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Setup IMPress for IDX Broker Plugin

the first thing you need to do is signup for an IDX Broker Account.

When your account is setup and ready to use, you’ll receive an email from IDX Broker.
The time it takes for approval depends on your MLS.

Step 1. Add your API Key

  • In WordPress, go to IMPress > Initial Settings > Get an API Key
  • Click the ?, and you will be taken to the login page for your IDX Broker account.
  • You can find the API Key in your IDX Broker account under Home > Access Control, if you don’t get to the page automatically.
  • Copy the API Key and add it to WordPress > IMPress > Initial Settings.
  • Click Refresh Plugin Options button.

get an idx broker api key

Step 2. Set up a New Wrapper Page

  • Scroll down on the same screen.
  • Find IMPress > Initial Settings > Create the Global Wrapper
  • For Page Name add – idx
  • Then click Create button.

idx broker add global wrapper

Step 3. Look at your Homepage (not the Editor).

Your Search Bar should show the search results page, when you click on the Search button.

If not, please see the tutorial for the Search Bar and check the settings for the IMPress Omnibar Widget.

Then Update the Homepage.

Step 4. Create a Saved Link for your Featured Properties

  • In IDX Broker, go to Design > Website > Saved Links.
  • Click the gray button Create Link
  • For Search Page, choose Listing ID
  • Click Next Step
  • Add your MLS IDs separated by commas – 6 to 8 of them
  • Click Next Step
  • Give your Saved Link a title – IDs for Featured Properties
  • Choose one of the Save buttons.

create saved link ids for featured properties

Step 5. Add an IMPress Showcase Widget to Homepage

Please see the tutorial for the Featured Properties and add an IMPress Showcase widget.

You will want to choose “Use a Saved Link” and then select IDs for Featured Properties.