WordPress Classifieds Plugin

Posted by M. 4Gani under Tools, WordPressi:


With this plugin, you will be able to add a Classifieds Advertising for Personals, Auto or Business in to your wordpress blog.

Installing the plugin:

Please test the plugin with your theme on a develop machine or a local machine, if the test is successful install it on the production machine.
Click here to download the:
1) last release (classifieds Page in one column) or you may check out a working copy over HTTP.
svn checkout http://svn.wp-plugins.org/wp-classified/trunk/

2) Extract the zip files
3) Upload folder to your site (./wp-content/plugins/wp-classified)
Public Directory
You also have to create an a public directory under wp-content (the public folder must have write permission)
and create the following directories and chmod them to 777 (writable by the webserver.)

4) Login to the administration and go to “admin panel/plugins” and activate the plugin
5) Go to the “Manage” tab of your WP. You have now there a new tab called “WP-Classified Admin”.

6) Go into the Manage — wpClassified —
7) Click on “Add Category”
8) Categories are the MAIN sections of your classifieds. For example, Autos For Sale

9) Now that you have a category, click on “Add List” under the Add/Edit Categories menu.
10) Create a list and then choose its parent category.

Lists are your subsections on your classifieds. For example, “Trucks” would be a list whose parent category would be “Autos For Sale.”
Unless you create lists under your categories, you won’t see a thing on your classified page.

Configure the plugin

Make sure the folder images have the correct writing permissions.

You will need to make the following folders writeable (chmod 777) :

– wp-content/plugins/wp-classified/cache

Add a public directory and upload the images public resources (the public folder must have write permission)

– wp-content/public/wp-classified/

If you upgrade from 1.3 to 1.4 please move all public images  form the folder wp-content/plugins/wp-classified/images into the wp-content/public/wp-classified/

Uninstalling the plugin

For uninstalling deactivate the plugin in the WordPress admin menu and delete the wp-classified directory from the /wp-content/plugins/ directory and the page and tables, which are installed by the plugins with drop table in phpMyAdmin.


I create and tested on WordPress version 2.3.2 on default and unchanged Permalink structure.
The plugin works successfully with the latest version of wordpress 2.7.


wpClassified version 1.3


Upgrade Instructions

  1. Deactivate the plugin from your WordPress admin panel.
  2. Backup Database tables *_wpClassified_* and files.
  3. Upload the files to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder and overwrite the existing file.
  4. Activate the plugin from your WordPress admin panel.
  5. Please Note: in ‘Classified Options‘ page in admin interface, check that all the required fields are filled in and save!

Questions and Examples of Use

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why the main site gives me the 404 or Not Found error message

This is a .htaccess 404 error message and you should update your .htaccess file in the wordpress root directory.

Q: Who can I collapse the categories as default instead of expanded as default.

Open the file ./includes/main_tpl.php in your favorite text editor.
Edit line: ca. 34
update the ’showAll();’ to ‘hideAll();’
That’s all ;)

Q: I would like to put the last ads in my sidebar. is it possible?

Inside the wordpress admin ‘Design’ menu, ‘Widgets’ submenu, add the wpCalssifieds widget to your blog where you want, then save the changes.

To support Permalink structure:

Normally you should not edit the htaccess, the Permalink link will be detect by plugin automatically.
The htaccess is a way to add the category name to the url or display the post title in the blog url.

This is an example for .htaccess file to redirect to wpClassified for the people who use ‘ /%category%/%postname%/’ as permalink structure
Please open the .htaccess file in the wordpress root folder in your favorite editor and look for line

RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

and replace it with:

#RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
RewriteRule !^(classified)/ /index.php [L]
RewriteRule ^classified/([^/\(\)]*)/?  /index.php?pagename=classified [QSA,L,R,NS]

May be by using  the ‘/%postname%’ or ‘/%category%/%postname%/’ as permalink structure the plugin must work correctly and you do not need change anything.

Q: Warning: imageftbbox() [function.imageftbbox]: Could not read font?

Enable the GD and FreeType Support in php configuration or unselect the ‘Show the confirmation code’ check box  in admin interface

Some words about permission:
if the people post as anonymous, they are identify by their IP address.
Is the IP address a dynamical address, then they get lost after a while and their edit permission.


Changes 1.4 – January 17/01/2009
– January 18/01/2009 fix for Internet Explorer and xampp

– fixed for plugin auto-upgrade
Note: This bugfix release hove to install Manually.
– fixed for the plugin auto-upgrade. (must test with the next coming version)
– moved directories public resources to wp-content

Changes 1.3.1-b – February 09/02/2009
– modify to approve posts before they are published
– fixed the problem with re-size of thumbs images

Changes 1.3.1-a – January 25/01/2009
– update to cover changes between WP-Version  2.6 and 2.7
– fixed the widget control

Changes 1.3.0-a – October 13/10/2008
– Modify to expanded and collapses the Categories
– Modify to show the last post in footer

Changes in 1.3 – September 10/2008
– Update to display-style classified ads in one column
– Added the ad images viewer
– Allowed more images per ad
– All the pages using templates
– Added style sheet for page layout


– comments on individual listings/ads?
– implement the paid service and pay pal options?
– preventing the Bad languages


    • wpclassified@forgani.com


    (Please include wpclassified in the subject of your email.)

157 Responses to “WordPress Classifieds Plugin”

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  1. admin, 3. November 2008, 14:29

    Hi all,
    Create some lists under main category. It is not possible to post to the parent category.

  2. admin, 3. November 2008, 12:37

    @Lee, with the release 1.3.0-e you can place the last ads history on the sidebar as a widget.
    1- Go to ‘WP-Admin -> Design -> Widgets’.
    2- You can add the wpClassified Widget by clicking on the ‘Add’ link besides it.
    3- After adding, you can configure the wpClassified Widget by clicking on the ‘Edit’ link besides it.
    4- Click ‘Save Changes’.

  3. admin, 2. November 2008, 20:47

    @Thomas, please install the version 1.3 and check if  the problem already exists.
    You can also check the apache error log and give me a feedback. Thanks

  4. Robert, 28. October 2008, 7:51

    Hi, Jung-Su thanks for your tip, but it doesnt works. in IE the design will broken, in FF i can see no change.
    I’m affraid of that is a problem im my wordpresstheme -cordoba- but i didnt find it.

    any other ideas??

    Regards Robert

  5. Jung-Su, 26. October 2008, 13:42

    Hi Robert, to fix the problem please edit the file “wp-content/plugins/wp-classified/includes/wpClassified.css”
    Line: 44 und remove the ‘clear:both;’
    .wpc_container {
    border: 1px solid #c5b2b;
    padding: 8px 2px 2px 3px;

  6. admin, 25. October 2008, 22:19

    Hi Alan, Thanks for your interest.
    For a long time, I am trying to find out what are the causes of this problem.
    Very helpful information. Thanks ;-)
    And for all people, who do not use category picture please edit the wpClassified.css in the directory
    Line: 146
    and modify the ‘padding-left: 130px;’ to ‘padding-left: 10px;’
    .wpc_main {
    padding: 1px;
    /*padding-left: 130px;*/
    padding-left: 10px;
    margin-right: 10px;
    border-spacing: 0px;
    I think it looks a lot better.

  7. admin, 14. October 2008, 8:49

    Today ’14 Oct’ I uploaded a new release which contain some bug fixes.
    and update the send mail method and fixed if for the user, who have the problem with send mail.

    Some words about permission:
    if the people post as anonymous, they are identify by their IP address.
    Is the IP address a dynamical address, then they loose their edit permission.
    If they are registered users and the problem still exist in general then it was be a bug.
    and now I fixed it.

    @Leo: Check it out now!
    @Eric Lim: Call to undefined function: imageftbbox():
    Enable the GD and FreeType Support in php.
    or unselect the ‘Show the confirmation code’ in admin interface
    @BGR: nice website. it work from my side.
    Is it possible for you to use 1.3 version?

  8. PH, 23. September 2008, 15:27

    Hi Jung-Su,

    I’m brazilian and localized wpclassified for Brazilian Portuguese. How can I send you the pt_BR file?

    I have some other questions about the l18n and l10n:
    – My wp-config.php is setup to pt_BR and the plugin doesn’t get its strings;

    – I moved pt_BR.php file to en.php and not all strings are working in portuguese. Do you know what can be happening?

    – Can I help with some work on plugin’s internationalization?

  9. admin, 5. September 2008, 13:15

    Hi all,
    now it’s time to update the plugin appearance and to implement/improve the style sheet and template to have the option for you to make changes on your own style.

  10. Walt_Felix, 4. September 2008, 21:09

    The plugin worked with the last 4 versions and each time it was upgraded with the automatic upgrade option within wordpress when prompted a new version was available. This time I’ve manually upgraded to the version you release today and I’m still having issues. I can now create a post but they do not display. I received an email indicating “New classified post on your site” and “There are currently test ad Ad(s) in List(s) Awaiting Review Review All Ads“. However, there does not appear to be any way to review and approve the new ads as they do not display in the list nor the admin interface

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