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Widget to Display Photos

Status: Declined 7 Votes
Joel P
Dec 29, 2020 12:30 PM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2009 49 posts

While we don't have a straight html widget you can embed just anywhere, we do now offer a (beta) wordpress shortcode for the photo carousel.

If you've got the Hosted Sites premium feature you can setup the WordPress plugin and use the following to embed a photo carousel:

[ownerrez type="widget_photo_carousel" id="{YOUR PROPERTY ID}"]

san pedro
Jun 16, 2020 6:38 PM
Joined Feb, 2020 17 posts

Widgets are excellent!

I need a widget that I can insert on our reservations page. I want my guests to see all the photos of each and every property. Currently a guest can go to my reservation page https://sanjosecityrentals.com/furnished1bedroomapartments/ and see a list of all the property's. This pages uses Owner Rez widgets. However when the click "Details"...they don't see all the pictures of each property.

Any timeline on when this feature might be available?

Shaquan P
Nov 10, 2020 10:41 PM
Joined May, 2020 1 post

Yes, This would be very helpful

GetStay
Nov 27, 2020 3:40 PM
Joined May, 2020 20 posts

What you could do is use the (i) on photo's, and the cloudfront link on a slider.

Michael D
Nov 30, 2020 5:34 PM
Joined Oct, 2019 35 posts

Yes. And, the widget should update photo changes made in OR onto the website by the widget. The widget should import into the website the pictures, the caption and in the order, they are in the property section of OR.

Joel P
Dec 29, 2020 12:30 PM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2009 49 posts

While we don't have a straight html widget you can embed just anywhere, we do now offer a (beta) wordpress shortcode for the photo carousel.

If you've got the Hosted Sites premium feature you can setup the WordPress plugin and use the following to embed a photo carousel:

[ownerrez type="widget_photo_carousel" id="{YOUR PROPERTY ID}"]

tdblanchard
Feb 8, 2021 6:57 PM
Joined Oct, 2020 9 posts

The Wordpress plugin doesn't work.
I can't activate it because whenever I go to Settings->Wordpress Plugin
It takes me to Hosted Website settings.
Are we supposed to pay for the use of the widget as a premium upgrade????

Ken T
Feb 8, 2021 8:17 PM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2019 788 posts

Yes, the WordPress Plugin is a premium feature, part of the Hosted Website premium feature. You'll need to activate and pay for the Hosted Website premium feature in order to use it.

tdblanchard
Feb 8, 2021 8:38 PM
Joined Oct, 2020 9 posts

Why the heck would you pay for a hoisted website in order to use a plug-in on your own website hosted elsewhere???

Chris Hynes
Feb 9, 2021 12:30 PM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2012 1354 posts

If you want to upload the photos and content to your own website hosted elsewhere, then you don't need the plugin at all -- just upload the photos and write in the content on your site. The widgets included in the base plan will let you add calendars, rates, book now, etc.

The WordPress plugin is much more than that -- with the plugin, the photos aren't hosted on your site, they're hosted by OwnerRez, and all photo changes as well as descriptions, amenities, etc. that you change in OwnerRez are automatically updated to your WordPress site. That's why the WordPress plugin is a premium feature.

tdblanchard
Feb 9, 2021 3:17 PM
Joined Oct, 2020 9 posts

"The WordPress plugin is much more than that -- with the plugin, the photos aren't hosted on your site, they're hosted by OwnerRez, and all photo changes as well as descriptions, amenities, etc. that you change in OwnerRez are automatically updated to your WordPress site. That's why the WordPress plugin is a premium feature."
Same goes for the API connection between OR and the OTA's. If folks want to completely automate their websites with widgets, they should be able to do so with all of the properties data, not just booking data.

Just give the people what they want!

san pedro
Feb 9, 2021 8:40 PM
Joined Feb, 2020 17 posts

We really need to have our pictures on the website. Not static pictures. That is so 1980. If we change the pics in owner rez...why not make a widget that works in tandem with the existing...booking widget, calendar, etc. That page where it says "Details"..should have all our pictures. Still waiting for something on this.