Step #3: Custom Listing Fields

This Article Is For:

  • All users who have: Manage Local Listings, Manage Local Listings Settings
  • This is applicable to all SoCast Themes

Requirements:

  • Must have already purchased the Local Listings product (If you would like this product, please speak with your Account Manager)

The Listing Custom Fields settings are where you will configure the custom fields that can be applied to listings.

Step-by-step guide

  1. To add a custom field, click the 'Add New' button at the top, left of the page
  2. Add New Field Title: Enter the name of your custom field, how it appears on your site. For example Real Estate might have the custom fields Bedrooms or Bathrooms
  3. Field Type: Choose a type for your custom field.
  4. Field Instructions: Instructions for authors. Shown when submitting data. For example, "Enter the number of bedrooms for your listing"
  5. Required: Choose whether the custom field is required or not when submitting
  6. Default Value
  7. Placeholder Text
  8. Assigned To
  9. Include This Field In The Search Form?:
  10. Order No: Fields are created in order from lowest to highest


Below are some common custom fields suggestions/templates you can use:

Buy & Sell:

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. Price
  4. Pictures
  5. Listing contact information
    1. Name
    2. Phone
    3. Address
    4. Email
    5. Website

Real Estate:

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. Pictures
  4. Price
  5. Address
  6. Type (e.g. house, condo)
  7. Neighbourhood
  8. City
  9. Year built
  10. Size
  11. Number of bedrooms
  12. Number of bathrooms
  13. MLS listing ID
  14. Agent contact information
    1. Name/Company
    2. Email
    3. Phone
    4. Address
    5. Website

Auto Listings:

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. Pictures
  4. Make/Model
  5. Price
  6. Year
  7. Body type (e.g. SUV)
  8. Kilometers
  9. Transmission (e.g. automatic)
  10. Engine (e.g. 2.0 L)
  11. Exterior colour
  12. Interior colour
  13. Stock #
  14. Vehicle features
  15. Seller contact information
    1. Email
    2. Phone
    3. Address
    4. Website
    5. Logo image

Community News:

  1. Summary (Title)
  2. Article (Description)
  3. Featured Image
  4. Author contact information
    1. Name
    2. Email

Obituaries:

  1. Name of deceased
  2. Description
  3. Picture
  4. Date of birth
  5. Date and time of death
  6. Location of death

Business Directory:

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. Phone
  4. Address
  5. Email
  6. Website
  7. Pictures

Church Directory:

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. Denomination
  4. Phone
  5. Address
  6. Email
  7. Website
  8. Pictures

Storm Closures:

  1. Name of organization
  2. Type of organization (e.g. school, business)
  3. Status (e.g. open, closed, delayed)
  4. Description