XML Feed Format

Here are some simple guidelines for creating an XML feed in order to include your ads in Voobay. If you would like additional information about the XML format, check Wikipedia.

The UTF-8 XML file has one ‘Voobay’ tag, and one or more ‘item’ elements. Each ‘item’ element has the following fields:

Voobay Homes

  • id: id of the ad on your website (numeric or alphanumeric, however it must be unique because we use it to avoid duplicate entries)
  • alternate: URL of the ad on your website
  • title: title of the ad
  • description: home description (minimum of 30 characters)
  • category: category name (string)(optional)
  • pubdate: W3C Datetime (optional)
  • author: author (string)(optional)
  • provider_class: franchisor,publisher,aggregator... (string)(optional)
  • listing_type: for rent, for sale, vacation rental... (string)(optional)
  • listing_status: active, expired, closed... (string)(optional)
  • mls_name: mls name (string)(optional)
  • zoning: residential,agricultural...(string)(optional)
  • bathrooms: number of bathrooms (int)(optional)
  • bedrooms: number of bedrooms name (int)(optional)
  • expiration_date: W3C Datetime(optional)
  • property_type: property type (Villa, Apartment, Guest House..)(optional)
  • year: year (string)(optional)
  • brooker: brooker (string)(optional)
  • price: price (optional)
  • price_type: price type (per week, per month...)(optional)
  • image: image source (optional)


Example XML feed

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

	<title><![CDATA[1876 Historic Home - Near Chattahoochee River]]></title>
	<description><![CDATA[1876 Victorian With 9.5+ Acres Scroll Down To See Virtual Tour... The Historic Miller-johnson House As Described In Pine Log]]></description>

	<category><![CDATA[News houses.]]></category>
	<pubdate><![CDATA[Fri, 07 Aug 2009 16:56:45 +0000]]></pubdate>
	<author><![CDATA[Karen Mark]]></author>
	<listing_type><![CDATA[for sale.]]></listing_type>

	<expiration_date><![CDATA[Fri, 07 Aug 2009 16:56:45 +0000]]></expiration_date>	
	<brooker><![CDATA[Mark Perky]]></brooker>	
	<price><![CDATA[150000 $]]></price>