V.6.0 Classified Software is Released
WorksForWeb proudly announces the most exciting and long-sought project of the last few months. Our developers worked really hard to produce a new major version of all our classified products.
The new v.6 classified software has a new modular structure based on a progressive architecture, optimized code, a number of new features and lots and lots enhancements.
New Modular Structure
The newly released version features the code that has been completely revamped and optimized for php3. We have finally implemented the modular software functionality concept to provide the ultimate flexibility and endless customization capabilities for third party developers.
This innovative architecture makes it possible to create and add new features to the default package as well as to disable the unwanted functions easily via the Admin Panel. Unlike the previous versions, the new setup of the classified scripts by Worksforweb allows to manage the functions required by selecting them from the list of available modules, update or modify individual modules independently, and much more.
To give you a very specific example, let us take user/viewer comments. In the previous versions, if you did not like this feature, you would have to go through templates and remove all comments from template code manually.
Now, all you have to do is go to your Module Manager section of the admin panel and turn this module off. All the comments will disappear from the templates, but if you re-enable it, all comments will pop right back.
If there is a change in a module code or a bug that was discovered and fixed, you would not need to update the entire app. You will be able to simply update that particular module, which will not affect other functions and will not require you to run full system update.
All the functionality of the previous versions is included into the software by default and is grouped into modules. Most of the modules will be included into the software free of charge, but certain modules will have to be purchased separately. For such commercial addon modules, please feel free to visit the Addons page to get more information.
A freshly created classified ads website needs lots of content and listings to attract visitors. However, most website owners would at that point have just started do invite sellers, corporate customers, and regular people to post their ads on the website.
In a catch 22 situation, when visitors need lots of seller ads to choose from, and sellers need lots of visitors to consider placing their listings onto the website, the only option left is to upload third party listings in bulk.
There are services that allow website owners to use their listings for a fee or free of charge, but since there are many formats in which bulk listings are offered, an import tool that can cater for various services becomes important to the initial success of the website. An inflow of lots of new listings will jump-start the website and will break the vicious circle.
We at WorksForWeb have worked hard to come up with such an import tool that is indispensible for new website owners. Our Feed Import Addon is a totally customizable and very versatile instrument to import listing feeds from multiple sources in various formats. The Feed Import Addon imports feeds in CSV, XLS, or XML formats, has a number of settings and filters to cater for most feeds out there, and even a setting to tweak the speed of import (quick but heavy on server resources, or slower speed to reduce the server load.
The addon is designed to work automatically once set up, keeping the listings on your website in sync with the listings from various sources. This module is not part of the default functionality and can be purchased separately for a price equal to a fraction of the cost you would pay to have even a single feed import integrated into your website.
The newly released v.6 of iAuto, iRealty, and iLister has one additional feature you would love to have. It is called Sponsored Listings. This is a way to allow certain listings to be pushed up to the top of search results and marked as sponsored (for an additional fee), a feature many of your future customers will find well-worth the money they will pay to use it.
Search Admin Listings
The business logic of some websites requires the admin to post listings from the admin back-end.
We added a capability to find all listings posted by the administrator. This is an awesome feature for industrial websites or corporate pages displaying company inventory or products amongst other competitive listings.
Removal of Ghost Listings
Sometimes classified ad website owners meet the problem of ghost listings (e.g. listings that do not have an owner because he was deleted by various reasons).
Using the WorksForWeb classified software you can be sure that you will never face such problem. All ghost listings are to be ridded and removed from the database automatically.
Search by Rating
Customer and visitor feedback is one of the powerful forces that helps sell products and services on classifieds websites. Good product reviews and ratings may double the sales, while bad reviews can hurt sales very badly. On the other hand, customers do search by good ratings, and sometimes, a 5-star rating is more important than the price when it comes to the selling decision.
We believe that your classified website visitors will appreciate the innovative search by listing rating. You would love that too, especially if it comes as a standard module at no additional cost to you.
Every website has its own regular visitors These people look through all the new listings, read news on your website and are by far the most desirable customers you can wish for.
We developed the recent listings summary especially for them. The Recent Listings module can be placed on some or on each page of the website, and it will display listings that were added recently.
Import List Values
Manually adding hundreds and thousands of field values (names of world countries, country-city combinations, make/model lists, and so on) is a horrible ordeal any way you look at it.
Instead, importing values from a data file is a lot quicker, saves your precious time and effort.
You can probably download any list you may need to build your website: aircraft make/model combinations, animal breeds, or a list of New Zealand districts (go ahead and try to find that one).
Administrator Password Recovery
Everyone met the problem of forgotten password in his or her life. We are the people and it is nothing strange in forgetting passwords or having it stolen or broken. User can always recover his account or e-mail password but how to deal if a website admin password is lost?
WorksForWeb team took this in consideration and developed the new feature to restore the forgotten password from the login form in the Admin Panel.
Instead of Conclusion
Such a huge release is a great chance to work out the old quirks and make a number of small, but pleasant enhancements. This is exactly what we did, but the work is far from being over. We are continuing our product development and will soon offer even more goodies for you to enjoy.
In the mean time, please go ahead and check out our online product demos:
Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
More articles about product release:
- V.5.5 Classified Scripts Released
- Classified Software V5.4 Release
- iRealty Property Management Script Features
- Classified Software Version 5.2 Release
- Classifieds Projects Based on Our Real Estate Script
Online demos of WorksForWeb products:
- iLister Script Demo
- iAuto Script Demo
- iRealty Script Demo
- iAuto-Bikes Script Demo
- iLister-Pets Script Demo
- iLister-Machinery Script Demo
Business solutions based on WorksForWeb scripts: