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About Rentals – FAQs

How do I purchase the “About Rentals” plugin to get unlimited properties profiles?

Just go to https://whiteirondata.com/about-rentals/ and click the
SUBSCRIBE button to activate your purchase.  An email will be sent
to you with the activation code.  Your basic install is limited to 5 communities
and 5 apartments until the subscription is activated.  The subscription
allows you to have all future feature releases also.

Once installed, how do I use the shortcodes?

Simply create the pages with the SEO optimized pages title and urls, then insert the
below shortcodes into those pages to embed the awesome features of the About
Rentals system.  Here is a list of the shortcodes:

About Rentals Shortcodes:

Apartment Listings Page:     [ar_apartment_listing]

Community Listings Page:     [ar_community_listing_default]

Email Favorites Form:  [ar_email_favorites_to_friends]

Leasing Specials:      [ar_leasing_special]

My Favorites:      [ar_my_favorites_apartment]

Featured Properties Page:  [ar_featured_apartments]

What are some features of the About Rentals Premier Plugin?

These are just a few of the features included.  See our instructional video to see all of the features:

  • Apartment listing that meet SEO guidelines
  • Apartment amenities manager for adding any amenity under the sun.
  • Community features manager for adding any feature that any community might have
  • Rent, square footage, area, location, and various other customizable search options
  • Export your listings to Craiglist through our easy Export HTML feature.
  • Youtube Video embedded on communities or apartments profiles
  • Availability manager for allowing specific availability to apply to apartments so they can rent faster
  • Reduce your calls-to-showings ratios by over 70% by using our apartment availability manager
  • Subscriptions include all future updates as long as payment subscription is current
  • Users can add apartments to their favorites and email their friends about their saved apartments, property managers receive copies of these emails
  • Virtual Tour Uploads
  • Image gallery tools for communities and apartments
  • Availability manager allows property managers to easily update listings when apartments are rented.

Can I have the About Rentals Plugin installed and configured for my company?

Absolutely! We have been helping companies all over the United States with their rental web
presence for over 20 years and would be happy to help you with yours.  Please use our
contact form to reach out to us about how we can help you with this process.

Contact us here…

Can I share my favorite listings?

Yes! One of our unique features is that you can share a listing with anyone with an email address.
Simply go to the listing and add it to your favorites by clicking on “Add to Favorites”.
Then, click on “My Favorites” on the top bar and you will see your favorite listings there.
Click on the “Email me my Favorites” button on the bottom right corner.
On the next screen, you can add your email address, the recipient’s email address, your name, subject and a message. You can send it to multiple people at once as well!
Click on the “Submit” button and it will be sent to all the recipients!

You can even view it on a map, print the page and apply for the apartment . All the features are on the bottom right along with adding it to your favorites.

Below is a video describing the email feature.

What is a shortcode?

A shortcode is a nifty WordPress tool that lets you do complicated things like embedding a file or video (which requires lines of code) in just a few words.
Click here to read more.
You can find shortcodes for About Rentals here.

How do I add widgets?

On the WordPress console, click on Appearance, then Widgets .
Select the widget from the list of Available Widgets and drag and drop it to the right side with sections.
Choose which features
you want from that widget (which will appear as a list) and then hit Save.

Can I export listings to other sites like Craigslist?

Of course! This is one of the coolest features from the About Rentals plugin.
Go to the WordPress console that manages all your apartment listings.
You’ll see a column called Craigslist Content .
Click on View and you’ll see the listing with some html code beneath it. Copy and paste the HTML code into the Craigslist posting body.
This feature ensures that you don’t have to re-type all the information and add all the images into your Craigslist post.

Is there a quick and easy way I can edit the availabilities for listings?

Yes! Our feature called the Availability Manager does exactly that for you.
Click on the Availability Manager on the left bar of the WordPress console and that will show all your listings.
Here you can edit number of units, when they are available and if they are featured. Hit Update and all the changes you make
will be pushed to the website immediately.

How do I add featured listings?

Go to the WordPress with the Apartment listings and the last column
titled Featured will allow you to toggle that option.
You can do this while you create an apartment as well by clicking on Add New .
Scroll down until you find Featured and click on the checkbox.

There is one more way to make an apartment featured (or not featured).
This can be done through our nifty Availability Manager feature.

What do I do if I want to add a leasing special?

Simply click on the Leasing Special option on the left sidebar in your WordPress console.
Select an existing leasing special to edit it or add a new one.
Now you can set the start and end date of the special, add text/ images and select which
receive the leasing special through a list of them you’ll find below.

Keep in mind that if you select a future leasing date, it will not be shown on
the page until the actual date of the special. You have the option of changing the
leasing date accordingly at any time.

How do I add apartment listings?

Great question! Click on Manage Apartments of the left sidebar and click on Manage Apartments again.
This will take you to a page with all the apartments listed (or it will be empty if you have no apartments listed so far.
Click on Add New at the top and fill in the details of your new apartment listing.

Finally, scroll up and hit Publish to publish the changes.
There are so many features that will help you describe your apartment in the best way possible so
makes sure to check out our videos that show these features in detail!

Can I edit apartment listings after adding them?

Of course! Click on Manage Apartments of the left sidebar and click on Manage Apartments again.
You should see all the apartments listed there.
Click on the apartment you want to edit and make all the necessary changes.
Here is a video that shows you how to edit the apartment.

I have a Youtube video of an apartment tour. Can I add that?

Of course you can! Just get the link of the YouTube video.
Paste the link at the text bar named YouTube Video at the WordPress at Manage Apartment or Manage Listing .

I have some very important apartments that I want to be showed on top. Can I change the priority of the apartment?

Yes! Just add 0 (the number zero) to the Listing Priority section where you edit your listing in WordPress.

Can I add multiple photos to one apartment listing?

Of course! You can edit an apartment listing or make a new one and you’ll see the option to add multiple photos.
Just look out for Apartment Gallery.

Are there SEO optimizable options for apartment listings?

Look for Page Title, Meta Keywords, Meta Description and Apartment Picture Alt Text .
All these features optimize your apartment listing! Isn’t this a great perk of AboutRentals?

How do I set up a community?

On the left side bar in your WordPress console, click on Manage Communities and Add New.
Enter features
such as name, owner, location, amenities, pictures, videos and lots more!
Remember that features you set into your communities will apply to all apartments in that community.

Can I embed a Google map onto my listing?

Yeah, you can! Doesn’t this plugin just keep getting cooler and cooler?
In the place where you add or edit your community, scroll down to find a box called Community Map .
Find the address on Google Maps and click on Share.
Then click on Embed Map. Copy that embed iframe information (the link) and paste it in the Community Map box on the WordPress console and voila!
You will now have a map that shows your users exactly where your listing is located!!

How do I add new features for communities or apartments?

Go to the WordPress console and click Manage Communities then Features.
You can then add a feature on the text box and all existing features will be listed on the right.

How do I edit features displayed in community and apartment listings?

Go to the WordPress console and on the left panel, click on Manage Communities or Manage Apartments
and look for Features. Here you can choose what feature you want listed.

What if I want to list a house but want each bedroom to be treated as a separate property?

Say you have a 5 bedroom house and want to rent it as two options:
1) as a 5 bedroom house
2) as a 3 bedroom and 2 bedroom separate house

If you list your house as a community and say the 3 bedroom option is chosen,
then the 5 bedroom option won’t be available and the 2 bedroom option will be available.
This is an easy way to list one house as several properties.