My Matrix IDX Configuration
You can use the built-in IDX functionality in Matrix to add MLS search and listing display functionality to your personal website.
To begin, go to the My Matrix tab and click Settings:
From the Settings page, go down to the bottom and click IDX Configuration.
Create and Manage your IDX Pages:
The IDX Configuration page allows you to either set up IDX pages for searching all CMLS IDX listings from
within your personal website, or display your own On Market listings on your website.
When naming your IDX pages, it is a good idea to be as descriptive as possible, but also to choose a name that you will remember. When you want to pull up an IDX page that you have created, simply start typing the name of it in the Name field and anything that matches what you have typed will come up and allow you to view or modify it.
You can create multiple IDX pages for different purposes (residential search, open house search, etc.). If you are creating multiple IDX pages, Matrix will generate a unique URL for each one.
The Other Options section, which is only accessible when you are working with a My Listings page (not with a Map Search), allows you to control some of the color layout and button styles for your IDX page.
You can use the buttons at the right side of each field to open up the Color Picker, which allows you to change the color of the page background, header background, or header font.
Use the circle on the outside ring to determine the color you want to use. Use the circle within the triangle to determine the shade of the color.
As you drag the circles around the ring and triangle, you will see the corresponding hexadecimal color values populate with the field.
Once you have selected the desired color, click the Done button to close the Color Picker window.
If you already know the hexadecimal value of the color you want to use, you can simply enter it into the appropriate field (rather than using the Color Picker).
There is a Preview tab at the top right corner of the page that allows you to see what the IDX page will look like before you actually integrate it into your website.
If you have made any Style changes (in the Other Options section) to your IDX page, you will need to save it first before the preview will display any updates.
*** Pro Tip: if you are using the Preview tab and need to get back to the Settings screen, make sure to use the Settings tab in the upper right (next to Preview) and not the Back to Settings button in the bottom left. The Back to Settings button will actually close you out of the IDX Configuration screen completely and bring you back to the My Matrix> Settings menu. If you do this, you may lose any unsaved work***