How to build a property agent website with WordPress to showcase a real estate portfolio

Here in this article we will be discussing how to create a real estate website that is easy to manage and relatively quick to complete, with little investment, no coding experience and best of all a website that works for your business needs.

The tools necessary to create your online property business is easily accessible and low cost.

First, we will explain a couple of important points to start with, basic steps and definitions in a beginner friendly manner.

What is a real estate website?

Yes, this question may seem basic to you, but there are many people who lose focus, therefore, they have not just created the portal they want and their business is not going as it should.

To be clear, a real estate website is (or has to be) the first point of contact with your clients. If you do not focus this part properly, it will not do the basic function of a website: to sell.

Property web portals are specifically dedicated to the exhibition of Real Estate for sale or rent and are the ideal tool for a real estate company, real estate or real estate agents, but there is also the possibility of having an online business type: real estate at home.

Property Agent Showcase:

One of our favorite property website projects built on WordPress is a site for an estate agent in Spain. More specifically ThePropertyAgent.es – a property agent in Costa del Sol selling luxury real estate, listing hundreds of new developments along the sunny coastal area of South Spain and featuring golf and beachfront villas and fabulous apartments. This Spanish property agents’ website makes great use of high-quality imagery of the local area and off-plan property developments. The navigation is easy to use and the features and location of each offer is well presented with easy to find information throughout the site that ensures the best user experience.

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Security update for Display Widgets (third party) plugin

We notify all of our customers of a security update of the third party plugin “Display Widgets” used by some of our themes as a recommended plugin to immediately update this plugin due to a possible malware detection in the files of “Display Widgets” plugin ( see full investigation here ).

Safe (clean) versions of this plugin:

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Any other version you have installed please update it urgently.

Note: if you have already updated (or attempted to update) this plugin to the latest version (2.7) but the update notification keeps appearing in your WordPress plugins admin page – that means you have already secured your site and you have the clean (safe) version of the plugin installed.

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UPDATE 2020: The Display Widgets plugin is no longer available. Please use Jetpack Visibility options or the “Widget Options” free plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-options/ instead.

Why We Use Jetpack Premium and You Should Too

As a webmaster getting to know your site, you are naturally going to start digging into the deeper details. Setting up the theme, getting the layout right and tweaking the design to your liking can be incredibly fun, and it keeps you entertained for quite some time. But the more you learn the more you discover. More specifically, you come across tools to help your site rank higher, respond better to different devices, and overall enhance user experience. Ideas start playing in your head about what you can possibly achieve, which leads to searching for bigger and better things to make your ideas happen. If you were thinking about using a WordPress Jetpack alternative, think again.

The Jetpack plugin is one, if not the most, empowering plugin for your WordPress site.

Consider the following article as a WordPress Jetpack premium review, because that’s the main focus point. It’s the plugin that covers an incredible array of bases, and it’s something every web owner should have in his or her arsenal. At the moment the Jetpack plugin is operating on more than 1 million sites, and the number keeps growing. It could be because the same people who created WordPress stand behind Jetpack, namely Automattic. Or it could be because Jetpack is simply so powerful. 

Minimal Blogging WordPress Themes for Creative Portfolios, Photographers and Designers

The latest word being associated with high quality sites is “minimalism”. While there used to be a time where designers wanted to cram as much as possible into a single page, and explore a lot of interesting ways to ultimately navigate the site, it’s not the case anymore. The tide is turning towards more simple clean WordPress themes that look absolutely brilliant, provide incredible flexibility and only enhances user experience.

Look to simple clean WordPress themes for your portfolio

The fact is online visitors have had enough with unnecessary distractions. Now they want fresh designs that help them to escape in a sense, not lock them in. For photographers, designers, or any other specialist within the visually creative field, a portfolio should make a first impression. But that’s not going to happen if the site design is taking all the attention away from your posts?

You are looking for a minimal blogging WordPress theme that will help your work stand out. But more importantly, you want a theme that will exhibit photos and pictures with a supporting touch. 

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We have noticed a large traffic spike the other day on our Google Analytics screen and after a little searching we found out that the official WordPress.org repository has been showing on of our free WordPress themes Longevity on their front page.

Even though the theme was placed on the very bottom at position #15 of the main page we have received more than a 1000 downloads in a single day which for us is an amazing boost.

Simple to use Portfolio WordPress Themes for Photographers

Photo sharing is quite a big thing on the web. Whether it’s done as a hobby or professionally, about 41 million people were invested in taking and sharing photos during 2016. If you are one those people then you’ll know how important it is to get an image gallery WordPress theme that grabs attention, given all the competition.

So what should you look for in a photography WordPress theme?

Suggestions for a clean WordPress theme for photographers

Frankly, there are many paths you can follow. But the most popular has to be minimalist photo blogging themes. There’s a reason why you took the photo and you don’t want to draw unnecessary attention away from the pictures. In other words, you can’t go wrong with an easy to use theme for photographers that aim to support your hobby or profession. You have the ability to tweak and change everything, and you don’t have to worry about going too far.