Display multiple custom search areas on the same SpatialMatch map

Posted by: on Oct 4, 2012 in WordPress | No Comments

1. Log in to your SpatialMatch account. If you do not have one, create one.

2. Select the “Areas” option:

3. Select “Saved Custom Areas”:

4. Select “Add Another”:

5. Draw the first custom area that you wish to display, and then name it:

6. Select “Add Another Area”:

7. Repeat step 5 with any additional custom areas that you wish to display

8. Select “Saved Custom Areas”:

10. Make sure that all areas that you wish to use are selected

11. Select “Search for Homes”:

The SpatialMatch search will now display all homes that fall within any of the property boundaries that you selected:

To embed this map onto a page on your site, please view the following instructions:

For WordPress sites
For non-Wordpress sites

Acquiring and Installing The SpatialMatch® WordPress Plugin

Posted by: on Aug 1, 2012 in WordPress | No Comments

** Note: You can click on all images to see a larger view of them.  They will open in a new browser tab.**

Step 1:  Download the SpatialMatch WordPress Plugin.

You can download the latest version of the plugin by clicking  HERE  (Download will begin automatically as a .zip file to your download folder).

Step 2:   Log into your WordPress site, and go to the “Plugins” section.

Once you log into your WordPress site, you can find the Plugins section on the left hand side of the navigation menu.  Click on Plugins.  It looks like this:

This is what your Plugins section looks like.

 

 Step 3:  Click “Add New” button atop of the Plugins section.

This is where you click "Add New" in the Plugin Section

Step 4:  Next, click “Upload” as show on the image below.

Click Upload

 Step 5:  Next, Click “Choose File” , locate the .zip you downloaded, and hit “Open”

Step 6:  Click “Install Now” and your plugin will install as shown in the images below.

Install Your Plugin

Step 7:  Go to the “Plugins” section, find the “SpatialMatch” Plugin, and click “Activate”.

 Step 8: Input your License Key into the SpatialMatch Plugin.

 

If you need to find your license key simply login into the Customer Dashboard to retrieve them.

Click HERE to go to the Dashboard (opens in new window).

Your installation is complete.

 

 

 

Changing the default display settings on a SpatialMatch map (WordPress plugin)

Posted by: on Jul 18, 2012 in WordPress | No Comments

If you are not using the WordPress plugin, click here

1. In the back end of your site, go to “SpatialMatch”, and then “All Maps”:

2. Click “Edit” on the map in question:

3. Change the map settings to reflect what you would like to display by default.

4. Click “Save”

Moving the default map location (WordPress plugin)

Posted by: on Jul 17, 2012 in WordPress | No Comments

1. In the back end of your site, go to “SpatialMatch”, and then “All Maps”:

2. Click “Edit” on the map in question:

3. Move the map to the desired location, and then click “Save”.

How to Define Custom Areas

Posted by: on May 23, 2012 in WordPress | No Comments

1. Sign in to SpatialMatch

2. Click on “Areas”:

3. Click on “Saved Custom Areas”:

4. Click “Add Another”:

5. Define your chosen custom area using one of the available map tools:

6. Name your custom area, and then click “OK”:

7. Click “Search for Homes”, if desired, in order to create a filter so that only homes inside of this area display:

8. Save this map, either using the WordPress plugin or by generating new embed code, and place it on the page of your choice.

Creating a ZIP code or Neighborhood/City-specific search with the WordPress plugin

Posted by: on Jan 25, 2012 in WordPress | No Comments

1.In the back end of your WordPress site, navigate to the SpatialMatch menu option and select “Add New Map”

2. Name the map in a way that you can easily identify it

3. Enter one of the cities or ZIP codes that you would like to filter in the search bar, in order to center the map

4. Click on the “Homes” option in SpatialMatch

5.If your “For Sale” layer is not already turned on, activate it now

6.Scroll down and click on “Geography”

7.Select whichever filter you would like to use, and check each option that you wish to include in your search (only visible areas will display, so if yours does not, zoom out and/or navigate your map to the desired ZIP code)

8.Position your map to the location and zoom level that you would your new embedded page to open up to

9. Scroll down and click “Save Changes”

10. Navigate to the page where you wish to display your custom search map

11. Click on the SpatialMatch insert map icon

12. Enter the desired map and size settings

13. Note that the short code for your map has been added to your page

14. Publish your page

Video Demonstration:

How to create a Quick Lifestyle Search

Posted by: on Oct 10, 2011 in WordPress | No Comments

1. In the administrative back end of your site, navigate to Appearance, and then Widgets.

2. To the right of the screen, you will see the available site areas. Locate the area where you want to have your quick search, and then click on the gray, downward facing arrow beside it. This will display the widget area.

3. In the “Available Widgets” section, locate “SpatialMatch: Lifestyle Search”. Click and drag it into the widget area that you displayed in the above step.

4. Fill out the prompted fields. If you select a popup window, width and height can be entered as absolute pixel values or as percentages of screen spage. We recommend a width of 100%, and a height of 600 pixels.

How to create a Quick Home Search

Posted by: on Oct 10, 2011 in WordPress | No Comments

1. In the administrative back end of your site, navigate to Appearance, and then Widgets.

2. To the right of the screen, you will see the available site areas. Locate the area where you want to have your quick search, and then click on the gray, downward facing arrow beside it. This will display the widget area.

3. In the “Available Widgets” section, locate “SpatialMatch: Home Search”. Click and drag it into the widget area that you displayed in the above step.

4. Fill out the prompted fields. If you select a popup window, width and height can be entered as absolute pixel values or as percentages of screen spage. We recommend a width of 100%, and a height of 600 pixels.

Placing a SpatialMatch map on your home page

Posted by: on Oct 10, 2011 in WordPress | No Comments

(Note: these instructions apply to the Avenue WordPress theme, which is provided by default as part of all SpatialMatch WP Bundle purchases. If you are using SpatialMatch on your own WordPress site, with a different theme, then these instructions may not apply).

Prior to embedding a new map, you must first create and save it, as detailed here. Once this is complete, perform the following steps:

1.  Navigate to the “Appearance” menu and “Widgets” sub-menu in the administrative section of your WordPress site.

2. On the left hand side of the screen, you will see an “Available Widgets” section. To the right, you will see a list of page sections. Locate “Home Page Map” along the right margin, and click on the downward-facing arrow to the right of it.

3. On the left hand side of the screen, locate the “SpatialMatch: Map” widget, and click-and-drag it into the expanded space below “Home Page Map”, where you clicked in the previous step.

4. Select the map that you wish to use on your home page, followed by the desired width (recommended: 100%) and height (recommended: 600), expressed as either percentages or absolute pixel values.

How to embed maps into a post or page

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Prior to embedding a new map, you must first create and save it, as detailed here. Once this is complete, perform the following steps:

1. Navigate to the page and/or post on which you wish to insert this map.

2. In the Upload/Insert section of the menu, you will see the SpatialMatch logo: a roof connected to a single wall. Click on it.

3. When prompted, select the map of your choice. For width (recommended: 100%) and height (recommended: 600), you can select any absolute pixel value or percentage of available space that you desire.

4. Select “OK”, and then update/publish your page/post.