Real Estate, Cars, Pets, Electronics, Furniture, ... whatever your classified project is, AdsManager can be configured to fit many needs.
AdsManager provides plenty of options, flexible views and extensions to help you to build your websites.
AdsManager is used by webmasters and developers alike:
If you are a webmaster and not a developer, you will like Adsmanager as a ready to deploy solution
If you are a developer and you want a component that can be easily adapted or extended. AdsManager is for you. The code has been written using the MVC Joomla architecture and with KISS principle (KISS= Keep it simple, Stupid!) KISS systems work best because they are kept simple rather than made complex. Simplicity is the key design goal and unnecessary complexity is avoided.
This extension solved a number of my needs related to creating a community portal for a small town in Wisconsin.
I would definitely recommend the Ads Manager extension for anyone wishing to have classified ads on their website.
Big shortfall is that there is no import/export for ads and categories. for me with over a 1000 categories it is going to be a pain in the *** to get it all working.
Big thumb up for the creator!!!
I also wanted to connect the extension with Community Builder and it was so simple! The Ads manager creates a link to the profile of the person who made the ad and your community members have a section where they can track all there Ads easily.
Furthermore the developers provide excellent and friendly support!
Thanks guys! Keep up the good work!
Deployment has been easy. I am using the component to create a small ads section, including a (rather exotic) "car pooling" ad category.
It is flexible and allows to create our own fields, which I have appreciated, and to set up the way these fields should appear in column display monde or in individual ad display mode.
I nonetheless don't rate it 5 stars for it should go even further and allow us to personalize the way the default fields (title + image) appear in individual column mode. I for example don't appreciate having these small images "no image" displayed in my carpooling column view.
Don't hesitate anyway to use it. It's simple and powerfull.
Are you talking our last RC or beta versions ? These versions could contains bugs. This is normal, for production only stable version should be used like Joomla!
Regarding the forum, this is not a support forum, but a community forum. Help in given by the members of the community.
Paid Support is given by email and using the system ticket, you can check it you will see that there is no pending major issue.
I invite you to contact us again by email to solve your remaining issue.
Although, it doesn't work right out of the box, you have to fix, tweak and adjust several things, inside and out, before you start using it. Since it's free there is no support. You are on your own on this.
The only problem is that if your ad is unpublished, you can't see them in "My Ads" page. Developers said they will fix or add this in the next version, 2.7. Hope the 2.7 will better than 2.6.
How ? ... simple ... too much generic css classes, not prefixed.
Classes like .center for exemple.
Why use so generic classes in a components loading is css after the template one ?!
My favorite template vendor use this kind of classes, it's not a good idea, but please think about it.
This will be removed in the next version (cause the new design will be based on bootstrap like Joomla 3.0).
Anyway, you can simply do a joomla override of the css file in templates/mytemplate/html/com_adsmanager/adsmanager.css
I could add some nice features to the administrator like allow the administrator to publish or reject all new ads. But for a free version I can't ask for more.
Thomas has been very helpful giving support and resolving some functionality questions (EVEN using the FREE version).
I just got the bronze subscription to integrate with gmap location.
Thanks! keep the good work.
Other than that a very good extension and will be getting the pro version once I get the price field issue sorted - whenever!