Release Notes – 2023.04.27 April 27, 2023
- New “exit intent” and “time on page” registration features
Two new modes of triggering registration popups have been added for most page types and for featured locations: exit intent, where a popup will be triggered if we detect the mouse leaving the window, and time on page, where a popup can be scheduled for a certain number of seconds after loading a given page. As with with the existing registration settings for these page types, application wide settings can be configured in the admin menu which will provide defaults to cascade down and be overridden on a page by page basis as desired. Default settings for new testdrives have also been updated to make use of these new modes.
As was the case with our cleanup of basic registration settings last December, special page types such as listing search, blog pages, and market reports that currently have special “teaser” modes implemented were not updated to use these two new registration modes. (Saved search pages, however, ARE included in the page types that benefit from these new features.) Updates to registration modes for those special types will likely be considered in the future, but their complex and unique natures precluded them from consideration in this first pass at exit intent and time on page registration triggers.
- Another batch of performance improvements to the react application
More work has been done along the same lines as the last two releases to further improve the performance of the react application in the eyes of the various robots that analyze websites for search engine indexing and third party “SEO performance” reporting tools.
- Google Analytics integration updates
Our project to update our Google Analytics API version in the last release encountered issues, and had to be temporarily rolled back. An updated version of these changes will be included in this release.
- Many, many, many keywords updates
We’re in the middle of another large wave of MLSes making changes to their data providers, and as a result keyword mappings and the resulting lookups have been rebuilt across a number of MLSes. Please be on the lookout for previously mapped keyword terms that may have been missed in remapping.
- Market report widget - custom placeholder
Market report search input placeholder text can now be customized
- Exit intent and time on page registration settings
New "time on page" and "exit intent" registration features have been implemented, with application wide defaults that cascade into page specific settings for most page types and for featured locations.
- Reconsider New Homepage Registration Default
New default registration settings have been established to accompany the addition of additional registration features.
- NEW Flex Slideshow Block (w/ inner content)
A new “Slideshow” flex block has been added. In addition to the basic slideshow functionality that has been requested in the past, this also accommodates the request to allow banner overlay content to remain over the banner slideshow on mobile. Since the slideshow accepts “child” content (aka nested content that displays on top of the slideshow), you can use this block as an alternative to the existing “Banner and IDX Search Overlay” widget combination
- Change Default Page Format for Office Roster Page
Updated the default settings for agent roster pages on new office testdrives.
- Market Report link case on Featured Location page
Provided custom CSS to address customer complaint.
- Adjustments to Default Content for Registration Messages
Updates were made to application defaults for various types of registration benefits text settings. Additionally, the site wide registration settings page now includes placeholders to display these defaults.
- Contact info/footer widget doesn't include company name
Added company name to default footer block
- Update Help video for Google Email Integration
Revised video to exclude the parts mentioning old / deprecated options
- Deleted Featured Locations behavior in Flex Featured Locations widget
When a referenced Featured Location no longer exists, we now show a more descriptive message in edit mode that makes it clear the referenced location no longer exists
- GA-GIAR Keywords
Keyword lookup tables for GA-GIAR were rebuilt after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- AL-MAAR Keywords
Keyword lookup tables for AL-MAAR were rebuilt after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- OH-CINN Keywords
Keyword search lookup tables for OH-CINN were rebuilt after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- AZ-SVVAR Keywords
Keyword search lookup tables for AZ-SVVAR were rebuilt after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- KS-LBOR Keywords
Keyword search lookups fro KS-LBOR have been rebuilt after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- AR-FTSMITH Keywords
Keyword search lookups for AR-FTSMITH have been rebuilt after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- OH-NORMLS Keywords
Keyword search lookups for OH-NORMLS were rebuilt after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- Performance Teardown (Part 3)
More JS bundle rework and conditional bundle preloading for Pagespeed score optimization
- FL-MID block construction keyword
Corrected the mapping for the "block construction" keyword search term on FL-MID.
- MN-RMLS new search options
Added search options to MN-RMLS.
- Unable to save Roster Page details (add to navigation menu)
Fixed an issue where saving an agent roster page with an empty agent list in manual sorting mode would throw an error.
- Visitor registration form not showing full agent list in drop down
The agent select preview when editing registration forms will now properly only include agents with the accepts leads setting enabled, as is the case with the actual form that's being edited.
- NC-NCRMLS (NC-BCBOR) - Add keyword
Added "island" keyword search term to NC-NCRMLS.
- IDX control panel error when searching for MD-BRIGHT
Cleaned up bad virtual host data that was breaking account search.
- Flex Headings Revision
H1 is now allowed for the Flex Heading block. A warning has been added to remind users that a page should not have more than one H1
- Flex Agent Block not mobile optimized
Adjusted block styles to prevent ugly line-wrapping on mobile
- MI-MIREALSOURCE basement keyword issue
Corrected issues with keyword mapping for MI-MIREALSOURCE.
- Davis CA Being Used as Default Area Continues
Some outbound links will no long be using Davis, CA as their location on new accounts.
- Flip card page
Fixed in issue where cards pages were erroneously disabled on express accounts.
- Slow website caused by agent profile loading optimizations
For large offices, prefetching all agent profiles is slower than the old deferred method. We have
By Kevin Ashley
Kevin is a Web Developer and Marketing Expert for iHOUSEweb. He has a degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and he specializes in front end web development, web advertising, and web analytics. Kevin works closely with real estate agents all over the US, and he helps to communicate their needs to the team of Software Engineers at iHOUSEweb.