Ads Factory

October 2nd, 2013

Ads Factory has extensive user support offering HTML description for the ads and a user extended profile. The content display is fully configurable through a 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.

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.