Summary: The IDX Slideshow widget displays a slideshow of IDX listings from the MLS system.

Examples: Here are some examples of the slideshow widget.


Title:  Allows you to specify a title for the slideshow (e.g., Open Houses in Fargo).

IDX Link:  This setting controls what flexmls IDX link (from your IDX Manager in flexmls Web) will be displayed when visitors click on one of the listings or links in the slideshow to see more details.  As discussed in the installation instructions, we recommend using the default link you set up when you installed the plugin.  Using the default allows you to easily change all your widgets with one setting. If you want to choose a link other than the default, select the one you’d like from the list of available links.  For example, if your default link takes visitors to the list or map tab when displaying search results and you’d prefer to have visitors go to the photos tab for this slideshow widget, you can set up a special link in your IDX Manager for this purpose and then select it with this setting.  Note: You need to set up the links first in the IDX Manager under your Preferences in flexmls Web before the link will be available in these settings.

Slideshow Dimensions
: This setting controls the number of listings displayed horizontally and vertically.


Size of Slideshow:  Select the width (in pixels) of the slideshow.

  • Flexible – 100 percent
  • Small – 134 pixels
  • Medium – 204  pixels
  • Large -360 pixels
  • Extra Large – 640 pixels

See Examples

Slideshow On/Off:  This setting controls whether the listings auto-rotate or not.

Filter by
:  You can filter the listings either by a specified location or you can choose to just display your listings.

Property Type
: Filter listings by a specific property type.

:  If you selected location in the filter option above, you will have an option to specify one location (city, zip, My Overlay) for which you’d like to display listings. If you need to select multiple locations, you can accomplish this by creating an IDX link that includes the listings for those locations.

: With this setting, you can choose to display All listings or just the New, Recent Price Changes, Open Houses, or (if your MLS allows solds in IDX) Recent Sales.

Sort By
: listings by price (high to low or low to high) as well as the default of most recently updated first.

Additional Fields to Show
: Include bedrooms, bathrooms and square feet fields on each listing.

Send Users To
:  When a user clicks on a listing, you can choose how they view the listing details.

  • “a flexmls IDX frame” – Displays the IDX Smart Frame in an iframe.
  • “my search results” – Displays the listing details on your site, this option is best for SEO/indexing purposes.

When Slideshow Photo Is Clicked Send Users To
: – This option allows you to control what your users will see after clicking on a photo in the slideshow widget.

  • “Large Photo View” – This will open a modal window and display a larger version of the listing photo.
  • “Listing Detail” – This option will bring your users to the listing detail sheet.