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This video walks through the 3-minute set-up process to get started with RentPress. Below the video, you can find written instructions with links out to articles with more details.

 


How do I download the RentPress plugin?

RentPress plugin can be downloaded for free. When you’re signed in to the WordPress dashboard on your site, visit Plugins > Add New and search for “RentPress” in the search box. Click Install to start the installation process.

Alternatively, you can get RentPress from the WordPress plugin directory ↗ by clicking the Download link. This will save the zip file to your computer.


How do I install RentPress on my site?

If you searched for RentPress from your WordPress dashboard, once the Install button has changed to Activate, click to activate. Then, you can start setting up RentPress from the RentPress > RentPress Settings page.

The RentPress zip file installs just like any other plugin for WordPress. The best method is to Install RentPress Using the WordPress Dashboard.

If preferred, you can use FTP to upload the entire RentPress folder to your WordPress site. More info can be found here: How to Install RentPress Using FTP.


How do I see property data?

RentPress will create custom post types in your sidebar for Properties and Floor Plans. Additional utility post types of Neighborhoods and Units will appear in the sidebar as well. Now, you’re ready to set up RentPress.

At this point you’ll want to Add A Property to your website. There are two ways to do this.

If you have purchased a subscription, paste in your API key to Connect RentPress to your Property Data Feed. Your first sync will import all your property data.

Otherwise, you can Add Property Data Manually, and you’ll want to check the Add Floor Plans article and Add Units article.

Then, you will want to start setting up templates to display data to your website users.


Does RentPress include templates I can use?

Once you have property data on your site, you can get started quickly by enabling the included templates. These templates are configured on the Template Options page of the plugin settings.

RentPress 6 includes four templates – one for each of the following:

  • Single floor plan
  • Floorplans grid
  • Property Listing
  • Properties Search

The single floor plan template creates a user-visible e-commerce product page for each floor plan. The floorplans grid template creates a page that displays all floor plans saved on your site and lets shoppers filter and sort through all floor plans.

The property listing template creates a listing page for each property on your site to display info, photos, and floor plans. The properties search template creates a search page on your site to allow shoppers to filter and sort through each property on your site.

The single floor plan and floorplans grid templates are designed to be used on a single property site. The properties search template is designed to be used on a mutli-property, portfolio site.

Also note that you can customize the included templates. To do so, follow the How To Set Up and Customize RentPress Templates article.

If you do not wish to use the included templates and want to code your own, you can reference the article for Custom Post Types and Meta Data Provided by RentPress.


Does RentPress have shortcodes I can use?

RentPress has a handful of customizable shortcodes you can place on your site. A list of variables and examples can be read in the RentPress Shortcodes article.