The theme works with 4 custom taxonomies, but only 2 should be managed from admin: Category and What do you want to rent.

The theme is built for so that properties are added with front end submission form only. Read more here –http://help.wprentals.org/2015/12/18/can-i-submit-properties-as-admin-and-not-from-user-dashboard/

Cities/Areas should be added only from front end and advanced search options allows to search correctly based on each user adding city and area in front end (with google auto-complete or without it). Read more here: http://help.wprentals.org/2015/10/28/advanced-search-options/

How to a category correctly:

IMPORTANT: After adding a new category you must add new pins as well from pin management (required for map speed) http://help.wprentals.org/2015/10/28/pins-management/

To add a custom taxonomy you must go to properties – select the taxonomy – add new. Make sure titles and slugs match or else search / ajax filter or listing properties will not work.

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You can also add child categories or how do you want to rent – types:

Create or edit the category and select the parent category.

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NOTE:

Search over map and ajax search works with custom taxonomies ONLY if you add 1 category to each property. Same applies for action taxonomy. DON’T ATTACH A PROPERTY TO multiple categories or multiple actions, even if you can edit a property from wp-admin. Let user select only 1 category from submit form. 

You can use child categories and assign the property just to child. Then the property will show in results when searching by parent category as well. 

Pins are built only for 1 category, 1 action or 1 category + 1 action. If you add multiple categories for 1 property, the first alphabetical category + action combination is attached to the property.

Search over map filters pins. Since there is 1 pin for property, the map map will show 1 pin only for properties with multiple categories attached. Same will happen in Half Map filtering.  So you may see “no results found” in map, but in list you do have results.

How to add Header Image for City and Area categories. How to add extra text in taxonomy page.

This option does not apply for HALF MAP design.

You can edit the existing custom taxonomies for city and area from admin and do the following changes:

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First you must make sure these settings are set in Theme Options:
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Then add header image and tagline (text) from Add/Edit City or Area in Admin.

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Add Extra info on top of Taxonomy page properties list following these steps.

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How to make Taxonomy – Standard style with Header Google Maps for City and Area

In theme options – appearance set Taxonomy to Standard style and Show header image for City and Area to NO

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The header google maps will zoom automatically to show all the pins of all the properties from that taxonomy:

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How to make property custom taxonomy page Half Map style:

In Theme Options – Appearance – the option for Property List Type for Taxonomy pages must be set to Half Map:

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This will apply for all custom taxonomies: category, what do you want to rent, city and area.

And from the same options page you must make sure Header Type? – is set to Google Maps:

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