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Primary Sidebar

To edit the sidebar widgets:
Go to Appearance > Widgets > Primary Sidebar OR under Appearance > Customize > Widgets > Primary Sidebar.

The Primary Sidebar contains the following widgets:

  • IMPress Omnibar Search (or optional AgentPress – Listing Search)
  • Genesis eNews Extended
  • IMPress Property Showcase (or optional AgentPress – Featured Listings)
  • Categories widget

(The other Text widgets can be removed, once you have connected your IDX Broker account.)

primary sidebar widget area

IMPress Omnibar Search

Use the following settings:

  • Title: Property Search
  • Default Styling?: Uncheck
  • Extra Fields?: Check
  • Include Min Price?: Check

impress omnibar search in sidebar

Genesis eNews Extended

The settings will depend on which newsletter service you use, usually Mailchimp or Flodesk.


This will show you how to get the Mailchimp Form code in detail. You can choose “Unstyled”

This post shows how to add Mailchimp form code to the Genesis eNews Extended widget.


Here is how to create an inline form in FloDesk first.

Here is a good tutorial for adding FloDesk to Genesis eNews Extended.

IMPress Property Showcase

This widget cannot be added until your IDX Broker account is connected to WordPress.

Find and add the IMPress Property Showcase to Primary Sidebar.

Use the following settings:

  • Title: Featured Listings
  • Properties to Display: Use a Saved Link (if you have a number of active listings, you can choose Featured)
  • Choose a saved link: Use the saved link that you created
  • Show image?: Check
  • Use rows?: Uncheck
  • Listings per row: 3
  • Max number of listings to show: 3
  • Default Styling?: Uncheck


impress property showcase in sidebar

Categories widget

Note that categories will only appear once you have created them (under Posts > Categories) AND you have assigned the category to at least one post.

Use the following settings:

Title: Categories

categories widget in primary sidebar

You may also want to add a Search widget to the Primary Sidebar.