Creating a Real Estate Website on WordPress

How to Build a WordPress Real Estate Website?

This post will walk you through the process of building a WordPress real estate website step-by-step.

A website that lists homes for sale or rent is simply a real estate website. Your potential clients can use it to easily find their home and buy or rent it. Most buyers and sellers find the site to be attractive. To expand your real estate business, it makes sense to build a WordPress real estate site that is packed with functionality.

List of topics:

  • Why Should You Build a WordPress Real Estate Website?
  • How Can I Build a WordPress Real Estate Website? (Step-by-Step)
    1. Installing WordPress
    2. The greatest WordPress real estate design should be selected.
    3. I installed the Zakra theme.
    4. Install the Elementor plugin's companion add-ons.
    5. Create a WordPress website for real estate.
    6. The WordPress Customizer allows for page customization.
    7. The homepage customization tool from Element
  • Conclusion:
  • Why Should You Build a WordPress Real Estate Website?

With a real estate website, sellers can offer their property to purchasers for sale or rent. These websites help real estate agents market and sell homes online all around the world. As a result, it connects with potential customers and supports real estate businesses.

It is now a developing website platform that exists online. People are now using real estate websites to buy and sell property because they have easy access to the internet. It is now a helpful tool for managing properties and performing in-depth property searches.

Thus, if you'd like to expand your real estate business as well, the time is now. You may reach more clients, create leads, and boost sales for your real estate company by building a WordPress website.

It's time for the next section of our article on building a WordPress real estate website.

  • How Can I Build a WordPress Real Estate Website? (Step-by-Step)

Let's now discuss the procedure for building a WordPress real estate website step by step.

1. Installing WordPress

You must first install WordPress, the website maker, on your computer. For your WordPress website to be created, you will also require a domain name and web hosting.

Your site's domain name is the identity you give it when you create it online. For example, Google's domain name is google.com.

Web hosting is the location of your website on a web server. You can purchase this area and use it to store the website's files. Your website won't be available to people using the web while this is done.

You can purchase a domain name and web hosting for your website from one of the many domain name and hosting service providers. Furthermore, if your web host's hosting plans include a domain name, you can purchase both of them.

Two of the most well-known hosting businesses offering domain names and web hosting packages are Bluehost and SiteGround. The best thing is that they offer special hosting packages for all of their services. Additionally, they are officially approved by WordPress.

Bluehost and SiteGround, on the other hand, provide the WordPress auto-installation function in their WordPress hosting packages. Simply select the "Auto-Install WordPress" option when making your purchase.

What happens if you forget to do that? not even a problem. The hosting control panel's "One-Click Install" option is still available. You may quickly download and install using this option. After the installation is finished, you may access your dashboard.

2. The greatest WordPress real estate design should be selected.

The second step is to pick a WordPress website that is ideal for a real estate website. Several different WordPress real estate themes are available for your website. But making the best choice might be difficult.

In this article, we'll explain how to use WordPress to build a real estate site using the Zakra design. It is a flexible WordPress theme with numerous options for building any type of website. Due to its flexibility with drag-and-drop website builders, modification is simple.

Also, it includes 65+ pre-built demo websites that may be used to build any type of website. Also, it includes a template for real estate websites.

So that you can rapidly create a website for your real estate business, we suggest utilizing Zakra.

3. Installed the Zakra theme.

Let's talk about how to add the Zakra WordPress theme to your dashboard now. The setup of the Zakra theme's paid and free versions will be covered in this section.

Installing Zakra's free version

Now, locate "Appearance" on your dashboard and place your mouse pointer over it. You can access the "Themes" page by clicking "Themes" in the pop-up box. Locate and select the "Add New" button there.

Again, clicking the "Search themes" option will take you to a new page. To discover the Zakra theme inside the search engine results, you must type "Zakra" there. If you move your mouse over it, the "Setup" and "Preview" choices will appear

If you would like, you can sample the theme. Otherwise, press the "Install" button and wait a little while. Finally, press the "Activate" button.

You've now completed the installation of the Zakra theme's free version.

Installing Zakra's Pro Version:

To get access to Zakra's premium features, you must first purchase Zakra Pro from its official website. You need to acquire a Personal Plus subscription or above in order to view the premium Zakra samples. A zip file will be downloaded, and you will be able to download it.

The plugin that you downloaded in zip file format will be installed. Two distinct zip files will download, as you will notice. One is the "Zakra Pro" file, while the other is the "Companion Addons for Elementor" plugin file.

The Zakra Pro plugin and the Zakra design are combined in Zakra Pro. Therefore, you can only utilize Zakra Pro following the plugin file's installation and download. To install it, use the same steps as installing a WordPress plugin.

Just click and drag the mouse pointer over the term "Plugins." Upon clicking the "Add New" button there, a web page with an "Upload Plugin" button will appear. Press the button.

This will bring up a screen where you may choose the zip file that you previously downloaded. All you have to do is click the "Select File" button to select the zip file. Choose "Install Now" from the menu after that.

After that, the setup process will start. Click the "Activate Plugin" button once more to finish the setup. The "License Key" must be entered, and you must then click the "Agree & Activate License" icon.

The theme is now shown on your dashboard after a successful installation.

4. Install the Elementor plugin's companion add-ons:

Additionally, in order to expand Elementor's current functions when creating your website, you'll need to additionally download the Companion Addons for Elementor plugin.

Go to "Plugins," place your cursor over it, and select "Add New" exactly like you would when downloading Zakra Pro. Find the "Upload Plugin" button when you get to the "Plugins" page, and select it.

Next, choose the zip file by clicking on the "Select File" button, after which click "Install Now" on the screen. The setup will now start. To finish the process, select the "Activate Plugin" button.

Enter the "License Key" and then press "Agree & Activate License" to complete the process. Just that.

5. Create a WordPress website for real estate.

Importing the real estate demo site is the next step before you can begin creating your own real estate website.

A basic real estate website with a featured property listings page is included with the Zakra theme. A gallery area is also there, showcasing various real estate sites.

To begin using Zakra, select the "Get started with Zakra" button in the dialogue box that appears after installing the Companion Addons for Elementor plugin.

You will then be taken to a page with a demo exporter and various demo options. Hover your cursor over the real estate demo site of your choice. After that, select "Import" and wait a while. Then select the "Confirm" button.

The design has now successfully been exported, at last. You may now begin developing your WordPress real estate company website.

6. The WordPress Customizer allows for page customization.

You must now use the WordPress customizer to modify the pages on your website. There are many modification choices available for your WordPress real estate site's pages.

Choose the "Customize" option under "Appearance" on the left side of the display. You will then arrive at a page with many customization options. The live view on the right updates each time you make a modification to your website.

Let's now go over each customization choice in more detail.

Worldwide Settings:

Container, Colors, Background, Sidebar Layout, Typography, and Button are the six choices available in global settings.

You can modify your website's design using the container. Three container types, Full Width, Boxed, and Contents Boxed, are provided. Select it and modify the width for your site.

The foundation colors and linking colors of your WordPress real estate site can also be changed through Colors. With the options provided in Background, you may also modify the background color and images of your site.

You can choose from a variety of sidebar layouts for your site. In addition, you can change the headlines on your site.

You can modify the size and color of the buttons on your site by using the button options.

Header Settings:

There are six choices available here: Side Identity, Header Media, Header Top Bar, Header Major Area, Header Button, and Menu. You can modify your website's logo, icon, title, and slogan using Website Identification.

Additionally, the Header Main Area choices allow you to customize the header style, header media location, and visibility. Also, adding header button text and a header button hyperlink is simple.

In addition, the Header Button lets you select the text, background, and border colors for it.

The 'Menu' option allows you to edit the main menu's overall layout. The menu item color, item hover color, and item activity color can all be changed easily.

Setting Content:

You can customize the content area of your site using four different methods. Page header, blog/archive, solo post, and meta are the available options.

You can choose between "Page Header" and "Content Area" for the placement of the title tag in the page header. In a similar vein, you can modify the backdrop color, upload a background image, and choose the alignment of your page title.

Similarly to this, you can edit the style, color, space, and content of your article using the blog or archive option. Also, you can change the single post's content order, meta tag order, margin and border width, and other settings.

You can also change the meta style, set the margin, and modify the border width using the meta settings. The meta items will allow you to quickly change the icon color, hyperlink color, and link hover color.

Footer Options:

Here, you'll find three options: footer widgets, footer bottom bar, and scroll to top.

You can choose the footer widgets' style and configure the widget name margin using the footer widgets. You can also change the colors, background image, title color, text color, link color, and so on in your bottom area.

You can change the footer bottom style using the footer bottom bar. Furthermore, you can change the colors and add text to the left and right footer content areas.

Simply enable the Scroll to Top option when your website needs a Scroll to Top button. Every time a visitor clicks on it, it helps them go right to the top of the page on your website. Also, you can change the typeface's height, width, and text size.

Menu Settings:

You can modify the menu's title and location at this point. Even the menu items for homepage, about us, property, blogs, and contacts can be changed. Menu items can also be easily added and removed.

Settings for widgets:

You can add widgets to your website's sidebar, footer one, footer two, footer three, and footer four using the widget settings. Widgets can be added in a variety of ways, including archiving, audio, calendars, categories, galleries, and menu options.

Additional CSS options:

You can add your personal CSS code to your site using the Extra CSS Options. There are some guidelines there that will help you.

When finished, press the "Publish" button just at the page's top.

7. The homepage customization tool from Element:

You will need to alter it independently using a special method because the webpages of all the starting sites for Zakra were created using the page builder.

Locate "Pages" on your dashboard and select "All Pages.". Today, you may view every page that currently exists on your site. Click "Edit with Elementor" while your mouse is on "Home.". You can now begin updating your homepage.

There are various drag-and-drop choices available for you to utilize when designing your homepage. Your homepage can be made more attractive and user-friendly by adding a video, button, price list, reviews, and other features.

You may also include Facebook and share buttons so that people can simply share the deals on their social network pages. Nevertheless, to do this, you'll need to download Elementor Pro.

Once all customizations have been made, select "Update" from the menu. Just that.

Your WordPress real estate site has been successfully built and customized.

Conclusion:

This guide on using WordPress to build a real estate website outlines the process. After purchasing a domain and hosting, install WordPress and import the demo site using the Zakra theme. Modify the site as needed. The Zakra theme is compatible with WordPress plugins, allowing for easy integration with IDX and property portfolio options.

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