!
Bear in mind that Widgets require space on your page -so make sure there is enough width in the space where you pasted the widget code to allow the widget to show up correctly.
Also make sure you any required Filters to make the widget work the way you want.
For more details on how to use each widget, follow the links in the Widget Overview.