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Need More Short Code Options

There needs to be more options for short codes.

1) Need a distressed property option
2) Need the ability to use multiple values for tracts, zip codes and cities. (like the Property Types)
3) Need Minimum # of Bedrooms (like the Price Range)
4) Need Minimum # of Bathrooms (like the Price Pange)
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  • Sorry for the delay!

    We may offer filtering by these via shortcodes in the future:
    1) distressed properties
    2) multiple values for tracts, zip codes and cities
    3) min beds
    4) min baths

    ...but right now Mike is correct, you would need to create the filter(s) in the dsSearchAgent Pro product "Link Builder" area, then you can add shortcode based on your dsSearchAgent link.

    **you are correct:
    If you iframe the dsSearchAgent link - you will not get SEO benefit. However, if you just create the filter using the dsSearchAgent link builder then add the listings to your pages using shortcode - you can get all the SEO benefit & still have all your specific filtering.

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    You can alternatively use our link structure here to link to properties that match more advanced criteria:

    As an example, the link below links to listings that are:
    1) shortsale
    2) camden tract or clydesdale tract
    3) at least 4 beds
    4) at least 3 baths

    http://www.yourblog.com/idx/?idx-q-Di...

    Links that you construct like this will link to indexable listings - these pages are not like iframes.

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    Just as a helpful reminder as discussed elsewhere on this forum, at this point dsIDXpress was designed as a an SEO supplement to our dsSearchAgent product, so some of the limited filtering you are experiencing is intentional. As more and more people are looking to do all their filtering and searching within the dsIDXpress interface, we may be adding a more complete search and filtering version of dsIDXpress for users who want to want to use it completely independently of dsSearchAgent.
    • Again, I do not have dsSearchagent nor am I planning on purchasing that service. It is my hope that we will be given enough tools on dsIDXpress to help make our users experience as good as it can be.

      I also understand exactly how to create a link structure search result, but again, not having the results embedded into a WordPress page or post is not ideal for SEO or user experience.

      Creating a few additional shortcodes will help us dsIDXpress users with both SEO and user experience, both are my goals with your service.

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      When I purchased dsIDXpress I was not told that it was a supplemental tool for dsSearchagent. I was told it was all I needed to use your IDX on WordPress. As such, I feel a little misled. But, it is my goal to simply create the best user experience via dsIDXpress as possible at this point and not spend any additional funds until I can ascertain whether or not this tool is working from an SEO perspective.
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    I'm hitting the barrier of usefulness on the short codes we have available too - #1 and #2 are huge for me.
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