We have produced new versions, v.7.2 of our classified software products. The new version includes new features and modules, as well as some improvements and enhancements.
We introduced a new module, Popular Listings. It displays a list of the most popular listings on the website. The module looks similarly to the “Recent Ads” block, however, the “Popular Listings“ block displays listings that are viewed most often.
Starting from v. 7.2.0, the admin has full control over the basic colors of the theme through the admin panel. Tweaking color settings of key elements of a theme, the admin can create several themes in different colors without going through the CSS files manually. Cloning themes and creating new ones based on color variations of key elements has never been easier.
The following colors can be changed from the table in the admin panel:
We decided to further step up the security of the system. We added a new set of controls to limit the number of incorrect password entries while logging to the admin panel. The system blocks further login attempts for a predefined time after a specified number of incorrect password are typed in, and shoots an alert email to the admin's mailbox to notify about a potential security breach attempt.
Below are the “Protecting authorization” settings in the admin panel:
If anyone entered a wrong password "Number of attempts" times in the past "Time interval" minutes on the admin login page, she/he would have to wait "Time blocked" minutes until the system is unblocked. This is a very simple, yet efficient measure to improve the overall security of the system.
One of the cool new features we added in the release is the Quick View option. Flipping through the search results and having to open every one of the listings is no fun for visitors. It is much quicker to open the ad in the Quick View mode, and see all the basic listing details right there, without leaving the search results page.
As with any other template, our Quick View template is fully customizable. The admin will define what fields are visible on the Quick View page.
Based on multiple requests, we added an Email Template Builder. It helps the admin create beautiful email templates in the WYSIWYG interface. For those not too familiar with HTML coding, this option gives a lot of room for creativity. The admin can set a picture or a certain color as the background, highlight elements in the email text, use custom fFormatting such as text color, size, type, insert images and so on an so forth.
Our develpers put all of the email templates into one single module. The list of email templates can be sorted by subject, status, sending date and more.
The new feature was added to our classified scripts. A Google Map now displays multiple listings grouped into one balloon, showing a number of listings there. Once clicked, the map zooms onto the area and expands to show individual listings.
The list of news with pictures looks more informative and entertaining than a simple bulleted list of news articles. We added the ability to include images into the article summary for better visibility.
The developers improved the handling of the image slider on the front page. It used to be that the admin had to manually edit images via the template, which was very cumbersome. We added new controls to simplify editing the images, texts, and links of elements that comprise the image slider straight from the admin panel.
Minor enhancements and bugfixes – as always, lots of things have been changed. We redesigned a lot of interface elements, made functional improvements, and fixed a few bugs. Please visit our changelog page for details.
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