Depending on your website requirement you may need to have some categories and locations in your classifieds website. For small niche websites you can use script without any category and location. For big websites it is suggested to have appropriate categories and locations for grouping ads and making navigation easy.
In classibase you can have unlimited number of categories and locations with unlimited levels of subcategories. In this tutorial we explain how to add, edit and delete categories in your classifieds website using classibase script. Managing locations is similar to categories so you can perform similar actions for locations as well. Continue reading
Product images is essential feature of classifieds website. On Classibase classifieds script you can control number of images uploaded per ad, image size and thumbnail size displayed on item page and on listings. Also you can append watermark with your domain name to images in order to drive traffic from users who found images from your website on other media like website, search engine, printed paper, desktop computer or mobile phone. Continue reading
On general classifieds websites it is common to have different custom fields for different categories. Link to a company website is one of many common custom fields as well as price, year etc. Link is usually used for vacancy, job, product, service categories.
On Classibase classifieds website building script there are two ways to link to a website. Continue reading
This tutorial explains how to display Google map for ads with address custom field on Classibase classifieds script. Map is useful for property, service and job listings. There are several settings to complete in order to display Google maps. These steps are already set by default for fresh Classibase installs using version 1.4 or later. If you are upgraded from older version then you may have to complete all of the following steps. Continue reading
This tutorial explains how to add custom field to Classifieds website using Classibase script. Classifieds sites can have different custom fields for different categories. For example on “Flats and houses for sale” property you should have property custom fields like number of rooms, floor, area, address, price etc. For “Cars for sale” category you should use car related custom fields like engine type, fuel type, transmission type, color, year, make, model etc.
On Classibase classifieds script you can add as many custom fields to any number of categories. Custom fields can be displayed on category listing pages and can be searched with custom search. For example if you enable search for custom field “Number of rooms” for “Flats and houses for sale” category, when visitor visits that category custom search form will have field for filtering “Number of rooms”. Continue reading
Spam is very annoying on publicly available sites and classifieds website is not an exception. Spammers target classifieds websites to reach real users and offer usually not legit products, posting to several location and categories. As a classifieds website owner you do not want spam messages appear on your site and destruct real users. Sites with spam ads do not give secure or legit website impression to visitor and generally abandoned immediately. Also some web browsers like chrome and search engines will ban and de-index your website if you classifieds website will have spam ads and links to questionable websites. This will reduce traffic to your website.
On Classibase we implemented several ways to eliminate spam messages. Here are list of current measures to prevent spam on Classibase classifieds script: Continue reading
This is tutorial explaining how to display your latest ClassiBase ads on your WordPress website. Classibase is separate script, not integrated to wordpress and installed separately. However if you want to display latest ads from your classibase site on wordpress there is built in wordpress widget called RSS. RSS widget reads your classifieds site's rss feed and displays it on your wordpress blog. On Classibase latest ads can be read as rss feed by adding "rss/" to your sites URL (ex: http://yourclassibasesite.com/rss/). Continue reading
Google adsense or any other display advertising is one of ways to monetize your classifieds site. On ClassiBase every theme has different widget areas where you can place adsense ads. Best performing ad locations are horizontal link unit before content and 300x250 medium rectangle ad unit after ad listings on category and ad pages. If you are targeting mobile phone users then use only medium rectangle ad unit which will fit for all screens from desktop computers, tablets to mobile phones. If you want to have responsive ads then read Google Adsense Ads for Classifieds site with Responsive Theme article . Continue reading
Big classifieds sites have many categories with several levels of subcategories for better navigation. For such sites it is good practice to display subcategories of active category on top of listing pages. This approach is also used by avito.ru, Rassias biggest classifieds website. It is simple intuitive and elegant.
To add subcategories follow this steps: Continue reading
This is tutorial on how to make whole ad box clickable on ClassiBase. With growing trend to mobile devices usability of web sites become more important. As we all know it is good practice to have big clickable buttons and areas on web sites. Which will reduce misclicking links. For classifieds website you may want whole ad box to be clickable as displayed in following image.