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July 2019 update!
Over the last year or so I have made several improvements to PWB for various paying clients. I have not however had the time to merge those improvements back into the open source repo. If you have some specific requirements that you are willing to pay for, reach out to me (LinkedIn) I might be able to help.
Here are a couple of sites that I have built using PWB as a base:
This project has been created to address a glaring gap in the rails ecosystem: the lack of an open source project for real estate websites.
The result is that WordPress has become the dominant tool for creating real estate websites. This is far from ideal and PropertyWebBuilder seeks to address this.
Read more about this here: http://propertywebbuilder.com
You can try out a demo at https://propertywebbuilder.herokuapp.com
To see the admin panel, login as user firstname.lastname@example.org with a password of "pwb123456".
You can see an example of a production site created with PropertyWebBuilder here:
Create your own real estate website with no technical knowledge
The simplest way to create a website with PropertyWebBuilder is to use Heroku, a trusted service provider which has a free plan that you can use.
Just sign up for Heroku, click the button below and in a few minutes your site will be ready
You may be asked for credit card details when you create an account but you will not be charged for creating and trying the website. You will only need to pay if you upgrade the service. Here is a video about how to deploy to heroku:
Install as a standalone site
PWB has been designed to be included as an engine in an existing Ruby on Rails app. In this repo I have a Ruby on Rails app that includes PWB.
As the name suggests, the project can be deployed to heroku but it can also be installed locally as follows:
git clone https://github.com/etewiah/pwb-for-heroku.git cd pwb-for-heroku rails db:create rails db:migrate rails pwb:db:seed rails pwb:db:seed_pages
Installation within an existing Rails app
Install into an existing Rails project by adding these lines in your applications's Gemfile:
gem 'pwb', git: 'https://github.com/etewiah/property_web_builder', branch: 'master' gem 'globalize', git: 'https://github.com/globalize/globalize' gem 'paloma', github: 'fredngo/paloma'
Also, be sure to use Postgres as your database (by having the "pg" gem and Postgres installed locally - version 9.5 or above) And then execute:
Mount the PropertyWebBuilder by adding the following to your routes.rb file:
mount Pwb::Engine => '/'
and run the ff commands from the console:
rails pwb:install:migrations rails db:create rails db:migrate rails pwb:db:seed rails pwb:db:seed_pages
PropertyWebBuilder runs with Rails '>= 5.1.0'
PropertyWebBuilder runs with Ruby >= 2.0.0.
- Powerful search component
- Fully featured admin panel
- Google maps integration
- Customisable look and feel
- Easily extendable
- Search engine friendly
- Mobile friendly responsive layout
- Fully open source
These are some features I plan to add over the coming months. If there is something you need which is not on the list, please let me know. I am also interested in knowing which of these features I should prioritize.
- More languages
- More themes
- Mobile app (iOS and android)
- RETS support (to allow synchronizing MLS content)
- Integration with third party apps such as Insightly and Basecamp
- Full calendering functionality for rental properties
- Ability to import WordPress blogs
- Neighbourhood information from Zillow API
- Instant price conversions into other currencies
Contribute and spread the love
We encourage you to contribute to this project and file issues for any problems you encounter.
Please consider making a contribution to the development of PropertyWebBuilder. If you wish to pay for specific enhancements, please email me directly (opensource at propertywebbuilder.com).
I would like PropertyWebBuilder to be available in as many languages as possible so any help with translations will be much appreciated. A basic Spanish version of this document can be found here: https://github.com/etewiah/property_web_builder/blob/master/README_es.md
For instructions on how to add a new language, please see: https://github.com/etewiah/property_web_builder/wiki/Adding-translations-for-a-new-language
Thanks to the awesome Locale contributing to the translations is super easy!
- Edit the translations directly on the property_web_builder project on Locale.
- That's it!
- The maintainer will then pull translations from the Locale project and push to Github. -->
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