Please help support this project by making a contribution to PropertyWebBuilder here: https://opencollective.com/property_web_builder
July 2022 update
PropertyWebBuilder is now a standalone Ruby on Rails app (it is no longer a Ruby on Rails engine). It has also been upgraded to use Rails 6 and Ruby 3!
I am currently working on a Rails 7 upgrade which will use the wonderful vite-ruby gem to re-implement the admin panel with vue.js and the quasar framework:
Also, I am currently working on a tool to help with house hunting and would love to get some feedback about it.
Please check it out here and let me know what you think (and if you would like it to be open-sourced):
This project has been created to address a glaring gap in the rails ecosystem: the lack of an open source project for real estate websites.
The result is that WordPress has become the dominant tool for creating real estate websites. This is far from ideal and PropertyWebBuilder seeks to address this.
You can try out a demo at https://pwb-v2.herokuapp.com
To see the admin panel, login as user email@example.com with a password of "pwb123456".
Create your own real estate website with no technical knowledge
The simplest way to create a website with PropertyWebBuilder is to use Heroku, a trusted service provider which has a free plan that you can use.
Just sign up for Heroku, click the button below and in a few minutes your site will be ready
You may be asked for credit card details when you create an account but you will not be charged for creating and trying the website. You will only need to pay if you upgrade the service. Here is a video about how to deploy to heroku:
PWB was previously designed to be included as an engine in an existing Ruby on Rails app. This is no longer the case and you can now run it directly as a standalone app.
It can also be installed locally as follows:
git clone https://github.com/etewiah/property_web_builder.git cd property_web_builder rails db:create rails db:migrate rails pwb:db:seed
PropertyWebBuilder runs with Rails '~> 6.0'
PropertyWebBuilder runs with Ruby >= 3.0.0.
- Powerful search component
- Fully featured admin panel
- Google maps integration
- Customisable look and feel
- Easily extendable
- Search engine friendly
- Mobile friendly responsive layout
- Fully open source
These are some features I plan to add over the coming months. If there is something you need which is not on the list, please let me know. I am also interested in knowing which of these features I should prioritize.
- Instant price conversions into other currencies
- Migrate admin section from an ember js app to vue js using the quasar framework
- More languages
- More themes
- Mobile app (iOS and android)
- RETS support (to allow synchronizing MLS content)
- Integration with third party apps such as Insightly and Basecamp
- Full calendering functionality for rental properties
- Ability to import WordPress blogs
- Neighbourhood information from Zillow API
Contribute and spread the love
We encourage you to contribute to this project and file issues for any problems you encounter.
Please consider making a contribution to the development of PropertyWebBuilder. If you wish to pay for specific enhancements, please email me directly (opensource at propertywebbuilder.com).
I would like PropertyWebBuilder to be available in as many languages as possible so any help with translations will be much appreciated. A basic Spanish version of this document can be found here: https://github.com/etewiah/property_web_builder/blob/master/README_es.md
For instructions on how to add a new language, please see: https://github.com/etewiah/property_web_builder/wiki/Adding-translations-for-a-new-language
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The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.