In Showcase IDX 3.0, hotsheets are based on previously created Saved Searches, meaning you can create a hotsheet, add the shortcode to your WP site, and then never have to touch it again: changing which listings are displayed is as easy as modifying the underlying saved search, meaning less hassle building and updating your featured listings and community pages.
To start, make sure you have created a SAVED SEARCH
Once your search is done, navigate to the HOTSHEETS tab of your agent admin (admin.showcaseidx.com). You will be greeted by the following screen:
This is the Hotsheets library, and shows all hotsheets that have been created. To create a new hotsheet, press the NEW HOTSHEET button in the top right of the page.
The New Hotsheet page is where you create a new hotsheet to add to your website. Make sure to give it a descriptive name before you move on.
Once you've named your hotsheet, you can click into the SEARCH line and see a list of all previously created SAVED SEARCHES: the search you attach to this page will determine what listings are shown in the hotsheet:
Once you've attached a SAVED SEARCH to your new HOTSHEET, you can pick the display mode you'd like:
STANDARD displays the listings in a familiar way, similar to the search page: rows of listing "cards" will be displayed, just like the search results.
GALLERY displays are a great way to show featured listings; they create a small, paginated gallery that displays 1-3 listings (depending on how wide you make the container in your wordpress theme - the wider, the more listings will be shown) with arrow-buttons to cycle through them
You can also choose to show or hide the MAP, as well as limit the number of listings returned in the hotsheet (up to 60 listings). Lastly, you can choose whether or not you want to include the "SHOW ALL LISTINGS" button on the bottom of the hotsheet; you may want to hide this if you are trying to highlight specific listings on a page.
Once everything is setup as you'd like it, simply click the big, blue CREATE HOTSHEET button and you will see your new hotsheet appear at the top of your Hotsheet Library. Add the accompanying shortcode to your page, and your hotsheet will appear!
Need to make changes to the listings being displayed? You don't need to touch the hotsheet! Simply go to your SEARCH LIBRARY and edit the underlying saved search; your hotsheet will automatically update to show the new listings!