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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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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 Classifieds_XXXX.zip
  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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v1.5.0
  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.
v2.2.0
  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.
v2.3.0

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

v2.4.0
  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.
v2.4.1
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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  #76  
Old 20 Nov 2013, 08:53
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Hey Ozzy,

its still in english

I want translate it to german.
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Old 20 Nov 2013, 15:31
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Hi Ozzy

I tried to install the code vBSEO contained in the files *.txt but the 'url is not changed properly
Have you tested this function?


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Old 20 Nov 2013, 16:43
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No I did not, as I don't have vBSEO
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Old 20 Nov 2013, 22:29
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Originally Posted by Kraxell View Post
Hey Ozzy,

its still in english

I want translate it to german.
Ok looks like what I am going to have to do is drop the date options that are in the mod, and use the Log Date Format in vBoptions instead, that sound acceptable?
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Old 20 Nov 2013, 23:33
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that sound great
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Old 20 Nov 2013, 23:37
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Ok give me a day to get it sorted, it then will use all the default vBulletin Date / Time Formatting instead of the settings that come with the mod.

It can be used with the mod as it is now, but if you put it in a different language, and run English / German languages it would not read right in both languages. Switching to vB way, it will.
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Old 20 Nov 2013, 23:38
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Tagged for future use.

Good morning.

Will install as soon as I finish my second cup
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Old 21 Nov 2013, 10:30
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Ozzy,
glad you took over this MOD.

I am in the early stages testing this and looks good for most parts.

I noticed following problems:

When I click on "Buy it" in the ad it links to (replaced my real domain with mydomain.com):
"http://mydomain.com/V4backup/forums/#" and I get a blank page.
Tested it with Chrome, Firefox and Opera

Also when I try to post a "for Sale" the editor doesn't show up to fill in the "Classifieds Details" in Firefox and Chrome but does in Opera
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Old 21 Nov 2013, 11:07
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It is supposed to put /forums/# in the URL, cause it is a popup box that is supposed to appear when you click on it. I tested this on all major browsers and it is working correctly.

And the For Sale issue, I seems to work fine for me, again in all browsers.

To possibly debug this, or see if I can see what is going on on your site, I would need for now a test account, to see if I am able to replicate the issue on your site.
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Old 21 Nov 2013, 13:55
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Originally Posted by ozzy47 View Post
It is supposed to put /forums/# in the URL, cause it is a popup box that is supposed to appear when you click on it. I tested this on all major browsers and it is working correctly.

And the For Sale issue, I seems to work fine for me, again in all browsers.

To possibly debug this, or see if I can see what is going on on your site, I would need for now a test account, to see if I am able to replicate the issue on your site.
Thanks for taking your time
you got PM
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Old 21 Nov 2013, 14:18
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Ok I will check it out later tonight, after work.
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Old 21 Nov 2013, 14:44
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I asked this question on page 4 but was overlooked it seems.

I would like to be able to determine the usergroup of the person who posted an ad so that I can use a conditional to show a status based on the posters usergroup. Is there a way for me to do this?

I should be more specific. I want to be able to show a posters status based on a secondary usergroup they are in. I want to do this within the classifieds_view_item template, as well as the classifieds_categories_bit template, and the classifieds_browse_bit template also.

Any help with what conditional would work would be great.
I have a usergroup that a user can purchase their way into via a small fee for me to verify that they are a paypal verified user/business. I want to be able to show a paypal seal if they are in that usergroup. I tried:


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That code obviously didn't work for me. lol
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Old 21 Nov 2013, 15:36
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Looks great on 4.2.2 even on highly customised style.
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Old 21 Nov 2013, 16:49
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No I did not, as I don't have vBSEO

I also tested the procedure with htaccess but the 'url is not written correctly.
The market is poorly indexed in the search engines
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I asked this question on page 4 but was overlooked it seems.



I have a usergroup that a user can purchase their way into via a small fee for me to verify that they are a paypal verified user/business. I want to be able to show a paypal seal if they are in that usergroup. I tried:


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

That code obviously didn't work for me. lol
Where is it you want this to show up at? I can look into this tomorrow, or over the weekend, depends on how much I need to debug on another site.
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