How to Create a WordPress Real Estate Listings Directory in Minutes

Using Elementor PRO or Gutenberg and the Kadence Theme
GeoHome Elementor Version

ever wanted to start a professional Real Estate Listings Website for your city using WordPress without spending too much time and money?

Now you can, with GeoDirectory and the AyeCode Connect plugin, it’s super easy to import a full demo like this one, within a maximum of 5 minutes.

You’ll only need to choose between, Elementor PRO which starts at $49, or Gutenberg, and the Kadence Theme, which are totally free.

Why did we create 2 very similar templates, one for Elementor and one for Gutenberg and the Kadence Theme?

The answer is very simple, while Elementor is undoubtedly the most versatile page builder, it comes with a few drawbacks.

Websites built with Elementor require heavy optimization and high-performance hosting to load as quickly as websites built with Gutenberg and the Kadence theme on regular hosting.

Gutenberg and the Kadence theme are not yet on the same level as Elementor to develop complex designs.

However, they are getting very close and websites built with them, perform a lot better, even on regular WordPress hosting plans.

Speed Test Results

GeoDirectory + Elementor Mobile
GeoDirectory + Elementor Desktop
GeoDirectory + Kadence Mobile
kadence speed desktop
GeoDirectory + Kadence Desktop

After importing the demos

In both cases, after importing the demo, all you need to do is to personalize the website by adding your logo.

Edit the dummy listing with real information about your real estate listings.

After that, you can focus on growing your Real Estate listings directory and start earning online and offline revenues.

It’s never been easier.

In this post we will show you how easy it is with 2 full tutorials:

  1. GeoDirectory + Elementor PRO
  2. GeoDirectory + the Kadence theme.

GeoDirectory + Elementor PRO

1. Setup WordPress Hosting

You can skip this step if you already have a blank WordPress site setup or if you are using another Hosting provider.

in this example, I’m using Cloudways, which is our go-to WordPress hosting provider. We are using the Vultr HF option, with 2GB of RAM. It only costs only $26 /mo for unlimited sites.

First of all, we need to create a new application. After logging in to my Cloudways account I navigate to Applications and click on the green + Add Application button.

Cloudways Add Application

You need to select the server for your new application, I have only one on this account so I select it, and click on Add Application

Next, you add the Application which is the latest version of WordPress, give the app a name, in this case, I’m calling it GeoHome EL.

Finally, select one of your projects as an app category and click on Add Application again.

You will land on this page:

New Cloudways application created

By clicking on the Application URL, you find your new WordPress website.

Your new WordPress website on Cloudways

Creating a new WordPress website with Cloudways, is as easy as that.

2. Install Elementor and Elementor PRO

From the application page, click ADMIN PANEL > URL (or navigate to the wp-login.php page if you know what that is).

Copy the username and password from the application page and login.

Go to Plugins > Add New, search for Elementor, click Install Now and Activate.

Install Elementor

Now click Add New > Upload Plugin and install Elementor Pro, by selecting the ZIP downloaded from Elementor.com.

If you don’t have Elementor Pro, you must buy it here:

BUY ELEMENTOR PRO

3. Install the AyeCode Connect Plugin.

Click Plugins > Add New.

Search: Ayecode Connect.

Search AyeCode Connect

Click on Install Now and then on Activate.

You will find a new “AyeCode” WordPress menu, with 2 submenus.

  1. AyeCode
  2. Import Demo Data.
AyeCode Connect

4. Connect with the AyeCode website

Click the Connect Site button and Register (or log in if you already have an account with us). Registration is totally free.

AyeCode Connected

Why do we make you register?

If you are wondering why we require registration to import a demo, that’s because some demos may come with premium add-ons.

By connecting your account, we will be able to verify if you have a license for these add-ons, and in that case, we will install them automatically.

If you don’t have a license we will install the demo anyway, without the features included in the premium add-ons.

5. Import the Elementor Demo

Navigate to AyeCode > import Demo Data. Currently, you will find 5 demos to import. What we need today, is the demo called: Real Estate (Elementor)

Click View.

Import GeoDirectory & Elementor demo

As you can see there are a couple of Paid Add-ons installed on this demo. If you have an AyeCode license they will be automatically installed.

If you don’t, the demo will be installed without those features.

Click Import and the job is done. Your site will look like this: https://demos.ayecode.io/elementor-real-estate-directory/

GeoDirectory + Gutenberg and the Kadence Theme

Now let’s see how we can do the same, using Gutenberg and the Kadence Theme instead of Elementor PRO.

This is even easier because we don’t have to install anything apart from the AyeCode Connect plugin.

1. Setup WordPress Hosting

This step is identical to the 1st step of the previous tutorial.

2. Install the AyeCode Connect Plugin.

Same as above, do this by replicating the steps outlined in point 3 of the Elementor Tutorial.

3. Connect with the AyeCode website

Follow the steps as explained in point 4 of the Elementor Tutorial.

4. Import the Gutenberg DEMO

Navigate to AyeCode > import Demo Data. Currently, you will find 5 demos to import. This time we will use the demo called: Real Estate (Kadence)

Click View.

Import GeoDirectory & Gutenberg Kadence demo

As you can see, apart from 1 GeoDirectory add-on, everything here is free of charge and nothing needs to be installed in advance.

Just click Import and the job is done. Your site will look like this: https://demos.ayecode.io/kadence-real-estate-directory/

Now you can customize your website with your logo, change colors if needed and edit the dummy listings with your real estate listings.

Finally you can focus on growing your new online business.

We hope you will enjoy these new templates.

In the next few weeks, we will release new templates for both Elementor PRO and Gutenberg and the Kadence Theme, such as a Doctors Directory, Hotels Directory, Restaurant Directory, Yoga Studio Directory, and many more.

Published by Paolo

Paolo Tajani is the co-founder and growth hacker of AyeCode LTD. With his business partner Stiofan, they are the makers of the GeoDirectory, UsersWP and Invoicing plugins for WordPress. Paolo developed his first WordPress website in 2008. In 2011 he met Stiofan O'Connor and together they started building and marketing successful themes and plugins for WordPress. Today their products are used by +100.000 active websites.

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