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Classifieds System 2.3.5

$45 · Renewal Term: $20/year

   (33 reviews)

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Classifieds System is an application that enables your members to list items for sale/trade, monetizing your community.


How does it work?

Admin can enable TRANSACTIONS, which will allow members to buy items directly from another member via app and the advertiser receives the amount paid via account credit. If TRANSACTIONS is disabled, things has to be done manually: member needs to contact the advertiser in ways he wants (he chooses when posting the advert), make the deal, then the advertiser will set the advert as PENDING DEAL. After the payment/deal is done, advertiser sets the advert as COMPLETED. In both cases, if the advert is a SALES advert type BIDS (offers) are allowed if the admin enables the setting and if the advertiser also enables it when posting the advert.


  • Unlimited categories of adverts, plus unlimited depth of parent-child relationships with a lot of settings
  • Per-category permissions to show category, view adverts, submit adverts, ask questions and review adverts
  • Category Icons
  • Ability to choose the order and which blocks to display on the app index: Expiring Soon, What's New and Categories block
  • Support Extra Fields so you can define different fields per category
  • Integrates to Commerce, so you can choose a specific payment gateway, tax, fee and comission and use multi-currencies.
  • Ability to force users to fill the price in currencies
  • Adverts Management on ACP: a place where admins can control status of adverts: expire, complete, set as active, change expiration date, etc.
  • Advert History (advert view): works like the Moderation History, but will log all actions related to the advert itself, like who changed the expiration date, who set the advert as complete, etc.
  • Ability to post external advert link: you can link an advert posted in other sites, like eBay, etc.
  • Ability to hide adverts when expired and/or completed from category view
  • Ability to switch between currencies with a click to display advert prices
  • Ability do add a default address for new adverts in Account Settings.
  • Ability to add multiple packages and charge for your listings at varying price points to suit your users. Listing packages allow you to choose whether or not specific member groups should need to pay to advertise and also whether adverts will be billed according to the value of the item being sold
  • Central area where advertiser can view all expired adverts and renew them at anytime, if the package allows renewal
  • Users can make offers (bid) to the adverts, if the advertiser allows
  • Advertiser can reject offers
  • Admin can enable transactions, which means that a user can buy something from another member directly, monetizing the site with fee/comission
  • Per member settings: allows to access the app and allows to submit adverts
  • Per group settings: allows to access the app, how many approvwd content items must have to access the app and mpderate first X free adverts from users of the group. That will make moderator's life easier
  • Integrates into IPS4 Moderating system, which all commons permissions, such as pin, unpin, delete, feature, move, etc.
  • Advert Images settings: require image, max number of images per advert, max image filezie and max image dimensions
  • Robust Admin Restrictions
  • Ability to take specific actions when a member is deleted or flagged as a spammer
  • Ability to give account credit to new members
  • Ability to set the minimum/maximum title length and description length
  • Ability to remove the upload of attachments in the advert description editor
  • Submit questions and reviews to advert. Admin can choose if new questions or reviews are moderated, per category. Advertiser can reply to the questions
  • Ability for users to report potentially offensive content using the built-in Report Center
  • Search integration: search adverts along with the rest of your community’s content
  •  Supports item marking, allowing your users to see what adverts have been added or commented/reviewed on
  • Integrates into Activity Streams
  •  Integrates to Share Links to share
  • Integrates to Google Maps if and address is provided in the link submission (IPS 4.1.13+: Google Map APIs now requires an API key. Go to AdminCP -> System -> Community Enhancements to enable Google Maps support)
  • Integration to IPS4 Announcements
  • Integration to Member Filters (Bulk Mail, etc.)
  • Integration to IPS4 Advertisements
  • Supports the built-in tagging system including prefixes
  • Support for notifications such as new adverts and questions comments on adverts
  • Ability to follow/like categories and individual adverts
  • Ability to add adverts to a wish list
  • Drag & drop reordering of categories, advert types, items conditions and packages in the ACP.
  • Ability to create RSS feeds of all adverts
  • Integration with ACP Live Seach (categories, advert types, items conditions and packages)
  • Friendly URLs for adverts and categories
  • Matrix permission on Groups (editing a group)
  • Reactions support (IPS 4.2)
  • Clubs support  (IPS 4.2)
  • Content Message and Promote features  (IPS 4.2)
  • Embedded content  (IPS 4.2)
  • Recommended Questions (IPS 4.2)
  • Added REACTIONS to the questions (IPS 4.2)
  • Member Store (IPS 4.2)
  • Activity stream support (IPS 4.2)
  • Change advert type once posted 
  • Featured and Pinned Blocks for General > Settings > Views
  • Advert posting restriction
  • Disable EDIT feature in completed adverts
  • Dates on expired ads
  • Default option for user
  • Integration to Gallery
  • Shipment feature
  • 2.1 Advert filters #1 (prices, types, conditions) (Feb 2020)
  • More.

Support and Online Tests:

  • Preferably, submit a report to the official Bug Tracker for this app: Github
  • Account to test the app: if you want to test it online, drop me a private message and I'll set-up a temporary account.

Forthcoming versions:

3.0 Feedback system 
3.0 MyClassifieds Page 
3.0 Direct transactions (it can works also without IP.Commerce) 

  • APP will also be improved based on feedback and suggestions (that will be pondered by me due to technical reasons)


Edited by InvisionHQ

What's New in Version 2.3.5   See changelog


Updated compatibility to 4.7.3

Fixed: Fatal error: Declaration with getItemsWithPermission

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   14 of 14 members found this review helpful 14 / 14 members

Have play around with this now . really love this app . maked a quick show off from my board....
look forward to new features and new frontpage (Classified landing page) and with upcoming
feedback system for the adverts is just cool ....  :p 

This is Classifieds V.1.0.1 (( Drooling for 1.1.0 )) Muhaha  :drool:

I give this top rate because it deserve it .... Have fun look my little review below ... Cheers Chris


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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

I was stuck with version 3.x because there wasn't an update for the classified app I was using. With this new Classified app, I was able to finally update my forum.

It looks so much better, and offers a few more options then I had before. I was able to install it, customize it, and get it up and running quicker than I anticipated. It didn't take long for people to start using it.

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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

This is a long awaited App, which at long last allows you to have classified sales on IPB4. Well developed with lots of features which were missing from Andy's original. I highly recommend this. Also you get first class support with Adriano and I am sure that the ongoing development of future versions, will satisfy the most demanding of users.

If you want the ability for members to sell items on your forum this is a MUST have.

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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

I was waiting for this app for a long time ! This app is a must have for my community.

There are lots of great features, and I am sure it will fit for many use cases.

And like always, an app developed by Adriano means : Quality & great support !!


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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

I have been using this for a few weeks and it's now at a stage where I am REALLY HAPPY with the results!

We use it for a simple classifieds system with transactions disbled for the most part. However, having the commerce integration and being able to offer members packages to feature their ad, as well as the ability to offer coupons, really makes this application stand out from a basic Pages based system.

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

https://github.com/netwaretcs/Classifieds/issues/37 has been open since February, and is preventing me from using this application. Just wanted to leave a review for future buyers to understand that like me, they may purchase this and be completely unable to use it, and just be out the money.

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Fantastic ! Finally the possibility of having a marketplace in its forum, so that members can sell objects.

Simple and fast installation, less than 5 minutes.

Intuitive setting of the plugin, quite easy, in 5 to 10 minutes, we have already done a lot of work.

Forum members can sell items. The buyer can pay by credit card on the paypal site, or with the balance of their paypal account.

The classifieds are nice to see.

For a member, it's easy to put items on sale. The plugin uses the functions of the forum, as for posting photos of the classified ad or writing the description of the object, it's like writing a message. Members find things easy.

For the forum, there are different ways to monetize the tool. A subscription for each sale, and / or a percentage on each sale.

Members use their account to manage their sales.

There are blocks to publish info as you want and make a custom page.

It just misses the management of the shipping costs, it seems that it is under development, it misses for the moment.

I've been waiting for this tool for 12 years, and the beginning of my forum!

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Hello, how is it going? 

@Adriano Faria this is really good, we love it! I was wondering if there is a way to regulate the accessibility of posting adverts for the users. Basically, we would like that an user can post an advert only after she/he has been part of the community for some time or another rule that when matched allows user to post? Also, is it possible to limit the amount of adverts that an user can have displayed per time? Like limiting the maximum of four adverts per each user?

Thank you so much for your help!!!


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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

I began using the Classifieds app about two weeks ago on my community and the members really seem to love it.  We're about 27,000 members strong and this app replaced several special-interest sub forums that we have used for the past 10 years allowing members to buy/sell/trade privately.

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Amazing app. I thought it was going to have issues since it is still an early release but everything works perfect and Adriano offers an amazing level of support. I wish I could give it 6 stars. :)

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Great App which integrates very well in the whole IPS-Suite.

There are a lot of details and it seems to be very robust.

Thank you very much for this @Adriano Faria

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· Edited by H C

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Still needs the ability to edit and delete ones own posts after a listing has 'expired'. This causes us a lot of extra moderation as people cannot re-open, relist or edit their closed posts. Users also cannot contact closed advertisers even if their listing was just closed as it expired (not because it sold).

I've had no acknowledgement of this from the creator despite a few posts in the thread. I understand features are not free to develop but the creator hasn't said why/how this isn't being done or even replied to any of these posts. That's the reason for the rating - developer unresponsive to issues that don't fit their timeline, despite this being a very premium plugin. I understand that not everything can be done immediately (or even within a year, evidently), but no acknowledgement is given to these concerns at all.

If this sort of thing doesn't bother you, this is an excellent module and does 80% of what I'd want from something like this.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Great App ! this is a game changer for your website, people love marketplace and you can get a nice revenue from your marketplace !

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

A good application, but not enough:

1. Notifications to the administrator if the advertisement is translated into the Pending status (for example, when the buyer offers its price).

2. Choosing an option for displaying categories, subcategories, ads in the form of a grid ... very ....

3. If the seller specifies the price (for sale), and the transactions in the nexus are allowed, enable the buyer to choose whether to buy directly from the seller (while not using the nexus, and as a result, the seller's account balance after the purchase is not replenished), or with the protection of the site (purchase Through the appendix of the nexus).... Very necessary

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   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Great while it worked. After PHP 8 was released the whole thing was automatically disabled by the forum..
Hope it will be updated and fixed..

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   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Good plugin but not working after update to latest 4.7.2 version with php 8.1, system automatically disabled plugin due incompatibility.

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· Edited by FaceChat

   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

excellent app


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Jim Kelly

   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Fantastic plugin, but if you could add the option to have the highest offer displayed, that could help the seller have the price driven up.  Right now, you can have multiple offers of the same amount because no one knows what the current highest offer is.  Of course, people don't want to offer way too high if the item didn't have that much interest anyway.  

Other than that, this is a very powerful classified system that is well worth the cost.

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Dmitry Kuprin

   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

I bought your app, very satisfied, but I need Russian language for it. Could you give a link to a file with Russian language for your app?

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   2 of 5 members found this review helpful 2 / 5 members

If a person is responding to an advert via Email, the seller will receive an Email from the boards Email address and not responder. This goes against convention of just replying to an mail that you get as you have to copy the responders Email address from the body of the message and create a new Email to reply to queries. It also creates a situation where the board owner gets messages from listing owners that just replies to Email queries. Developer is not responsive at all, I would give it 0 stars if I could.

Response from the author:

Your 'zero stars' seem more the result of frustration at not knowing how to configure this app. This is quite apparent to me from the fact that no one else has complained about this catastrophe. That said, I would have gladly helped you out, all you had to do was ask for help.

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