9 Steps to Add an MRIS RETS Feed to a WordPress Website
Please note that the Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS) has been deprecated and is no longer recommended for use in MLS/IDX integration. Consumers are advised to use the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Web API, which provides a more efficient and secure way of accessing MLS/IDX data. We strongly encourage all users to transition to RESO Web API for a better and more reliable experience. Learn more
MRIS hosts nearly 30,000 active listings in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia area, making it one of the nation’s largest MLS.
Now MRIS members can add an MRIS RETS feed to their WordPress website using Realtyna’s Organic RETS Integration.
What Is Organic RETS Integration?
Organic RETS Integration, is Realtyna’s RETS software for WordPress. The software allows MRIS members to connect to the MRIS database and integrate listings into their website via RETS feed.
This advanced IDX system increases the SEO content on a user’s site and provides greater data flexibility than a traditional IDX.
Check out our demos, to see how Organic RETS Integration looks live.
How To Add An MRIS RETS Feed To WordPress
- Log Into WordPress Dashboard
- Install Realtyna Software
- Acquire RETS Login From MRIS
- Connect to MRIS RETS Server
- Map Fields
- Set Queries
- Run First Import
- Automate Future Downloads
- Configure Search and Lead Capture Options
Log Into WordPress Dashboard
Log into your WordPress dashboard and navigate to the ‘Plugins’ menu.
Install Realtyna Software
Realtyna offers software to integrate an MLS with WordPress. As soon as you complete your purchase, the software will be made available for download.
Installation is done in two steps.
First, log into your WordPress dashboard, navigate to ‘Plugins, click ‘Add New,’ then browse your computer for the main Realtyna plugin zip file (WPL).
The integration add-on then can be added by navigating to ‘WPL’ > ‘Purchased Add-ons.’
Acquire RETS Login From MRIS
Speak to your MLS administrator to find out how to acquire a RETS login.
Note: Contact us to find out how Realtyna can server as your MRIS RETS vendor
Connect To MRIS RETS Server
Add the RETS username and password to the add-on to connect to the MRIS RETS server and establish a RETS feed.
Use Realtyna’s mapping wizard to select data fields from the MRIS servers and assign them to locations on your website.
Set queries for the listings and property types you wish to fetch from the MRIS database.
Run First Import
Download listings to your site.
Automate Future Downloads
Add commands to your cron-job system to run the import process automatically for new or modified listings.
Note: If you don’t have RETS experience or you don’t wish to perform steps 5-8, Realtyna technicians will complete them for you at no extra charge.
Configure Search and Lead Capture Options
Your MRIS RETS feed is now connected and active. You may configure your front-end search and lead capture options to maximize the return from your website.
For more IDX options with MRIS, check out Realtyna’s Organic IDX. Or to learn more about RETS and its advantages, check out What Is a RETS Data Feed?
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