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Classibase version 1.5 – Chain Select

This is quick release for adding most requested feature chained select for locations and categories when posting new ad. It is useful if you have more than 100 locations with multilevel depth. Chain select will allow you to select main location, then sub locations will be visible to select further. This way it is simpler for your site visitors to post ads.

Chain select converts regular select box for locations to chain select with javascript. Chain select will be activated automatically if you have more than 10 locations or categories. If there are less than 10 locations then simple select will be displayed.

Important: Remember to update your theme to version 1.5 for chain select to work.

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How to display total number of ads in Classifieds website?

Displaying total number of ads will encourage site visitors to post their ads and will give some credibility to your classifieds website. Also this will work positive if you have more than 100 ads, other vise your site may give impression of dead website to new visitor.

In Classibase we have very flexible “Text” widget which can be regular text, JavaScript or PHP. For displaying total number of ads, ads posted last month and last day we will use PHP. Getting total number of ads in Classibase may be tricky for some users that is why we created this tutorial to give exact PHP code that you can use for your website. Read More

Classibase version 1.4.4 released

We keep improving our classifieds script and constantly add new features to stay up to date with current classifieds website trends. In Classibase version 1.4.4 we added new classifieds website features and widgets. Main focus in this release is to improve classifieds website visually with gallery and carousel widgets. They also will help to promote featured ads and increase your income.

Here are list of important new features added to Classibase in version 1.4.4 Read More

How to import Ads from other classifieds website?

If you have old classifieds website and want to move your ads to Classibase powered website then we have feature for importing ads using XML file format. Ad importing with XML will import ads and create all necessary categories, locations, custom fields if they are not already created. Before importing ads try it on test server first and check if any custom fields, categories, locations messed up. If everything worked as you expected then repeat process on live site. Read More

Speed and resource comparison WordPress vs. Classibase

How fast is Classiabse compared to other scripts? how much resource will be required for certain amount of ads? What is suggested server configuration? There are most common question asked from our customers. To answer these questions we will compare Classibase with WordPress scripts’ resource and time used to generate a page.

We designed Classibase to use only required resources and not load unused files and classes. Also we cache slow and not vital queries like counting ads for one hour to speed up page generation. WordPress loads almost all files even if it is not going to be used for this particular page. There are some performance plugins like caching in wordpress as well. Read More

How to setup classifieds website without categories?

Classifieds websites can be general or focused to one niche. On general classifieds you will have many categories and locations. On medium niche classifieds website you may have some category and locations, and on small niche classifieds website you do not need to have any categories at all if your site is focused on one topic only.

As an example for small niche classifieds website can be: job board for programmers; pet classifieds like dog, cat or horse, property classifieds for some local real estate agency, car classifieds for dealer with inventory up to 100 cars. Small niche websites are good for getting highly targeted visitors and has earning potential bigger than general classifieds in term of earning per ad. For example for a niche job board you can charge 30$ per ad and having 30 ads posted per month will make 900$ income on average. However it will work only if you have focused traffic and reputable background like industry related established business.  Read More

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