Version 1.5.31 of Property Hive has just been released and is available for updating to through WordPress right away. See below for a detailed look at exactly what’s included with this new version:
If using Property Hive as your main estate agency CRM software then automatically sending property alerts is no doubt a key feature that you use to send your properties out to potential applicants.
By default, it’s either on or off with not much control over the sending times or frequency, so in this release we’ve added some new filters to give you more control over this feature should you wish to customise it:
Description: Change how often the auto match cron runs. Possible values include hourly, twicedaily or daily
Default: No default
Description: Limits the number of properties that should be included within a mailout.
Default: The email address of the office that has the most properties included within the mailout
Description: Allows you override the ‘From’ email address used when sending mailouts.
Default: 02:00 tomorrow
Description: This was actually added in version 1.5.26 but feel it’s applicable to reference it here again. Allows you to change the time at which the cronjobn is executed. Can accept any string understood by the PHP strtotime() function
An issue that seemed to be coming up surrounding similar properties was that there were no location constraints when deciding if a property was ‘similar’ or not. This meant a property in London could appear as a ‘similar’ property to one in Manchester. For nationwide estate agents with offices spanning multiple counties this could cause an issue.
As a result, we’ve added a new attribute to the [similar_properties] shortcode called ‘matching_address_field‘ that allows you to specify only properties with the same address field should be returned. An example of this would be:
… when you only want to return properties that have the same town/city field as the property in question. The accepted values are: address_two, address_three, address_four and location.