Today we are going to see a WordPress template to create a web ads and classifieds in a very simple way.
The template is called ClassiPress, it is a premium template but if you are a registered user in pluginsweb.es, you have it available in the user area and if you are not registered you can do it here and you will have access to the user area where you will have all the plugins and premium templates that we use in the tutorials.
This “ClassiPress” template is a very original theme and one of the most popular for the classifieds and ads branch of WordPress. It has numerous features and is structured in a way to make it easy to use.
Below we are going to see some of the things we can do with this template:
1. membership packages.
In addition to the custom ad packages that are already included with ClassiPress, you can also set up conditional membership packages. For example, you can create a 30-day unlimited package where those who purchase that package will be able to submit as many ads as they want during those 30 days.
2. Search classifieds using location data
You also have the option to enable the “location” function in the classified ads search. This allows visitors to your site to search for classified ads and refine results using location data.
3. Custom fields and forms
You can easily create your own custom fields and forms with a builder. Each category can have its own set of custom fields. You can decide the order, the type of field and if it is a required field.
4. Multiple pricing models
You can choose between 3 different pricing models (fixed, percentage or category) and also combine paid and free classified ads. You can even charge an additional fee to appear in the featured ads section.
5. Latest ad listings
The latest ad listings section shows all new ads that are published on your classifieds site. The latest ads are displayed using a grid display. You can choose how many you want to display.
6. Featured Classified Ads
You can make classified ads to be displayed in the ‘Featured’ section and charge extra for the ad.
7. Customer Ad Management
Your customers will have their own personalized control panel where they can edit, view, pause and even re-post their ads. They will also be able to modify their profile and change their password. Fully self-managed options.
SETTINGS AND CREATE AD FROM THE FRONT-END AND BACKEND
In the following video we are going to install the template, we are going to configure it, we are going to create a new ad from the desktop and we are going to create another ad from the Front End as if we were a registered user.
This template has different ways of business, you can charge for featured ads, put a specific price to each ad and as payment methods has paypal and bank transfer.
In the following video we are going to manually upgrade Classipress from version 3.6.0 to the latest version 4.1.3.
WIDGET AREA, HOME PAGE AND MENUS
In the following video we are going to see how to edit the home page and widget zones of our classifieds and ads website. We are going to add an ad search engine on the home page and we will also see how to edit the menus.
TYPES OF PRICE PER AD
In the first video we saw how to give the user the option to make his ad featured for an amount of money.
In this video we are going to see the 3 types of price that we have left.
- Fixed price per published ad.
- Price per category.
- Percentage of the price of the ad.
In the next video we will see how to create another business model by creating membership packages.
In the following video we are going to see the functionality of creating membership packages.
We will be able to create unlimited ad packages for X amount of time. For example, that the user pays 20€ to publish ads for free for 15 days or at 2€ each ad. We can also make discount memberships, both fixed price and percent.
DIFFERENT FORM ACCORDING TO AD CATEGORY
We continue with the CLASSIPRESS videos and this time we are going to see how we can create a different ad form for each category we have.
For example, if a user chooses the category ‘cars’ he will get a form with different custom fields such as ‘brand, license plate, engine, etc’. If instead he chooses the category ‘houses’ he will get a completely different form with customized fields such as ‘number of rooms, views, etc’.
ADAPTING CLASSIPRESS TO GDPR
We continue with the CLASSIPRESS videos and this time we are going to see something that I get asked a lot and that is how to adapt our website to the data protection law.
In addition to this you have to create 3 pages:
- legal disclaimer
AUTOMATIC SLIDER FEATURED ADS
In the following video we will see how to add an automatic slider that shows the featured ads instead of the slider that comes by default with which you have to go through the ads manually by pressing the arrows.
In addition we will see how to create different automatic sliders with different content that we can place in different places of our website in a very simple way.
ADD NEW CURRENCY (COLOMBIAN PESO)
In the following video we are going to see how to add a currency that is not available in Classipress settings. For the example we will use the Colombian peso which is the most requested but you can add the currency of any country.
To do this we will use a code that we will paste in the functions.php of our childtheme or we can also use a plugin like Code Snippets if we don’t want to touch those files.
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