How do I update or add my LinkU website design to FirstIDX or other 3rd party IDX?

Some IDX services allow you to do to a design integration so you do not have to use frames for your IDX search. Since the IDX company is hosting your IDX solution on their server you will need to duplicate the design from your website to their server. Using a LinkURealty websites helps make this process simple.

Your IDX provider should have a place where you can paste in HTML for the header and footer of your website. The sample below are instructions for the FirstIDX solution.

  1. Login to your LinkURealty admin at
  2. Click on IDX Setup.
  3. Click the Design Integration Link.
  4. Place your cursor in the Design Header HTML text area. In some cases you may also need to copy the text in the Page Header area, but most times it is not required nor recommended.
  5. Right-Click, then click Select All.
  6. Right-Click, then click Copy.
  7. You will need to have both windows open, the FirstIDX admin and LinkURealty admin to do this.
  8. Next, open a new internet window and Login to FirstIDX admin.
  9. Click on Design Settings.
  10. Click on Click Edit Header/Footer.
  11. Select ON from the Use Custom drop down box.
  12. Place your cursor in the Custom Header HTML text area box.
  13. Right Click, then select Paste.
  14. Return to the LinkURealty admin.
  15. Place your cursor in the footer text area.
  16. Right-Click, then click Select All.
  17. Right-Click, then click Copy.
  18. Click back to the FirstIDX admin window.
  19. Place your cursor in the Custom Footer HTML text area box.
  20. Right Click, then select Paste.
  21. Click to Save Changes.

That is all your design HTML from the LinkURealty website have been added to your FirstIDX website. Next you may need to modify your IDX settings for design integration.

  1. To do this, in the LinkURealty admin, click on IDX Setup.
  2. Under the list of IDX links, click on Modify Settings.
  3. Under the IDX Display Settings, select IDX Design Integration.
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Repeat steps for all links which are using the FirstIDX/PremiumIDX service and design integration.


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