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.
The support is the best I've experienced. I'm going live in 3 days. I needed to tweak the links a little to behave the way I wanted them to. Don't know much about coding, so I shot Thomas an e-mail and literally within minutes I had a response with a solution.
Highly recommended if your looking for classifieds (can you tell I like it?) capability.
One Feature Request - I found a PayPal add-on in the forum, but would love to see Thomas integrate this with the main component!
it has a lot of unique features, and there's a paypal plugin being developed on the website's forum that lets you apply a charge for posting ads. there's nothing of the sort in any other free component.
development has slowed down a bit lately however, more developers are needed I guess.
The only problem I've noticed was an error in language files (I've tried Italian and Russian)...
Here is it:
DEFINE( "ADSMANAGER_DEVICE", "€");
(...causes no price on Ad page...)
This bug is present in lang_italian_2_1_6.php and lang_russian_2_1_5.php (maybe somewhere else)
Here is the same const in lang_english and it's ok...
DEFINE( "ADSMANAGER_DEVICE", "$ %s");
%s - is important, let it stay! ;-)
More attention please! :-)
I especially liked the ability to imprint the site name on photos shown which stops illegal copying. A very good program, to which some enhancements would not go amiss. I look forward to the next update, with perhaps some of the items mentioned incorporated.
1. Let user customize the page title
2. Let user insert some customized text below the title and above the mainbody of the compoent
3. Let user add customized fields, and also the fileds can be allocated to different category
I think all those extension developers should follow this example to make better extensions.
Many many thanks to the author(s) of Ads Manager.
Forum shows that some users share the problem.
I am everything but a php beginner but I couldn't even find out where this thing tries to store image paths...
Developer couldn't help either...
But it is a powerfull comp. hopefully there will be improving versions to come..
It is extremely easy to install and configure for your usage. It is also very easy to edit the look and feel with basic knowledge of html/php.
I think this will eventually replace all the other classifieds components for Joomla. It does have some rough edges but then most Open Source projects do.
Thanks for a fab component.
There are a few issues that I would like to see corrected or improved upon. The Ad layout configuration page on the back end does not work. I've done some checking in the AM forum and apparently they know it doesn't work and the explaination is "you can't use it right now".
There are also several areas in the code where "hard coded" columns are mixed with dynamic ones. So rather than simply turn off or remove a column/field from the back end, you need to go into the code and comment it out. I've also noticed in some places the backend seems to funtion a little on the quirky side. Changing a value there doesn't always appear to show up in the database.
I'm also having some trouble getting the "price" value to display on the ad layout and also to remove the "Contacts" section, which doesn't seem to want to go away. I would like to display things a little differently than the default in that area. In all fairness I haven't yet had a chance to search their forums on these issues and it very well be a solution is there.
All in all this is a good extension that provides much needed functionality for me. Just a few things that need to be improved upon to make it a great one.
It was simple to configure the overall settings, but detailed ad display configuration falls well short of acceptable. I was forced to edit the database entries directly (after a quick examination of the source code).
Ad image uploading fails for .png files, so I found I was limited to .jpg images. Once this was identified, though, there was little issue with the fault.
Additional effort needs to be applied to the modules and their CSS based formatting. It was difficult to identify where the CSS code was stored and there was no facility for modifying the styles or style suffix through the administrator's backend.
Apart from these problems, I have been impressed with the potential for Community Builder integration, which I have not yet tested, as well as the overall ease of use. In fact, despite the current flaws, I have deployed AdsManager on a production commercial site to user praise.
Kudos to the developer and I look forward to all updates.
Is possible that in remote future ADSMANAGER will be a good component but for now is only a chain of continue BETA release with many bugs, errors, without templates and where the developers in changelog write fixed but fixed is not.
Of course this is my personal opinion but we live in a democratic country...or no?
for example when i add a item it has a fatal error and it wouldn't upload images. error so below:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function: exif_imagetype() in /home/cihat1/public_html/joomla/components/com_adsmanager/adsmanager.php on line 388
and it need any modules. for example: new ads, futured ads, random ads (same in Thomas PAPIN's homepage).
and a community builder plug-in.
but it will very well component after any fix.
Thanks and good luck Thomas PAPIN.
Bug has been fixed seen 17 september