A new rp.connect release was deployed to production over the weekend, and contains a few enhancements that have often been requested by our users.

  1. The ability to manage blog categories (add, edit and delete)
  2. The ability to modify the details of a current listing or recent sale after it has been added
Keep reading for more details and instructions about these enhancements.
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Manage Blog Categories

While the rp.connect blogging platform has always had categories, it was never a fully developed feature – it was a little buggy and you never had the ability to delete old categories.

This is now all fixed, and you can now add, edit, delete and manage your blog categories from within the rp.connect blogging platform.

Adding a New Blog Category

You can simply add a new blog category by choosing ‘Add New Category’ from the category dropdown when adding or editing a blog post. A new field will appear where you can enter the new category name.

If you do not add a category to a blog post, it will be categorised as ‘Uncategorised’.

Adding a new Blog Category
Adding a new Blog Category

To edit which blog category is assigned to a blog post, or to choose an existing blog category when creating a new blog, simply choose the category from the dropdown.

Choosing an existing blog category
Choosing an existing blog category

Managing your Blog Categories

To manage your blog categories, simply click ‘Manage Categories’ from the blog list page.

Manage Blog Categories
Manage Blog Categories

On the manage categories page, you can add, edit or delete any of your categories. Hover over the row to edit or delete your custom categories. The blog category name must be unique and less than 30 characters in length. The ‘Uncategorised’ category cannot be edited or deleted.

Manage Categories
Manage Categories

The number of blog posts assigned to a given category is displayed in the “No. Blog posts’ column. Clicking on the link will filter your blog posts to show you which blogs have been assigned to the chosen category.

If you delete a blog category that has blog posts assigned to it, those blog posts will be re-assigned to the ‘Uncategorised’ category automatically.

There’s no better time than now to get blogging and get noticed with rp.connect!

Modifying Current Listings and Recent Sales

Current Listings and Recent Sales have also been quick and easy to add, using RP Data’s single-line address search feature. However after you added them, you could previously only edit the property photo or the bed/bath/car attributes by hovering over and clicking those attributes. You weren’t able to edit the listing date or price, and the only way you could do it was to delete and re-add the listing.

Now, we’ve added the ability to edit any of the details of a current listing or recent sale, simply by clicking on the attribute you want to edit.

Editing Current Listings
Editing Current Listings

For a current listing, you can edit:

  • Property photo
  • Bed/bath/car attributes
  • Published Price
  • Listing Date
  • Listing Type

For a recent sale, you can edit:

  • Property photo
  • Bed/bath/car attributes
  • Sale Price
  • Sale Date
  • Sale Type

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We hope that these new enhancements improve your rp.connect experience. If you have any suggestions for new features or enhancements for rp.connect, please get in touch via [email protected], or reply in the comments section below.