Sidebar fun for classyfrieds

What’s a top notch plugin like classyfrieds without widgets ?
Well … that’s exactly what I thought when the framework for classyfrieds was still on the drawing board. One of the primary goals for classyfrieds was that it should be able to integrate seamlessly in existing WordPress sites, and that also means that it should be able to tap into the power of thousands of plugins that are available through the wordpress repositories.

download the sidebar widget pack for classyfrieds

Naturally classyfrieds works alongside standard widgets and plugins like tag-clouds, taxonomy widgets, custom post type widgets and more, but as developer of classyfrieds I’m able to dig right into the heart of the system and create some sidebar widgets that are taking your listing system to the next level. So without further delay, this download is a widget package consisting of the following sidebar widgets :

Classyfrieds Categories
This sidebar widget shows the specially designated categories that only exist in the classyfrieds system. You can optionally set the maximum amount of categories returned, and if total posts in each category should be calculated and shown. Finally you can select how to order your ‘classycats’

Last & first classyfrieds listings
this widget somewhat resembles the ‘last posts’ widget that comes with WP, except this widget naturally shows the last classyfrieds listings. Optionally you can reverse the order and promote older listings in your sidebar too.

Expiring listings
Showing thumbnails of soon to expire listings may entice your listing holders to extend the listing (for a fee ??). It also puts the listings in the spotlight one more time before they are automatically removed from the system.

featured listings
One of the better moneymakers is the FEATURED listing. When you allow your visitors to promote their listing and mark it as featured (for a fee ??) you can also make these special listings show in your sidebar though linked thumbnail images of each featured post. Naturally you can set the maximum amount of thumbs to show too.

There you go, 4 core widgets that will improve your user’s browsing experience and may ultimately increase your yield !
install instructions :
ALL classyfrieds extensions install like regular WordPress plugins.
So to install classyfrieds plugins simply go to your wordpress administation panel -> plugins -> add new -> then use the upload button to install the downloaded .zip file from your computer. Once upload is complete simply activate the plugin and new menu options will appear in the classyfrieds main menu.

= Version 1.4 =

  • added security and update check
  • code streamline

= Version 1.2 =

  • Widget to show Most and Least viewed posts
  • classyfrieds categories
  • Last added listings / first added listings
  • Soon to expire listings
  • Featured listings (with thumbnails)

= Version 1.0 =

  • classyfrieds categories
  • Last added listings / first added listings
  • Soon to expire listings
  • Featured listings (with thumbnails)
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