Real estate technology portal, RE Technology (www.RETechnology.com) is working to utilize the benefits provided by the Joomla community to develop their second generation website on the new Joomla 2.5 platform. RE Technology, a business education and product research portal for the real estate industry is among the most visited Joomla websites in the world.
‘The new Joomla 2.5 is being released this January” says Chris Murtagh, lead developer on the RETechnology.com website. “We are excited to deploy new and refined features with 2.5 that will make RE Technology much easier to use and enjoy.”
Among many key enhancements in Joomla 2.5 is an improved search index that pre-searches site content. Search results are scored dynamically based on the context and frequency of search terms. The most relevant content will always be listed at the top of the results.
Another important feature benefiting the needs of many companies is the way that Joomla 2.5 manages Access Control Lists (ACL). It refers to who has permission for certain activities – to read, create, edit, delete, or log in, for example,. The read and login control features are essential for RE Technology, allowing the website to provide customized regional information for agents and brokers belonging to specific organizations such as MLSs, Associations, brokers, or franchises.
“If an agent is provided a product as a member benefit by their Association or another organization, we let them know, along with their other choices” says Victor Lund, RE Technology CEO. RE Technology also uses control lists to be able to deliver specific articles to agents in a region.
Joomla 2.5 will now use Unicode in URLs, which will allow site owners to use special characters and support Arabic or Hebrew characters in the URL. This, combined with the new language switcher plug-in to support Multilingualism, enables Joomla 2.5 to create articles, categories, and modules in several different languages.
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About RE Technology
RE Technology, Inc (www.RETechnology.com) is a comprehensive real estate technology website, published daily to over 700,000 real estate agents and brokers. By embedding directly into MLS systems across North America, RETechnology.com makes it easy for agents to access clear product descriptions, read product reviews, and stay current with technology trends. Providing a rich assortment of tutorials, how-to’s and technology training articles, RE Technology helps agents understand the benefits of technology and how to strategically implement technological tools. The RE Technology website is colored with user ratings and comments, creating a rich community of product feedback and user-driven endorsements.