We are happy to provide you with some basic assistance and information on how to implement your IDX Search onto your website. However, the best thing to do is to contact your Webmaster or Website builder company and have them do this work for you, after all you are most likely already paying them to assist with these tasks! They will be very well versed in these type of changes and implementations. You can also guide them to our detailed help center if they need a little more assistance or have any questions. If you are a do it yourself type of person, we do have multiple articles in our help center related to IDX Search implementation.
HTML (Do it yourself)
1.HTML Linking (no link currently)
If you want to add a link to your HomeStack IDX Search page with HTML, take the custom URL provided (e.g., http://mynamehere.hmstk.com), and plug it into the HTML script below. This script will create an "href" or 'link' to your IDX search page:
Example: <a href="PASTE URL HERE">Search Listings</a>
2.HTML Linking (current link/replacement)
If you want to replace the current IDX link with your HomeStack IDX Search page with HTML, take the custom URL provided (e.g., http://mynamehere.hmstk.com), and find the HTML script below in your HTML. Once found replace the current URL with your HomeStack IDX URL.
Note: The beginning of the example is where the link is located. The "a href" tag tells the web browser to create a hyperlink to the URL in quotes. The "Search Listings" text is the anchor, or text for the link. The </a> tag tells the browser to end the link there. You can use whatever text you would like for the anchor such as “Property Search” or “Search Homes”. Further HTML formatting for the anchor text such as font, color, location, etc. can be done here as well if desired. High level working knowledge of HTML or a HTML professional would be needed.
Use this method to add standard IDX Page links or Saved links to your navigation, sidebar, or footer.
If you are framing your HomeStack IDX into your site, your iframe code would look something like this:
<iframe src="PASTE URL HERE" width="600" height="800"></iframe>
Example: <iframe src="http://mynamehere.hmstk.com" width="600" height="800"></iframe>
Note: Framing dimensions for your IDX search will be dependent on many factors and the above dimensions may not work for your website layout. Contact your webmaster or HTML professional for any issues with framing or find out more information at https://html.com/frames/
4.HTML Domain Masking
Domain name masking allows you to show one URL in the browser's address bar, while another website's content is actually loaded. For example, when somebody opens your HomeStack IDX website, you can have yourdomain.com shown in the browser's address bar while the actual site loaded will be HomeStack IDX website.
To achieve the above, an index.html file with the following code should be placed in the main folder for yourdomain.com:
<meta name="description" content="Description">
<meta name="keywords" content="Keyword1, Keyword2">
<frameset rows="100%,0" border="0">
<frame src="http://mynamehere.hmstk.com" frameborder="0">
Note: Domain masking requires a high level working knowledge of HTML. We recommend if you have any questions or issues to contact your webmaster or HTML Professional.
Other Website Builders
There are hundreds of website builder companies that real estate agents use to assist and manage their websites. If you use a company that is not listed here, just simply reach out to them or search their help center on how to direct/point your search functionality to your new IDX URL. If you have further questions we are happy to help. Contact us [email protected] or 844-469-0605.