Terms and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Get to know the real estate terms, and read frequently asked questions about the SEO RETS WordPress Plugin. For more help, please contact us.

CMS: Content Management System

A content management system (CMS) is designed to support the management of the content of Web pages. The WordPress CMS includs Web-based publishing, format management, edit history and version control. Web content includes text and embedded graphics, photos, video, audio, and code. Source: Wikipedia

IDX: Information Data Exchange

IDX is a real estate property search site which allows the public to conduct searches of approved Multiple Listing Service properties in a certain area.  Source: Wikipedia

MLS: Multiple Listing Service

MLS is a suite of services that enables real estate brokers to establish contractual offers of compensation (among brokers), facilitates cooperation with other broker participants, accumulates and disseminates information to enable appraisals, and is a facility for the orderly correlation and dissemination of listing information to better serve broker’s clients, customers and the public. Source: Wikipedia

RETS: Real Estate Transaction Standard

RETS is a framework that can be adopted by computer systems to receive data from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) servers, as well as those of other real estate systems provided they also have software installed designed to communicate using the RETS framework. Source: Wikipedia

SEO: Search Engine Optimization

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine’s unpaid results — often referred to as “natural,” “organic,” or “earned” results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine’s users, and these visitors can be converted into customers. Source: Wikipedia


A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. Shortcode = shortcut. Source: WordPress View our Shortcode Guide

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