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.
"The small text link to http://www.almondsoft.com must remain in the script and appear at the footer of all web pages genarated by this script."
Pasted from their site (including spelling mistake)
So not only do you pay for their 'pro' version but must recruit customers for them also!
Don't waste your money...
Great set of default fields.
Front End presentation exceptable for craigslist style classifieds.
Setup and customization not very intuitive.
Uses CSS independent of site template and changing the CSS is challenging. Trying to figure out the naming convention for items on the screen is tough.
Admin password field is not masked.
No Search capability.
Can not restrict access level based on registration. I classified menu option and the only option I had was acess level. I wanted to be able to set minimum levels for view and add, however could not.
Modify the menu option to allow different levels of access levels for view, update, add, delete.
Create an option in the module that allows you to modify the main CSS elements such as header colors, text colors, style, etc or just have it follow the Template CSS.
Add search capability.
Mask the admin password field.
Streamline the setup process or include setup instructions or video on Joomla page.
Bottom line is you can't beat free and I will check out the paid version to see if it is worth purchasing. Good Work on extension.
Maybe they can do something about it.
And yes, if the price was good for a full version, I would buy it. But it is to expensive for me.
1. Latest Ads module with purchase of component
2. Not integrated with JomSocial/CommunityBuilder
If you don't care too much about either of those then I highly recommend this script.
What do you what you want for free ! ? Someone has worked hard on this,! Wish list? 1: the ability to charge for commercial ads, and a module to display the latest ads in a side bar. Thanks folks, I like it.
I didn't understand a few things so I emailed him and got an immediate response. Great support!
The only negative thing I can say is that I wish his site had a support forum.
It's highly customizable you can change the style in one css file. You can easily create categories through the configuration panel. I had to poke around in the files to tweak a width issue in IE but it now works perfectly in all browsers.
This is a great functional classifieds systems I highly recommend it if your looking for an easily manageable Craigslist style ads system.
-Easy to understand front end use
-Some good pre-configured settings
-Privacy mail system
-Nothing major that i found
I will not end up using this component because my client likes the back end of AdsManager better, but it is worth a look for anyone that wants a Native J1.5 classifieds system.