Over the weekend, the development team at ColorLabs Project launched its latest premium WordPress theme in the form of a fully functional and responsive real estate platform designed specifically for brokerages that are aiming to attract an online audience. The new download, called GoodLiving, focuses on a minimalistic design that allows webmasters to easily categorize properties and make them searchable from anywhere within a WordPress website from the front-end perspective.
ColorLabs designer Andre Septian stated April 19th that “most people who are looking to buy real estate will do research online before anything else. For this reason having an effective web presence is essential for real estate agents and brokers. GoodLiving will help you create real estate site with ease. GoodLiving provide users with an advance search form, so they can easily find property they want. GoodLiving can be integrated with MLS/IDX search by using third party plugin called dsIDXpress. [The theme] is designed to have responsive layout so all the elements scale and re-size depending on the device the website is viewed on. It doesn’t matter if a visitor is viewing the website on a desktop computer, tablet or smartphone, they will have an optimized viewing experience.”
GoodLiving Theme Features
The dsIDXpress third party plugin compatibility is a significant stroke of enhanced functionality for the premium real estate WordPress theme market because it enables integrated search functions without having to make any customizations. The built-in Search Engine for GoodLiving makes the task of searching for properties a pleasant one (provided the appropriate content organizational steps have been taken by those who upload property listings); narrowing queries down to the least common denominator. This can be an extremely helpful tool for brokerages who want to attract home buyers and those interested in renting because so many shoppers nowadays are quickly turned off by searches that are too broad.
Google Maps Integration lets potential customers locate actual addresses on an interactive map that can be manipulated from side to side or zoomed in and out from. Giving front-end visitors such a detailed tool allows them to pinpoint the region they are interested in and gives them full power to view all relevant property listings within a certain area; marking them on the map from A to Z.
When you download the GoodLiving theme, you will also have access to a full shortcodes collection that can be used whenever creating or editing a page/post to deliver enhanced content features such as buttons, alert boxes, maps, columned text and much more.
Fully Responsive Design
Of course, the GoodLiving premium WordPress theme for real estate sites comes with a responsive layout that will automatically re-size and format your site’s data to fit the screen size of each individual visitor. Those who are in the market for a new home are often on the go and not sitting at home viewing from a desktop computer, which is why having a responsive design that requires no code manipulation is of utmost importance.
This theme is compatible with an iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry, Samsung Galaxy, iPad, Android and other small screen smart phones or tablet computers.
There is a fully widgetized sidebar that is located on the right-hand side by default. This can be used to insert custom widgets from the Control Panel and give viewers one-click access to sponsors, featured properties, recent posts, categories and more. You can see from the screenshot below that the actual property listing pages offer slots for author name, publication date, category, a large image, comments, and full text.