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Ads Factory ComponentModule

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Ads Factory offers the easiest way to publish classified web ads.

Our extension is a turnkey solution for both Joomla! webmasters and unfamiliarized users alike. This extension performs an outstanding balancing act between its versatility on display, mixed with custom field flexibility and finalized with multiple revenue possibilities.

Custom Fields

Publishable in any product template
Multiple field types (Checkbox, Image, Text input, Radio button, etc.)
Displayed on 6 different pages on the default product template and ability to set category filter
Used for ads and user profiles
Each custom field can be set as searchable, rendering it available in advanced search
Option to set fields as compulsory

Layout & Themes

Fully customizable template system
Default responsive template
Fully customizable CSS
Smarty based templates allowing even more flexibility
Multiple viewing styles for ads listings: List display and Grid display


Payment items: Pay per listing, Pay per image, Pay per contact, Pay for featured ads
Credit discounts with the use of the Buy Credits item
Packages that contain advantageous offers for users
Different listing pricing based on the availability of the ad
Different category pricing for listing payment item
Preferential pricing for powersellers and verified users

Key Features

Multiple ad types: Public Ads and Private Ads
Guest posting (no registration needed)
Availability options
Featured ads (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
Picture upload and image gallery for ads
File attachments for ads
Messaging system for users
Google Maps localization
Reporting system for offending ads
Watchlist (by individual ads or by categories)
Admin definable currency
Automatic currency exchange rates using Yahoo conversion
Republish and extend ads
Ads ending countdown
Social media sharing (Facebook, Twitter, Delicious)
Embedded video integration for ads (Youtube, MySpace, Vimeo, Metacafe, Howcast)
RSS feed


Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
SEO/SEF friendly
Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
Transition to RTL by editing the product templates
Simple installation, configuration and updating process

User Profile

Configurable account details (address, map localization and contact information)
Account balance and payments history
Displaying of Credits and Packages offers
Personalized fields


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Reviews: 3
Component quality and many features that are very useful. the most important is the support that is fast and accurate. If you need multiple functions in the classifieds, do not hesitate because you will not find anything better.
Reviews: 5
I am very disappointed by this component. It is very expensive and finally, it does not provide much more than other components of the same type. It lacks many basic functions and the support is very efficient.
Owner's reply

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.

Reviews: 1
Ads Factory is an amazing component. I'm completely new to Joomla and i found it to be highly configurable and very easy to manage.

The support i've recived, mainly from CodrutaK has been outstanding!!

Keep up the great work guys.
Reviews: 1
Install - works flawless, setup was pretty easy (allthou many options). We did enjoy using this extension on our classifieds site. Bottom line - the extension works very well and can be setup with ease
Reviews: 2
Had this extension since Joomla 1.5 - I am pretty satisfied with the features (still have some in mind that would make a great addition to it). I really appreciate the swift responses to my support requests. At first i had some issues due to some hosting restrictions, but with the guys help i could figure them out. Great plus for this extension is the ease to change the looks of it. as for the cons - i would really enjoy some ajaxed functionality for adding new listings. Thank you for the good work guys!
Reviews: 4
I'd rate this component as Excellent, but the main problem is the upgrade... The Joomla community is working hard to bring automatic update and this component don't even update with the Extensions Manager... Everything needs to be done manually + no documentation available + no support for upgrade. I expect more for a commercial component.

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?
Reviews: 1
Nice payment system implemented, users just buy credits and they can be used for various actions on the website. Like setting featured ads, buying other users contact details, publishing, posting pictures.
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.
Reviews: 1
Professional Joomla extension with multiple listing options, it allowed me to set predefined availability ranges. Users choose the number of days they want the ad up, and pay me before the ad can be published, very solid framework. It also has CRON so no maintenance required after everything is set up.It can allow guest posting since registration is not required to make payments, and users can manage the ad via a key provided in the email.I recommend this extension 100%!!
Reviews: 1
Very cool ads software, i use it for classifieds about monster truck parts. It has everything i need for a website of this sort.
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.
Reviews: 2
Being new at joomla i had a tough time to choose the right Classifieds extension. In the end I went with Ads Factory for the live solution, and was very glad to do that. The guys from support are very, very helpful - (thanks Kodruta) - and the extension integrated very smooth with the latest Joomla version. I am very pleased about the community around Joomla and their extensions!
Our website is now live and running and had no issues with it ! Very very happy!
Reviews: 2
I got this since I was impressed by auction factory, and I am not one bit sorry. Very clean and stable extension packed with powerful features. The extension was clearly developed with intense community feedback and that shows in the tons of features and ease of administrating them.
Reviews: 2
I really liked the looks of the demo of this one, so i got it right away. It turned out to be a good choice – the extension is pretty easy to manage and the look is great. I enjoyed creating my classifieds page using ads factory – there are lots of ways of easy customizations and the support of the team was great. The guys provided very fast and useful responses in their forum – overall i am glad to have chosen this extension.
Reviews: 1
Great extension – installed without a problem, inclusive its modules and plugins. The look is great and easy customizable – through templates and themes. It has all the needed features of a professional Classified Extension and many configurable items. I can only recommend this one! Thanks guys.
Reviews: 1
Great support! Excellent product! Great customization possibilities! Its documentation is pretty extensive and the forums are very large. You can find any kind of answer, and if you don’t then the nice support team will help you. Thanks a lot sorin for your tips! Please migrate this great app to J1.6 soon too!
Reviews: 1
Ok, at first i was a little cautious, since the demo looked good, but i needed another display style as presented. After trying the free Adsmanager and failing at adapting it to my needs i was pretty put off, so i tried some commercial ones.
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.