Subject: zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 28/02/05 07:15am
By: Robin

I've been updating the plugin and now looking for anyone interested in testing it.
I've removed the hardcoded language, so it would be easier to make translations.
Improved some error handling.
Fixed the paths.
And other.
To update just replace the files but prior to that please backup your existing copy
So if you interested in testing mail or PM me and I'll send you an evaluation copy.
Thanks a lot

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 28/02/05 04:21pm
By: beewee

OK, have installed it and listed some ads. I wasn't pleased with the thumbnail size, found out that the thumbnail size is not only configured in functions.inc but also in detail.php.
So please delete the hardcode sizes in detail.php and add a vspace and hspace tag.

Uploading images only worked with CHMOD 777, not 755.

But so far so good, it works fine!
Details for the future: still some hard coded text, lousy templates, but the earlier errors are gone anyway.

BTW does the license allow to remove the zClassifieds vignette?

Robin, many thanx for your efforts!

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 28/02/05 05:14pm
By: Robin

First of all thank you for your time beewee
[QUOTE BY= beewee]So please delete the hardcode sizes in detail.php and add a vspace and hspace tag.[/QUOTE]
I'm not sure if I can do that. The problem is that thumbs restriction is based on size (>=10kb) and this means uploading big images in terms of H&W so there must be a fixed size set. Have you tested it?

[QUOTE BY= beewee]Uploading images only worked with CHMOD 777, not 755.[/QUOTE]
Gotta investigate this one.

[QUOTE BY= beewee]Details for the future: still some hard coded text, lousy templates, but the earlier errors are gone anyway.[/QUOTE]
Could you give some examples of hardcoded text, it must have slipped through my eyes
Templates: actually there are none at the moment Big challenge for the future.
Glad to hear that at least some of the errors have gone away.

[QUOTE BY= beewee]BTW does the license allow to remove the zClassifieds vignette?[/QUOTE]
Not sure about this one. Below an excerpt from original readme:

COPYRIGHTS:

Please feel free to distribute this program. However you have to obtain the copyrights information
with this program.

Please don't remove the copyrights information within the page unless authorized. Copyrights information
in acceptable form is allowed.

Before I started working on this plugin I tried to contact the author (Alan Zhao love1001_98@yahoo.com) however with no luck Looks like this script has become an abandonware.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 28/02/05 11:12pm
By: newblogger

I would like to be a tester please send me a link for the download.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 01/03/05 02:24am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= newblogger] I would like to be a tester please send me a link for the download.[/QUOTE]
Thank you newblogger for your interest. I haven't published this yet to avoid any confusion. I will send you a copy via email.
Cheers
Robert

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 03/03/05 04:33pm
By: newblogger

so far so good, where do i go to change the variable for the length that an ad can run, i would like to add a 3 day option. please advise

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 03/03/05 04:42pm
By: newblogger

any words on creating groups, so that paid users can post, and non-paid can view, also i want to make the classifieds only viewable by registered users where do i set this up at? i'm guessing in functions.inc but where?

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 04/03/05 02:27am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= newblogger]i would like to add a 3 day option. please advise[/QUOTE]
That would be in list.php, look for this and add your choice there:
echo "      <td width=\"130\" height=\"30\">$LANG_ADVT[ad_duration]</td>\n";
		echo "      <td width=\"370\" height=\"30\"><select size=\"1\" name=\"days\">\n";
		echo "        <option>15</option>\n";
		echo "        <option>30</option>\n";
		echo "        <option>45</option>\n";
		echo "        <option>60</option>\n";
		echo "        <option>90</option>\n";
		echo "        <option>120</option>\n";
		echo "        <option>365</option>\n";



------EDIT--------
This was added to RC1. Now users can assign as many days as neded.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 04/03/05 03:41am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= newblogger] any words on creating groups, so that paid users can post, and non-paid can view[/QUOTE]
There is a workaround. First of all get yourself the Group Access tool by Blaine.
With the tool remove advt.edit feature from Logged-in Users group.
Create a group ADVT Premium Users and assign to that group advt.edit feature. Then add "premium" users to that group. Hope that helps

[QUOTE BY= newblogger] i want to make the classifieds only viewable by registered users where do i set this up at?[/QUOTE]
That would require some modification of zClassified files (detail.php), adding the check whether you're logged or not. Currently there is no restriction to that but it's feasible, I hope.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 09/03/05 03:35am
By: Robin

You can find the zClassified 1.0 RC 1 here.
Following newblogger's question about different timing of ads I changed that so now it's up to you for how long an add will be on.

Update instructions:
1. Backup your original files.
2. Copy the content of the archive
3. Don't worry about DB because it hasn't been changed (yet )

Of course waiting for your feedback on ... everything realated to zClassified
Thank you

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 15/03/05 05:47am
By: beewee

But how can I prevent showing the My Account / Place new Add links to anonymous visitors?

Remove them from the files/templates and put them in a block?

::: edit :::
Yes, but it's quite a job, commenting out all the lines in the different files

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 15/03/05 07:42am
By: k74

Thanks Robin for this great plugin. All looks great so far, just starting to muck around with it before going online with it. I like the idea about premiun users which I would like to look into before going online. I will keep you up to date with any thing i find and let you know my uRL when online.


Regards

Kev

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 18/03/05 05:04am
By: beewee

The template is still a bit tricky, with all the fontsizes and bgcolors in the PHP files, but I can cope with that.

Now I'm testing and templating it again I found out that I'm missing something which might be important for all users: a field for the price, which willo have to be displayed in the list as well....

How can I add an extra field?

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 18/03/05 05:35am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee]How can I add an extra field?[/QUOTE]
First of all you would need to add a new filed in gl_advt_ads table called price. Then there would be a need for modifying list.php and detail.php files i.e. new field and sql's.
I will add it to the next RC.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 21/03/05 04:10am
By: k74

Robin is it possible to make a change for the next RC that will enable admin to allocate wether or not a user can add an ad or not? Or is it possible to leave users ' List an add' enabled but have all user submissions placed in an approval list for admin to approve before diplaying ads.
Also is it possible to limit the number of ads a user can list. or can this be added to admin functions in future RC's.

Regards

Kev

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 21/03/05 06:58am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee] The template is still a bit tricky, with all the fontsizes and bgcolors in the PHP files, but I can cope with that.

Now I'm testing and templating it again I found out that I'm missing something which might be important for all users: a field for the price, which willo have to be displayed in the list as well....

How can I add an extra field?[/QUOTE]

On the second thought I came up with an alternative solution that doesn't require any changes to db and consecutive changes in many files. This solution is not limited to one field like price but allows you to add more information. It's not very elegant and requires a minimum html knowledge of a submitter.
All you need to do is to add this code
<hr><br>
<b>Additional Information</b>
<p><b>Info 01:</b> e.g. Make</p>
<p><b>Info 02:</b> e.g. Price</p>
<p><b>Info 03:</b> e.g. Origin</p>
<p><b>Info 04:</b> e.g. Mileage</p>
<p><b>Info 05:</b> e.g. Year</p>
<p><b>Info 06:</b> e.g. Color</p>
<p><b>Info 07:</b> e.g. Engine</p>

to list.php to this line (29
		echo "      <td width=\"370\"><textarea rows=\"8\" name=\"descript\" cols=\"40\" maxlength=\"1000\"></textarea></td>\n";

so it looks like this
echo "      <td width=\"370\"><textarea rows=\"8\" name=\"descript\" cols=\"40\" maxlength=\"1000\"><hr><br>
<b>Additional Information</b>
<p><b>Info 01:</b> e.g. Make</p>
<p><b>Info 02:</b> e.g. Price</p>
<p><b>Info 03:</b> e.g. Origin</p>
<p><b>Info 04:</b> e.g. Mileage</p>
<p><b>Info 05:</b> e.g. Year</p>
<p><b>Info 06:</b> e.g. Color</p>
<p><b>Info 07:</b> e.g. Engine</p></textarea></td>\n";

You can prepare a default code and users will have the option to add or remove it.
You can see it here

If you have any of WSIWYG editors enabled it would look OK.
Just a quick workaround. Let me know what you think.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 21/03/05 07:05am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= k74] Robin is it possible to make a change for the next RC that will enable admin to allocate wether or not a user can add an ad or not?[/QUOTE]
I think this has been discussed earlier (up this thread about Premium users).
[QUOTE BY= k74]Or is it possible to leave users ' List an add' enabled but have all user submissions placed in an approval list for admin to approve before diplaying ads.[/QUOTE]
It's defenitely on my to do list. But when ... God only knows
[QUOTE BY= k74]Also is it possible to limit the number of ads a user can list. or can this be added to admin functions in future RC's.[/QUOTE]
I will put it in my to do list
Thank you for your feedback

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 21/03/05 07:22am
By: beewee

On the second thought I came up with an alternative solution that doesn't require any changes to db and consecutive changes in many files. This solution is not limited to one field like price but allows you to add more information. It's not very elegant and requires a minimum html knowledge of a submitter.

Robin, many thanks for your efforts. Since I found out that most of my members are completely insane I'm afraid they would make a complete mess of this. And I would like to show the price in the adds-list also.

Now comes a very dumb, unpolite and mean question, so I please accept my sincere apologies:
I will add it to the next RC.

Any idea when?

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 22/03/05 05:28pm
By: beewee

Hey, you've already uploaded RC2...you make me very happy, thanx Robin!

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/03/05 02:52am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee] Hey, you've already uploaded RC2...you make me very happy, thanx Robin![/QUOTE]
Yes I have I didn't make a proper announcement because I knew you would not have missed it
Hey you happy, me happy
As usual waiting for some feedback

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/03/05 04:24am
By: beewee

As usual waiting for some feedback


Pff, I really shouldn't ask, but how do I:
- change the left new textfields (with the text TYPE into a fixed value?
- show this fields in the listingsrow?

Many thanx in advance!

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/03/05 05:17am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee]- change the left new textfields (with the text TYPE into a fixed value?
- show this fields in the listingsrow?[/QUOTE]
In list.php there is this new section with additional fields. You shouldn't have many problems finding it. Then you will need to change it the following way:
Old code (only fragment!):
echo "    <tr><td><input type=\"text\" name=\"name00\" value=\"Type:\" size=\"30\"></td><td><input type=\"text\" name=\"value00\" value=\"Value\" size=\"30\"></td></tr>\n";

Into something like this:
echo "    <tr><td>Price:</td><td><input type=\"text\" name=\"value00\" value=\"Value\" size=\"30\"></td></tr>\n";

And repeat for all remaining lines.
[QUOTE BY= beewee]- show this fields in the listingsrow?[/QUOTE]
Not sure what you mean by that.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/03/05 05:24am
By: beewee

- show this fields in the listingsrow?

When you go to one of the categories you'get a list of the adds in that category. Shown are now: Subject, Added on, Photo, Detail.

I also want to show a few from the new fields as well, example:

Subject, Added on, Photo, Price, Weight, Detail.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/03/05 06:15am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee]
- show this fields in the listingsrow?

When you go to one of the categories you'get a list of the adds in that category. Shown are now: Subject, Added on, Photo, Detail.

I also want to show a few from the new fields as well, example:

Subject, Added on, Photo, Price, Weight, Detail.[/QUOTE]

OK I hear you man That will have to wait until I come up with more universal solution for additional fields

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/03/05 06:22am
By: beewee

Have a look at Noah's Classifieds as a nice example, that offers lots of options for new fields and how they look (dropdown/textfield etc).

You can download that for free at http://www.phpoutsourcing.com

Thnx for all the efforts!

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/03/05 09:45am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee] Have a look at Noah's Classifieds as a nice example[/QUOTE]
I've already have It sure does look nice. I think someone has already adopted to GL.
Anyway me working on zClassified. Good news I've managed to implement definition of customized fields per category. Hopefully next RC will be available by the end of this week
Cheers

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/03/05 10:06am
By: beewee

I think someone has already adopted to GL.

That was me, I tried to use it with the External Pages plugin but got a cookie problem, so now I adapted the Noah's template to GL. Wanted to use another user database anyway for the classifieds.

Good news Exclamation I've managed to implement definition of customized fields per category. Hopefully next RC will be available by the end of this week


Your my hero..... I'm back next tuesday and am really looking forward to it..!

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/03/05 10:19am
By: Blaine

Robin,

I'm pleased to see that you've picked up thus plugin and supporting it

I've not used it before but may have a need now. Does the plugin allow me to setup more then 1 ad block on my site (header, side, footer) and manage what ads show in eack block - maybe by size of ad or type?

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/03/05 10:22am
By: Blaine

[QUOTE BY= beewee] Have a look at Noah's Classifieds as a nice example, that offers lots of options for new fields and how they look (dropdown/textfield etc).

You can download that for free at http://www.phpoutsourcing.com

Thnx for all the efforts![/QUOTE]

Caution - read the licence:
The program may not be sold or re-sold without the explicit and written permission of phpoutsourcing.com.
Modified program codes may not be publicised, distributed or sold in any manner.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/03/05 10:40am
By: beewee

Caution - read the licence:
The program may not be sold or re-sold without the explicit and written permission of phpoutsourcing.com.
Modified program codes may not be publicised, distributed or sold in any manner.


I know, it was for one of my own projects. The script already has an option to wrap a header and footer around it. And the license allows using it in a commercial project so that should be OK.

But thanks for warning me anyway, Blaine.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/03/05 11:00pm
By: Blaine

[QUOTE BY= Blaine] Does the plugin allow me to setup more then 1 ad block on my site (header, side, footer) and manage what ads show in eack block - maybe by size of ad or type?[/QUOTE]

Robin, ignore this question. I saw "ads" and was thinking banner ads but I just looked at the plugin and understand now it's about setting up classified ads - hense the name . I just had banner ads on my mind at the time.

One sugggestion: I see the plugin is actually called advt when it installs and zClassifieds is the marketing name. Your archive had a very non-standard setup and will be confusing to users that finally figure out the way other plugins are setup.

Name your archive piname_piversion_glversion as in advt_1.0.1_1.3.11 and then we can tell the plugin version and GL release it was developed under. Creating the archive with the standard directory structure since there is no readme or directions it may not confuse the novice.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 24/03/05 02:44am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee]Your my hero[/QUOTE]
You're my motivator

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 24/03/05 02:50am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= Blaine] One sugggestion: I see the plugin is actually called advt when it installs and zClassifieds is the marketing name. Your archive had a very non-standard setup and will be confusing to users that finally figure out the way other plugins are setup.

Name your archive piname_piversion_glversion as in advt_1.0.1_1.3.11 and then we can tell the plugin version and GL release it was developed under. Creating the archive with the standard directory structure since there is no readme or directions it may not confuse the novice.
[/QUOTE]
Yeap, my bad With this RC's I neglected a little bit the archive structure (I'll shape up )
I believe that in the original/first release everything was just about right.
Thanks for your feedback

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 24/03/05 07:35am
By: k74

Hi Robin

Thanks for your work on this plugin. Re:RC2 It seems to work OK. It is easy to install. The new mods for the extra descriptions is good.

The only delema I have with the plugin is that the ads get posted without being approved. Which could have alot of problems depending on the descretion of the users. I know I have mentioned this in a previous post and you said you are looking into this for your next RC. That will be good.

I am in Australia and I know I have to be very careful, for legal reasons, what I allow on my site, especially if I use this zClassified plugin. If admin has approval rights over the 'list an ad' function, this will allow this form to be used more as a listing application rather than allowing the user to list the ad straight away. Listing an ad without approval will make it alot harder for admins to monitor ads(depending on site usage).
Suggestion: if Admin has the option to use an approval list or not, as I realise some admins don't want the extra work or find this unecessary for their site. This will also allow Admins to limit the number of ads a user posts at anyone time if necessary, and also allow Admins to wait for payment for ads before posting them(as asked in a previous post by newblogger and myself) without having to create a group for Premium users.

Thanks again and looking forward to the next RC.

Regards

Kev

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 25/03/05 02:21am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= k74]The only delema I have with the plugin is that the ads get posted without being approved. Which could have alot of problems depending on the descretion of the users. I know I have mentioned this in a previous post and you said you are looking into this for your next RC. That will be good.
[/QUOTE]
Howdee Kev
The submission functionality is on top of my to do list. As soon as I polish the additional info fields I will take a look at the submission/approval functionality for admin.
Cheers
Rob

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 25/03/05 03:17am
By: k74

Thanks Robin for that I am looking forward to the next RC.



Regards

Kev

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - RC3

Posted on: 29/03/05 05:44pm
By: Robin

Latest RC, available in downloads, includes additional info fields and submission queue. Currently all submitted ads go through approval process.
Waiting for your comments.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 30/03/05 07:41am
By: Robin

I should have known that haste makes waste I forgot to include this bit in the RC3. Please add the following to your style.css (it will make zClasssified a little preetier )
/* zClassified Ads css section */
TR.frame
{
	background: url( ./framebg.gif );
    background-color: #006699;
	font-weight: bold;
    color: #FFFFFF
}
.detail
{
	background-color: #E6E6E6;
}

/*Formatting of headers and messages e.g. Recent Added etc.*/
p.headmsg
{
	font-weight: bold;
	color: black;
	text-align: center;
}

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 04/04/05 11:03am
By: beewee

Hi Robin, RC4 looks and works a lot better then the earlier versions, thnx!.

The directories are stil not correct and confusing for newbies.

Had a problem with the thumbs, so changed ImageCreate in ImageCreateTrueColor (in functions.inc).

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 05/04/05 08:00am
By: beewee

Robin, how do I get rid of the approval process? Shouldn't that be an option to set in config.php?

The additional fields are great BTW, but how can I display one of the in the adds list (recent added classifieds)?


zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 06/04/05 03:27am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee]The directories are stil not correct and confusing for newbies.[/QUOTE]
Not sure what you mean by that. Please give more details.

[QUOTE BY= beewee]Had a problem with the thumbs, so changed ImageCreate in ImageCreateTrueColor (in functions.inc).[/QUOTE]
I haven't tested it. Is it better with the new setting?

[QUOTE BY= beewee]Robin, how do I get rid of the approval process?[/QUOTE]
You either hack it yourself or wait for RC5

[QUOTE BY= beewee]Shouldn't that be an option to set in config.php?[/QUOTE]
Yes and will be in the next RC.

[QUOTE BY= beewee]The additional fields are great BTW, but how can I display one of the in the adds list (recent added classifieds)?[/QUOTE]

The problem is that when you click on recent added it will display ads recently added, from different categories. Now as you define additional fields per categories ergo the fileds names differ.
This would require some additional modification of recent.php and currently I have no resources to manage that.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 07/04/05 09:00am
By: beewee

Not sure what you mean by that. Please give more details.


Normally when you unzip a plugin you see 3 directories:
/plugins/pluginname
/public_html/pluginname
/public_html/admin/plugins/pluginname

When I unzipped your plugin It's completely different. I can live with that, but others might get confused which will result in support questions on the forums.

I haven't tested it. Is it better with the new setting?

Yes, it is.

You either hack it yourself or wait for RC5

I'm no php expert, I'll wait

The problem is that when you click on recent added it will display ads recently added, from different categories. Now as you define additional fields per categories ergo the fileds names differ.

You definitely got a point there. I could have thought of that myself.
But every classified ad needs a price, so wouldn't it be a good idea to make an extra 'fixed' field for the price and put that in the mentioned list?

Thanks again for all your efforts.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 07/04/05 09:18am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee]Normally when you unzip a plugin you see 3 directories:
/plugins/pluginname
/public_html/pluginname
/public_html/admin/plugins/pluginname
[/QUOTE]
Hmmm something must have changed recently cause when you unzip e.g. forum or file management plugins you get exactly what you see after unzipping zClassified and not what you mention
[QUOTE BY= beewee]When I unzipped your plugin It's completely different.[/QUOTE]
Which release? In RC4 the structure is exactly the same as in e.g. forum or other GL plugins.
[QUOTE BY= beewee]But every classified ad needs a price, so wouldn't it be a good idea to make an extra 'fixed' field for the price and put that in the mentioned list?[/QUOTE]
Well I have to disagree on this one. Take personal ads for example. You don't need price in such cases unless it's a hidden escort service of some kind

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 07/04/05 04:12pm
By: beewee

Take personal ads for example


I'm married 15 years next week, I don't have look at personal ads (really!). But in that case webmasters could change this price field to state or age, since these are relevant for these kind of ads. Just a matter of changing the language file or put it in config.php.

BTW do you have a PayPal account?

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 08/04/05 09:37am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee]I'm married 15 years next week, I don't have look at personal ads (really!). But in that case webmasters could change this price field to state or age, since these are relevant for these kind of ads. Just a matter of changing the language file or put it in config.php.[/QUOTE]
First of all congratulations on your 15th aniversary. We'll be celebrating our 6th this Sunday
I'll take a look at your suggestion and see how this would work.

[QUOTE BY= beewee]BTW do you have a PayPal account?[/QUOTE]
As a matter of fact I do have one

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 12/04/05 05:10am
By: Robin

A quick update:
- Added the submission to config so now it can be turned on/off.
- Found, hopefully, a compromize between beewee's suggestion and plugin's functionality. Now the additional info will be included in the summary pages. Have a look at it here and let me know what you think. I will add some formatting later.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 12/04/05 07:12am
By: beewee

Robin, that looks really great! I would like to see the text 'List an ad' to show up only for logged in users but that's my problem, I can change that myself.

Great work Robin!

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 12/04/05 12:07pm
By: Turner

Fine work on this plugin. I think a very small change would make it even more useful. Instead of having the "Photo" column say "Yes" or "No", show the thumbnail or a "photo not available" image. This gives the user a lot of information up front. You might also move the photo column to the left of the "Subject" column. This gives the user an almost instant knowledge of exactly what is being traded.

Also, you might eliminate the "Detail" column altogether. It does very little but take up space. Instead, make the subject itself clickable to get the detail.

Just my

Very nice work.

-Jeff

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 12/04/05 03:02pm
By: beewee

Instead of having the "Photo" column say "Yes" or "No", show the thumbnail or a "photo not available" image.


That's one of my wishes too, but I don't want to ask too much. And it makes the page slower and increases the traffic.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 12/04/05 03:50pm
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= Turner]Just my [/QUOTE]
I like your and will see how this would work.
Thanks for your feedback
Rob

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 12/04/05 05:26pm
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= Robin]I like your and will see how this would work.[/QUOTE]
Looks good to me Check it out here.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 12/04/05 06:36pm
By: Turner

Well, there ya go. IMHO, these changes have dramatically increased the usefulness of this plugin, especially should the plugin ever be used for hundreds of items. Imagine it. Now users will be able to quickly sort through the list by sight. Excellent work.

Now, on to more important things: about that '67 Mustang. I'll go ahead and take it off of your hands. I'll even give you *ahem* $50 above your asking price.

Seriously: what other features need to go into this code? Is there a feature list anywhere that I might view? Rather than add mere suggestions, I might try to post some code here that you might consider using if you like (simple stuff that you haven't gotten around to - I'm not very good, but I am learning to enjoy this).

Does the plugin use the submissions queue?
And if so, will it notify submitters of acceptance/rejection?
Can you add more than one image?
Can you sort the page listings?
etc...

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 12/04/05 09:11pm
By: redneck

I would like to test it for you. I have been interested in this script to go on our erazz site. There is one change I would like to request.

Placing a charge on people that want to list items on the classified section. For example when a person logs into the site and goes to the (List An Add) he would be prompted to either pay by paypal or 2checkout or someother payment merchant. The price could be changed by the owner of the site. Also if there was a way to have the option to do the paymant or not would be an excellent idea.
We have books to sell and would like to recoupe some earnings from the sales.

Let me know if I can help in any way.

Dwayne

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 13/04/05 02:48am
By: beewee

We have books to sell and would like to recoupe some earnings from the sales.

You might charge them a yearly fee. Nothing better than getting money in advance...

Something came up in my mind: would it be nice to put the add-title/url in the e-mail text when people are asking a question by e-mail? That might be making things easier for both client and merchant.

BTW Would't the ads look even better with the images on the bottom of the ad?


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Posted on: 13/04/05 03:39am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= Turner]IMHO, these changes have dramatically increased the usefulness of this plugin, especially should the plugin ever be used for hundreds of items.[/QUOTE]
Yeap looks more pro
[QUOTE BY= Turner]about that '67 Mustang.[/QUOTE]
Ain't that a bargain
[QUOTE BY= Turner]Is there a feature list anywhere that I might view?[/QUOTE]
This feature list has been evolving and is being constantly changed.
[QUOTE BY= Turner]Rather than add mere suggestions, I might try to post some code here that you might consider using if you like (simple stuff that you haven't gotten around to - I'm not very good, but I am learning to enjoy this).[/QUOTE]
That would be great.
[QUOTE BY= Turner]
  1. Does the plugin use the submissions queue?
  2. And if so, will it notify submitters of acceptance/rejection?
  3. Can you add more than one image?
  4. Can you sort the page listings?
[/QUOTE]
  1. Yes
  2. Not at the moment (that would go to feature wishlist)
  3. Yes, up to five
  4. What do you mean by sorting?

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 13/04/05 03:53am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= redneck]There is one change I would like to request.[/QUOTE]
The paid ads can be an option and will be added.
[QUOTE BY= beewee]You might charge them a yearly fee.[/QUOTE]
This would be good for like regular advertisers.
[QUOTE BY= beewee]would it be nice to put the add-title/url in the e-mail text when people are asking a question by e-mail?[/QUOTE]
That's how it works in the original Ask a question script but there is a privacy issue as there is visible an email. So this has to be improved.
[QUOTE BY= beewee]Would't the ads look even better with the images on the bottom of the ad?[/QUOTE]
Like in detail page?

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 13/04/05 10:02am
By: Turner

What do you mean by sorting?


There are 400 cars in the "Autos" category. You want to see the car ads that have been for sale the longest. Currently, you must scroll to the bottom of the list (or maybe googlepage to the bottom) and then backtrack. A simple click on the "date added" column heading might reverse the list and make it even more useful.

The same holds true for the subject. If the latest ads listing has a variety of items, you might wish to have the list sorted ascending or descending so that you might quickly find all "Toasters" listed together. etc., etc...

I might be able to do this, but right now I am trying to put together a javascript scroller in a block. I am having a real problem with it. Perhaps you might be able to quickly answer my question here? If not, that's okay.

-Jeff

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 13/04/05 11:02am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= Turner]A simple click on the "date added" column heading might reverse the list and make it even more useful.[/QUOTE]
OK. That would be very helpful.
[QUOTE BY= Turner]I am having a real problem with it. Perhaps you might be able to quickly answer my question here? [/QUOTE]
I'll take a look however not a big javascript expert

Thanks
Rob

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 13/04/05 05:59pm
By: redneck

Robin , Would you consider making the optins a yearly and a per item listed charge? That way if a customer wants to be a subcribed member we can do that?


Dwayne

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 14/04/05 02:59am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= redneck] Robin , Would you consider making the optins a yearly and a per item listed charge?[/QUOTE]
I'd consider anything that would improve the functionality of this plugin That includes the possibility of charging peopele for their ads if that's your policy.
I haven't looked at the payment options yet. It's not the top priority but it's there

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 14/04/05 04:03am
By: beewee

Would you consider making the optins a yearly and a per item listed charge?


A yearly charge can be made without changes to zClassifieds, look at the workaround that Robin described in an earlier post in this thread. I've tried it and it worked fine.

Posted on: 15/04/05 07:46am
By: Anonymous

Is there a way to make a block for the main page that displays the latest ad?

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 15/04/05 08:01am
By: beewee

Well, the wishlist is increasing...it would be a nice option. It would be even nicer (since we all want to get rich ) to allow that option only to advertisers who are paying extra for showing their add(s) on the frontpage...

Something else for the wishlist wich should not be that difficult: show all adds from a certain advertiser..

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 15/04/05 01:18pm
By: Turner

Is there a way to make a block for the main page that displays the latest ad?


Yeah. This would be pretty simple. In lib-custom create a phpblock_latestad function that selects the latest X ads and then returns them to a phpblock you define in the blocks option. If you would look at one of the functions in lib-custom, you likely could do it yourself after a little experimenting.

What would be nice is having a thumb nail return to the block. Don't know how to do that, really.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 15/04/05 04:32pm
By: drshakagee

Just a minor suggestion you might want to change the link that says "home" to something like "classified home" since clicking on it doesn't return you to the home page but to the classified page. The forum plugin by default has the same problem and I have gotten a few users confused emails about it "I can't get back to the home page".

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 19/04/05 02:58pm
By: beewee

It's getting quiet in this thread. I hope we didn't overwhelm you with requests, Robert?

Greetz, Bas

PS If you can't find someone for the Mustang, just drop me a line....

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 19/04/05 04:30pm
By: Anonymous

beewee can you show me the thred where I can setup a yearly charge for submitting an ad in Zc?

Redneck

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 19/04/05 04:46pm
By: beewee

Sorry, I can't because there isn't one. The workaround I mentioned is in this thread and was about the permissions to list an ad.

You could have a look at some billing software for ISP's at Sourgeforge.net or Webhostingtalk.com, set up a different usergroup for submitting ads with Blaine's Group Access tool and a (free) PayPal business account so people can pay with credit cards without having a PayPal account.
But it's not all automatic so you'll have some paperwork to do...

Some relief: I'm setting up a portal where people have to pay a yearly fee for submiiting stories and ads, so perhaps I'll hire a programmer to make something for me. But I'm not ready for it yet.

BTW we must not forget Robin's efforts, and he does have a PayPal account..

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 19/04/05 05:07pm
By: Anonymous

I am happy to help out with donations. I am just interested in a way to have payment on either a quarterly or yearly deal.

Thanks

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 20/04/05 02:25am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee] It's getting quiet in this thread.[/QUOTE]
Appearances may be deceiving I've been concentrating on templates recently. Introduced some changes and as soon as possible I will be releasing the final, hopefully, RC.
[QUOTE BY= beewee]I hope we didn't overwhelm you with requests, Robert?[/QUOTE]
Not at all my vriendin I really appreciate all the input from all of you.

Robert

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 20/04/05 02:43am
By: beewee

Not at all my vriendin


'Vriendin' means girlfriend in dutch.....next time please just use 'vriend'...it's not a dating site...

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 20/04/05 04:14am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee]'Vriendin' means girlfriend in dutch[/QUOTE]
Oops
Sorry vriend

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 22/04/05 02:01pm
By: Robin

I've just released RC5, hopefully the last one. Yall can get it here.
Enjoy As usual

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 22/04/05 02:20pm
By: williambrandes

I downloaded the latest release and will have to play with it. As for a classifieds on my site, however, I went around this a bit different and have a classifieds program set in an IFrame on William Brandes Consulting. It is a simple program. Also have two others that are stand alone and open in a new window. Cheers. William

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/04/05 09:16pm
By: Anonymous

I want to upgrade to this version. I have already made categories in a previous version of zclassified. Where do I save those and what is the easiest way to upgarde? Just overwite other files or What?


Redneck

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 23/04/05 09:22pm
By: redneck

Oops, forgot to login,

Redneck

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 24/04/05 10:06am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= Upgrading]what is the easiest way to upgarde? Just overwite other files or What?[/QUOTE]
To upgrade RC4 just overwrite the files. There were no changes to DB.
Robert

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 24/04/05 01:11pm
By: redneck

Thanks Robin, Before I upgrade is there a way for payment request in this version. So I can charge for submitting an ad?

Thanks for all you have done,

Redneck

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 25/04/05 11:09am
By: beewee

Great work Robin, but is it correct that if i list an ad with 5 images, I can see all 5 thumbs on the page 'recent.php', and only one thumb at the page detail.php ?

IMHO it should be otherwise...

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 25/04/05 03:32pm
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee] Great work Robin, but is it correct that if i list an ad with 5 images, I can see all 5 thumbs on the page 'recent.php', and only one thumb at the page detail.php ? IMHO it should be otherwise...[/QUOTE]
Well done beewee That's why they call it RC. I will investigate it asap. Thanks for your feedback
Robert

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 25/04/05 04:25pm
By: beewee

@redneck:
Before I upgrade is there a way for payment request in this version. So I can charge for submitting an ad?


No, I didn't see anything like that.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 26/04/05 04:42am
By: Robin

A quick fix of images displaying.
Step 1
Overwrite current detail.php file with detail.php from RC4. NOTE: detail.php under public_html ->advt->detail.php
Step 2
Edit index.php and recent.php (under public_html->advt) and replace this piece of code
								$photo = DB_query( "SELECT photo_id FROM {$_TABLES['ad_photo']} WHERE ad_id=$row[ad_id]" ) or error( mysql_error() );
		if( DB_numRows( $photo ) >= 1 )
		{
			while( $prow = DB_fetchArray( $photo ) )
			{
				echo "<a href=\"$IMAGE_DIR/{$prow['photo_id']}.jpg\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"$IMAGE_DIR/thumb/{$prow['photo_id']}.jpg\"  height=\"60\" width=\"50\" border=\"0\" alt=\"$LANG_ADVT[click_to_enlarge]\"></a><br>";
			}
		} 

With this bit
								$photo = DB_query( "SELECT photo_id FROM {$_TABLES['ad_photo']} WHERE ad_id=$row[ad_id]" ) or error( mysql_error() );
								$prow = DB_fetchArray( $photo );
		if( DB_numRows( $photo ) >= 1 )
		{
				echo "<a href=\"$IMAGE_DIR/{$prow['photo_id']}.jpg\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"$IMAGE_DIR/thumb/{$prow['photo_id']}.jpg\"  height=\"60\" width=\"50\" border=\"0\" alt=\"$LANG_ADVT[click_to_enlarge]\"></a><br>";
		}


Thanks again beewee

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 26/04/05 05:10am
By: beewee

I tried that, the detail.php is OK now , but recent.php is not.

Shouldn't recent.php be changed, and not index.php?

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 26/04/05 09:10am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee]Shouldn't recent.php be changed, and not index.php? [/QUOTE]
Actually both of them. I will release the updated files tonight.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 26/04/05 09:18am
By: beewee

Great, I've already translated the language file to my needs in Dutch and was working on the template and css when I found out that it didn't look like it used to....

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 27/04/05 04:52am
By: Robin

Fixed files re: issue reported by beewee are available here.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 27/04/05 05:05am
By: beewee

Hey thnx Robin, fast as lightning

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 28/04/05 04:43am
By: beewee

I've translated everything to my needs, but I can't find/figure the word Category in the What's Hot part on detail.php. Look below the word Populair here.

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 28/04/05 08:00am
By: Robin

[QUOTE BY= beewee] I can't find/figure the word Category in the What's Hot part on detail.php.[/QUOTE]
Right. It's in functions.inc under
function displayCat( $id )

add to global after a coma this-> $LANG_ADVT
and replace Category with this-> $LANG_ADVT[category]

It must have slipped through my eyes.

Cheers Robert

zClassified Ads 1.0 for GL1.3.11 - Testers Wanted

Posted on: 09/05/05 05:08am
By: beewee

Well, I'm nearly done, but am still not happy with the layout when you browse the ads by category. How can I change the layout of the index.php&cat=.. file so that it looks as nice as the layout of recent.php?

There's too much PHP for me in these files (sorry, still a PHP newbie) to try to change more than some details.

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