What is the Default Search Page
The default search page is the center of all search activity for your site, and acts as the nexus of search results for any saved searches or custom searches you or your customers use.
The default search page is determined by using the following shortcode: [showcaseidx]
In previous versions of Showcase, the search functionality was spread out to all hotsheets and widgets, however we have since moved away from that: all search widgets now take the users directly to your default search page, ensuring there is a central place to generate leads and have your customers engage with the MLS listings on your site.
The default search page also acts as the nexus of information for your hotsheets and widgets:
IT IS IMPORTANT YOUR DEFAULT SEARCH PAGE IS ITS OWN PAGE, INDEPENDENT OF CHILD PAGES OR PARENT PAGES!
Where to put it
Showcase IDX 3.0 will AUTOMATICALLY GENERATE A DEFAULT SEARCH PAGE AT /properties IF NONE IS SPECIFIED: this is to ensure you can plug-and-play Showcase IDX directly into your website with as little problem as possible. That being said, you can put the default [showcaseidx] shortcode on any page other than your home-page. Simply create a new page in your Wordpress installation and add the default shortcode to it. Then, navigate to the Showcase IDX tab in your Wordpress dashboard and simply make the URL match the page you posted the shortcode on.
Keep in mind there can be ONLY 1 DEFAULT SEARCH PAGE, and if you try to use the [showcaseidx] shortcode on multiple pages it will not work.
What it does
The Default Search Page is where all property searches happen on your page. Search widgets will redirect to your default search page. Listing detail pages will use the same styling as is applied to the default search page; if your default search page is on a page with a huge, HD image header, then all your listing detail pages will ALSO have that huge, HD image header. The Default Search Page is used as a "reference" for many of the details of the Showcase IDX plugin, from default styling to which listings are even allowed to be displayed (see SETTINGS > SEARCH for more info).
The Default Search Page is also a main source of lead generation, giving your users a robust, intuitive search interface that puts the entire MLS at their fingertips. This can be great for agents who have broad coverage areas and want to give their site visitors the best possible choices in their home search.
- SEARCH RESULTS AND DEFAULT SEARCH RESULTS APPEARANCE -https://support.showcaseidx.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000255643
- SETTINGS > DISPLAY -