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. Forgani, 26. April 2010, 10:28

    Hi njrbarros,
    Please check errors given in the apache error log.
    you please check the
    public directory and upload the images public resources (the public folder must have write permission)
    – wp-content/public/wp-classified/

  2. njrbarros, 22. April 2010, 16:40

    Hi Forgani,

    I’ve installed WP Classifieds in my site (http://www.nbarros.net/?page_id=710) and customized into Portuguese.
    When I try to create a new ad, after clicking “Guardar anuncio” (same as “Save ad”), it only shows an empty page and in the wp-classifieds administration panel there is no ad at all. Also I do not receive any email confirming that the ad was created.

    I’m using WP 2.9.2 and wp-classifieds 1.4.1

    Can you give me any help solving this problem?

    Thanks and regards.

  3. yaugai, 20. March 2010, 12:31

    Thanks for providing useful & wonderful Plugin. The problem occurred when I attempted to change user permission at Users Admin Screen. Registered users in my blog are properly listed there but once I’ve changed permission by using pulldown menu from User to Administrator and saved the setting, it won’t take effect. I checked it many times but the user permission status stays only as User. Do you have any ideas? Thank you in advance.

  4. Morocco Blogs, 16. March 2010, 0:59

    Salaam Mohammad,

    It turns out that when I clear my cache, the ads show up. Is there an easy fix for this? Maybe one file I can upload to make it stop doing this? I’m on a very slow connection and can’t ftp easily. Anyone else have this issue?

  5. Morocco Blogs, 16. March 2010, 0:36

    Salaam Mohammad,

    I tried installing the plugin but after working successfully for about two minutes, it suddenly stopped showing categories and lists and deleted my right sidebar from the page. When do you think you will release the next automatic wordpress version? Any suggestions to fix this? I’d love to run it, but it just won’t work now.



  6. Noel Kelly, 15. February 2010, 18:51

    Having tried two of this person’s plugins I have had to say that they simply don’t work, or else are not suitable for offering to the public.   The time that it took to fix our site after installing them was about two hours work.  DO NOT USE THEM

  7. samantha, 13. February 2010, 10:23

    I installed it on my site but pagination is not working.
    I set the number of aximum ads per page to 10 but it is still showing more than 10.

  8. tchipman, 28. January 2010, 16:15

    reinstalled and got same error..  

  9. Amir, 28. January 2010, 14:25

    hi tchipman,
    missing the submit button and the footer on posting page. The working copy might be broken.
    you please download and install it again.

  10. tchipman, 28. January 2010, 5:48

    I got it all installed, but when I go to add a item, I am getting the following error.  Went through your notes, but did not see any clean answer on that.


    Webpage error details
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Media Center PC 4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
    Timestamp: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 04:46:22 UTC

    Message: ’email’ is undefined
    Line: 165
    Char: 1
    Code: 0
    URI: http://ghhc.com/ghhc/?page_id=25&_action=pa&lid=2

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