Google Analytics Custom Events
If a customer has Google Analytics integrated, we now send custom events to it for the following:
-User Save Search
-User Save Listing
Custom Forms Changes
Forms will no longer open in popup windows. Instead they will open in a modal dialog. This avoids problems with popup blockers.
The Registration form has been changed to be a special type of custom form. You can now edit it in the same way you can any other custom form. The only difference is that the fields Name, Email, and Password can’t be removed.
Some of the fields previously only available to the Registration form are now available to all custom forms: Name, Email, Phone, Password, and Newsletter Opt-in. So now any custom form can not only capture the lead, but also create a “registered” lead.
There is a new “html” field type where you can insert text or html anywhere you want in the form just like you can with an actual input. The old “intro text” that was at the top of forms has been converted into one of these html fields.
Coming Soon – Pretty URL’s
This release created the database fields and new routing rules required for pretty URL’s. Additional testing is required before we enable this.
Pretty URL’s will allow customers to create their own page URL’s. e.g. www.mydomain.com/about-me.
The “/Web/AR12345” is being removed from URL’s
The following items will have user customizable URL’s:
-All Pages with editable titles
-Agent bio pages
MLS Search results pages and all listing detail pages are not yet handled.
For existing customers: The old page URL’s will 301 redirect to the new pretty URL version, so any bookmarks to pages will continue to work and search engine ranking will not be lost. We will provide a migration tool allowing the customer (or support on behalf of the customer) to quickly create pretty URL’s for all their pages.
Google Analytics Code Location
Google Analytics code is now inserted into the head of html pages with an async attribute, which is best practice. This should not make any noticeable difference, a minimal improvement in page load speed.
For closed “rental” type listings, changed the label to read “Price” instead of “Rented Price”.
When unregistered/not logged in users clicked on the “Save Listing” link on a listing detail page, in certain cases it didn’t prompt them to register.
Tell a friend form captcha (IDXPro)
On IDX standalone sites, the captcha was not showing on the ‘tell a friend’ form.
Linking agent site
The search on the “Agent Directory” page redirected to agents’ profiles even if they had a linkout URL.
Edit link missing on saved search pages
The arrow indicating “Edit this widget” was not showing up for Save Search pages. The widget itself highlighted in blue correctly, but the icon didn’t show. You can still edit the page by clicking on the “Edit This Page” link at the top of the page. Fixed.
Sold Data Showing/Photos (Classic)
Classic has a special “mode” where it hits the MLS Feed directly. This mode didn’t know about sold listings, so grabbed them all.
The first image on the page was defaulting to the “no images found” image. Fixed.
Since we moved image storage to Google, we don’t have to limit to 10 listing images, but this page wasn’t updated to handle that.
Saved Search Page Links
Saved search type pages were automatically creating navigation records, even when no values were put in for those fields.
Stephen serves as both Graphics Manager and Product Manager at iHOUSEweb. He graduated from Cal Poly with a BS in Applied Art & Design and has been working as a Web Designer and Developer since 1998. He relentlessly pushes himself and the rest of the team to learn, grow, and innovate.