How to Configure AWPCP’s General Settings

Posted OnFeb 15, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

In this guide to Another WordPress Classifieds (AWPCP) plugin, we will take a look at the General tab of the Settings area, where you can configure display, currency, and much more.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) From the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard, navigate to Classifieds -> Settings -> General.

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Step 3) Complete the fields as outlined below:

A. Enable User Ad Management Panel Place a checkmark in this checkbox to enable Require Registration for AWPCP feature will be activated.

If enabled, make sure the site allows for users to register under Settings -> General.

For this example, this checkbox was left unchecked.

B. Turn on transalation file (POT) Placing a checkmark in this checkbox enables translations. WordPress will look for an AWPCP-.mo file in AWPCP’s languages/ directory of this plugin.

Example filenames are: AWPCP-en_EN.mo, AWPCP-es_ES.mo.

Translation files can be generated (.mo) using POEdit and the AWPCP.pot or AWPCP-en_EN.po files which are included with this plugin.

For this example, this checkbox was left unchecked.

C. Show Ad listings on main page Place a checkmark in this checkbox if you want to display Ads on the main page.
If left unchecked, only Categories will be displayed.

For this example, this checkbox was left unchecked.

D. Category columns in View Categories page From the dropdown list, select the number of category columns to be displayed.

For this example, the default value of 2 was not changed.

E. Collapse Categories Place a checkmark in this checkbox if you want the list of sub-categories to be collapsed by default. Users would have to click the down arrow icon to expand the list and see the sub-categories.

For this example, a checkmark was placed in the checkbox.

F. Welcome message in Classified page In this area you can customize the welcome message users will see.

For this example, the text was modified as follows:

Welcome to Everything Cake’s Classified Ads. Here you can find everything you need to enhance your baking experience.

G. Who can access AWPCP Admin Dashboard Click on the appropriate radio button to select who can access the AWPCP Admin Dashboard.

For this example, Administrator was left as the default value.

H. Enable page filter Place a checkmark in this checkbox if you need to turn off the AWPCP page filter that prevents AWPCP classifieds children pages from showing up in your wp pages menu.

You may need to do this if for example the AWPCP page filter is messing up your page menu. This means you will have to manually exclude the AWPCP children pages from showing in your page list. Click here for instructions on how to easily hide pages using a custom menu structure.

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If the fields were completed as outlined above, they will display as follows:

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I. Window title separator Enter the character to use to separate Ad details used in browser page title.
For example, | / -.

For this example, the default was not changed.

J. Show city in window title To display the City in the window title, leave this checkbox checked.
For this example, this was left checked.
K. Show state in window title To display the State in the window title, leave this checkbox checked.
For this example, this was left checked.
L. Show country in window title To display the Country in the window title, leave this checkbox checked.
For this example, this was left checked.
M. Show county/village/other in window title To display the County/Village/Other in the window title, leave this checkbox checked. For this example, this was left checked.
N. Show category in title To display the Category in the window title, leave this checkbox checked.
For this example, this was left checked.
O. Turn on Search Engine Friendly URLs Place a checkmark in this checkbox to enable Search Engine Friendly URLs
For this example, this was left unchecked.

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No changes were made to the default settings in the Window Settings and SEO Settings area.

P. Use Akismet Place a checkmark in this checkbox if you want to use Akismet for Posting Ads/Contact Responses (recommended anti-spam plugin).

You will need to install and activate Akismet. Click here for instructions on the Akismet plugin.

For this example, this was checked.

Akismet is free for personal use. However, there is a monthly fee associated with this for businesses.
Q. Enable CAPTCHA CAPTCHA is a program to ensure only humans are posting Ads to your website. Using a CAPTCHA will reduce SPAM and prevent bots from posting on your website.

For this example, this was checked.

R. Type of CAPTCHA From the dropdown list, select a CAPTCHA type from the following:

  • reCAPTCHA: Uses distorted images that only humans should be able to read (recommended).
  • Math: Asks user to solve a simple arithmetic operation.

For this example, reCAPTCHA was selected.

S. Max number used in Math CAPTCHA If Math was selected above, enter a number (highest number) which will be used in the Match CAPTCHA.

Since we selected reCAPTCHA above, this field was not modified and will be ignored by the plugin.

T.
U.
reCAPTCHA Public Key
reCAPTCHA Private Key
Click here to create a Public key.
Click here to create a Private key.

Enter these keys in the appropriate fields shown below.

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If the fields were completed as outlined above, they will display as follows:

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V. Currency Format In this area you can set up how the currency will be displayed.
For this example, no changes were made.
W. Date Format In this area you can set up how the date will be displayed.
For this example, no changes were made.

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X. Terms of Service In this area you can decide whether or not to display the Terms of Service and customize the Terms of Service message.

For this example, no changes were made.

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Click the Save Settings button to save any changes.

The next step of the guide will focus on Configuring Classifieds Page’s Headings with AWPCP.

 


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