Guide to Installing WordPress Classifieds Ads Plugin

Guide to Installing AWPCP -Wordpress Classifieds Ads Plugin

Classfieds Ads Module Sample 01Installing AWPCP is easy.

Install the plugin (Download Plugin here) | (Download Full Documentation here)

Configure your Classified Page names

Once you have the plugin installed, you can view it from your site under the Classifieds Page name you defined in step 2.  For example, if you called the page “Classifieds”, then you will be able to access AWPCP from http://<your_site_name>/classifieds.  If you called the page “My Classified Listings”, then you can see AWPCP from http://<your_site_name>/my-classified-listings.

Most themes will make your AWPCP link visible directly in your menus.  If you can’t see it in the menu, consult your theme for documentation on showing pages inside your theme.  If your theme is WP 3.0 Menu enabled, you can configure it under Appearance->Menus in your WordPress admin section.

Setup a Free Classified Board

To setup a free classified board in AWPCP, you need to do the following:

Go to the Payment settings tab.

Make sure “Charge Listing Fee?” is unchecked at the top.

Click Save Settings.

Go to the Image settings tab.

If you want to allow images in your free listings, check “Allow images in ads?”

Change the number of images you want for free mode.

Click Save Settings.

Now you’re ready to allow free classifieds on your site.

Setup a Paid Classified Board

This setup assumes that:

You want to charge fees for all categories on your site

You want to use the same fees for these categories

You may prefer the Fee Per Category approach if that’s not quite what you want, instead.  More information here.

To setup a paid classified board in AWPCP, you need to do the following:

Go to the Payment settings tab.

Make sure “Charge Listing Fee?” is checked at the top.

Activate either PayPal or 2Checkout as your payment gateway.

Enter the proper credentials, depending on the gateway (PayPal email, 2Checkout account)

Set your payment currency for your local region (e.g. USD for US Dollar, GBP for British Pound).  Valid currencies are found here.

Click Save Settings.

Go to the Image settings tab.

If you want to allow images in your free listings, check “Allow images in ads?”

Click Save Settings.

Go to Fees menu.

Add as many fee plans as you wish to use for your site.

Now you’re ready to accept paid ads for your site.

IMPORTANT:  Users that have blank or incomplete profile information (e.g. missing first/last name) may complain that their ads are being placed with incomplete information and that they cannot edit their ad contact info.  They must have a complete profile to display this information properly.

Allowing only Registered Users to Respond

If you only want registered users posting classified ads, do the following:

Go to the Registration tab.

Make sure “Reply To Ad requires user registration?” is checked.

Click Save Settings.

Now in order to reply to a classified, your users must previously register with your site and be logged in

Download / View the Documentation below:

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