AWPCP: A Complete, Working Example – Part I

Posted OnMar 6, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

In this section of the Another WordPress Classifieds (AWPCP) plugin, A Working Example – Part 1, we will focus on configuring the Settings area for the website, Everything Cakes.

PayPayl will be used as the Payment Gateway.

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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Prior to moving forward, navigate to Settings -> General and place a checkmark in the Membership checkbox.

Settings

For our Working Example, the Settings area was completed as follows:

  • General Tab
    Step 5) Place a checkmark in the Collapse Categories checkbox.
    Step 6) Modify the Welcome message in Classified page text as needed.
    Step 7) Select Administrator for the Who can access AWPCP Admin Dashboard option.
    Step 8) In the Window Title section, place checkmarks in each of the checkboxes.
    Step 9) In the SEO Settings area, place a checkmark in the checkbox to enable SEO Friendly URLs.
    Step 10) In the Anti-Spam area, enter your Akismet account details.
    Step 11) In the Currency Format area, make changes as needed.
    Step 12) In the Date & Time Format and Terms of Service areas, make changes as needed.
    Step 13) Click the Save Settings button to save any changes.

  • Classified Pages Tab

    Step 14) Modify the AWPCP Main page text. For this example, Our Classifieds was entered.
    Step 15) Click the Save Settings button to save any changes.

  • Ad/Listings Tab

    User Notifications
    Step 16) Place a checkmark in the Ad Posted checkbox.
    Step 17) Place a checkmark in the Ad Enabled checkbox.
    Step 18) Place a checkmark in the Ad Renew checkbox.
    Step 19) Leave the default value of 5 in the Ad Renew email threshold textbox.
    Step 20) Place a checkmark in the Ad Expired checkbox.

    Admin Notifications
    Step 21) Place a checkmark in the Ad Posted checkbox.
    Step 22) Place a checkmark in the Ad Expired checkbox.

    Moderation
    Step 23) If checked, remove the checkmark from the Only admin can post Ads checkbox.
    Step 24) Place a checkmark in the Disable Ad until admin approves checkbox.
    Step 25) If checked, remove the checkmark from the Enable paid ads that are pending payment checkbox.
    Step 26) If checked, remove the checkmark in the Have non-registered users verify the email address used to post new Ads checkbox.
    Step 27) Leave the default value of 5 in the Have non-registered users verify the email address used to post new Ads textbox.
    Step 28) Leave the default value of 30 in the Number of days before Ads that remain in a unverified status will be deleted textbox.
    Step 29) Modify the Awaiting approval message in the text area vas needed.
    Step 30) If you want to restrict placing of Ads, enter the Allowed domains in Ad poster email in the text area as needed.
    Step 31) Place a checkmark in the Prevent ads from being posted to top level categories checkbox.
    Step 32) Place a checkmark in the Use multiple dropdowns to choose categories checkbox.
    Step 33) Leave the default value of 7 in the Free Ads expiration threshold textbox.
    Step 34) Place a checkmark in the Disable expired ads instead of deleting them checkbox.

    Region Settings
    Step 35) Place a checkmark in the Allow Regions modification checkbox.
    Step 36) Place a checkmark in the Allow users to search Ads in multiple regions checkbox.

    Layout and Presentation
    Step 37) Place a checkmark in the Show Ad preview before payment checkbox.
    Step 38) If checked, remove the checkmark from the Allow HTML in Ad text checkbox.
    Step 39) Add text as needed in the Display this text above ad detail text input box on ad post page text area.
    Step 40) Leave the default value of 100 in the Maximum Ad title length textbox.
    Step 41) Leave the default value of 750 in the Maximum Ad details length textbox.
    Step 42) Leave the default value of 30 in the Number of words in Ad excerpt textbox.
    Step 43) Place a checkmark in the Hide contact name to anonymous users checkbox.
    Step 44) Do not modify the php code for Ad Listings page layout and Single Ad page layout.
    Step 45) Leave the default value of Date (newest first) in the Order Ad Listings by dropdown list.
    Step 46) Leave the default value of Date (newest first) in the Order Ad Listings in Search results by dropdown list.
    Step 47) Leave the default value of 10 in the Default number of Ads per page textbox.
    Step 48) If checked, remove the checkmark from the Limits search to available locations. checkbox.
    Step 49) Place a checkmark in the Show Ad count in categories checkbox.
    Step 50) If checked, remove the checkmark from the Hide empty categories checkbox.
    Step 51) Place a checkmark in the Show Ad views checkbox.
    Step 52) If checked, remove the checkmark from the Make URLs in ad text clickable checkbox.
    Step 53) Place a checkmark in the Add no follow to links in Ads checkbox.

    Menu Items
    Step 54) Place checkmarks in all the Menu Items checkboxes.
    Step 55) Click the Save Change button to save any changes.

  • Payment Tab

    Credit System
    Step 56) Place a checkmark in the Enable Credit System checkbox.
    Step 57) Select Currency from the Accepted payment type dropdown list.

    Payment Settings
    Step 58) Select Name from the Fee Plan sort order dropdown list.
    Step 59) Select Ascending from the Fee Plan sort direction dropdown list.
    Step 60) If checked, remove the checkmark from the Pay before entering Ad details checkbox.
    Step 61) Leave the default value of USD from the Currency used in payment pages textbox.
    Step 62) Place a checkmark in the Put payment gateways in test mode textbox (for this example – remove when going live).
    Step 63) If checked, remove the checkmark from the Force secure URLs on payment pages checkbox.
    Step 64) If checked, remove the checkmark from the Force secure URLs on payment pages checkbox.

    PayPal Settings
    Step 65) Place a checkmark in the Activate PayPal checkbox.
    Step 66) Enter a valid email in the PayPal receiver email textbox.
    Step 67) Leave the default value of USD in the PayPal currency code. textbox.

    2Checkout Settings
    Step 68) If checked, remove the checkmark from the 2Checkout checkbox.
    Step 69) Click the Save Changes button to save any changes.

  • Image Tab

    Thumbnail Settings
    Step 70) Select 2 from the Number of columns of thumbnails to show in Show Ad page dropdown list.
    Step 71) Leave the default value of 125 in the Thumbnail width textbox.
    Step 72) Leave the default value of 125 in the Thumbnail length textbox.
    Step 73) Place a checkmark in the Crop thumbnail images checkbox.

    Primary Image Settings
    Step 74) Leave the default value of 80 in the Thumbnail width (Ad Listings page) textbox.
    Step 75) Leave the default value of 200 in the Thumbnail width (Primary Image) textbox.
    Step 76) Leave the default value of 200 in the Thumbnail height (Primary Image) textbox.
    Step 77) Place a checkmark in the Crop primary image thumbnails checkbox.

    Image File Settings
    Step 78) Leave the default value of uploads as the Uploads folder name (you may need to set this up).
    Step 79) Select 0755 from the File permissions for uploads directory dropdown list.
    Step 80) Enter a Maximum file size per image in the textbox. We entered 1048576.
    Step 81) Enter a Minimum file size per image in the textbox. We entered 300.
    Step 82) Enter a Minimum image width in the textbox. We entered 640.
    Step 83) Enter a Minimum image height in the textbox. We entered 480.
    Step 84) Enter the Maximum image width in the textbox. We entered 640.
    Step 85) Enter the Maximum image height in the textbox. We entered 480.

    Image Settings
    Step 86) Place a checkmark in the Allow images in Ads checkbox.
    Step 87) Place a checkmark in the Hide images until admin approves them checkbox.
    Step 88) If checked, remove the checkmark from the Disable AWPCP Lightbox feature checkbox.
    Step 89) Place a checkmark in the Show click to enlarge link checkbox.
    Step 90) Leave the default value of 4 in the Number of images allowed in Free mode textbox.
    Step 91) Click the Save Changes button to save any changes.

  • AdSense Tab
    Step 93) To set up AdSense click here.
    Step 94) Click the Save Changes button to save any changes.
  • Form Tab
    Step 95) This area determines which field(s) will be displayed on the Place Ad and Edit Ad forms. Feel free to complete this area to suit your needs.
    Step 96) Click the Save Changes button to save any changes.
  • Registration Tab
    Step 97) Place a checkmark in the Place Ad requires user registration checkbox.
    Step 98) If checked, remove the checkbox from the Reply to Ad requires user registration checkbox.
    Step 99) If you have a custom URL for the login page, enter it here.
    Step 100) Click the Save Changes button to save any changes.
  • Email Tab
    Step 101) In this area you can customize the messages that will be sent via email when. Please feel free to customize this area to suit your needs. For additional details on completing this area, click here.
  • Facebook Tab
    Step 102) Enter your App ID Key in the App Id textbox.
    Step 103) Enter your App Secret Key in the App Secret textbox.
    Step 104) Click the Save App Settings button to save any changes.
  • Step 105) If checked, Ads will automatically be posted to Facebook.
    Step 106) For additional details on setting up this area, click here.
    Step 107) Click the Save Changes button to save any changes.

Click here to view a pdf of the completed fields outlined above.

The next step of the guide will focus on AWPCP A Working Example Part 2.

 


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