Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by fredrikse, Mar 18, 2016.
Does anyone know if there is a classified ads add-on around?
Click 'resources' at the top and search for classifieds.
I found this add on in the RM.
There are currently two promising add-ons underway (yay!):
This one is a bit problematic since the developer went missing for a few months of time without leaving a word, but he's now back again and seems to be actively fixing bugs/bringing on new features etc. There's even a few boards currently running this add-on on live websites.
2. https://xenforo.com/community/threads/classifieds-addon-development-discussion.110470/ This one came to be in response to the one above after the developer went missing. It's still being developed and should be released some time during Q2.
I'm going to wait for the second one before I decide even though I already bought the first one. I'm still on the fence about that one since the developer jumped ship for a period of time.
The catch with these complex add-ons is that they might pose a problem if you want to upgrade your board in the future. They need to be actively supported by a trustworthy developer. Most boards can't or don't want to wait for months on end before upgrading XF if, however unlikely, the add-on wouldn't be compatible with a future release.
If that happens with other less complex add-ons it's usually no biggy. You have the option to hire someone to write a new one or crowdsource something that does the same thing. Depending on the add-on you might even go ahead without it for a period of time without much grief from the users. But imagine having to disable the classifieds section because you have to upgrade your board. That wouldn't be very popular among the users
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