The Joomla! Extensions Directory ™


Swap Factory ComponentModulePlugin

Editor's Note
  • This extension requires registration to download.
Swap Factory - Classified Ads and Exchange Goods.

Swap Factory has extensive user support offering HTML description for the ads and a user extended profile. The content display is fully configurable through a responsive template, since the component uses a template engine. This make the adjustment to the site template very easy offering full freedom (check please our Documentation section). To this, two listing methods are offered: list and grid view mode including a expiry countdown.

Swap Factory is fully SEF including dynamic page titles! Automatic meta description and keywords are integrated in the component to comply with the actual standards. Tags on ads and a tag cloud module is also present to provide a huge SEF improvement.

The component offers Categories support including 3 category modules, which can be also used as a filter option. The present Watchlist can be set on existing categories or ads based while also including an email notification. Aside this advanced search and filter options are available for the extension.

A relevant feature of the component is the possibility to exchange one or more goods at once. An overview of the submitted, received and closed offers is available for each user. On ad detail page first two tabs display received and submitted offers for the respective ad, allowing the owner to accept/reject received offers or to cancel submitted offers.

For each ad a separate location can be entered using the Google Maps system. Also the user has the possibility to upgrade his ad to a featured ad: gold, silver or bronze. The ads can be also saved for later publishing (publish/unpublish; save ads now publish later) or can be date triggered published. A republishing option is available for expired ads; also on expiry a email notification is sent. If not republished the ads will go to the existing archive system. Ads can be reported to the admin in case of fraudulent behavior. In case that a user wants to ask an ad publisher a certain question, he can use the integrated user messaging system.

A main image and secondary images can be attached to each ad. This will be automatically included in a small image gallery present for each ad. The image gallery is slider based and has also a detailed view option. File attachments can be used also, in order to provide detailed information. This attachments together with the gallery, a video section and Google Maps are displayed on the detailed view of each ad.

The administrator has extensive control over all ads. He can easily block certain ads with a single click, set up the picture resize values, etc. If desired he can enter multiple currencies and configure all email notifications. Bulk import with images and file attachments is possible and also a very easy export to the excel file format.

The webmaster can require (if desired) user payments towards the site for:

pay per Listing (in order to publish an ad)
pay per Featured (gold, silver, bronze

Report Extension