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WP Residence Theme

The WP Residence is a real estate theme developed in June 2014 by Annapx, an Envato Elite author. This beautiful template comes with many functionality tools and features, specially built for both independent agents, and real estate agencies. WP Residence allows you to create your professional real estate online business. WP Residence is also a great advantage for those who look into buying or selling a property.

Design

The WP Residence theme is specially built for this industry and comes with a fresh and clean design. It is fully responsive and optimized for small screen devices. The author also made the theme retina-ready and cross-browser compatible making sure your visitors will have a great navigation experience.

This template is flexible and allows you to boost your website using two different types of layouts: a wide or boxed version. WP Residence gives you the possibility to choose between five pre-built layouts, available with the theme’s Demo Import option.

You can style the header section with three types and append a media header like Google Map, Image, Theme Slider, and use it globally on the website. For the footer area, you can assign a beautiful background image. You can also customize the footer section and sidebar using some of the custom widgets developed by the theme’s author. Featured Agent, Latest Listing, Mortgage, or Multiple Currency are just a few of these.

A dedicated real estate theme must come with features build specially for this industry as Agents, Properties, Invoices and Membership Packages. WP Residence gives you the possibility to add as many agents as you want with related categories, cities, neighborhood, country. Also, you can customize each property by adding amenities, features, assign the item to a user and designate an agent to handle the job. If you want to present the available property in a beautiful way, you have to try the Theme Slider.

Besides the specific real estate settings, the content is still the king. When you set a featured image and write on a page or post, the theme makes additional settings and appearance options available. WP Residence comes with over 20-page templates like Compare Listings, Properties list, User Dashboard Invoices, or Agents list, and 11 custom blocks.

In the WP Residence theme, the Google fonts are all-present, allowing you to personalize the typography, enhancing your website’s aesthetic appeal.

Functionality

The WP Residence theme comes with a comprehensive options panel that gathers General, Social & Contact, Map, Design, Advanced and Membership settings. The WP Residence Options panel is the place where you can style and make adjustments to your entire website, as the settings will apply globally. Pricing, currency, custom fields, a list of amenities and features, listing labels, personal identifications number boxes or memberships with payment facilities are a few of the tools provided by the WP Residence.

Do you like to customize pages on the backend or the frontend? With WP Residence both functionalities are available. It comes with the powerful drag and drop page builder – Visual Composer plugin and over ten custom blocks (Related Listings, Contact Form Agent, Property Gallery and other).

An interesting feature that comes bundled with the theme is the front end property submission, which allows you to add three types of submissions: free, paid or membership. WP Residence lets you configure membership packages with a credit card, wire transfer, pay per listing, one-time pay or recurring payments.

The Google Maps interrogation, Street View support, and Geolocation are integrated with WP Residence. All these features allow your clients to access the physical location and information related to the properties.

Social and Contact details have considerable significance in the real estate industry. You can add a contact form code for both agent and contact page templates. Also, there are multiple social network choices. You can connect your website with profiles from Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, Pinterest, Instagram and Google OAuth API.

The WP Residence theme comes with the premium Slider Revolution & the Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer plugins, and it’s also compatible with WPML, Contact Form 7, SEO Yoast, IDxpress and iHomefinder plugin.

This template will please users from all over the world, as WP Residence has RTL support.

GENERAL
Item name WP Residence
Category Real Estate
Type Premium
Author Annapx
Envato elite author Yes
Tested version 1.16.2
COMPATIBILITY
Content width 1200 px
Browser compatibility IE11+ / FF / Opera / Safari / Edge
bbPress Yes
BuddyPress Yes
WPML Yes
FONTS AND TRANSLATION
Integrated translation -
Google fonts Yes
Custom fonts -
Typekit fonts -
RTL support Yes
PAGE FEATURES
Page templates 22
Widgets 13
Header styles 8
Footer styles 1
Mega menus Yes
Sticky menu Yes
Social networks Yes
Custom Page Builder Visual Composer
Shortcodes Yes
OTHER FEATURES
Demos included 9
SEO optimized Yes
Custom Theme Updater -
IDX plugin compatibility iHomefinder Optima Express, dsIDXpress
Google maps Yes
Geo location Yes
Street view Yes
Front-end property submissions Yes
Floor plans Yes
Paid membership / submissions Yes
Property layouts 1
Agent layouts 2
Compare properties -
Child properties -
Booking -
Property reviews -
Custom post types 1
Custom slider Yes
PERFORMANCE
CSS file size 230 kb
Overall speed Medium
Performance documentation -
USER EXPERIENCE
Total ratings 760
User rating
Learnability Medium
DESIGN
Responsive design Yes
Retina ready Yes
DOCUMENTATION
Difficulty Beginner
Explanations Explicit
Explicit screen shots Yes
Video tutorials Yes
Search option Yes
Extra documentation Yes
PREMIUM PLUGINS
Plugins Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, Ultimate Add-ons for Visual Composer
VALUE
Price $59
Value for the money Very good

Performance

We have tested the WP Residence’s default demo on different page speed tests, and the content loads with a medium speed.

The author has provided in the theme’s options panel a setting related to minifying the versions of the CSS and JS files.

The theme’s settings panel comes with a search button directing you the detailed information from the documentation.

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WP Residence PageSpeed

Downsides

The WP Residence theme doesn’t provide any post formats. This means that you will have to style every post individually or add custom code to do it for you.
Some important industry-related features are still unavailable. We noticed that dedicated features like the Comparing properties, sub-properties support, booking or real estate product reviews, are not yet included in the theme.

WP Residence
Category: Real Estate
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Conclusion
If you want to develop a real estate website, an authentic online business where agents and clients get connected through property images, memberships, and specific elements, the WP Residence template offers you a great start. Flexible and customizable, this theme has a user-friendly interface and will help you to create a beautiful dedicated website.
Good for
  • Clean design
  • Drag and drop page builder - Visual Composer plugin
  • AJAX Map Search
  • Site speed optimization settings (minify CSS and js files)
  • Loaded with real estate related features like Paid Submission and Membership and PIN management system
Not so good for
  • The theme is not compatible with bbPress and BuddyPress
  • Some features like Compare Property Properties are not available
  • Typekit and custom fonts cannot be used with this theme
  • The review and booking systems are not available
Overall score:
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Lisa Jones
Editor-in-chief of WPion. 100% passionate about WordPress, Lisa is part time web developer and part time front-end designer. With a master's degree in computer science, she is specialized in CSS, HTML, JavaScript, MySQL and PHP. Lisa uses her knowledge and experience to offer you a complete analysis of WordPress most popular themes and plugins.

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