e-Classifieds Premium Edition
Simply the best!
From $39.96 per month
Why Choose the Premium Edition?
What distinguishes e-Classifieds?
- Powerful database searching capabilities. For example, your users will be able to conduct searches based upon specified criteria such as the city, or based upon a price range, number of bedrooms and bathrooms (for housing ads), age range (for personal ads), specific features (such as automatic or manual transmission for auto ads, or fireplace, etc. for housing ads), date range, and many, many more. With our "Auto-Notify service", users can set up their own personal search agent that automatically retrieves and sends them new ads matching their desired criteria.
- Scalable to one million ads or more (This is a rough estimate of the recommended maximum number of ads that the program can handle without significant degradation in response times. There are no hard or absolute limits on the number of ads, but exceeding the number of ads listed here may result in slower responses to end users.). The administrator can easily add more sections for even greater scalability.
- Secure through the use of encryption-based authentication for the administrator. The program stores the administrative password in an encrypted format. The file where it is stored is located in a separate directory, which can also be password-protected for double protection.
- Configurable through a myriad of options. There are numerous variables for setting fonts, colors, and even the header and footer that appears on all pages. You can also change the general layout of all HTML pages generated by the program. e-Classifieds even lets you easily add advertising banners to your pages.
- Loaded with dozens of powerful features found nowhere else. In fact, no other classifieds program on the market even comes close to offering the rich feature set found in e-Classifieds.
- Stylish interface that is attractive, professional, and easy to use.
The Premium Edition offers the following features, among many others (click the "Features" tab above for the full list):
- Powerful new database options that allow you to create your own unique classifieds sections or databases by simply editing a few variables. You can control the number and types of database fields, including the data types, names of these fields, the input formats (radio, checkbox, etc.), the output formats, display types, and many other criteria for each field.
- Multiple language support allows you to run the same installed version of the program in multiple languages while providing access to the same ads database (separate language modules are not included or available at this time, but the program can run in multiple languages if translated; requires coordination with our staff to provide the appropriate language files for translating and for importing the translated files back into the program).
- Faster searches due to an improved search engine that is now 25-33% faster.
- Greater scalability due to improved memory usage, the faster search engine, and other improvements.
- Priority ranking options that provide you the option of charging users extra who want to have their ads appear at the top of the search results. The prices, number of tiers, names of these options, and other options are completely customizable.
- Visibility options that provide you the option of charging users extra who want to have the visibility of their ads raised by having the ads placed in bold text, red text, or any other method that you choose. The number of tiers and visibility raising methods (bold, red, etc.) are completely customizable.
- Template system allows you to easily customize the general layout of all pages generated by the program. The program also comes with seven default templates that you can choose from (you can see a few screenshots here), but you can easily customize these or create your own unique templates using standard HTML.
- Global text search that can now span across multiple databases or classifieds sections.
- Backup routine that can be run from the Control Panel or automatically using the built-in routines. This routine backs up the important data files, including the ads databases, the Auto-Notify profiles, and the user registration database. The admin can restore complete backup sets or individual files at any time. Old backups can be deleted manually or the system can be set to purge them automatically.
- DataGuard system that checks the important data files periodically and notifies the admin if there appears to be a problem with any of them.
- Improved registration system that also automatically inserts the user's contact information into the appropriate fields on the Post Ad form.
- Links to other ads posted by a particular user in either a particular section or in all sections.
- Counters on the ads for how many times the ad has been viewed and how many times the ad has been replied to.
- Logoff option provides added security when you are administering the system from a remote computer, such as at an airport, because it prevents others from using your administrative login session to gain control of the system.
- Auto-generation of cron files with all extensions, paths, and other system references set automatically
- Improved global keyword search.
- Ability to set the maximum number of characters that will be displayed for each field in the headlines format.
- Ability to set maximum number of characters that users can enter in each field when posting ads.
- Section Manager that includes an online wizard that makes it easy to create new top-level classifieds sections or databases (such as Automobiles, Employment, etc.), as well as the ability to modify or delete existing sections through an online interface. You will also be able to activate or deactivate sections with the click of a mouse, which can be useful if you want to temporarily deactivate a section while making changes to it or if you want to deactivate a section without necessarily deleting all of your old data.
- Administrative approval option for uploaded multimedia files. If this option is turned on, uploaded photos and other multimedia files will not be visible or included in users' ads until they have been approved by the admin. The system also provides an online interface where the admin can approve, delete, or defer action on uploaded multimedia files awaiting administrative approval. The admin can also view the associated ad for each multimedia file.
- Online wizards for setting the Visibility options and the Priority Ranking options.
- Five new top-level sections for Announcements, Business Opportunities & Services, Collectibles, Computers, and Rentals, in addition to the current five top-level sections. The Housing section has been renamed to "Real Estate".
- New graphics for the program, including new, more attractive graphics for the section icons on the front page.
- "Tell Your Friends" option that allows users to e-mail their friends about your classifieds section right from an online form. It's a great way to help build traffic to your site.
- Alert Admin link from each ad so that users can alert the administrator about ads that are objectionable or otherwise may be in violation of system policies.
- Other minor usability enhancements, such as new links within each ad for modifying or deleting the ad.
- Various new features and other improvements to the e-commerce aspects of the program.
- Option for headlines display to have full text of ad displayed under the headline.
- Ability to scale thumbnails to maintain proportions of original graphic, and the option of having the program autoscale the thumbnails or allowing the admin to set the percentage in the System Configuration utility.
- Variable for the guidebar background color.
- Revised architecture that increases responsiveness by about 25%.
- Improved appearance for many of the forms and pages displayed by the program.
- Improved template system that provides for more flexibility in placing "objects" and also allows for more customization options for affiliate sites.
- Improved speed of category searches by about 10%.
- Totally rewritten Help section that includes intuitive and context-sensitive popup Help windows. In many parts of the program, these windows will automatically display the help topic relevant to the action that the user is performing.
- Other architectural improvements.
- Ability to specify the name of the records ("ad", "movie review", etc.).
- Option to charge for ads based on the number of words contained in the ad.
- Support for real-time credit card processing through iBill's "TP Basic" account type.
- Support for real-time credit card processing through Plug'nPay.
- Support for real-time credit card processing through Planet Payment, which allows customers from outside of the United States to use the Authorize.Net real-time credit card processing system, and which supports over 150 currencies.
- Support for real-time credit card processing through Clickbank and most other vendors via an external form. The system can optionally create and require an access code, and it can optionally require a specific referring URL before it will create this access code.
- Option for admin to allow credit card payments or postal billing (via e-mail invoices) at the same time.
- New online variable for setting the credit cards to be accepted in a fee-based system.
- New routine to get years in credit card form automatically.
- Improved appearance of administrative Control Panel.
- Improved utilities for setting system configuration options.
- Online Affiliates Manager for adding, modifying, or deleting affiliate web sites online.
- Option to allow other web sites to sign up as affiliates online, along with new object in Template Editor that creates a "Join Our Affiliate Program" link.
- Ability to create separate templates for each section and for each affiliate, including the (optional) ability of affiliate sites to create and modify their own templates online.
- Ability to delete templates.
- Option to set icon graphic for each section in the sections configuration utility.
- Ability to charge for posting or renewing ads in some sections and not others.
- Online configuration utility for setting options for each section.
- Payments database and reports.
- Popup windows for thumbnail photos.
- Improved text for several e-mail messages.
- Improved appearance for Power Search forms.
- Improved appearance for Post Ad forms.
- Improved appearance for "headlines" display of ads.
- Improved appearance for full size display of ads.
- Improved appearance for preview ad display.