Lodgix.com Manuals & TutorialsPlugin Manual Getting StartedSetting Up Your WordPress Site in Lodgix

Setting Up Your WordPress Site in Lodgix

In addition to obtaining your Lodgix.com Customer ID & API Key, you need to enter the URL of your website using the plugin within Lodgix.  This will tell the application to update your website each time a property listing is added, edited or removed.

 

Go to Settings > WordPress within Lodgix

Go to Settings > WordPress Options within Lodgix

 

WordPress Settings Interface

  1. The Add New Website tab can enable the Lodgix WordPress plugin to be installed on multiple sites.  If set up properly through correct use of the "category manager",  it is possible to manage multiple properties in different locations and market those properties separately on different websites.  Follow the instructions within the Category Manager section of the user manual to get started.
  2. Customer ID / API Key: These are the credentials you need to setup the Lodgix plugin within WordPress. If you have multiple websites setup, the Customer ID will be different for each.
  3. Website Name: Name of the website. This is for internal use only.
  4. Website URL: Enter the URL of your website
  5. Property Page URL: Lodgix will create a page on your site to display all properties. This will also be used as the directory for all of your individual property pages. You can customize the name of this directory. By default, it is named /vacation-rentals/  
  6. Enabled: This checkbox allows Lodgix to communicate updates to your website.
  7. Verify: Click to verifiy that Lodgix can establish a connection with your site.
  8. Regenerate: Click to recreate all of the Lodgix generated pages on your site. This is often used to manually force a website update when properties are added or modified.
  9. Fetch Property URLs: Populates the URL field in each of your property listings. This links each property in your multi-unit calendar to the appropriate page on your website.
  10. Categories Tab: This tab allows you to set which categories are displayed on your WordPress website. When a category is disabled, all properties belonging to the category are disabled too. If a property from the disabled category is enabled, then the category is also enabled. Note that subcategories can be disabled independently from parent categories.
  11. Category: If there are any Categories assigned to the property, they will display here.
  12. Permalink: Set a custom URL for the property page created in WordPress.
  13. Display on WordPress: Set which areas and properties you want to display on your site. This is especially useful if your inventory is split between multiple websites.