Requirements/Recommendations

Requirements

  1. Be a member of an MLS using flexmls Web
  2. Be authorized by your MLS for IDX
  3. Be a subscriber of flexmls IDX 2.0
  4. Purchase a digital plugin key from FBS.

PHP Version

PHP version 7.3 or better - Ask your web host what version is being used for your site.

Also see the WordPress Requirements: https://wordpress.org/about/requirements/ 


Hosting

We do not recommend shared hosting or GoDaddy: 

Hosts we recommend:

SiteGround: https://www.siteground.com/web-hosting.htm 

AMS Computer Services: https://www.amscomputer.com/hosting.php 


Speeding Up Your WordPress Site

  • Optimize The Database (BE CAREFUL – Make sure you back up your site first)
  • Use PHP 7 (It is about three times FASTER than version 5)
  • Use a dedicated hosting package (not shared hosting)
  • Add HTTPS/SSL Certificate
  • Linux Hosting (Linux beats Windows by being 20% faster)

WordPress Theme Recommendations

If you are in the early stages of building your WordPress site and you are shopping around for a theme, we recommend checking out the free themes available before committing to purchasing one.
http://www.wordpress.org/themes/ 

We also recommend that you select a theme that provides a Full-Width Template. This way you can give our plugin and other content plenty of space to display.
https://wordpress.org/themes/tags/full-width-template 

You can also search for themes in WordPress under Appearance > Themes > Add New