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Mod Version: 2.4.1, by ozzy47 (Member) ozzy47 is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (25 votes - 4.88 average) Installs: 71
Released: 16 Nov 2013 Last Update: 22 Sep 2014 Downloads: 379
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[OzzModz] Classifieds, has won MOTM for December 2013 Mod of the Month!

First off this mod, [Chris] Classifieds, has been taken over by me. It did belong to Christos Teriakis. He has since given me full rights to the mod, so I am releasing it here. Only thing I have changed as of yet is the title, added the link and changed some template names, so it is basically the same mod. To upgrade from that mod is the same as any other time, unzip the files, load them to your server, overwriting the old files, then import the new xml. Please remember, this mod is as new to me as anyone installing it, so we are both on a learning curve.

1.- What's this mod?

Is better to say what it is NOT. For those who have used MarysClassifieds, I can say that they are 2 products which you can't compare. MarysClassifieds had dozens of features, but when I installed in my site I realized that I need only 10% of those features. Maybe less. This is slimlined Classifieds. A minimalist version of MarysClassifieds, but I bet that 70% of the webmasters will find this one more pretty, more usefull.
  • It supports 4 types of Classifieds:
    • For Sale
    • Wanted
    • For Trade
    • Free Offers
  • Supports unlimited categories
  • Supports Extra fields (but not searchable)
  • Has PM templates for:
    • PM user when admin approves his Classifieds
    • PM user when admin rejects Classified
    • PM seller when a user Makes an Offer
    • PM seller when a user clicks Buy it
    • PM seller when a use uses the contact form
  • Supports 5 statuses:
    • Open
    • Hidden
    • Reserved
    • Expired
    • Sold
    • Please note that unlike my old mod, here nothing is automatic. The seller has to take care to switch between statuses.
  • There are listings for:
    • Category classifieds
    • Timeframe (What's New) Classifieds
    • Seller Classifieds
    • Search Results
  • In view Ad page the visitor can see also:
    • Other classifieds from the same seller
    • Similar classifieds from the same category
  • In all pages there are available the follow blocks having the appearance of widgets:
    • Category Menu
    • Search Form
    • Statistics
    • Latest classifieds
    • Popular classifieds
    • Soon to expire classifieds.
2.- How you can make (a bit) money with it.

Using vBulletin's Subscriptions Manager you can set subscription which will upgrade the subscribers to a higher usergroup with more privileges in SL Classifieds. eg:
  • To restrict post in specific categories. The system works such a way that for each category you can set who can post:
    • All usergroups
    • None usergroup
    • Specific usergroup(s)
  • To allow more days for postings. eg usergroup A can set a maximum of 15 days before the Ad will remove from the system, while usergroup B can set the Ad's duration for 45 days etc.
  • Concurrent Ads. eg Register users can have only 1 active ad, while your VIP usergroup can has 5 ..or 10 ... or whatever you want.
  • More photos per Ad.
3.- Installation
  1. Download and unzip the file
  2. Upload the content of upload folder to the directory where your vB installation is. As a check: classifieds.php must be on the same directory as global.php, forum.php etc. Classifieds won't outside of vB installation directory.
  3. CMOD 777 the directories:
    1. christeris/classifieds/photos
    2. christeris/classifieds/photos/thumbs
    3. christeris/classifieds/photos/tmp
  4. Goto Admincp and import product-classifieds.xml. Double check before if you have another product with the same name.
  5. Set the various settings in Classifieds->General settings
  6. Set usergroup permissions
  7. Check and modify if you want PM templates.
  8. Set categories
  9. Set Extra fields (in case that you want them).
4.- SEO URLs
  • If you're using vbSeo open the file Classifieds_vBSEO_Custom_Rewrite_Rules.txt and add them to your vbSeo installation.
  • If you're using .htaccasse file copy the contents of htaccess.txt and add it to your current .htaccess files. If you don't have such file and your server is compatible with such files, upload htaccess.txt to your vB directory and rename it to: .htaccess
5. CMS Widget / Forum Sidebar Block for Latest Classifieds
  1. Shows latest 5 Classifieds
    1. If you want to change the number to another value change at 1st line: $maxitems = 5;
  2. Installation as CMS Widget
    1. Goto Admincp-> vBulletin CMS-> Widgets
    2. Click "Create New Widget" at the list bottom
    3. Set Widget Type: PHP Direct Execution
    4. Give a Title which appears at the widget. eg Last Classifieds, or.. Last 5 Classifieds etc
    5. Click SAVE
    6. Find in the list the new widget and click configure at the right side
    7. Replace the example code, with the code from Widget_Latest_Classifieds.txt
    8. Click Save
    9. Goto Layout and add it in any section you want
    10. Click Save (Layout)
  3. Installation as Forum sidebar Block
    1. Goto Admincp-> Forums & Moderators -> Forum Block Manager
    2. Click Add Block
    3. In the next screen "Select block type: Custom HTML/PHP"
    4. Click Continue
    5. Title: Latest Classifieds
    6. Content Type: PHP
    7. Content: Copy & Paste the code from Widget_Latest_Classifieds.txt
    8. Click Save. The block will be now visible to your forum sidebar

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I appreciate the support!

  1. Facebook Like Advanced (Shows users who liked it)
  2. RSS Feeds of last 10 Classifieds
  3. Seller has the ability to not mark a classifieds as reserved when a user clickc BuyNow, in case that he has stock of the same items and he wants to keep classifieds active.
  4. Added description in extra fields appearing as help text in add/edit form.
  5. In case that a category has no subcategories, beside the "No more categories" added an icon/link to previous category level.
  1. Bug Fixes
    1. Missing Terms
    2. DB Error in My Offers
    3. Price decimal seperator in edit mode
  2. Improvements
    1. Show Make offer when the price left 0 in forum sideblock
  3. New features
    1. Show local time if the server is in different time zone.
    2. Classifieds Tab in User profile
    3. Classifieds link in User Popup
    4. Different font color for different classified types
    5. Send PM to Sellet when Admin deletes a classified from view page
    6. Set Userid to appear as sender in automated PMs
    7. Hide empty fields in view page
    8. Change the way that PMs are sending to activate popup modifications. Done but nor checked as I don't have such configuration in my site. But it must works as I'm using the native vB functions to send PMs.
    9. Set Extra fields as Required. Work with Text and Textarea fields only.

Initial release under OzzModz.
Changed the files as to not interfere with the new mod from Panjo that is in vBulletin by default now.

  1. Bug Fixes
    1. Fixed the dates, so they can be auto translated, by your locale settings.
    2. Changed some phrases.
    3. Added some missing phrases.
  2. Improvements
    1. Removed some now defunct settings.
  3. New features
    1. A new block on the left side of the main pages, that contains the navigation links to various parts of classifieds. So now a user can see them better, rather than having to look in the sub-navigation menu.
Patched some vulnerability's that was found in the mod. No sites were affected by this, it was just found by a user and now is patched.

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Old 20 Nov 2014, 15:16
Gadget_Guy Gadget_Guy is offline
Join Date: Jun 2010
Would anyone know how I can put a box above my forum list on the homepage with the latest classifieds?

I have it in place on the sidebar... but I can't seem to figure out how to put it above the forum list.

If anyone could give me some guidance I would greatly appreciate it.


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Old 07 Dec 2014, 00:30
Gadget_Guy Gadget_Guy is offline
Join Date: Jun 2010
Is there a way to include the posts in the classifieds to show up when someone searches at the forum?

What about including new classifieds to be included with the "New Posts" search?

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Old 11 Dec 2014, 01:55
gnrx gnrx is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Recently, I installed this mod.
All ok but, when I go to admincp-classifieds-general settings, in the field:
Breadcumb name
I change this name, but in the navbar not change this name.

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Old 12 Dec 2014, 01:06
gnrx gnrx is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
I view how change the title ein navbar, in phrases, I search de word, and I can change.
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Old 14 Dec 2014, 11:49
gnrx gnrx is offline
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I have installed this mod, in this moment, I translation this mod to spanish, please, I need a explanation of "For Trade", only with this words, I can made error in translation, if you can detail the meaning or intent of "For Trade", I could make a better translation.

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Old 15 Dec 2014, 02:17
gnrx gnrx is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Fantastic Mod!!

I made some tests until I made the translation.

I view 2 problems:

When mod send PM to user, this PM have this error:
The field Type is:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

And in the PM are not include the PM Signature.

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Old 17 Dec 2014, 13:59
gnrx gnrx is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Agai, I for here

I have some doubts about this mod:
In general settings appears for change Breadcrumb name, but I don't know how its this...
I have configured Currency Prefix with no value, because in my forum, I have users of differents countrys and differents value money, how configure for when a user create a new Ad can post the currency value money in her nuew ad?

Really, a fantastic mod!!!!

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Old 08 Jan 2015, 19:32
Areku Areku is offline
Join Date: Feb 2002
Hi and thanks for this nice mod!

I just installed it, gave permissions, created a couple categories and started to test, just to find out no matter which browser I open the page with, I get the MAIN PHOTO "BROWSE" button on the very top left part of the page...

Any clues?!

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Old 08 Jan 2015, 20:39
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ozzy47 ozzy47 is offline
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Real name: Chris
Does the same thing happen on a unmodified style?
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Old 20 Jan 2015, 00:40 is offline
Join Date: May 2012
VB Default template: 4.2.2 PL4

Mod installed > Test ads created > Usergroup permissions for Class Catagories (FAILED TEST)

A special category was created for Admin use only (id#6)

When logged into Admin account the moderation link is available, but the creating a new ad under the ADMIN only category still shows a greyed out option.

Admin usergroup permissions were set to allow posts

I tired setting the display usergroup option to Admin too, with no success.

Other than this little bug, the mod works flawlessly.
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Old 23 Jan 2015, 07:31
Delfi_r Delfi_r is offline
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Originally Posted by gnrx View Post
I have installed this mod, in this moment, I translation this mod to spanish, please, I need a explanation of "For Trade", only with this words, I can made error in translation, if you can detail the meaning or intent of "For Trade", I could make a better translation.


I've transalted it to spanish too
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Old 24 Jan 2015, 16:31
Randhal007 Randhal007 is offline
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Interesting mods
I like that
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Old 30 Jan 2015, 08:27
gnrx gnrx is offline
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Originally Posted by Delfi_r View Post

I've transalted it to spanish too
Thank you very much!
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