Testimonial

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

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

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

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

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I have to say that transparent has always been very speedy and helpful with my problems also. ...
jabezus
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
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
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 & 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.
IDXManager
I have been successfully using IDXManager for years now, thank you for the great product.
Tyson K.
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
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
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
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
Thanks again for your amazing support!
Chris F.
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 & 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
I have to say that transparent has always been very speedy and helpful with my problems also. So a big thank you!
jabezus
Upgrading Open-Realty® 2.x Templates For Open-Realty® 3.x

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We have been getting some questions on how to upgrade templates that were built for Open-Realty® 2.x to be compatible with 3.x. I thought I would provide a quick guide on how to upgrade your templates. This quick guide only keeps the overall site design changes made to the main.html template. Any sub templates, like listing_detail_default.html  that were modified will need to be modified again after you complete this quick guide.

You should start by making a copy of your custom v2.x template. In the steps below  you will modify this template copy and not your original  template files. This way you have the original files left to compare any other custom changes you may have made to sub templates..  Now that you have your new template copy, follow the steps below.

1. Copy all of the .html files from the lazuli template with the exception of main.html into your new template folder. This will ensure that all your sub template are updated to work with 3.x.

2. Open up the style_main.css file in lazuli template and copy all of the css starting with line 121 "/* Login and other Stadanrd Button CSS */ " to the end of the file. Paste this into your template's css file below any of your template specific CSS. You should replace any of the Open-Realty® 2.x CSS in the file that does not pertain to your specific template. 

3 .Edit your templates main.html file, and ensure it contains the following lines inside of the

tags.


<title>{site_title}</title>
{load_meta_description}
{load_meta_keywords}
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset={charset}" />
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />
<meta name="robots" content="{meta_index},{meta_follow}" />
{meta_canonical_block}<link rel="canonical" href="{canonical_link}" />{/meta_canonical_block}
<meta name="Generator" content="Open-Realty" />
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="{template_url}/images/favicon.ico" />
{load_css_style_main}
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="{company_name} - {lang_rss_lastmodified_link_title}" href="{rss_lastmodified}" />
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="{company_name} - {lang_rss_featured_link_title}" href="{rss_featured}" />
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="{company_name} - {lang_rss_blog_post_link_title}" href="{rss_blog_posts}" />
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="{company_name} - {lang_rss_blog_comments_link_title}" href="{rss_blog_comments}" />
{load_js}

4. Last, ensure that right before the </body>tag in your main.html file you have this tag


{load_js_last}

 

That should upgrade your template to 3.x, you may now make any css adjustments, or sub template modification that you wish to make. I suggest if you modify your CSS, to make upgrading easier that you clearly mark the start and end of your custom CSS with comments, this way as update happen and there are css changes that you can quickly copy and paste your custom css into new files..

Ryan Bonham is the CEO and Lead developer of Transparent Technologies, Inc.

This page was created entirely with the Open-Realty® real estate Blog Publisher

Support for our products is not handled via this blog. If you have questions about Open-Realty®, or need support, please use the following links:

Sales:     Sales questions
Support:  Support

Comments (4)
lordtheydon says:
Hi Ryan, many thanks for the above code, which helped me solve my problem with the Open_Realty_Lite template I was using. I think that there is a problem with this code though: { load_js } and { load_js_last } If entered the way you suggest(above)it actually shows up on the web pages. I then checked the "Lazuli" template out (which came with the upgrade),and noticed that on there it is shown as follows: and - in other words without the spaces. I removed the spaces in my Open_Realty_Lite template, tried it out and it worked fine, no longer displaying on the web page browser. Thanks again for your help. Regards, John
08/25/2010 02:41 AM
PIV Support says:
@lordtheydon Actually if you read the very last paragraph in his blog post, you will read: "In the code above { load_js } and { load_js_last } have spaces before the opening and closing curly brackets, remove those in your file they are there to prevent the template engine from trying to parse the tags in our blog post."
09/15/2010 01:02 PM
edbernd says:
This is very valuable information, thank you for it. I am not a developer, so can you please clarify one thing for me: I don't know whether you are talking about V2 files or V3 files, in Step 1 for instance... copy all of the files from my old V2 Lazuil template into the "new" V3 folder? It would be a huge help if you would specify V2 or V3 files in each step. Thanks. Ed
05/17/2014 07:46 PM
baobab33 says:
Hi, I do not know if this is still up to date for 3.2.7 version, but I noticed that except the main.html file there is only one other html file in the Lazuli template (popup.html) Anything else to know about upgrading a 2.xx template up to 3.2.xx version ? Thanks
06/14/2014 12:47 PM
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