What methods are available for IDX/MLS integration?

There a a few ways to display the IDX on your website. The most popular way is to use a type of framing. This includes either an Inline Frame or Standard Frame page. Another method available, which will usually provide a most professional look is Design Integration.

Inline Frame
By default your website is setup to use the Inline frame. The inline frame allows your IDX to display on your website.

Inline frames appear inside the presentation of a page much the same way as images are: the browser allocates some space for an inline frame and takes this into account when rendering the page. This means, in particular, that an inline frame as a whole scrolls along with the rest of the document, so it might be scrolled away. Whether this is positive or negative depends on the aims and nature of the page. (An inline frame usually has its own internal scroll bar too, for scrolling its own content. This can sometimes become redundant and become annoying to the user).

Standard Frame
Standard frames are used to divide the entire browser window (or a frame) to subwindows. Most our websites, XE and ZSERIES have a frame page available for use. The frame page is usually a header type frame that displays the IDX search in its bottom window.

A standard frame is recommended for many situations, mainly if your IDX search form is too wide to fit in your inline frame or if you find the inline frame to not display the IDX search pages correctly. Standard frame pages can also be made to be displayed as a column, footer and header (which is what we use by default).

Design Integration
This type of integration is used for our PremiumIDX packages only. This type of IDX integration is not usually available with a standard IDX link provided by the MLS. Our PremiumIDX and FirstIDX have design integration options available. This method may be more expensive then traditional framing, but basically mirrors a websites design on the 3rd party IDX server so that the IDX search pages look to be directly part of the website, but usually always resides on the 3rd party web address (URL).

Selecting this option when adding your IDX to your website will basically redirect the user to the IDX links provided.


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  1. Design Integration with iHomeFinder (Dynamic Wrapper)
  2. Design Integration with IDX Broker (Static/Dynamic Wrapper)
  3. Design Integration with iHomeFinder/FirstIDX (Static Wrapper)
  4. Does the LinkU Listing Database sync my IDX/MLS Listings?
  5. Import Listings from IDX Broker
  6. IDX Broker Search Error: Whoops! the requested url does not exist
  7. Quick Search for FirstIDX
  8. How do I add MLS/IDX link(s) to my website?
  9. Listings are missing from my IDX My Listings or Office Listings page.
  10. How do I IDX/MLS for my website?
  11. Automatically display or update agent or office listings
  12. What are the My Listings and Our Office Listings menu items for?
  13. How do I create links for specific or pre-defined searches with iHomeFinder?
  14. My office listings were showing on my iHomeFinder IDX My Listings or Our Office Listings page but now they are gone and only my Agent listings are showing.
  15. How do my properties get onto my site with iHomeFinder IDX?
  16. My iHomeFinder IDX listings are missing photos?
  17. How do I verify if Email Updates are being sent?
  18. When setting up a new IDX, I cannot find my MLS or Association or Board of Realtors.
  19. What methods are available for IDX/MLS integration?
  20. How do I update or add my LinkU website design to FirstIDX or other 3rd party IDX?
  21. How do I setup design integration with FirstIDX and my non-LinkU website?
  22. Can I link to specific or pre-defined searches for my FirstIDX search?
  23. Can I modify any of the IDX search forms?
  24. How do I use Google Analytics to track FirstIDX as part of my website?
  25. Search homes lead form is not appearing, or appears every search.
  26. How to use iHomeFinder 7.0 IDX
  27. How do I manage my iHomeFinder leads and settings?
  28. Can I customize the city list on my iHomeFinder IDX search?
  29. Why are some search fields not available on my IDX search, but are available in my MLS?
  30. Quick Search by MLS Number for FirstIDX
  31. Getting "Precondition Failed" error message with IDX Broker

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