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.
just replace in the lang file the device line by
DEFINE( "ADSMANAGER_DEVICE", "%s ¬");
Good stuff ;-)
Regrettably the support forum has been down for two and half weeks and I have not been able to fully customise the component as I would like.
I looked around and this appears to be the best non-commercial Freeads component by far. Hopefully in time the community will grow and support will improve. The component on its own warrants 5 stars but the full potential is currently limited by support especially as the forum is down. Understandably as this is a non-commercial component the developer probably has paid work to undertake.
Nonetheless. A great component !
I have it setup so site visitors reply to ads via the form method, however I can't seem to figure out change the text displayed after you click "send" when replying to an ad. Can anyone help? As it stands, it just shows the ad component copyright info and no other text.
Also - I have the "Latest Ads" module on my front page...when a visitor clicks the ad, it displays it on the front page...is there a way to change this so it appears on a new/clean page instead?
Keep up the great work! :)
The reason I'm giving it 4 stars and not 5 is, really, by July 2009 you could have got rid of legacy issues and make it 1.5 native. At the moment it's the only component on my site that prevents me from switching to native mode. Also, can't seem to get SEF to work.
This also has ready modules just to upload and activate which lets you publish Adsmanager menu, Adsmanager Ads, AdsManager Search. However, plugins install for Gmap plugin and Youtube plugin generates error that it could not find XML file. (in their latest version also). I am sure it will be worked on soon.
My site have working forms now to let people publish ads.
How did you try to install the gmap and youtube plugin ? You need to install them via the plugins menu of adsmanager not via joomla plugins
This is by far the best component for classified's that you will find for Joomla. The Forums are very active, with a wide variety of issues, and implementations covered. I can honestly say that any problems I have had (not many), I always found a solutions to, or had an answer provided.
I would suggest anyone turned off by some of the ridiculous negative comments here have a second look, the author is currently back and breathing new life into an already awesome component.
Thanks for this great piece of work Thomas.
Headache to install, missing folders/missing images...dead links..blah blah.
Lets get real, You need to be more than a average computer user to get this thing to work.
Clost Expert FTP knowledge and php.
Spent hours on this so far...and trying to find support answers is a joke.
Otherwise if all is promised would be a fantastic product.
Joomla is a fantastic product...but damn slow at loading and hard on servers as my host tells me...not change much at all since last version..a pity.
Lot of users get easy support on the forum. Did you post a least a message on the forum ? did you send us an email ?
In a lot of case, the issue comes from the server used not from the component which is working great on 90% of the server.
Folders/Images missing this is typically a bad setting of files permissions of your server.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you need help to debug your server
- The way it uses email addresses out in the open, with no way to hide them. I'd like a to have an email form to contact sellers with no visible email address. What if a spammer logs in and starts harvesting user email addresses?
- The email message sent to sellers through the form can be confusing. I'd like to have some sort of header in the email telling sellers that this email has come from my website from AdsManager, possibly from my website email address.
- I only have one category, yet I have to select a category from a drop-down box.
- I want to have 'price' in the Short Display Mode, or people will try to write the price in the title, which looks awful.
I love how it integrates into Community Builder. I love the look of it and the customisation I can do with CSS (I had to change a lot, as I have a white font on black background). I've customised AdsManager for people to sell their old books and it works very well for this purpose.
Can't beat it!