Almond Classifieds Component for Joomla!(1.5, 1.6) includeds the following features: users can submit ads with photos; Admin. can create as many ads categories as it is needed. For each category the set of ad fields (such as price, city, age, area, etc.) can be specified in different formats such as "text", "textarea", "select", "checkbox". Optionally verification code can be applied to prevent using automated spamming programs.Admin can delete the list of spam ads using search by spam keywords, spammers e-mails or IP addresses.
It was easy to install, has been very stable, we have had no trouble modifying the layout to suit our needs and Almondsoft have been very quick to respond to our questions we had along the way.
As soon as it is installed, you see a picture of what the front page will looks like. You link the component to a menu item and hey presto – it works! There are only two configuration areas, an admin interface and a configuration section where you can set the whole component up to suit your requirements.
Basically, it can be set for use with from one to any amount of categories and from one to any amount of countries. The nice thing is that you can customise one particular area, save it, test it and then go back in quickly and change or set up the next step.
All in all, a very useful, free component and highly recommended by me. The support is reasonable and friendly and I suspect the paid for version will offer even more and better facilities.
Well worth a go.
Moreover, the help of dev team is really enjoyable for guys like me!
The only point that I could push forward, is the lack of complementary modules that could make adclassified websites more powerfull.
Thanks again for your job!
There are about 6-7 versions from free to Ultimate. No matter what you settle on there is something in the next package up that you will want. That is life. The free version works well, and has a two level geo-location setup. Like state/town or anything else you want to use it for.
You can upgrade at the difference in price between versions, but you can't upgrade the content of the system, databasse wise. You have to start over.
So, buy what you want to start with.
Extensive location database files are supplied with upper versions. I.E. "The World". Saves a LOT of typing.
It is easier to cull out what you don't want than to enter it by hand.
You can add to the location data base incrementally. Start with Portugal and add the US etc.
The Almondsoft.com web site has extensive live demos and explanations. I have never seen such a complete site. Purchase and product deliver was "instant", and Bo has been very responsive to questions and providing hands on support.
1. It offers a free version. You can download the free version and try it out 100%, instead of a demo page where you don't get to know the extension very well, especially when it comes to customizing the component to fit your template.
2. Lightweight and Easy to customize.
3. Simple and straightforward.
4. Pro version comes with full support.
5. Affordable and fair price.
6. It does what it is supposed to do. Just need to adjust the look, and some minor things here and there.
I give this extension 5 stars! Excellent job,
I would probably still buy the commercial version, but the price they ask for that does not make any sense to me, especially with the risk of not getting the functionality I need.
For me, the search for a good and affordable tool continues.
The HTML code it outputs is very bad in my opinion. Which by all the major Search Engines say that can/will bring down the SERPS for that
Website. In turn I would have to do major core hacks to make the output code Validate with the W3C to feel happy using this plugin.
If the Pro version has poor HTML output also, I wouldn't waste my money for it.
If this is a fluke then my bad, if not I would rather go with something like Noah's Classifieds instead.
The support is also fantastic, I get a reply in just a few hours!! Thank you for such a great free Joomla extension.
I cant figure out something more i could need for a ad site.
Easy to setup easy to understand and fine code that are easy to change in, who needs documentation for this extension? does who dont understand it after 5 min should go and pay some one to administrate there site becuse they will never find a bether solution.
A BIG THANK YOU to the creator it made my site ;)
This program is BETTER and more FLEXIBLE than Craigslist.com, seriously! How many times do you really get more than you hoped for? I regards to this program I surely did. I used the free version for about a year and decided to finally step up my game and buy the Pro version; the price tag of $195 USD, did scare me a bit, but in retrospect I should have bought it sooner.
Support is FAST, I live in Los Angeles and I believe these fellows are in London, but I sent an email to them around 4 pm L.A. time and received a reply within minutes, the email solved my issues, was professional and to the point; Either these guys are Vampires, they had one too many Red Bulls or simply care enough about their product that they check their support emails regularly.
Kudos to Team Almond for creating this Program, I truly love it.
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