RentPress FAQ

Frequently asked questions regarding RentPress, which was developed specifically for the multifamily industry.

What is RentPress?

RentPress is a WordPress plugin created by multifamily-industry experts and designed to help turn your website into a marketing powerhouse for your business. By creating areas to manage properties, floor plans, individual units, and even neighborhoods, your website transforms into the ultimate customizable leasing tool.

RentPress also provides easy, one-step integration with popular property management software. Supercharge your RentPress experience with the ability to display the most accurate pricing and availability on your multifamily website.

How do I install the free RentPress plugin?

With RentPress, you can transform any WordPress website into a valuable apartment marketing tool.

RentPress plugin can be downloaded for free. When you’re signed in to the WordPress dashboard on your site, visit Plugins > Add New and search for “RentPress” in the search box. Click Install to start the installation process.

Alternatively, you can get RentPress from the WordPress plugin directory ↗ by clicking the Download link. This will save the zip file to your computer for you to upload to your site.

At this point, RentPress will create custom post types in your sidebar for Properties and Floorplans. Additional utility post types of Neighborhoods and Units will appear in the sidebar as well. More information can be found here:

What is the difference between the free version and the subscription version of RentPress?

You can install the free Rentpress plugin by visiting https://wordpress.org/plugins/rentpress/. This option allows you to get started quickly without purchasing a subscription from 30 Lines. After installing, the easiest way to start is to use the built-in templates available with RentPress. If you prefer, you can create your own custom page templates for Properties, Floor Plans, and Neighborhood post types.

All this is available by installing the free WordPress plugin.

You can enhance your Rentpress experience by connecting your real-time pricing and availability feeds from RentCafe, Entrata, MRI MarketConnect/Vaultware, and ResMan. That way when your property management software updates with pricing and availability, RentPress updates as well. Without the paid subscription, updates to property and floor plan information require manual entry.

The subscription costs $50 per month for a single website license. Connect with 30 Lines to get started or schedule a demo

Can RentPress automatically pull real-time pricing and availability from my property management system?

Yes, with a monthly subscription from 30 Lines. With your subscription in place, RentPress is now equipped to parse through your data feeds to pull real-time pricing and availability from popular property management systems. We use the same data feeds that most ILSs use.

Please note, the speed of our display is dependent on the software feed used. For example, if we receive data from your software provider once daily, pricing and availability with RentPress will automatically update once per day.

What property management systems does RentPress support?

With a monthly subscription from 30 Lines, RentPress can automatically pull pricing and availability from the following popular multifamily systems:

  • RentCafe / Yardi
  • Entrata
  • MRI MarketConnect / Vaultware
  • ResMan
  • RealPage (Coming Soon!)

How often does Rentpress automatically update with pricing and availability?

The frequency and speed of automated pricing and availability is dependent on the property management software feed used. For example, if we receive data from your software provider once daily, pricing and availability with RentPress will automatically update once per day.

Can I manually enter data into the free RentPress plugin?

Yes. Once the plugin is activated, you can visit the post areas in your site dashboard for Properties, Floor Plans, and Units and create from there. More information can be found here:

How can I access the property data fields in RentPress?

Since RentPress now has your property pricing and availability data and stored it as custom post meta data, you can access any meta field using the typical WordPress get_post_meta() method or new-up a WP_Query() class. More information is available here: 

Does RentPress have shortcodes that I can use?

RentPress includes shortcodes for [floorplan_grid], and [featured_floor_plan] each with their own parameters. More information can be found here:

How do I enable and use the floor plan templates included with RentPress?

After installing, the easiest way to start is to use the built-in templates available with RentPress. These templates can be enabled and customized from the plugin settings pages. More information is available here:

Can I customize the styling of the templates included with RentPress?

The templates allow users to choose one primary accent color. This will set the color for the main call-to-action (CTA) buttons as well as additional locations on the RentPress templates. More information can be found here: 

Are there log files that I can reference for RentPress plugin?

Yes, there is a /Log directory in the root of the RentPress plugin. There are separate, automatically generated logs for warnings, errors, info, and event triggers. These last 100 lines from these files are displayed in the plugin settings.

Do I have to sign-up for a long-term contract with 30 Lines?

No, RentPress subscriptions operate on a month-to-month basis, and you can cancel at any time with a 30-day written notice. This is consistent with how 30 Lines handles ongoing contracts for all products and services.

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