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Search Bar Widget Area

Depending on which Starter Pack you used, the search bar widget area is set up using either the AgentPress Listings plugin or the IMPress for IDX Broker plugin.

search bar agentpress listings

You will need to set up each of these plugins before you can use the widgets for Search.
AgentPress – Listing plugin – Add Taxonomy, Terms, and Listings.
OR
IMPress for IDX Broker plugin – Connect API and create Wrapper page.

(This area can also use a search widget from other IDX services, but may require additional styling to look like the demo.)

You will need to create some taxonomies, create some taxonomy terms, and add some property listings, so that the search widget will show.

Then add the AgentPress – Listing Search widget to the Search Bar widget area, and use the following settings.
agentpress listings search settings

  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets.
  2. Drag the AgentPress – Listing Search into the Search Bar widget area.
  3. Check off the the taxonomy that you want to appear in your search bar.
  4. Button text: Demo has Search Listings.
  5. Click the Save button.

You will want to connect your IDX Broker account to your WordPress website for the IDX Broker search widget to work.

idx broker omnibar search

Then add the IMPress Omnibar Search widget to the Search Bar widget area, and use the following settings.
impress omnibar widget settings

  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets.
  2. Drag the IMPress Omnibar Search into the Search Bar widget area.
  3. There are several choices here.
    • You can leave everything unchecked with no title for the Search Bar.
    • You can check Extra Fields?
    • You can check both Extra Fields? and Include Min Price?
    • Be sure to UNCHECK Default Styling?
  4. Save.

This is how the IDX Broker Omnibar looks with no fields checked.

impress omnibar only search