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Essential addons for a classifieds forum?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Amin Sabet, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Well-Known Member

    I just moved 5 sites from vBulletin to XenForo. Has gone very smoothly. I wish I had done this a long time ago.

    The last major thing I need to do is to get my classifieds boards going again on each of the sites.

    I plan to use one of the forms addons to post listings to the forum. Have purchased a copy of both available forms addons and am testing to see which one I'll use.

    I plan to buy the "Up Thread" addon to give members a bump button for their listings.

    I've installed XenTrader for feedback and imported the feedback from my vB iTrader installations, but XenTrader doesn't seem to be working on my boards, so I'm waiting for an update on that one. I know there is another feedback system addon, and I will probably shell out for that if the XenTrader update doesn't come soon.

    Lastly, I am looking for an addon that would let my members closed their own threads and mark the transaction "completed" with the push of a button. Mark Threads as Solved seems like it would do this, but it looks like there are problems with that addon, so I'm looking for an alternative.

    What are others using for these purposes? Anything I am missing?
     
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  2. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Well-Known Member

    @Mr. Goodie2Shoes I had seen that, but I need something to use now, and as I understand it yours is not available yet. Is that correct?
     
  4. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    Yes. And I plan to release it by March 2015 :D
     
  5. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

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  6. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Using Resource Manager Here.
     
  7. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    It is March 2015. Why not just say sometime this month? :p
     
  8. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    haha... to sound more 'professional' I guess? :p
     
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  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Well-Known Member

    I think I want to just use the forums for classifieds as I have always done. The only missing piece as I see it would be a button to let members close their own listings.
     
  10. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    We have huge classified forums
    https://www.avforums.com/categories/classified-adverts.242/digest
    We use XenCentral Trader plus a bunch of addons Chris wrote for us.
    An Archive Thread addon which allows members to archive their own threads. The auto archive function deals with threads with no replies after a set number of days.
    We have an addon which lets us change the new thread button text.
    We have a customised fields addon to create a special form for posting new ads.
    We have an addon which limits the number of threads per person to one per forum.
    We have an addon which restricts classifieds to over 18s.
    We have a new addon by Daniel Hood which lets us monitor pms for personal details previously used by scammers.
    We have Waindigo's Digest View addon so people can see ads from all the subforums.
    We have a bunch of experience of running classifieds.
     
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  11. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

    Hello Stuart
    That addons are are custom development? your forum is awesome.
    are you using this addon? https://xenforo.com/community/resources/custom-fields-by-waindigo.885/ ?
    I'm interested in some of that addons.
     
  12. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Thank you. All the above addons are working on AVForums now including our own custom new thread fields addon created by Chris D which we use for new classified ads.
     
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  13. WoodiE

    WoodiE Well-Known Member

    @Stuart Wright what add-on are you using that makes users post classifieds in this manner?

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  14. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Chris D's custom thread fields addon. It's not been released to the community simply because he/we haven't had time. It's been working on AVForums since November 2013.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2015
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  15. WoodiE

    WoodiE Well-Known Member

    That's to bad, this would be pretty useful for sure.
     
  16. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

    @Stuart Wright / @Chris D that addon is great! would be great if you take a little time (if possible) to release it.
    here you have a buyer / donator. Thank you!
     
  17. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering when will be released.
     
  18. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    That was before my PC broke down and that's why I had to move the date back.
     
  19. WoodiE

    WoodiE Well-Known Member

    I agree with said comment. :D
     
  20. DaveAllen

    DaveAllen Member

    If someone were to release a bundle of add-ons for classifieds such as you are using I think they would have a lot of sales.

    At least I know I would purchase a classifieds system for xenforo. I would bet others would too.
     
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