Dynamic Wrapper Setup

Last Updated: May 01, 2019 11:23AM PDT

The Dynamic Wrapper will eliminate the need to regularly update your IDX wrapper whenever you make a change to your website. The Dynamic Wrapper keeps your IDX pages up-to-date so that they always match the rest of your website design. This is especially useful if you make frequent changes your site, or if you have a "Recent Posts" widget in the sidebar, or a date on the website that needs to always reflect today's date.

If you are using WordPress and wish to have a dynamic wrapper, please read this article.

NOTE: Any CMS that uses absolute links in the source code and includes header and footer content dynamically can use the Dynamic Wrapper.

Your wrapper settings are stored in your IDX account under Design in the main menu, Website in the submenu, then Wrappers.



Step 1 - Create the template

Create a new Page in your website. Title the page with something that will be appropriate for all your IDX pages. Do NOT add this new page to your navigation menu.

Step 2 - Add the Start/Stop tags

Paste the following code into the body of this new page (make sure you're using the "Text" (HTML) view and not "Visual" view):

If your site is built using Squarespace, you may use code-blocks in which to place the Start/Stop tags. Follow their instructions to use the Squarespace code-blocks.

    <div id="idxStart"></div>
    <div id="idxStop"></div>

Save and publish your changes. View your new page in a browser. If no changes are needed, copy the URL of your new page from the address bar.

Step 3 - Save in the Control Panel

In the IDX control panel navigate to Design -> Website -> Wrappers. Choose which wrapper you would like to edit (Global, Categories, Pages, or Saved Links), and choose Dynamic as the type of wrapper. 

For more information about the Global Wrapper see this article.
For more information about Category, Page, and Saved Link wrappers see this article.

Paste your URL into the Dynamic URL field.



Click the 'Save Changes' button and you're done! View one of your IDX Page Links to see your new wrapper in action.

If your wrapper is not functioning, check this article for some common solutions.

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