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The component offers Categories support including a category module, which can be also used as a filter option. The present Watchlist can be set on existing categories or ads based and includes also email notification. Aside this advanced search and filter options are available for the extension.
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 and Google Maps are displayed on the detailed view of each ad. Google Maps is part of the Community Builder integration and contains the CB "My Ads" and "GoogleMap" tab.
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 for:
* pay per Listing (in order to publish an ad)
* pay per Featured (gold, silver, bronze listings)
* pay per Image (add extra images to published ads)
* pay per Contact (view publisher details)
* pay per Package (certain admin defined credit usage)
* pay per Credit (defined admin discount in order to receive extra credit)
Paypal, Moneybookers, 2CheckOut are implemented as payment method along to the multiple payment gateway system, which allows to add any other payment method using the published API.
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We feel sad to receive such undeserved review, since we did not received any email from you, stating at least one basic features which it lacks.
We are constantly improving our products and the "ADS Factory" is at this moment the most established classified extension on the market, not lacking any basic features; this can also be seen in the reviews of our other customers.
Otherwise, it IS an excellent and complete component that worth the price. It has a good and easy template system so it is completely customizable! Please, encourage the developer to create an update script. I'd pay for that! What about you?
A great thing is that you can Import ads, so you just write multiple ads in a csv file and then upload it to your website. Really useful to post content on a new website.
The best feature i find to be the Google map, people can post locations of backcountry areas where one might find old trucks and such.
A big thumbs up for the people at The Factory who helped me get the site online and supporting a hobby of mine.
Our website is now live and running and had no issues with it ! Very very happy!
Ads Factory was a really nice surprise. What did the trick for me was the way you can customize any aspect of the display through a well thought templating system. I could manage my whole display and change every piece as i needed for my project.
Another nice feature are the payment items the extension provides - pay per listing / pay per contact / pay for featured. It was pretty important for me that i can earn comission after a while from the classifieds that run in my site.
There was one thing that i did not like - the default template uses overlib in order to display tooltips, had to talk to support in order to implement mootools tooltips.
Support was nice and helpful, and i managed to get the job done.
Thanks guys - will add this one on my fav list.