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How to set-up the Classified Ads Module and its features.

Features

1. Uses Xoops notifications
2. Uses Xoops rating system - can rate the product or the seller
3. Uses Xoops Group permissions
4. Allows premium users to select the time their listing will last
5. Users can select how they choose to be contacted( by e-mail, PM, telephone)
6. Users can add up to 3 photos
7. Users can sort through the listings by date, popularity, alphabetically,or by price.
8. Has a myads page to show all listings from a user, the user can modify any ad from that page

Installation and setup.

1. First thing is to upload the folder 'classifieds' to the modules directory of your Xoops installation.

2. You can change the name if you choose, but you must do it now, before you install the module.

3. The folders photo, photo2 and photo3 must be writable(chmod 777).

4. Install like any other Xoops module.

5. The first thing after installing the module is go to classifieds admin click on category maintenance and make your categories.

6. After you make the categories click on permissions in the admin section. you need to give the permissions to the groups for the categories they can access. There are 3 permissions you need to apply,
1. View Ads permissions - Who can view the classifieds per category
2. Ads Submit permissions - Who can submit a classified per category
3. Ads Premium permissions - which groups are premium users

7. Go to the Modules Preferences and set it up to your preference.
(See description of preferences below)

8.You should be ready to use the Classifieds Module.



An overview of the Modules Preferences


1. Currency symbol :
Your default money sign -- Module Default is $


2. Use Koivi Editor :
Use Koivi editor or basic xoops Editor
Choices are (Yes No) -- Module Default = No


3. Moderate Listings :
Allows you to moderate the listings or not
Choices are (Yes No) -- Module Default = No


4. [Listings per page :
How many listings do you want to show -- Module Default = 10


5. Show new Listings :
on the Front Page of Module
Choices are (Yes No) -- Module Default = Yes


6. Number of new Listings :
on the Front Page of Module
-- Module Default = 10


7. Listings marked new for :
in days

Marked with a 'new' graphic for so many days -- Module Default = 3


8. Allow anonymous users to reply to a classified ad.
using the e-mail form (recommended is No, because of spam.)

Choices are (Yes No) -- Module Default = No
THIS WILL BE REMOVED AS AN OPTION.


9. Maximum Photo Size :
in bytes

-- Module Default = 30000


10. Maximum Photo Width :
in pixels

-- Module Default = 500


11. Maximum Photo Height :
in pixels

-- Module Default = 400


12. Listing Duration :
in days

The default time before a listing is automatically deleted, remember premium users can change this time. -- Module Default = 14


13. Type of Block :


14. Display subcategories :
on the Front Page of Module

Choices are (Yes No) -- Module Default = Yes


15. Number of subcategories to show :
How many subcategories you want to show, if you selected 'yes' to 'Display subcategories' -- Module Default = 4


16. Category Default Sort Order
The order that the categories will be sorted.
Choices are by alpabetical order or by your personal preference (numbered) order. -- Module Default = alpabetical


17. Listing Default Sort Order
The order that the listings will be sorted.
Choices are by title, date, price or popularity. -- Module Default = date


18. Allow Users to use different name
Will allow users to use a different name when submiting a listing
Choices are (Yes No) -- Module Default = No


19. Allow Users to use different e-mail
Will allow users to use a different e-mail when submiting a listing
Choices are (Yes No) -- Module Default = No


20. Allow Users to rate sellers
Will allow users to rate the user selling the item
Choices are (Yes No) -- Module Default = No


21. Allow Users to rate items.
Will allow users to rate the item being sold
Choices are (Yes No) -- Module Default = No


I hope this is everything if not I will add to this.

Thank You,

John

Posted on: 2007/8/19 8:15

Edited by john on 2007/8/19 10:26:37
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