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I have to say that Open Realty has really grown into an extremely versatile product. ...
Jerry O.

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Thank you, and thank you for all the help, your service is exemplary and should be a standard to be met for others in the IT industry! ...
Doug W.

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Thanks again for your amazing support! ...
Chris F.

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Thank you this was a great piece of software when I first started using it and it has kept up to date with change and is still fantastic. ...
YellxPV

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In general, we are very impressed with your software and hope to use it for other clients in the future. ...
Hall and Pete Stuart-Lovell Dungeness Communications, Inc.

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We have been developing websites for clients for a number of years. We often have to deal with support departments and over the years we have found that many of these (probably the majority) have a poor or not so great support service. ...
David. T.

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I have been successfully using IDXManager for years now, thank you for the great product. ...
Tyson K.

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Open Realty is a gift. We used it to develop a highly customized website with an automated IDX feed, and were impressed with the results. ...
Sarah

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This script is a great script.. an excellent one. I was about to write one on my own, but thanks god my time was saved that one is already made.....Thumbs up! ...
Hotscript User

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This past year has brought us to an interesting point in time. Open Realty 2.5.6 is out with lots of new features, The VOW policy is adopted by MLS's across the country and RETS servers are provided by most MLS' per NAR mandates. ...
Carl Johnson, Real Estate Consultant

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I cannot thank you enough for the good work Transparent does. It is rare to find a company that gives great service any more. ...
Mark B.

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You guys have excellent service ...
Scott K.

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I already have this idea of doing a multiple Realtor web sites with the capability to pool MLS database. ...
Stanley Tan, HSN Website Designer Pte Ltd, Singapore

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Just wanted to take a moment and thank all of the folks at Transparent Technologies. ...
Michael

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Thank you, and thank you for all the help, your service is exemplary and should be a standard to be met for others in the IT industry! ...
Doug W.

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I really wish I had found your real estate software before wasting 6 months trying to get something else working for my customer that required almost a dozen plug-ins. ...
Randy S., San Diego

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You all are wonderful. You have been so helpful in the past and I truly enjoy working with this system. ...
James S.

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It's hands down the best *free* product for real estate. If you've configured any other script, this should be fairly easy. ...
Hotscript User

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Open Realty is a gift. We used it to develop a highly customized website with an automated IDX feed, and were impressed with the results. ...
Sarah D.

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I have to say that transparent has always been very speedy and helpful with my problems also. ...
jabezus

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I have been using IDXManager for 3 years now and just started launching a new site this week. ...
Lee F.

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Transparent Maps is a fantastic add on. It works exactly as described and was easy to integrate into my site. ...
Jesse Johnstone, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Open-Realty
I have to say that Open Realty has really grown into an extremely versatile product. I am truly impressed and can't wait to see what you guys have in store for the future.
Jerry O.
Open-Realty
Thank you, and thank you for all the help, your service is exemplary and should be a standard to be met for others in the IT industry!
Doug W.
Open-Realty
Thanks again for your amazing support!
Chris F.
Open-Realty
Thank you this was a great piece of software when I first started using it and it has kept up to date with change and is still fantastic.
would and do recommend it.
YellxPV
Open-Realty
In general, we are very impressed with your software and hope to use it for other clients in the future. If you run across people needing help with installation and theming, please feel free to give them our names.
Hall and Pete Stuart-Lovell Dungeness Communications, Inc.
Open-Realty
We have been developing websites for clients for a number of years. We often have to deal with support departments and over the years we have found that many of these (probably the majority) have a poor or not so great support service. Often we have been of the thought that "we got their money now - so they can wait for the support" kind of attitude. "Transparent Technologies" have surpassed our best hopes for support. Not only is Open Realty a truly established and excellent product but the level of support, the turn around time, the amount of patience and commitment to quality service Transparent Technologies have given us - is simply astonishing. If there is anyone out there who has not made their minds up about purchasing the professional services from TT then we urge you to go with them. What price do you pay for true peace of mind in today's market of IT?
Thank you once again Transparent Technologies for your ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction. Simple Superb.
David. T.
IDXManager
I have been successfully using IDXManager for years now, thank you for the great product.
Tyson K.
Open-Realty & IDXManager
Open Realty is a gift. We used it to develop a highly customized website with an automated IDX feed, and were impressed with the results. This open-source software program is flexible and stable with an active community forum for peer support. It laid a solid foundation for our unique customization needs -- and best of all, it was free.
With our high-profile client, we also needed some other services tailored to our specific needs. In addition to purchasing the IDX Manager add-on from Transparent Technologies, we also signed up for their hosting and technical support packages. This was probably the best decision we made in our website development process. The team at Transparent Technologies was exceptionally helpful, responding to each of our development requests within a day -- even on weekends and holidays (do they ever rest?). They not only provided useful technical solutions to problems we didn't even expect them to solve, but they also came loaded with important knowledge about MLS listing laws. Their advice was invaluable, and we couldn't have done it without them.
Sarah
Open-Realty
This script is a great script.. an excellent one. I was about to write one on my own, but thanks god my time was saved that one is already made.....Thumbs up!
Hotscript User
TransparentRETS
This past year has brought us to an interesting point in time. Open Realty 2.5.6 is out with lots of new features, The VOW policy is adopted by MLS's across the country and RETS servers are provided by most MLS' per NAR mandates.
With so many new technologies and business rules available it was time to upgrade my site to all of the latest software. I especially wanted to upgrade from my custom coded IDX importer to a RETS feed. I tried some of the open source RETS clients that are available. Especially the ones that are supposed to work with Open Realty. I then contacted Transparent Technologies about Transparent RETS.
You all were very helpful and took the time to assess my MLS’s server, finding some RETS standards compliance issues. ( this was a great help in getting the corrections made) As you know, I eventually bought the product and was elated to find that it was extremely easy to install and set up. The user interface is much better than other RETS Clients I tried and within minutes was connected to the RETS server and pulling data.
The TRETS client queried the server and displayed all of the property fields available. I simply went down the list and checked the fields I wanted to import and hit "Auto Map". The system automatically created all of the fields in my OR database! Brilliant! Setting up the queries to only import the data I wanted was also extremely easy and intuitive.
Literally, in 10 minutes I was pulling data into my site. It automatically cleaned up the database by removing old properties and it works with OR’s new property notification system. Something I was missing from my custom coded solution. The best part is that it is so easy to use that I do not worry about the MLS making data changes in the future. This is going to make my site much easier to maintain. I also feel the site is on a much better platform on which to add future capabilities.
Considering the many hours I spent with other products to get any data imported, and all the tinkering required for making changes to the import, I feel the cost of Transparent RETS was a bargain. The fact that you were there to help with identifying issues on my MLS’s server was also a huge benefit and something I would never have been able to do on my own.
I am looking forward to completing the implementation of my new site using this product. It truly is a huge improvement to my site.
I would recommend this product to anyone who is setting up an OR site and has a RETS server available. It is the way to go.
Thanks so much for this product.
Carl Johnson, Real Estate Consultant
Open-Realty
I cannot thank you enough for the good work Transparent does. It is rare to find a company that gives great service any more.
Mark B.
Open-Realty
You guys have excellent service
Scott K.
Open-Realty
I already have this idea of doing a multiple Realtor web sites with the capability to pool MLS database. Then, I found Open-Realty and that is! By tweaking of php scripts. I had done it! Without great help from Transparent Technologies, I wouldn't be able to do up Multiple linked Property Portal Web Sites. The flexibility to be able to configure access to hosting MySql is very important, only Transparent Technologies provide this feature.
Stanley Tan, HSN Website Designer Pte Ltd, Singapore
Open-Realty
Just wanted to take a moment and thank all of the folks at Transparent Technologies.
Found myself stuck when it came to my last host and upgrading to vs 3.x, you really did come to my rescue with the hosting and top notch support.
My client and myself are very satisfied and it's no doubt due to your continued support!
Michael
Open-Realty
Thank you, and thank you for all the help, your service is exemplary and should be a standard to be met for others in the IT industry!
Doug W.
Open-Realty
I really wish I had found your real estate software before wasting 6 months trying to get something else working for my customer that required almost a dozen plug-ins. Your knowledge and support has been top-notch, you guys really saved me from losing a long time customer.
Randy S., San Diego
Open-Realty
You all are wonderful. You have been so helpful in the past and I truly enjoy working with this system. Its complexity combined with its simplicity is elegant.
James S.
Open-Realty
It's hands down the best *free* product for real estate. If you've configured any other script, this should be fairly easy. Not for a total novice, but I figured it out, and I'm no programmer! Kudos!
Hotscript User
Open-Realty & IDXManager
Open Realty is a gift. We used it to develop a highly customized website with an automated IDX feed, and were impressed with the results. This software program is flexible and stable with an active community forum for peer support. It laid a solid foundation for our unique customization needs.
With our high-profile client, we also needed some other services tailored to our specific needs. In addition to purchasing the IDX Manager add-on from Transparent Technologies, we also signed up for their hosting and technical support packages. This was probably the best decision we made in our website development process. The team at Transparent Technologies was exceptionally helpful, responding to each of our development requests within a day -- even on weekends and holidays (do they ever rest?). They not only provided useful technical solutions to problems we didn't even expect them to solve, but they also came loaded with important knowledge about MLS listing rules. Their advice was invaluable, and we couldn't have done it without them.
Sarah D.
Open-Realty
I have to say that transparent has always been very speedy and helpful with my problems also. So a big thank you!
jabezus
TransparentRETS
I have been using IDXManager for 3 years now and just started launching a new site this week. Only 6 hours after install and BAM, awsome site with instant super content. Smooth product ya got there boys...
Lee F.
Open-Realty & TransparentMaps
Transparent Maps is a fantastic add on. It works exactly as described and was easy to integrate into my site. Thank you Transparent Tech!
Jesse Johnstone, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Open-Realty® 3.2.11

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Open-Realty v3.2.11 is now available. Existing users may upgrade using the one-click method or download the latest version from their customer area at Transparent Tech.

This release's most useful new features include new Blog API methods for Developers, and the new Agent and Blog custom search template tags that leverage these new APIs.

To support PHP v7 for the next release, we must still refactor a lot of the core program code in OR as well as our commercial add-ons in order to take advantage of improved methods and replace code that uses deprecated or removed PHP functions. Refactoring is taking a lot longer than expected, and not all PHP dependency libs are fully compatible yet, so we have implemented a temporary freeze on new feature development while we finish this necessary work, please bear with us. We will also be releasing some small updates to our TransparentMAPS and TransparentRETS add-ons very soon.

PHP v5.5 - 5.6 is required. Do not attempt to upgrade Open-Realty if you are currently using PHP 5.4 or earlier.

Bug Fixes

  • OR-81 Properly closed the table used in the default saved_searches.html template file.
  • OR-298 Added an additional sanity check to user update API method.
  • OR-300 Removed an unnecessary <br /> tag that was being rendered when a Type: Date field was used with the {listing_field_FIELDNAME_value} template tag.
  • OR-305 Fixed a bug with the media widget where if a file was uploaded manually (not drag and drop) it would upload successfully but the widget would not display the new file until the page was reloaded.
  • OR-308 Fixed a small bug we created with the mortgage Calcs in the example templates when load_js was deprecated.
  • OR-309 Fixed a deprecation warning message in the ADODB lite adodb_get_gmt_diff() function

New Features/Improvements

  • OR-81 Removed deprecated {url_search_rental} template tag functionality.
  • OR-81 Removed hard coded size="5" that were present in some search form fields so that control of this functionality can be returned to the template designer via CSS.
  • OR-81 Added a new block tag: {!no_search_results_block} {/!no_search_results_block} for use on the search page. This can be used to hide content when a "no results" condition exists, but will display the enclosed content under normal conditions.
  • OR-81 Update the HTML5 example template's listing_detail_default.html template file to use its own configurable slideshow JS function instead of the non-configurable slideshow function inserted by OR. New function does not depend on the thumbnail image attribute 'title' to obtain the main image URL information and uses a custom 'imgurl' attribute. Related to feature OR-271 from OR v3.2.10 release.
  • OR-275 Refactored edit_user function to use user__read and fields__metadata API methods
  • OR-275 Refactored delete_user function to use user__delete API method
  • OR-275 Refactored log_action function to use the log_create_entry API method.
  • OR-275 Removed a no-longer-used function: clear_cache().
  • OR-275 Refactored some utility functions to use the User API methods instead of DB lookups.
  • OR-275 Code refactoring and consolidation of the agent and member signup notification email functions.
  • OR-297 If using GD libs for image processing, OR will check for EXIF rotation info for any uploaded .JPG files and attempt to rotate them back to the proper orientation before processing. Photos that are created using EXIF rotation instead of storing the image in the intended rotation are usually created via smart phones.
  • OR-298 Added an additional sanity check to user update API method.
  • OR-299 Created a new {agents_custom_search_result_block} tag set that works exactly like the existing {listings_custom_search_result_block} feature, but for Agents. The Admin account will only appear in the results if "Show Admin on Agent list" is set to 'yes' in Site Config. Docs for this new feature are in the Public Template -> main.html template tags section
  • OR-301 Added {blog_id} tag availibility to blog_index, blog_main templates and for use within {blog_recent_post_block}
  • OR-303 Created new Blog API methods: Read, Search, and Delete
  • OR-304 Created a {blog_custom_search_result_block} that works like its listing counterpart for generating custom iterated search results of Blog content. Docs for this new feature are in the Public Template -> main.html template tags section.
  • OR-307 Improved the security of the email verification link for new Agent and Member signups.
  • OR-130 Documentation revisions and additions

** PHP versions 5.5.x through 5.6.x are supported, v5.6.x is recommended. Earlier versions of PHP are not compatible. Do not attempt to upgrade Open-Realty if you are currently using PHP 5.4 or earlier. If you receive an incompatible ionCube loader error after upgrading, you will need to also update your ionCube loader software to a newer version or request that your host upgrade it for you. ionCube v5.1.1 is recommended at a minimum, newer is preferable.

Third Party library updates

  • OR-252 Updated the filedrop.js lib for drag and drop uploads in the media widget.
  • OR-306 Updated PHPmailer to v5.2.14 which fixed an autoload problem

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