Rover 2.0 Sneak Peak: Facebook login


Rover login dialog with Facebook integration

Rover IDX 2.0 will allow the site owner to enable visitor login using Facebook.  This feature has these benefits:

  • Visitors are more likely to sign up on the site, since they do not need to remember yet another user / password.
  • New logins using Facebook generate an email to the assigned agent.
  • New logins using Facebook do appear in the Rover CRM prospect list.
  • Visitors can stay logged in for as long as their Facebook session is logged in.

Setting up this feature is easy:

  • Create a Facebook app for your website.  This is completed on the Facebook App Dashboard.
  • Click 'Enable Facebook Logins'
  • Copy the app id to your Rover IDX >> Social settings page.



Rover 2.0 Sneak Peak: Copy Settings from Another Site

Rover IDX allows one license-holder to use that license on up to 5 domains.  Managing those domains is going to get a bit easier with this feature.

Rover IDX 2.0 will allow you to copy your Styling settings from one site to another:

Simple two-step process

Simple three-step process

  • Enter the domain id of the site source website. copy_settings_domain_id
  • Go to that source website, and Approve the copy request.copy_settings_approve
  • Go back to the target website and Finalize the copy.  copy_settings_finalize

The Copy Settings feature will copy all Styling settings, including:

  • CSS Framework
  • Login / Register display
  • Search panel preferences
  • Listing layout preferences
  • Property Detail page preferences

This feature will also copy custom layout templates and Map defined locations that you may have created to the target site.

Rover 2.0 Sneak Peak: Login / Register choices

Rover has always given you choices when setting up your Login / Register component.  This important and visible component makes it easy for visitors to register on your website, so they can save searches and track their favorite listings.  Previous choices were to add a dropdown button at the top of each page (automatically):


You could also add a helpful button bar to the top of each page.  This bar would allow visitors to see and do more:


In the upcoming Rover IDX 2.0, you'll be able to integrate the Login / Register components right into your WordPress menu.  You will have the ability to attach to the primary or secondary WordPress menu.  This continues the trend to add these components and make them look like they were always part of whatever theme you chose:

menu-primaryThe menu behaves just as you would expect.  When you are not logged in, you get these choices:


And when you are logged in, you get these choices:


Setting this choice is very easy.  In the Rover IDX plugin settings, you just have to select which type you want:


This level of seamless integration is another important step that allows you to pick whatever theme you want and still have a beautiful and custom real estate website.