Release Notes – 2021.02.04 2021 M02 4
Featured Locations BETA
We now have 14 accounts in BETA, in various stages of onboarding. No major problems. There are still a few items that need to be addressed before the official launch. We'll handle these in the next release cycle:
Outdated edit UI for the Navigation Edit screen that prevents featured location pages from being added to the main nav from here (though there are other ways to do so).
Better handling for listing results blocks when they don't find any results.
Safe way to handle ids in the new content types when cloning websites.
Projected launch date: Monday, Feb 22
When we launch, all new accounts going forward (with IDX) will have Featured Locations pages included as part of the standard buildouts. Existing customer sites will not be changed, but will have access to the new features.
Our PPC add-on feature is going BETA today, and we will begin testing using a few pre-selected customers. We'd like to collect at least a month of data before launching. More info to come on this topic in coming weeks.
- IA-IGLBOR Keywords need updating
Keyword lookup tables have been rebuilt for IA-IGLBOR after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- NJ-MOMLS Create 'Summer Rentals' keyword
Added summer and winter rentals keyword search terms to NJ-MOMLS on react templates.
- AL-NARIS Keywords Update
Keyword lookup tables for AL-NARIS have been rebuilt after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- Waterfront keyword problem
Added waterfront keyword search terms to NY-BNAR and NY-IBOR on react templates.
- Update Agent Roster
Rebuilt custom agent roster set for special MLS account.
- TX-PBBR Add Keyword to Search
Added 'Guest suite' keyword search term to TX-PBBR on react templates.
- TX-ABOR primary on main keyword
Added 'master bedroom on main floor' keyword search term to TX-ABOR on react templates.
- KS-HMLS Keywords need remapping
Rebuilt keyword lookup tables for KS-HMLS after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- CP: SS by location: Add links, don't replace
Each pass through the control panel saved search by location tool will ADD new links to the featured locations instead of REPLACING them. e-released.
- New child accounts missing default featured location content
A process has been run in production to create default featured location content for all accounts. Since child websites copy this from their parent office website, this fixes the problem.
- Agent website totals
Updated the display(s) on the profile page - at the top of the page, and also the header for the 'Agent Websites' section, and the 'Change Agentlinks' page.
- Featured Locations Layout - change default settings
The default page layout for featured locations will now be full width with no padding. e-released
- Featured Location: after-delete and update logic
When either updating featured location segments and URL slugs, or when deleting them, the system will now make appropriate updates to content that references them wherever possible.
- Featured Location: page content edit - delete button
Removed a poorly placed Delete button so that it would not be accidentally clicked. e-released
- Copy default content to Featured Location page
When customizing a featured location page, rather than creating content from scratch, there is now a button that makes a copy of the current default content to use as a starting point. e-released
- Unsticky header content
Removed sticky nav setting.
- Allow Content Block Names
Featured location page content blocks can now be optionally named. If no specific name is used, they will show the 'type' as the fallback name. Names are only used for reference while editing.
- Display: Inline vs Block help text
For featured location page content editing, when editing a Button type content block, we now provide help text to describe what the 'Display' options 'Inline' and 'Block' mean.
- React: update action creators
Code maintenance: changed a few internal function names to better describe what they are doing.
- Featured Locations List Widget Defaults
By default, featured location list widgets (and pages too since they share the same database table) will use the 'image tile' format, with the 'no margin' option checked.
- Featured Locations List Page - Default Page Layout
Featured location list pages will now start with the default page layout.
- Extending Test Drives
Extending a testdrive via the quick action on the control panel profile screen no longer requires a note.
- Update TX CPA notice
Updated Texas specific disclaimers.
- AR703935 - SS Table Error
Made speed improvements to the Control Panel: Saved Search by Location tool, so it is less likely to time out.
- CO-COMLS - Fix 55+ keyword
Added '55+ Community' keyword search term to CO-COMLS on react templates, and rebuilt lookup tables after a data provider change deprecated old mappings.
- Default Feat Loc content - Grid Gap
The grid gap control now has a button selected by default (instead of no buttons selected)
- Featured Locations: Carousel blanks
Missing featured locations referenced by carousels (and grids) are now skipped instead of rendering an empty space.
- Map and result buttons broken on SS pages
Toggling the view 'map/cards/split' now works again for saved search pages. Already e-released.
- Navigation Bar not Working
Developed new debugging tools for identifying character encoding issues that break the json_encode for get_routes.
- Broken housetrack link
The problem can be fixed on an account-by-account basis by publishing the legacy Quick Search page (assuming that there is one). I have done that for the account in this ticket (AR1086608). After the release, this will not be necessary.
By Stephen Gruenholz
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.