What is AWP Classifieds?
AWP Classifieds is the #1 WordPress Classified Plugin available. No other plugin comes close in terms of features, support, and premium module upgrades to give you the functionality you need to add classifieds to your site.
Will AWP Classifieds work with my website?
AWP Classifieds is a WordPress plugin, so if you have WordPress installed, it’s easy to just upload and install it. If you’re running a site with static HTML and PHP, it won’t work. AWP Classifieds isn’t compatible with other CMS systems like Drupal or Joomla, either.
What exactly is WordPress?
WordPress is best known as a blogging platform but has evolved into a full-blown CMS (content management system). It is an easy to install open-source software that is available for free. Most hosting providers have an automated installer so you don’t even need to worry about working with a technical person.
What themes are compatible with AWP ClassifiedsP?
AWP Classifieds will work with any well-written, WP 4.x compliant theme. Generally speaking, paid themes tend to be higher quality than free ones, so we don’t recommend those.
Whatever theme you pick, we recommend using the Theme Check plugin (available for free on WordPress.org) to validate how WordPress-compliant that theme actually is. The more errors and warnings you see on the theme when you run that check, the worse the theme is. You can read more about it here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-check/
(This plugin was developed by WP Core developers to validate their own default themes and is highly respected in the theme community)
In general, we like WooThemes as a solid company with great products and support. You can check them out here: http://woothemes.com
AWP Classifieds does very simplistic styling to maintain compatibility with themes, which you can easily change yourself via custom CSS. Occasionally, there’s a custom theme out there that the classifieds look funny with, or the CSS choices made by the author of a theme may create some weird display. If the classifieds look strange, you want to make them look good with your theme, you may have to make some tweaks with a custom CSS file. Here is an article about how to use custom CSS in a way that doesn’t get overwritten on upgrade: https://awpcp.com/forum/faq/how-to-use-custom-styles-with-awpcp/
What are the requirements to use AWP Classifieds?
You need to run WordPress 4.0 or higher, along with PHP 5.6+ and MySQL 5.x or higher. You will also need SCP or FTP access to upload the plugin and admin permissions to change/create folders. These things are commonly available from most web hosting providers. Earlier versions of PHP, WordPress, and MySQL may work, but are not officially supported.
I have specific questions I need answered before making a purchase. How can I ask them?
Our team is ready to help you. Contact us to let us know what you need.
Can I demo the plugin?
Absolutely! You can download the plugin for FREE on WordPress.org, and install on your site to use. We also have a full-featured demo that you can visit: AWP Classifieds demo here. We have the Premium Modules uploaded as well, so you can see how they work with the plugin. Keep in mind the “standard plugin” does not come with these modules, they are extra.
What type of payment methods do you accept?
We accept payments from PayPal and process credit cards through Stripe.
Do you do free trials of the premium modules?
No, but we do have a 14-day refund policy if you run into any unsolvable technical issue, but you need to contact us first before requesting a refund so we have a chance to address the issue.
Is the purchase a one-time or recurring fee?
All purchases of AWP Classifieds cover 1 year of support, maintenance, and updates. Pro Pack buyers ALSO get any newly released modules we add to the pack during that time as well! (Sweet!)
Your subscription will renew automatically each year. This gives you access to ongoing updates and support.
Post Purchase Questions
I have previously purchased premium modules and want to upgrade and/or buy another one. How do I do this?
For upgrades to existing Premium Modules you’ve purchased, please use the Contact Form and provide your PayPal Transaction ID and/or email and we’ll send it to you, if it’s available. For buying new Premium Modules, just visit the purchase page.
I purchased a premium module but don’t know how to install and configure it. What should I do?
Each Premium Module comes with its own set of documentation, which you can find here. All premium modules are installed as plugins, just like AWP Classifieds. Manual plugin instructions are as follows:
To install a premium module, upload the downloaded ZIP file as a plugin under Plugins -> Add New. Click Upload and then find this ZIP on your local computer. Activate the plugin when you’re done to complete the process.
A new version of the plugin recently came out and I want to know what the changes are. How can I find out?
The Changelog is kept up to date. You can find out the changes there.
I love AWP Classifieds but want to customize the look to better fit my site. How can I do this?
If you are familiar with CSS and HTML then you should have no problem customizing the plugin to match whatever effect you’d like to achieve . This is not covered under our support package so it will be up to the community to answer your questions.
We have 3 options for customizing the look of the classifieds.
- First is custom CSS to do basic tweaks like fonts, spacing and colors. Here is an article about how to use custom CSS in a way that doesn’t get overwritten on upgrade: https://awpcp.com/forum/faq/how-to-use-custom-styles-with-awpcp/
- For the more adventurous and layout-based changes, you can change the layout templates of the plugin, which are located under Classifieds-> Settings, Ad/Listing tab under Single Ad Layout and List Ads Layout. The layout is just HTML with field codes to expand when the page loads. Full field code reference is also available to help.
- But if that’s not enough, you can go full-bore and customize anything in the plugin if you have the proper skill set: https://awpcp.com/documentation/customization-guide/
- Tilden Tasks: https://tildentasks.com/ They will also do longer WordPress tasks, but they break it down to 1 task per day.
- Codeable, which has WordPress expert developers available for short-term projects: https://codeable.io/
- The last option would be hiring a developer on Upwork (formerly known as oDesk) to help out if you think this is beyond your current skill set. http://upwork.com There’s a lot of decent folks on there as well.
We also have Hooks and Filters in that customization guide to leverage as well.
If you aren’t technical then there are a few great resources to help you out here.
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