Ad Management is one of two ways that you can manage ads for AWPCP. The other way is through the Listings Panel, which is visible to only Administrators but manages all ads for the site.
IMPORTANT: In order to see Ad Management, you must have “Enable User Ad Management” turned ON under Classified Admin > Settings > General tab > General Settings sub-tab in AWPCP. This will also implicitly turn on “Require Registration” under Classified Admin > Settings > General tab > Registration sub-tab settings as well. Users can only access Ad Management from their WordPress profile (/wp-admin)
Ad Management allows any registered user on the site to manage all of their ads in one place. A user may do the following from Ad Management panel.
- Place Ad
- View an Ad
- Edit Ads
- Delete Ads
- Renew Ads
- Flag Ads
- Manage Images
- Search for ads by ID, keyword, title or location
Here is what a user might see when they are logged in and are visiting their WP profile page:
The Ad Management Panel displays the Headline, a set of operations you can perform, the Fee Plan (or blank if the ad is not in any payment plan at all), the start date (when it was posted) and the end date (when it will expire). The status (Enabled or Disabled) is displayed, along with the Payment Status indicating whether the ad payment is complete, pending, error, or simply not applicable.
To view an ad,
Click on the Quick View link. This will load the ad just like you would see it on the website, in a modified admin form for viewing.
To edit an existing ad
Find the title of the ad you wish to edit and click on the Edit link. The Place Ad form will be loaded with all the ad details. When you are done editing, click on “Continue” which will save the information.
Most WordPress installations have a default image size limit of 2MB on many web hosting services. If you attempt to upload a file greater than this size, you may encounter errors. These are not the result of a bug in AWPCP, but rather, the limit imposed by WordPress media uploader. You can change this in your WordPress installation manually. Refer to this WordPress forum link for more details.
To remove your ad
From the ad management panel, simply choose the ad from the list, then go to Bulk Actions and choose “Move to Trash”. You will be asked to confirm whether you wish to delete the ad or not.