The IMPress for IDX Broker WordPress Plugin includes a popular omnibar search. In this video, learn to set this simple, single query search bar for the benefit of your website visitors.
By default the omnibar searches by City, County, Postal Code, Address, or Listing ID. If you want to push it a little further, you can add up to 10 additional custom fields and limit the search locations to areas that you actually cover.
Let’s visit IMPress -> Omnibar Settings in the WordPress Dashboard.
Apply any custom location lists set in IDX Broker to your omnibar by choosing them from the drop downs. I’m going to set this omnibar to only search my California city list.
I want to focus on only residential listings, so I’m setting the default Property Type to Single Family Residential.
The core fields like price or city are great to start with, but I want to add some important fields specific to my market, so I’m going to add style and recreation. You can put any of your advanced fields in your omnibar.
Now I need to make sure that my visitors know what options are available. The custom placeholder is the text that shows up before a visitor starts typing in the box. Tell them what to expect in this field.
Remember to save changes. Don’t worry, you can always come back and change these settings as you wish.
The omnibar can be added as a shortcode while editing any post or page; just click ‘Add IDX Shortcode’ and ‘IMPress Omnibar Search’. You can also navigate to Appearance – Widgets to drag and drop IMPress Omnibar Search into your pages.
That’s it. Congratulations, you have added an IDX Omnibar search for your web visitors to use and easily find the perfect property.