Wpadverts is a free classifieds plugin for WordPress with paid add-ons. At first sight, I thought it wasn’t a powerful plugin. Then, I discovered this plugin is reliable and full of good features.
Integration with WordPress
During registration, A user becomes a WordPress user with the permission to post ads only. It is possible to force users to pay if they want to post an ad. WordPress webmasters can build their classified ad quickly because there is an independent “category” section where you can add advertisement categories (like Cars, Real Estate, Services….) Editing a classified ad is like editing a wordpress post. You can also hide advertiser details behind a contact form to avoid spams.
As you can see below, every advertisement possesses the same details as a post ad on craigslist: The user who posted it, the date when it was posted, the category it belongs to, the description below the picture and the contact form below the description of the ad.
The blocks for the ads list, ad categories, and ad management are added to a webpage thanks to shortcodes. It is possible to customize the display thanks to parameters inside the shortcodes. Consequently, it is possible to integrate classified ads on any pages or posts from your
All the blocks are responsive on mobile phones.
Comparison to other solutions
Compared to other classified ad themes and plugins I have tested, WPadverts really focus on the most important: being able to post/modify/delete ads, being able to display a picture with the category and being able to contact the publisher of the ad. All those features seem obvious but there are very important for a classified ad website. WPadverts focuses on the features; not the style. It is very important because many themes look good by they have no features.
- Paypal standard payment gateway for WPadverts
- Buddypress integration: Take advantage of your users
- Mark as sold
- Fee per category: set a price depending on a category
- Authors page: a profile for advertisers
- Woocommerce: take advantage of woocommerce payment gateways to accept bitcoins and local payment methods like Sofort. Send automated confirmation emails and follow-up order.
- ReCaptcha: to protect your classified ad website from spam bots.