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What is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual Property (IProperty) is a component for the Joomla Content Management System (CMS). It is designed to provide a professional, extensible and robust platform for real estate agents and agencies to manage their listings, with no programming experience required. If you can use a computer, you can use IProperty. The Joomla CMS is the most user-friendly CMS in the open source market, and is totally free-- many web hosts even provide "one click installs" of Joomla for new users.
What version of Joomla does IProperty support?
IProperty works with Joomla 1.5.x (long term support) and Joomla 2.5+. We plan to drop support for the Joomla 1.5 series when Joomla ends their support for the product. To view the IProperty 1.5 product on a Joomla 1.5 site, please visit http://iplegacy.thethinkery.net.
Does IProperty 2.0 allow front-end editing?
YES! Site administrators are naturally wary of giving users access to the Joomla control panel. That's why IProperty provides a front-end management panel for agents and company administrators.
From the front-end management panel, company admins can enable and disable properties, deactivate company agents, edit any property listings, and more. Agents can add, edit and manage their listings, change listings' featured or published status, and edit meta tags and keywords.
Using IProperty's access control list (ACL) functionality, you can allow agents to edit the listings of colleagues within the same company, or restrict them to their own listings.
What is a super agent in IProperty?
A super agent is an "agent admin." This user is allowed to manage all the agents and listings belonging to his company, but does not have any Joomla-specific admin capabilities. The super agent can also set all parameters for his company, including setting limits on max listings per agent, max featured listings, etc.
By setting up super agents, the site admin can let other trusted users handle the day-to-day property admin work without the possibility of an inexperienced user breaking the Joomla site.
Are my IProperty listings Search Engine Friendly (SEF)?
YES! All content in the IProperty system is easily indexable by search engines and web crawlers. We use syntactically correct HTML/XHTML and support custom meta tags and keywords on a per-property basis. We also provide plugins for popular SEF Joomla extensions including AceSEF, sh404SEF, and Xmap.
Is it possible to build a multi-lingual site with IProperty?
YES! Using tools like JoomFish (available for Joomla 1.5 only at this time) and the new Joomla multi-language plugins and tools (Joomla 2.5) you can create multi-lingual sites to support a variety of languages. Intellectual Property ships with language files in a dozen popular languages, and we are adding more with the help of our user base.
Can I track hits and contacts?
YES! You can use popular tracking tools like Google Analytics with IProperty, and/or install The Thinkery's IReport package for IProperty, which will provide your users with stylish, easy-to-use graphs and charts depicting many data points including hits by category, company, or agents.
We also provide plugins that can send your form data to CRM systems like Salesforce.com and ZohoCRM.
Can I import MLS data into Intellectual Property?
Alternately, you can create a comma separated values (csv) file, and use IProperty's Import CSV function to quickly import your existing listing data.
Can I export XML feeds to other services?
YES! IProperty ships with several common feed formats already built, including Zillow and Trulia. If you have another feed format that you need to support, you can modify an existing feed or contact us for a quote.
Will my site still work after my subscription ends?
YES! Your IProperty site will not be disabled after your subscription ends. However, in order to receive product updates and support, you will require a valid subscription.
Does my subscription include IProperty modules and plugins?
YES! All standard Modules and Plugins (over 40 at the moment!) including popular add-ons like “Streetview”, “Walkscore”, “Driving Directions”, “Popular Properties”, “Featured Properties” and many more are included at no additional charge. We also include plugins to enable functionality with third party tools including sh404SEF, Xmap, and more. Please note that while we include our plugins for these extensions with your subscription, these third party extensions are NOT included with your subscription, and in some cases may require acquiring a subscription from their developer.
Still have questions?
Head over to our extensions site and post any questions in the "Questions About IProperty" forums. We'll be happy to help answer any questions you may have.