If you’ve ever searched for properties in a certain location on sites like Rightmove or Zoopla, you might’ve noticed that they return properties within the actual boundary of the place/town/city being searched.
With the latest release of Property Hive, version 1.5.39, you can now achieve this same functionality and wow your audience. This is best demonstrated when combined with our Map Search add on:
To enable this functionality on your WordPress estate agency website, simply navigate to ‘Property Hive > Settings > General > Miscellaneous‘ and enable the ‘Search Within Location Perimeter‘ option when deciding how searching by address should function:
The perimeters are obtained using the Nominatim API so we have no control over these, though an option to edit and customise the polygons for popular location is something we’re considering for the future, dependant on feedback.
Worth noting is that our Infinite Scroll and Radial Search add ons have also been updated to support this new setting. With the Radial Search add on active we’ll search for properties within the location perimeter, as well as within an extended version of the perimeter*. This is best demonstrated again on a map:
* Requires the GEOS PHP extension – https://geophp.net/geos.html
* Added ‘country_not’ attribute to [properties] shortcode
* Ensure ‘Property Hive-only mode’ checkbox only appears for administrators on user profiles
* Added ordering capabilities to the properties returned by the REST API can be ordered by price by passing in ‘price-asc’ and ‘price-desc’ as the ‘orderby’ parameter
* Added new filter ‘propertyhive_show_admin_menu_key_date_count’ to determine if overdue key date count should show in menu
* Added new filter ‘propertyhive_admin_menu_key_date_count_args’ so the query arguments used when determining overdue key date count in menu can be customised
* Added new filter ‘propertyhive_admin_menu_enquiry_count_args’ so the query arguments used when determining enquiries count in menu can be customised
* Corrected issue with properties appearing twice when properties with the same price spanned multiple pages. Change included adding a secondary order
If you are already a Property Hive user, this update is now available for download through WordPress. If you’re new to Property Hive, you can download the core plugin here.