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Equity is a WordPress framework, otherwise known as a parent theme, for real estate websites. It provides the base functionality for a child theme.
To use any of our Equity child themes, you will need Equity installed in order for them to work.
A theme framework is a WordPress parent theme that includes all the features you would expect in a WordPress theme. The features and functions within the theme carry over to the child theme. This allows developers to create new themes rapidly and with ease as most everything needed for the new child theme is already included.
You’ll need to own a domain and have WordPress installed on a web host provider.
Here are the recommended system requirements:
We recommend a managed WordPress host, like WP Engine for hosting. While other hosting providers claim that they can run WordPress, we have seen a number of issues caused by an inferior hosting environment. The minimum requirement for a hosting provider is a Linux server, with PHP version 5.4 or greater, and MySQL version 5.0 or greater (LAMP server).
WordPress 4.3 or greater
If your site is running a WordPress version less than 4.3, you will need to update WordPress before installing Equity.
Yes, a compatible child theme is required to use the Equity framework. Our website offers numerous child theme options.
A very basic child theme is included. This child theme has no styling and is not intended for use without customization. It’s inclusion with Equity is to provide developers with a starting point for their own Equity child themes.
Unless you are planning to code your own child theme, you should purchase one of ours.
Unfortunately, WordPress.com doesn’t allow themes to be uploaded. This means that you can’t use Equity on WordPress.com.
Equity is intended for use on self-hosted WordPress.org websites.
Yes, Equity displays beautifully on mobile devices. In fact, it is specifically designed to be mobile responsive, and are designed mobile first. This means that the layout adapts to the size of the screen, no matter the type or size of the device.
Although Equity works with many IDX providers, it doesn’t come with IDX.
You will need to get that service from a company like IDX Broker.
Yes, most WordPress plugins should work with Equity. Due to the vast number of plugins available and various quality levels of those plugins, we can’t guarantee any plugin compatibility.
Should you find an issue with one of our themes and a particular plugin, please bring it to our attention. We’re happy to troubleshoot the issue to determine if anything can be done on our end to remedy the conflict.