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FW Real Estate tutorial for Joomla!
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Property listing platform with add-ons for brokers and agencies. MLS/IDX integration add-ons and services, clean property info, advanced search layouts, lead forms, easy configuration and management.

Current version: 5.1.1
Release date: 29 July 2022
Requires:
  • or higher

All Features

Responsive Property Listings
Mobile friendly layouts for best performance and look on any device.
Adjustable Property Page
Set property info to be shown as sections listed one by one or tabs to save page space.
Sell listings
Property for sale with adjusted pricing and terms.
Multilingual support
Built-in support for full content translation for any number of languages.
Batch upload
Fast and handy files management with batch upload feature.
Resize on upload
Dimensions set in configuration will be applied on upload while original files will be kept as alternative.
List view
List property listings layout with numerous display options.
Single property page
Detailed property page with configuration option, media gallery, specification sections, etc.
Extended description
26 fields to describe every listing and show exactly what your customers look for.
Image gallery
Hi-quality images resized for optimal use with originals kept.
Watermark protection
Protect images from unauthorized usage on other websites or media.
Menu item settings
Adjust country, region, city, category, type, filters on listing layout.
Dictionaries (customizable fields)
10 special fields that can be edited, translated in any language and adjusted to your needs.
Translation manager
Adjust language interface translations to your needs or create translation for a new language.
Listing display settings
Items per page, ordering, show/hide fields and filters, allow certain functions.
Property display settings
Show property fields, set price validation, configure title.
Print friendly listings
Property page which is the longest among the others is designed to look nice when printed.
FW Real Estate Product Change Log
Version 5.1.1 (Maintenance) released on 29 Jul 2022, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • unable to get to the FW dashboard
Version 5.0.3 (Maintenance) released on 16 Feb 2022, 2 modifications
Updates
  • Property List, Grid and Single Property layout icons fix.
Bugfixes
  • Map view critical fix to show property popup on marker click.
Version 5.0.2 (Maintenance) released on 15 Feb 2022, 1 modification
New features
  • Update button in admin Dashboard, when a new version comes out.
Version 5.0.1 (Maintenance) released on 15 Feb 2022, 3 modifications
Updates
  • Optimized FWRE Map View to avoid map markers duplication for some templates, when properties are clustered.
Bugfixes
  • Critical bugfix for saving properties when FWRE Status Labels add-on was not installed resulted in inability to save a property.
  • Removed a country with "0" name when a property was created.
Version 5.0.0 (Major) released on 13 Feb 2022, 10 modifications
New features
  • New UIKit responsive framework used as a core library.
  • Remembering opened tabs in Admin when a page is reloaded.
  • Drag & drop sorting for property images and storing by clicking Save button.
  • Property images Alt attributes for every image.
Updates
  • Optimized component, which help to reduce a product size more than by 50%.
  • Removed Bootstrap from the core of the component.
  • Replaced Font Awesome with SVG elements.
  • Significantly improved Admin design and unification.
  • Admin Dictionaries ordering update to work the same way as in the other sections.
  • Reworked and fixed modules' admin parameters and controls layout.
Version 4.4.1 (Maintenance) released on 26 Nov 2021, 3 modifications
Updates
  • FWRE Custom Fields sorting parameter for the fields.
  • Remembering filter setting after a new field, fields group or fields tab is added/edited.
  • If the new custom field alias is not unique, a warning message will be shown.
Version 4.4.0 (Minor) released on 19 Oct 2021, 3 modifications
New features
  • Support for FWRE Custom Fields checkbox and select new field types.
  • Group Custom fields in cards by field groups.
  • Break custom fields cars into 2 columns.
Version 4.3.1 (Maintenance) released on 17 Sep 2021, 2 modifications
Updates
  • FWRE Saved Search removed one notification a day limit.
Bugfixes
  • FWRE Saved Search saving admin email template code parameter bug fixed.
Version 4.3.0 (Minor) released on 09 Sep 2021, 3 modifications
Updates
  • Major Joomla! 4 review
  • Admin design fix
  • Joomla! 4 router update
Version 4.2.3 (Maintenance) released on 16 Jul 2021, 2 modifications
Updates
  • Admin CSS Styles editor update for easier code look up and copy.
  • Better integration with FWRE SEO Booster add-on.
Version 4.2.2 (Maintenance) released on 28 Jun 2021, 2 modifications
Bugfixes
  • JavaScript bugfixes clean up.
  • FWRE Social Share bug fixe to share properties with a friend.
Version 4.2.1 (Maintenance) released on 25 Jun 2021, 2 modifications
New features
  • Copy from English button in Admin -> Dictionaries allow multilingual websites copying English (original) fields values into active additional language for selected values.
Bugfixes
  • Admin Wizard Assistant menu item is now static and only messages indicator changes when new notifications are available.
Version 4.2.0 (Minor) released on 24 Jun 2021, 1 modification
Updates
  • Big update for multilingual websites: now when editing property, all dictionary fields show native value and original English version in parentheses. It was tricky to notice that the value was set in a different language, which caused many confusions.
Version 4.1.2 (Maintenance) released on 24 Jun 2021, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • A fix for FWRE Extra Fields Interior dictionary field typo, that resulted into blank result on the front-end.
Version 4.1.1 (Maintenance) released on 24 Jun 2021, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • Removed legacy .fade CSS class on front-end, that started to cause content invisibility for some templates.
Version 4.1.0 (Minor) released on 22 Jun 2021, 7 modifications
New features
  • New admin panel design
  • Sidebar wizard with batch installation and updates
  • New verification system, using login instead of access code
Updates
  • Numerous layout updates through admin system
Bugfixes
  • Custom fields fixes for earlier versions
  • City dictionary bugfix
  • Minor bugs clean up
Version 4.0.0 (Major) released on 22 Jun 2021, 2 modifications
New features
  • Major component review in terms of architecture and functionality.
  • Joomla! 4.0.x compatibility.
Version 3.11.1 (Maintenance) released on 27 Dec 2020, 1 modification
Updates
  • CSS clean up and optimization.
Version 3.11.0 (Minor) released on 24 Dec 2020, 1 modification
Updates
  • Menu item options allow multiple status fields as parameter.
Version 3.10.1 (Maintenance) released on 18 Dec 2020, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • Minor bug fix to show saved email when viewing lead (message) in a back-end.
Version 3.10.1 (Maintenance) released on 18 Dec 2020, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • Minor bug fix to show saved email when viewing lead (message) in a back-end.
Version 3.10.1 (Maintenance) released on 17 Dec 2020, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • Minor bug fix to show saved email when viewing lead (message) in a back-end.
Version 3.10.0 (Minor) released on 15 Oct 2020, 1 modification
New features
  • Integration with new radial search feature in Map View add-on allowing to set center point with coordinates and radius with mi/km to be visible on a Map View.
Version 3.9.9 (Maintenance) released on 13 Oct 2020, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • Duplicating file extension bug fix on resize.
Version 3.9.8 (Maintenance) released on 13 Oct 2020, 2 modifications
Bugfixes
  • Bug fix for gallery pictures not being stored on save.
  • Old code cleanup.
Version 3.9.7 (Maintenance) released on 08 Oct 2020, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • Minor updates and reported bugfixes.
Version 3.9.6 (Maintenance) released on 01 Sep 2020, 2 modifications
Updates
  • Changed add-ons publishing after update. Now all disabled add-ons will remain disabled after update.
Bugfixes
  • A fix for User Section menu to correctly appear on mobile views.
Version 3.9.6 (Maintenance) released on 01 Sep 2020, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • A fix for User Section menu to correctly appear on mobile views.
Version 3.9.5 (Maintenance) released on 28 Aug 2020, 1 modification
Updates
  • Update for parameters passed to Maps add-ons when calculating property coordinates by address. Now coordinates are more precise.
Version 3.9.4 (Maintenance) released on 07 Aug 2020, 2 modifications
Updates
  • Admin-> Add-ons: added detailed deals page with option to get a deal from the component.
Bugfixes
  • Admin -> Properties: search by address didn't work correctly in a search field in property list.
Version 3.9.3 (Maintenance) released on 03 Aug 2020, 1 modification
Updates
  • Important search update to work with latest modifications that allow to store street number in a separate field. It was ignored in search previously, but now will work in Search module in a Street field or combined search field along with Country and State/Province.
Version 3.9.2 (Maintenance) released on 24 Jul 2020, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • Leads admin section fixes to render recent updates from FWRE Contact Form add-on.
Version 3.9.1 (Maintenance) released on 23 Jul 2020, 3 modifications
Updates
  • Removed lightbox for password change in User Section.
Bugfixes
  • Active tab selection in User Section.
  • Invisible Google Captcha fix to work with FWRE Google Captcha add-on.
Version 3.9.0 (Minor) released on 19 Jul 2020, 7 modifications
New features
  • New Add-ons Menu Settings parameter with Hide value by default to avoid advanced add-on configuration for menu item settings. This was rarely used, but caused complications for add-ons added after menu item was created.
  • Added Updated date field to make it possible to update this field with MLS/IDX import.
Updates
  • Added Version and Subscription cart buttons to add-ons details in Add-ons section for better clarity for each option.
  • Updated Fields Mapping table for smooth synchronization with external data feeds.
  • Admin tabs and blocks with fields layout were unified.
Bugfixes
  • Fixed issue with disappearing menu column after hitting Apply button in Property Manager add-on.
  • CSS refactoring.
Version 3.8.2 (Maintenance) released on 13 Jul 2020, 2 modifications
Bugfixes
  • MLS/IDX integration updates.
  • Cron jobs unification.
Version 3.8.1 (Maintenance) released on 13 Jul 2020, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • Bugfixes for Agents and Rental add-ons.
Version 3.8.0 (Minor) released on 10 Jul 2020, 3 modifications
New features
  • Separated apartment number from address in its own field for smooth MLS/IDX synchronization. It affected a number of add-ons. Make sure you have all your add-ons up to date.
Updates
  • Default values set for Currency dictionary. Works for fresh installation only.
  • Renames Dimensions to Measures in admin Dictionaries and added default values set. Works for fresh installation only.
Version 3.7.1 (Maintenance) released on 17 Jun 2020, 6 modifications
New features
  • Admin Dashboard: add-ons section will now show documentation and demo links when available.
Updates
  • Admin Dashboard: component section separated from add-ons list.
  • Admin Dashboard: install all and update all buttons will appear in add-ons section header if available.
Bugfixes
  • Admin Dashboard: missing language constants added.
  • Admin Dashboard: add-ons counter fixed in component section.
  • Admin Translations: bug with copying language constants to Overrides.
Version 3.7.0 (Minor) released on 13 Jun 2020, 9 modifications
New features
  • New Available Add-ons and Updates section in admin Dashboard. Now all available plugins are listed there and you can easily track installed versions and manager your add-ons set up.
  • Admin Dashboard section provides all information on add-ons with links to product page, demo and documentation.
  • Overrides option in Translations allows to copy constants you need to Joomla! Overrides to keep them through upgrades. Also if a constant has a value defined in Overrides there will be an indicator to notify that.
  • Backup Translation button in admin Translations section helps storing manually modified file and prevent it from being replaced after an update.
  • Added pagination to Translations section in admin.
Updates
  • Translations in admin: path to main(edited) language file is shown upon selection.
  • Translations in admin: path to Joomla! Overrides language file is shown to let user know where to lookup for replacement.
  • Translations in admin: empty constants are not shown.
  • Add-ons in admin: now shows only Add-ons you didn't purchase. All purchased and free add-ons are shown in Dashboard in a table for easier management.
Version 3.6.0 (Minor) released on 10 May 2020, 8 modifications
New features
  • Integration with FWRE Slideshow View add-on that adds a new layout for component and Layout module.
  • Integration with Featured add-on to allow showing featured properties on top in layouts.
  • Integration with Google Structured data to allow adding structured code to optimize page for search bots and improve SEO.
  • Integration with Mapbox Maps to allow using Mapbox APIs for map view.
  • Integration with Yandex Maps to allow using Yandex APIs for map view.
Updates
  • On single listing page slideshow update slider height to match the height of image in slider rather than keep it the same for all images disregarding their size.
  • Updated Font Awesome CSS that comes with FWRE to isolate it from template's Font Awesome.
Bugfixes
  • Fixed prices output to make only price bold and all other text comments small on all layouts and single listing view.
Version 3.5.2 (Maintenance) released on 15 Apr 2020, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • A typo in SQL query that resulted in inability to verify account in Admin panel.
Version 3.5.1 (Maintenance) released on 09 Apr 2020, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • Update link was not rendered properly giving error at automatic Joomla! update.
Version 3.5.0 (Minor) released on 08 Apr 2020, 3 modifications
New features
  • New design system allowing changing design and layouts. Currently we separated Default minimalistic Bootstrap design and added free Demo design shown on our demo website. But there will be more to come soon.
Updates
  • Add-ons badges to help you see most popular, new, recommended and add-ons that have updates available.
  • Add-on view page that provides detailed information on add-ons which is being constantly updated.
Version 3.4.2 (Maintenance) released on 13 Mar 2020, 1 modification
Updates
  • Special update to make extension add-ons work with Joomla! native update system and show updates available if logged in into Fastw3b account with client Access Code.
Version 3.4.1 (Maintenance) released on 04 Mar 2020, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • When property access for fields was saved it didn't restore in settings and all fields were showing Default instead of actual values.
Version 3.4.0 (Minor) released on 27 Feb 2020, 10 modifications
New features
  • Publish/Unpublish property fields in Property Fields section.
  • Added backups info into Quick Check on Dashboard.
  • Added XML files for managing extension access in Joomla! Admin.
  • Moved Digit Grouping parameter for formatting price output from Multi Currency add-on into main component.
Updates
  • Google reCaptcha add-on image.
  • CSS styles for deals and account block.
  • Language constants update.
Bugfixes
  • Removed automated price update from Price Label field into Price Value if empty. This caused some issues depending on how numbers were entered.
  • Changes classes in lightbox from “close” to “btn btn-secondary” for visual consistency.
  • Fixed height for invisible captcha to avoid blocking textarea elements.
Version 3.3.0 (Minor) released on 08 Feb 2020, 16 modifications
New features
  • Separated Pro and Agents pack into 27 independent add-ons which were refined and significantly improved. All previous purchases will be converted with the same add-ons amount as they were made in packs.
  • Fastw3b account verification moved on top of side menu. As linking account is critical for downloading purchased add-ons we made it more obvious and easier to find.
  • Maps Module is now replaced with Layout Module that can show any layout in module position with selection option or precisely the one layout selected.
  • Property Fields section in Admin with the list of all fields available. Has convenient filters to search by title or select only fields relative to a certain add-on.
  • Access level setting for every field on a front-end defines which user group can see data.
  • New Custom Fields plugin allows adding your own text fields. They are not searchable at the moment, but you can define where to show them on a front-end.
  • Right/Main/Hide setting for Agent, Mortgage Calculator and Contact form on a Property view.
  • Property can now be assigned to multiple agents. All agents will receive email notification if Contact form is filled and sent.
Updates
  • Sorted fields on Property Edit view to keep more import on the General tab and others on the Secondary tab.
  • Thumbs will now not show up if there in only one image on a property view.
  • Status add-on now shows selected color in a Dictionary list when selected.
  • Contact form add-ons: phone field is now required.
  • Properties can now be filtered by Agent when shown.
  • Social share add-on now allows to share via email.
  • Listing layout menu item now has "Allow layout switching" parameter to allow switching between different view or show only the one selected.
Bugfixes
  • Status edit view is fixed: color field in now bigger and fits HEX code number.
Version 3.2.1 (Maintenance) released on 09 Dec 2019, 1 modification
Updates
  • Agent Property Listings view is now available in Menu Item if Agency plugin is activated.
Version 3.2.0 (Maintenance) released on 18 Nov 2019, 6 modifications
New features
  • New concept: free main extension with add-ons. Now there will be same FW Real Estate platform for all packs with ability to extend core functionality.
  • Mass add-ons installation and update. After add-ons are installed for the first time thay are enabled or published, but still parameters may need to be configured to use them properly.
  • Admin Add-ons section new filters to easily see installed and available add-ons.
Updates
  • Fastw3b Access Code form authorization has moved on top of sections menu as it now becomes vital for updates and support.
  • Dashboard Add-ons statistics table with data on total, installed, available and update required items.
  • FWRE Search module has all display fields enabled by default.
Version 3.0.0 (Major) released on 28 Oct 2019, 1 modification
New features
  • The first release of FW Real Estate updated platform based on single environment with add-ons to extend functionality and design.
Version 2.1.0 (Minor) released on 12 May 2019, 2 modifications
New features
  • Backup feature in admin Data Management section to fully store FW Real Estate data.
  • Import feature to move backup information to a new website.
Version 2.0.0 (Major) released on 16 Apr 2019, 41 modifications
New features
  • New design. A modern-looking responsive design with calm colors.
  • Map with property details and image. Added a new map displaying property details and images.
  • Front-end manager layout. Synchronized Front-end manager interface with Back-end interface.
  • User pages access via Front-end manager. Made all user pages accessible via the front-end manager.
  • Background image for Search module styling. Added the ability to style a Trendy layout with a background image.
  • Automatic/manual currency update mode. Now you can specify currency update mode - automatic or manual.
  • Multiple countries/cities/region on a single page. Added the ability to display properties from multiple locations for a single menu item.
  • Floor/room plans. Added floor/room plans allowing to specify floor/room details - sizes, images, descriptions for each floor/room.
  • Specification/description/features display. Now specification/description/features can be displayed one below the other for a single property view, not just as separate tabs.
  • Utility costs. Added the ability to specify utility costs for rental ads.
  • Pets for rental functionality. Added pets section allowing to specify pets friendly/not friendly terms for rental ads.
  • Metadata section. Added Metadata section to improve SEO ranking of your property listings.
  • Payment period field. Added Payment period field allowing to specify any payment period term.
  • Leasing deposit. Added Leasing deposit field, allowing to specify the leasing deposit amount.
  • Minimum lease term. Added Minimal lease term field, allowing to specify minimum lease term.
  • Dwelling terms. Added a Habitable field allowing to specify specific dwelling terms.
  • Measure and sizes fields. Added Measures and sizes fields in global settings.
  • Search by address in the back-end. Added Search by address field in admin panel to make it possible to search for properties by address.
Updates
  • Inquiry form display. Now it is displayed separately from the property image and description areas.
  • Slideshow module settings in global settings. Added slideshow settings in global property configuration for better module usability.
  • Added languages for digits grouping. Now it is possible to specify price format for each language available.
  • Renamed Custom fields section to Dictionaries.
  • Separate section for Captcha. Created a separate Captcha section to make it more user-intuitive.
  • Search module layout display. Updated search module layouts as a result of the template update.
  • Agent module layouts display. Updated Mortgage Module layouts as a result of the template update.
  • Mortgage calculator display. Updated Mortgage Calculator display as a result of the template update.
  • Slideshow module display. Updated Slideshow module display as a result of the template update.
  • Mobile optimization. Optimized the component for mobile views. Now your real estate website is easily accessible from any device.
Bugfixes
  • Price display in favorites view. Fixed property price display on the Favorites page.
  • Delete a property from the favorites table. It was impossible to delete a property from the favorites list.
  • Agent password confirm. Removed excessive password confirm field from New Agent section.
  • Search module display settings. Removed outdated and irrelevant fields from module display settings.
  • Category/Type/Status fields in latest module settings. Fixed Category/Type/Status dropdowns in latest module settings.
  • Change password in Agent profile. Bug resulted in inability to change a password for Agent profile page.
  • Layout parameter alignment in Latest module settings. Fixed Layout parameter alignment in Latest module settings.
  • Facebook/Twitter display. It was impossible to turn off Facebook/Twitter icons on the front-end.
  • Property ID and property update display. Property ID and property update fields didn’t appear on the front-end.
  • Lease term display on the single property page. Lease term field didn’t appear on a single property page.
  • Open hours display. Bug resulted in poor visibility of open hours details.
  • Property price in global settings. Bug caused inability to turn on/off the property price.
  • Print button in global settings. Bug caused inability to turn off a print button on a single property page.
Version 1.10.1 (Maintenance) released on 26 Jun 2018, 2 modifications
New features
  • Image rendering optimization for property gallery and modules. Correct ratio resizing and centering vertically and horizontally in image boxes.
  • IE controls layout fixes and optimization.
Version 1.10.0 (Minor) released on 25 May 2018, 3 modifications
New features
  • New smart search! Huge search mechanics optimization. Now all parameters selected are only those that are stored in database. Data is updated when other parameters are selected. No empty searches for the visitors.
Updates
  • Updated map property pin to look like grid item.
  • Joomla! 3.8.8 compatibility.
Version 1.9.0 (Minor) released on 16 May 2018, 3 modifications
Updates
  • Better image quality management: global settings to choose image quality for different sized property images preview or use original size everywhere.
  • Even if original size is chosen it is still optimized and have all meta data removed for the smallest size image can have with given resolution.
  • Resize button helps to control large, medium and small property images and adjust to website design and layout at any time.
Version 1.8.0 (Minor) released on 16 May 2018, 4 modifications
New features
  • Refresh date stamp note on a single view page that indicates the latest update
Updates
  • Numerous updates for better MLS/IDX/XML synchronization
  • Display more than 2 decimal numbers for Lot Size field
  • Joomla 3.8.7 compatibility
Version 1.4.0 (Major) released on 30 Apr 2017, 14 modifications
New features
  • Admin panel (back-end): edit forms context help
  • Search Module: new horizontal trendy layout
Updates
  • Admin panel (back-end): full redesign
  • Admin panel (back-end): improved property images upload experience
  • Admin panel (back-end): improved Settings structure and parameters grouping
  • Admin panel (back-end): improved Translation to work with all extensions in one place for front-end and back-end language files
  • Admin panel (back-end): revised CSV import/export
  • Admin panel (back-end): revised Custom Fields experience
  • Admin panel (back-end): new watermark concept
  • Admin panel (back-end): language constants revision and update across all supported languages
  • Admin panel (back-end): numerous stability improvements and reported bug fixes
  • Search Module: stability fixes for various configuration collisions with other extensions
  • Search Module: improved performance
  • Joomla 3.7.0 compatible

General information and overview

FW Real Estate is a state-of-the-art real estate solution for realtors and agencies that seamlessly integrates with your Joomla website. Offering a wide array of user-friendly tools to you and your clients, it helps to build a solid foundation to boost your real estate business. Let’s learn how to get started with FW Real Estate.

We will proceed as follows:

  1. How to purchase

  2. How to install

  3. How to download

How to purchase

To purchase FW Real Estate, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the https://fastw3b.com/joomla-extensions/realestate.

  2. Get familiar with each product and choose the one that fits your needs.

  1. Click Buy or Subscribe. You can either make a one-time purchase or pay for a subscription.

  1. If you have a coupon code for a discount, enter it into the field below and click Apply. If you do not have a coupon, proceed to the step 5.

  1. Select your payment method.

  1. Enter your payment details and click Pay button.

How to download

To download FW Real Estate, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to your user account and choose Products from the dropdown.

  1. Locate a product in the Products section and click Download v. x.x.x button.

  2. Click Documentation button to learn more about FW Real Estate.

How to install

To install FW Real Estate, do the following:

  1. Log in to your administrator panel using your credentials.

  2. Locate Extensions dropdown in the top menu of your Joomla control panel and click on it.

  3. Choose Manage => Install menu items.

  1. Go to Upload Package File tab. Upload a zip file in either of two ways:
  • Click the Or browse for file button and select a zip file pkg_fwreagency_v.x.x.x_JUST_INSTALL.zip on your PC.

  • Click Open in the file upload window.

      or
  • Drag the file to the drop area.

  1. Once the file is uploaded and installed, you will see the following message.

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