This article will show you how to edit your area page on your site.
Please note that this article is for NAR Edition sites using the Highland theme. If your NAR Edition site is using the Chicago theme, and would like to know more about the differences between the two themes, click here.
With the NAR Edition subscription, you are able to feature one area on your site. If you are interested in creating multiple area pages or learning more about our upgraded offerings in general, please visit our packages and pricing page.
To access the backend of your area page, click on “Edit Site” under Quick Actions. From there, click on the “Areas” tab.
Once you’re in the Areas section, click the "Edit" link next to the Area page. This will bring you to the Area Page editor.
First, you can add the title for your Area Page in the “Area Page Title” field. Keep in mind that the title of your Area Page will be used to dictate what the Slug of the page will be.
In the “Body Copy” section, you have the ability to add content about the area you would like to feature on your site. With Area Pages, you’re able to incorporate text, images, and videos to help build the content of your Area Page. This is recommended as it displays your expertise with this specific area and the more content you add to your site, the better it is for your site’s SEO in search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo.
The formatting toolbar allows you to make formatting adjustments within the page content. Here is a key that shows you what each button within the toolbar does.
- HTML: Click here to learn more about inserting HTML
- Formatting: format text as Normal, Header or Quote
- Unordered List: make a bulleted list on the page
- Ordered List: make a numbered list on the page
- Link: add hyperlinked text to your site
- Image: upload an image on the page. Click here to learn more about adding images.
- Video: embed a video within the page. Click here to learn more about embedding videos.
- Adding a Table
Below “Body Content”, you have the option to “Show Search Form and Search Filters” on the Area Page on your live site. This would allow your site visitors to adjust the search parameters of the Area Page. You can also choose “Should this area be featured?” which will activate an Area widget on the homepage.
Adding a Slideshow
In the “Slideshow” section, you have the ability to add an image to create a slideshow to display on your Area Page on the live site. You can add one (will serve as the banner image on your page) or add up to five images to have them scroll through as a slideshow. The ideal Slideshow image size is around 1600 x 600.
This is how it will appear on the live site.
Setting your Area Page criteria
In the next section, “Specify Listing Criteria”, you are able to set up your predetermined filters for your Area Page. Adding filters to your Area Page is similar to how you add filters in your Global Filters and Featured Listings sections. To start adding filters to search by, click the dropdown menu next to “Add Search Criteria”. Let's say you wanted to filter by City. Scroll down the list to the Location section, select “City”, then click “Add”. This will create a field where you can start typing in the city that you’re looking to filter by. As you type, you'll see some suggestions. Keep typing until you see the city you want to filter by and click on it in the suggestion box. Repeat this step as many times as necessary, then click “Search”. You should now notice that the Search Results box will only display listings from the cities specified. In the example below, we used City, Max Price, and Min Price as the search criteria.
In this case, only ninety six listings showed up. This was due to the limited criteria that was inputted. An Area Page is not limited in the amount of listings that will show up on the search page.
“Limited MLS Coverage” Filters
In the “Add Search Criteria” drop down menu, you will notice that there is a section of filters titled “Limited MLS Coverage”. This section will include filters such as Sub-Area Subdivision, New Construction, and Building Name. Please note that these filters are highly dependent on data that your MLS is feeding to us. Some MLSs may not feed us these specific attributes, so please be sure to click on “Search” after adding one of these filters to confirm if your MLS is feeding us this information. If there is a filter you know to be available in your MLS, and it is not working on your Placester site, please let us know. Our data team can look into pulling this feature from your MLS. Important note: If you are using more than one MLS feed, certain attributes may be available only on one MLS and not the other. In this case, results will only show for the MLS that has that attribute available.
The Excerpt and Featured Image
The excerpt is typically a sentence or two explaining the Area Page, which will appear anytime a visitor is previewing the area on an Area Index Page before clicking through. The Featured Image is the thumbnail image that displays for the area on the Area Index Page.
Here is an example of how the Excerpt and Featured Image will display on the homepage:
Finding Your Area Page on Your Menu
With the Highland theme, your area page will automatically display in your site’s menu. It will appear as “Featured Area”.
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