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Upgrade To RentPress 7

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Upgrade Your Site

RentPress version 7 represents a dramatic upgrade in how property data is handled on your website. To make sure you’re getting the most out of RentPress, you’ll want to complete a few steps.


Getting Started

  1. Take a backup, staging copy, or local copy, etc of your site.
    • We use Flywheel, which allows for easy staging sites.
    • You can also try Flywheel Local if you can as it can be a bit faster.
    • Keep the live site open and signed in in another window for reference. We will use it later.
  2. In your local site, we want to fully delete all RentPress content. For each post, select all and Delete. Then visit each post’s trash section and fully delete all posts. For more details, check out this tutorial from WP Beginner.
    • Neighborhoods
    • Floor Plans
    • Properties

      WordPress sidebar highlighting RentPress's custom posts for Properties, Floor Plans, and Neighborhoods

      On your staging site, you’ll want to delete posts from Properties, Floor Plans, and Neighborhoods

  3. Visit the Plugins page. Remove RentPress by first Deactivating, then Deleting.
  4. Optionally, clean up remaining WordPress data. You can try a tool like the WP-Sweep plugin.
    WP-Sweep plugin is not a 30 Lines product. 30 Lines makes no representation or warranty, express or implied. Your use of the WP-Sweep plugin is solely at your own risk.

    1. Install WP-Sweep plugin.
    2. Run the clean steps on the default settings.
    3. After the cleaning process, delete this plugin

      WP Sweep plugin for WordPress

      Searching for the WP Sweep plugin.


Add RentPress

  1. Install RentPress 7 plugin.
  2. Confirm RentPress settings are replicated on the staging site
    • Visit the RentPress settings on both sites. Most settings from the old plugin will have a comparable setting in the new plugin. Some settings like pricing can now also be managed on a per-property basis.
    • See also: RentPress Settings

      Migrate your settings to new RentPress

      Migrate your settings to new RentPress

  3. Add desired templates to your theme. You can also choose to use shortcodes instead. While your site’s needs may vary, we recommend:
    • Floor plan single
    • Amenity
    • City
    • Pets
    • City Archive
    • Property Listing

      We recommend using these RentPress templates.

  4. Add License Key and sync data.
  5. Add desired shortcodes to your site or theme. Depending on your site, we recommend:
  6. Update content on new posts (properties and floor plans). Verify that the synced information matches and add previously-entered content to your new property post.
    • Property:
      • Property Name (post title)
      • URL slug (should exactly match the previous URLs)
      • Special, link, expiration
      • Social profile links
      • Pet policy details
      • Additional Search Keywords
      • Phone number
      • Application link and settings
      • Residents link
      • Pet taxonomy terms
      • Property Types
      • Featured Image
      • You can set overrides for any value imported from the data feed like Office Hours, Pricing, etc., should you wish.
      • You do not need to manage Amenities or Cities for a synced property.
      • Any non-RentPress content
        • ex: Other plugins such as Yoast allow you to enter content into the post.
      • See also: Property Content Fields

        Upgrading RentPress property content

        Upgrading RentPress property content

    • Floor Plans
      • Floor Plan name (post title)
      • URL slug (should exactly match the previous URLs)
      • Special, link, expiration
      • Matterport/tour
      • Images
      • Floor plan description
      • Floor plan features
      • Pet policy
      • Featured Image
      • You can set overrides for any value imported from the data feed like Square Footage, Pricing, etc., should you wish.
      • Any non-RentPress content
        • ex: Other plugins such as Yoast allow you to enter content into the post.
      • See also: Floor Plan Content Fields
    • Neighborhoods
      • Create Neighborhoods
      • Assign properties into your neighborhood
      • Add content like image and description.
      • See also: Neighborhood Content Fields
  7. Update website content where needed.
    • Content pages, forms, etc. Anything that depended on the old properties or floor plans.
    • Contact forms with conditional logic
    • RentPress Shortcodes like address, hours, etc
  8. Test/confirm CTAs throughout your site link to proper destination.
  9. Test/confirm that all data is passed through to contact forms properly

Ready for Launch!

  1. Once you’ve ready to launch, take a backup of the live site, then push your site to production.
  2. Do a final review and confirm things look correct.
  3. Take a look at 30 Lines’ Website Post Launch Checklist » for more.