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

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You guys have excellent service ...
Scott K.

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

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

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

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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

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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
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
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
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.
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
You guys have excellent service
Scott K.
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
I have to say that transparent has always been very speedy and helpful with my problems also. So a big thank you!
jabezus
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
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.
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
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
IDXManager
I have been successfully using IDXManager for years now, thank you for the great product.
Tyson K.
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 & 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
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 & 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 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
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
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
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® 3.3

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We are excited (and relieved) to announce the immediate availability of Open-Realty® v3.3 which provides initial support for PHP v7.0. Existing customers can obtain the update via one-click upgrade if supported, or from your customer area here at Transparent Technologies. A few new features and improvements worth mentioning are: A brand new Page API and some new Media API method types, improved localization, a new customizable template for adding saved searches, a re-work and standardization of the Property Class and User Field Editors, and the ability to include the primary listing photo when sending listings to Twitter.

PHP server requirements have changed: Do not attempt to upgrade Open-Realty if you are currently using PHP 5.5 or earlier.

A significant amount of work has gone into this release in terms of code modernization, some of which began early last year. We had to review and refactor a great deal of the PHP code in OR in an effort to make sure we are not only just compatible with, but that we are also leveraging PHP 7 where possible while maintaining compatibility with PHP v5.6. This additionally involved updating all code that was dependent on the 'mysql' PHP driver in favor of 'PDO' as the venerable mysql driver is no longer available in PHP 7. Refactoring in other areas was also necessary so that we could employ the latest updates to several popular 3rd party libraries and to adopt the new functionality included with those libraries. Now that all the necessary and thankless under-the-hood work has been completed, our focus for the next release will return to feature development, and an overdue refresh of OR's example public templates.

PHP v5.6.x or v7.0.x is required. We still recommend using PHP v5.6 at this time, PHP 7 users will want to definitely make sure to always have the latest ionCube loaders installed at all times. Recommended ionCube loader versions as of this writing are v5.1.1+ for PHP 5.6, and v6.1 for PHP v7.0

The OR documentation has been updated to include the new API additions.

Compatible versions of our two most popular commercial add-ons: TransparentMAPS, and TransarentRETS will be released in tandem with OR v3.3.

Bug Fixes

  • OR-81 Fixed a display bug in the HTML5 example template's 'not_found.html' template file.
  • OR-81 Fixed some "Synchronous XMLHttpRequest on the main thread is deprecated" notice errors in the administration area. These errors were benign and only visible via the javascript console.
  • OR-81 Fixed a bug in the listing and lead form editors that included the tabs as sortable items. Under specific conditions this could have the unintended effect of resetting the field locations of some fields to an undefined or invalid value.
  • OR-275 It is no longer possible to set a Property Class Rank: to 0 (zero).
  • OR-312 Fixed a permission bug in the user API where an Agent with Edit User privileges could not delete a user. This was related to the delete function code refactoring in v3.2.11.
  • OR-315 Fixed a bug in the lead manager that affected leads created from the Agent pages under certain conditions and prevented these types of leads from being viewed or edited via All Leads or My Leads

New Features/Improvements

  • OR-50 Form validation in the administration area (listing, agent, lead editors) has been localized for 50 languages.
  • OR-50 Datepicker jQueryUI module localized for 50+ languages
  • OR-81 Form Validation in the Administration area revamped, User-defined 'Type: Date' fields also now use a datepicker gadget.
  • OR-81 File sizes and dimensions of listing and agent photo media files are now displayed (KB W x H) when viewing individual images in the Media Widget
  • OR-81 Removed any remaining colorbox lib dependencies from administration area, and replaced with jQueryUI dialogs
  • OR-81 Removed 3 seldom-used tabs from the add-on manager
  • OR-81 Moved default slideshow listing detail page javascript from core to the default listing_detail_slideshow.html template so it can be modified or replaced by template developers.
  • OR-81 Media Widget now uses jQueryUI accordion and tabs instead of jQuery Tools couterparts.
  • OR-81 Removed all remaining administration area jQuery Tools lib dependencies and replaced with jQueryUI equivalents.
  • OR-81 NEW - Add saved search page is now templated as: 'saved_searches_add.html'.
  • OR-81 Removed obsolete link_yahoo_school and link_yahoo_school_url template tags and functionality as this service is no longer available from Yahoo.
  • OR-81 reCaptcha now uses https:// by default to make connections
  • OR-81 Page ID# and Blog ID# now displayed for each page listed on the Page Editor and Blog Publisher Main pages
  • OR-81 Required fields in the Listing and Agent editors now use an icon to denote required status instead of an asterisk.
  • OR-156 Property Class editor revamped, now uses a a Dialog for editing classes, and the Property class Rank order is draggable/sortable.
  • OR-275 The very small amount of javascript that is inserted into the public site template by OR via: has been compiled/minified.
  • OR-302 Extensive core file code consolidation, refactoring, and rewrites for PHP v7.
  • OR-302 Database abstraction now uses PHP PDO, the PHP mysql drivers previously used are deprecated as of PHP 5.6 and were removed in PHP 7.
  • OR-302 Session data stored in the database is now encrypted for increased security.
  • OR-302 Refactored administration area form element generation functions to adhere more closely to HTML5 standards and better leverage the JQuery validator. User-defined fields now include a unique DOM id that is identical to each field's unique Field Name.
  • OR-302 $misc is now a global var, eliminating the need to load misc.inc.php in developer scripts.
  • OR-311 Added an option to test the mail connection in Site Config when using the "SMTP w/PHPMailer" setting.
  • OR-312 NEW - 'userimages', 'usersfiles', and 'listingsfiles' media types to the Media API read method. Agent Photos, Agent files, and listing files and info can now be obtained via the API.
  • OR-312 Twitter API can now optionally send the full size primary listing photo that is rank #1 when tweeting a listing. There is a new setting in Site Config -> Social to enable this. It should be noted that anyone using this feature in combination with an automated listing (MLS) import will want to ensure adequate server resources, bandwidth, and potentially extended script execution times before enabling this.
  • OR-312 Added 'media_limit' option to Media API read method to optionally limit the number of returned media items. If not set, or set to 0 all items are returned.
  • OR-312 NEW - Page API and methods for Page Editor pages: Create, Update, and Delete.
  • OR-312 NEW - OR-312 Added a 'remote' response item to the Media API's read method. Contains the physical location: TRUE = remote or FALSE = local for the media being retrieved
  • OR-313 Listing, Agent, Member, and Lead field editors now better enforce DB-friendly Field Names when creating new or editing existing fields
  • OR-317 NEW - User Names and Email addresses of active users (Admins, Agents, Members) can be exported in CSV format via Site Config (OR Pro edition)
  • OR-319 NEW - Latitude and Longitude map fields were added to Site Config -> Listings tab. The example listing fields and example listings that are setup during installation now also include Lat/Long Fields and data. This includes new corrosponding $config["map_latitude"] and $config["map_longitude"] configuration variables for obtaining these field names for developer scripts.
  • OR-320 Sortable Fields displayed in the Listing Field Editor's Search Page and Search Results page Order tabs now display their numeric Field Order.
  • OR-321 Agent and Member field editors now use dialogs for adding and editing fields. Field Ranks can be assigned visually (drag and drop) just like the Listing Field Editor.
  • OR-322 NEW - Added the option to download the Activity log in CSV format (OR Pro edition)

Third Party library updates

  • OR-252 Updated cKEditor to v4.6.2
  • OR-252 Updated Securimage captcha lib to v3.6.4
  • OR-252 Updated twitterOauth lib to v .0.7.2
  • OR-252 updated jQueryUI to v1.12.1
  • OR-252 Updated jQueryvalidation library to v1.15.1
  • OR-252 Updated jQuery to v3.2.0. **

** We are also using the jQMigrate plugin until the last few incompatible jQuery libs we use in the administration area are updated by their authors, or we replace them. Developers: If you use jQuery in the administration area in your add-ons or templates you will want to test your code for jQuery 3+ compatibility and make any corrections soon, we will eventually remove the jQMigrate plugin that could potentially be keeping any older jQuery code functional. You (or your users) would need to re-add the Migrate plugin to the template at that time if for some reason you still need to use code < v3 jQuery.

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