I had always like to make classifieds website as my very first website that makes me some money is my malaysia classifieds (http://www.Syiok.com). At the same time, I also like wordpress a lot because of its user friendliness, great seo, its free themes (also paid theme is just great), plugins, and tones of reason I like wordpress. Having a Classifieds Theme / Plugin for WordPress is simply superb.
Classipress had made a great classifieds out of WordPress. I still maintain the permalink, which will be great for seo purpose. WordPress trackbacks, Update Services for sites like Technorati, user friendliness and other plugins could be added on top of this.
Check out my new classifieds site, Geekyfieds. that is dedicated to trading gadgets, games, console, trading cards and toys. It is targeted towards a specific group. At the front, I just change the logo, and everything else is original.
It also has a dashboard for your users to pause or edit their ads, rather than going into wordress admin to edit post.
Also it uses the WordPress email confirmation for user registration and has a built in spam filters on each ads posting which is simply great for classifieds script. Here are some extra features which I like:-
- Separate image management for classifieds
- Ad pruning – to delete ads after some specific set time
- Google Map features
- Adding banner ads is very easy, although I always like to put into the code when I like the ads to appear
- Ajax – some swift design when you click on “post a classifieds’
- Drop down menu for classifieds category
- Cheap classifieds script! Very cheap!
Configuring it is very easy and it is said that you can make use of the custom fields to get more different fields, I have yet to try this out.
I am mostly into free classifieds website, but if you would like to charge your visitor for posting, you can also do so with this classifieds plugins. If you are interested to start a classifieds website, you should take a look at this.
Classipress – WordPress Classifieds Plugins
Also remember to give my new classifieds some support.