With the power of WordPress, you can almost create anything. You have users out there that create full eBay sites, you have full review style websites, and now a classified ad style system. WordPress provides an easy way to create any type style websites. WordPress is mistakenly used for blogs, but there are users out there which maxes out WordPress to the limit.
Now if you ever wanted your own Craigslist.org style website, then ClassiPress is definitely for you. You can quickly and easily create your own Craigslist style website with the power of WordPress. Before, there was complicated scripts in which you had to always monitor and maintain. With ClassiPress, there is no need because a classified ad system should be an easy site to manage. There are even scripts out there that that are super expensive, that do not even look nice or the back end is just confusing!
WordPress as a CMS makes creating a classified ad system a simple task. ClassiPress gives you the chance to create a nice well rounded classified ad style website. The best part is there are no plugins needed. Everything is integrated into their template and it seamlessly works with ease. ClassiPress also has a nice quick web 2.0 look to it. Having such a nice quick view of what is to be sold easily gives the end user a good user experience.
ClassiPress has a nice clean look to it and for users that want to list an item, it is even easier. When a user posts an ad, the page actually changes before your eyes, fully ajaxed! You can also easily integrate paypal into your classified system, charging X amount to have an item posted. Once you accept and approve the listing, you can easily publish it.
Also, just like Craigslist, you depend on the end user to help with crap within your classified ads. ClassiPress has a reporting system in which users can contribute their feedback and let you know of bad listings. As you know Craigslist gets tons of spam, because its a huge traffic source. Craigslist needs the help of the community to help with spam and bad listings, ClassiPress provides this feature to you as well.
Another great aspect is the ability for users that are posting is to upload their own image. This gives them the ability to pre-sell and create a classified ad that will attract users. This is fully integrated with the form and makes life easy for your end user. With the form you also have some sort of captcha, well a math equation. Any type of forms that are presented in ClassiPress has this equation to help stop with spam, contacting the seller or even posting on ClassiPress.
There are so many other features:
- image manager for uploaded images in the admin panel. you can see or delete the images that have been uploaded
- contact form in the description page so people can contact the person who added the ad
- people can subscribe to the rss and be up to date with the listings in your site
- subcategories for the main menu
- login box in header for easier access if you want only registered people to be able to post
- notification email to the admin when a new ad is entered
- notification email to the admin when a new payment has been made
- on the home page you can either show the category icons for each post or you can show the first image from the listings.
- … and many more!
The listing itself is also very clean. You have a title with the price in bright red. You have a sidebar which has all the information to contact the person who posted the ad and even a contact form. When a user posts more than 1 image you can also view each image in a lightbox style window. Which makes your site look much more trustworthy and credible.
So if you ever wanted to create your very own Craigslist.org style website, ClassiPress gives you the opportunity without killing your pockets. It gives you the SEO friendly system of WordPress and the power of WordPress! Quickly manage your own classified ad website with ClassiPress!