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Merry Christmas!

We all got ready for the holiday season – chose a festive costume, decorated our homes and the Christmas tree. Do not forget about your real estate website!

An interesting design of a real estate portal will please your existing customers and will help you to attract more visitors. For you, as the owner of a real estate site, it means more positive feedbacks, more visitors will remember your site and more people will talk about you.

If you have the latest version of PG Real Estate (APR_2012), festive decoration will not take long. You can create a new color theme in a couple of clicks, apply it for a certain period of time and then return to the usual color theme.

Do not limit yourself to the new color theme of the site! Add a couple of changes to the source code and you will give your site a festive gloss.

Below are instructions on how to change your real estate site for a holiday season.

1. Create a new color theme (if necessary).

Access admin panel > Settings section > Layout settings > press “Create a new color theme” button.  Input the following color theme settings:

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2. Upload images for site index page (if necessary).

Go to Settings > Layout settings > open “Text and Image” tab and upload image for all site languages.

Main_photo_christmas_560x395.jpg – if image is to the right or left side of the search form
Main_photo_christmas_980x240.jpg – if image is above the search form

3. Add background image to the search form.

a) Upload images to /templates/default/sets/[themeid]/imges/ folder, where “[themeid]” is the name of your site color theme.

Search_bg_winter_390x400.png – background with snowflakes
Search_bg_winter_980x200.png – background with snowflakes
Christmas_img_logo_150x60.png – holiday logotype

b) Add code to your site files.

Open /templates/default/sets/[themeid]/css/ folder, where “[themeid]” is the name of your site color theme, and edit the following files:
style_left.css
style_right.css
fb_style_left.css
fb_style_right.css
vk_style_left.css
vk_style_right.css

Add this code at the end of the file:
/* Christmas theme */
.search-box.template1 .search_form{background-image: url(“../images/Search_bg_winter_980x200.png”);}
.search-box.template2 .search_form{background-image: url(“../images/Search_bg_winter_390x400.png”);}
.search-box.template3 .search_form{background-image: url(“../images/Search_bg_winter_390x400.png”);}
.search-box.template4 .search_form{background-image: url(“../images/Search_bg_winter_980x200.png”);}
.rapidsearch{background-image: url(“../images/Search_bg_winter_980x200.png”); background-position:100% 100%;}
.head-content{position:relative;}
.cristmas_logo{background-image: url(“../images/Christmas_img_logo_150x60.png”); display: inline-block; width:150px; height:60px; position: absolute; top:16px;}

Add additional code into the files ending with “_left.css”:
/* for left */
.cristmas_logo{left:-10px;}

Add additional code into the files ending with “_right.css”:
/* for right */
.cristmas_logo{right:-10px;}

c) Change code.

Open files:
/templates/default/elements/site_logo.tpl
/templates/default/elements/fbapp/site_logo.tpl
/templates/default/elements/vkapp/site_logo.tpl

And change code:
<a href=”{$server}{$site_root}/{if $use_seo_url_prefix}{$seo_url_prefix}/{/if}fbapp/”><ins><h1 style=”background: url({$server}{$site_root}{$template_images_root}/{$logo_settings.logotype.img}) top {$default_left} no-repeat;”>{if $page_keywords}{$page_keywords}{else}{$lang.keywords}{/if}</h1></ins></a>

Into this one:
<a href=”{$server}{$site_root}/{if $use_seo_url_prefix}{$seo_url_prefix}/{/if}fbapp/”><ins><h1 style=”background: url({$server}{$site_root}{$template_images_root}/{$logo_settings.logotype.img}) top {$default_left} no-repeat;”>{if $page_keywords}{$page_keywords}{else}{$lang.keywords}{/if}</h1></ins><span></span></a>

That’s it. Use Chtr+R buttons to refresh your site index page.

We congratulate you on Christmas and the New Year! We wish optimism, courage in implementing the ideas and good luck in all things you do!