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Features of Almond Classifieds Component for Joomla! (Free Edition, GPL)
Almond Classifieds can be installed as a component for Joomla! content management system (versions 1.0, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5). This component includes the following main features:
- PHP/MySQL driven classified ads;
- Multiple categories for classified ads;
- Users can place ads with photos;
- Browsing ads sorted by pages, displaying latest ads first;
- Preview photos thumbnails can be created by the script automatically;
- A lot of parameters for configuring Classified Ads features and layout;
- Admin. can specify the time period before ads expire.
- Password protected editing, renewing, deleting of ads by owners so that only original poster can modify or delete an ad ;
- Privacy Mail, which hides the e-mail addresses (optionally set up by admin.);
- Optionally redirect all privacy mail messages for ads owners to admin, sending copies of privacy mails to admin;
- Ability for admin. to modify or delete any ad via Web interface.
- Admin can get e-mails list of ad owners of each category for using it in e-mail list programs.
- Admin. can create as many ads categories as it is needed. For each category the set of ad fields (such as price, city, age, area, etc.) can be specified in different formats such as "text", "textarea", "select", "checkbox". For each ad field the search criteria - search for ads with keywords in the field or search for ads with field value in some numerical range ( for example, price field ) can be specified ;
- Admin. can set the maximum size of the ad fields, max length of words in the fields, max. size and max. numbers of photos and media file in the ads;
- Optionally verification code can be applied to prevent using automated spamming programs for ads placing, sending privacy mails, membership subscribing.
- Admin can delete the list of spam ads using search by spam keywords, spammers e-mails or IP addresses.
Using Google AdSense with Almond Classifieds
Google AdSense matches ads to your site's content, and you earn money whenever your visitors click on them. AdSense for content automatically crawls the content of your pages and delivers ads (you can choose both text or image ads) that are relevant to your audience and your site content-ads so well-matched, in fact, that your readers will actually find them useful.
More info about AdSense
Almond Classifieds has three groups of pages which are very attractive for placing AdSense banners on them.
These are top pages with categories list for each city,
pages with list of ads in each category, ads second pages with ads details.
Last two groups of pages have more specific themes of each category (e.g. real estate, auto, services...),
so using AdSense for content will be very effective as only appropriate relevant banners will be shown.
Using Affiliate Network Classifieds edition allows to place your AdSesne banners on affiliate sites and
increase your income.
Features of Almond Classifieds (Standard Edition, GPL license)
In the Almond Classifieds Component (Standard Edition) all features of the Almond Classifieds Component (Free Edition) are already included. The following new features have been added to Pro Edition comparing with Free Edition one:
- Optionally, layers with ads detailed info can be displayed when a user places mouse over add title on the ads index page. Admin. can specify which ads fields will be displayed on ads layers.
- Protection from ads duplication.
- Optionally photos with too large size, e.g. from digital cameras, can be resized by the script to optimized size before saving them in the database.
- Users can place attachment file with any type from the list defined by admin e.g. .avi, .mpg, .txt, .doc, .xls, .zip. If users have large video files or archives, they can load them on popular file servers: Youtube.Com, Megaupload.Com, Rapidshare.Com or others, and then place URLs and titles for these files into their ad.
- Users can embed video into ad e.g. from youtube.com
- Optionally script can send expiration message to ads owners when their expired ads are deleted.
- Templates allow to edit the html layout easily.
- Ads can be organized into effective multilevel categories structure placed on the top page: e.g. at first, user can choose a city, then categories, then subcategories (e.g. goal; sex, romance; type of job: wanted, offered). Quick access to the subcategories, search form, cities list on the top page is based on the dynamic html technologies and provides effective layout.
- Before browsing ads categories a user can choose a city and then browse or search ads only from that city. When a city is chosen all ads counters for categories/subcategories will be recalculated for the chosen city.
- When a user clicks on categories groups (e.g. Personals, Merchandise, Jobs), then ads from all categories, which are included into this group, will be displayed in the ads index
- Optional moderating of ad submissions by administrator: the administrator has the ability to look through the ads from a special form, analyze and edit ad information and make a decision about submitting the ads to the index or deleting the ads from that form. It can be done before the ads appear in the index. In this case all edit changes made by ad owners also appear in the index after approval by admin;
- Admin can make some ads invisible for some period;
- Optional activating of ads by clicking on the activation link in the confirmation e-mail which was sent to ad owner after ad submitting.
- Optionally hidden verification can be set up. In this case users' activity on submitting forms is analysed without using graphical CAPTCHA method.
- Admin can set up password protection for the following services (members only service):
- placing new ads;
- viewing ads details pages;
- sending private mails.
- To get access to the following services users have to sign up.
- The almond classifieds component use membership database of Joomla! CMS. So, members of other site services can use their login/password for access to password protected areas of Almond Classifieds.
- If some members place more than one ad, on the second page of their ads a special link "browse all ads placed by member 'nickname' " appears; by clicking on this link user can browse all ads posted by this member to different categories;
- If sending private mails is password protected, then a mail receiver will be notified about nickname of a member who sent this message;RequirementsAll Almond Classifieds scripts are open and not encrypted, so webmasters have full access to all scripts files.
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