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June 2020 update!

I will not be able to keep PropertyWebBuilder updated over the coming weeks as I am busy with my new project SinglePropertyPages:

If you like SinglePropertyPages and would like to see an open source version of it, let me know. I would also like to hear from anyone who can help me in keeping PropertyWebBuilder updated.


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.

Read more about this here:


You can try out a demo at

To see the admin panel, login as user with a password of "pwb123456".


You can see an example of a production site created with PropertyWebBuilder here:

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:

Depoly PWB to heroku

Install as a standalone site

PWB has been designed to be included as an engine in an existing Ruby on Rails app. In this repo I have a Ruby on Rails app that includes PWB.

As the name suggests, the project can be deployed to heroku but it can also be installed locally as follows:

git clone
cd pwb-for-heroku
rails db:create
rails db:migrate
rails pwb:db:seed
rails pwb:db:seed_pages

Installation within an existing Rails app

Install into an existing Rails project by adding these lines in your applications's Gemfile:

gem 'pwb', git: '', branch: 'master'
gem 'globalize', git: ''
gem 'paloma', github: 'fredngo/paloma'

Also, be sure to use Postgres as your database (by having the "pg" gem and Postgres installed locally - version 9.5 or above) And then execute:

$ bundle

Mount the PropertyWebBuilder by adding the following to your routes.rb file:

mount Pwb::Engine => '/'

and run the ff commands from the console:

rails pwb:install:migrations
rails db:create
rails db:migrate
rails pwb:db:seed
rails pwb:db:seed_pages

Rails Version

PropertyWebBuilder runs with Rails '>= 5.1.0'

Ruby Version

PropertyWebBuilder runs with Ruby >= 2.0.0.


  • Multilingual
  • Multi-currency
  • 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

Coming soon

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.

Contribute and spread the love

We encourage you to contribute to this project and file issues for any problems you encounter.

If you like it, please star it and spread the word on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. You can also subscribe to github notifications on this project.

Please consider making a contribution to the development of PropertyWebBuilder. If you wish to pay for specific enhancements, please email me directly (opensource at

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:

For instructions on how to add a new language, please see:


This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute. [Contribute].


Thank you to all our backers! 🙏 [Become a backer]


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The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

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