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SP Property

Introduction 

Especially for the template named Empire we’ve developed a new component SP Property for Empire to manage everything at the core of a real estate portal.  It is is a complete Real Estate extension (component with modules) for Joomla! 3.6+. We combine this with an inherent understanding and knowledge of our clients, their goals, needs and design taste. That's it allows to manage and show lists of Properties, Agents, use search filter and booking option is available as well. Great tool for all real estate agents and real estate agencies.  Crafted for real estate agencies, brokers, builders and other relevant parties.

It as a standalone Joomla! component (with modules) that you can use with the other, remaining (JoomShaper) templates  as well.

How to install SP Property

The first thing you need to do is to download package with extension. It includes all component and two modules inside. Second tip, the installation process for Joomla extensions is the same as the one for templates. Simply choose Extensions→ Manage→Install in any back-end page to install zip file. All you need to do is hit the Browse button, browse to the location of your extension's archive on your local computer, and press the Upload & Install button.

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When it finishes, it displays a message (on green background) telling you that installation was successful. Now that you’ve installed your component, you’re going to want to get it up and running smoothly. That means looking to the SP Property component’s settings, configuration area.

Main Features

SP Property component it allows you to manage several areas of presented content:

  • Agents  (in most cases workers/sellers in Agency)
  • Bookings (made from front-end and added by back-end)
  • Categories of Properties
  • Properties
  • Property Features
  • Visit Requests

 

Agents

Real estate agents are licensed (in most countries)  professionals who represent buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. A real estate broker is in the business of brokering real estate transactions; this is, finding sellers for those who want to buy real estate and finding buyers for those trying to sell real estate. Real estate brokers and their salespersons assist sellers in marketing their property and selling it for the highest possible price under the best terms and assist buyers by helping them purchase property for the best possible price under the best terms. Agents are also referred to as real estate associates.

This section is for them, to add new persons who work in Real Estate Office, under a licensed broker.

Each Agent have several its own fields to fill, like Name, Title, phone, skype, e-mail, social links and profile photo.

 

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Translation

Adding a new language or modify an existing language is simple, SP Property uses the same type of language files (.ini) used by Joomla!. This component includes 3 files (.ini) which contains all of the English terms we have used; this allows our users to only edit one file in order to be able to translate our templates to any language in the world.

Inside language files you will find a phrase "Sqft"  (COM_SPPROPERTY_PROPERTIES_SQFT) - which used and presented after property price.

To change the language in the administration area of SP Property, you have to translate two files:

  •  administrator\language\en-GB\en-GB.com_spproperty.ini (this file include all main admin panel phrases)
  •  administrator\language\en-GB\en-GB.com_spproperty.sys.ini  (admin menu phrases)

Remember that instead of changing the original file, you can to make a copy of this file (from the server, template quickstart or component package). Open the .ini file with a text editor which is capable of handling UTF-8. Each HTML will be good for this purpose. You can also use free tools, like: Notepad++  if you are using a Windows operating system. A good start is to make sure that you’re using UTF-8 encoding. Now, you can translate selected entries into your preferred or native language. Edit the file and translate phrases on the right side of the equals (=) sign to the new language. The left side of each line (left of the equals sign) must remain the same – they are needed by the system. You don’t have to translate all strings from that file, select only those you really need. Each translated string must be enclosed by double quotes, always !

Then, you have to change the filename
from: en-GB.com_spproperty.ini
to: xx-XX.com_spproperty.ini

Where xx-XX is a LANG-PREFIX, for example es-ES – for Spanish (Español).

For front-end phrases you have to do this same process with following file:

  • language\en-GB\en-GB.com_spproperty.ini

Last step: translate the content from your newly created files from English to the language you want, in our case Spanish. Remember you must save your language files encoded as UTF-8 without BOM.

 

 

 

 

 

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