We are proud that we can present you with the next version of DJ-Classifieds the classified ads Joomla extension, which brings many new interesting features and a huge number of various improvements and fixes.
The article is divided into two parts - for frontend and backend. With this update, we have also created and updated 24 articles!
We have made the settings related to the sizes of the images more flexible. You can now easily assign a given image size to a specific view.
This was the last missing feature in the integration of OpenStreetMaps with DJ-Classifieds. We have added support for driving directions and displayed ad's geographical coordinates with map info, so now you can fully use OpenStreetMaps instead of Google Maps if you prefer.
Click the link below to check the new article about using OpenStreetMaps with DJ-Classifieds.
Now during registration, the user can fill in the location data, which will later be auto-completed when adding an advertisement.
This new feature brings better control over the submitted adverts.
We have added a new parameter to the category view in the administration panel, which allows you to set a limit on the number of ads a user can add to the category.
Profile extra field values can be assigned to the default values of the core fields: website & postcode. This way, when submitting an ad, these fields will be auto-completed with values that were filled during registration or editing a user's profile.
Earlier, you could only set the number of ads per page globally, from now on you can set it for the Category Blog/Table menu items directly.
The new parameter allows specifying the number of days for which the expired advertisement should be available from the direct URL. Expired ads will not appear on the list of ads.
If the Ask Seller and Abuse forms are available for registered users only then an alert with buttons will appear: “Ok” to redirect to the login page, “Cancel” to close the alert.
The new option allows filtering user profiles by account type. Read more about configuring account types in DJ-Classifieds.
We have improved user experience in the Add Item view by moving all consent checkboxes just above the buttons at the bottom of the page.
The new "User Groups" parameter allows you to select the user groups from which you want to display ads in the module. This is another addition to the super-powerful Items module, that lets you filter and display the adverts in a way you need.
This option is useful for those using the Multi categories App. Now, apart from the main category, all additional categories are displayed in the User Items view.
From now on, the payment list displays detailed information about the processed payment, e.g. category, duration, type, promotion.
This SEO enhancement allows the "og:image" tag to be displayed using the default category image in case the ad was added without any image.
If you use the range field for the address or postcode in the search module, it is ignored if you do not set any value. In this situation, a warning message will appear informing you of this.
We have added the placeholder: COM_DJCLASSIFIEDS_ADDRESS_PLACES_PLACEHOLDER, so you can easily translate the default text in the address/places input.
The email tag can be used to display the category path of the item in an email template.
We have significantly improved the management of categories, items and user profiles in the administration panel.
Now, you can easily batch change category and author of selected items or parent category of selected categories.
It is also possible to batch verify or change user groups for selected users as well as send emails to them.
Improved category management in the administration panel. We have added pagination to the category list and enabled filtering by subcategories.
If you’re struggling with a large number of adverts, automation comes for help.
Now the administrator can set the time to store the expired adverts in DJ-Classifieds. The new parameter allows you to delete expired ads automatically after a certain number of days of expiration.
We have added an icon to distinguish blocked ads from others in the items view of the administration panel. You can also easily filter blocked ads.
We have added an icon to distinguish verified users from others in the user profiles view of the administration panel. You can also easily filter verified users.
Added an icon to distinguish users with an attachment from others in the user profiles view of the administration panel. You can also easily filter users with attachments.
Added a new button to clear inactive profiles from the User Profiles view in the administration panel. An inactive profile is a profile that does no longer exists in Joomla Users section.
The new features are not all we have been working on. With this release, you will also find over 90 fixes that were applied for DJ-Classifieds.
Visit the changelog to see the complete list of new features and fixes.
The content of the blog post comes from the DJ-Extensions website: 120+ changes in major DJ-Classifieds 3.7.8 update
Active subscribers of the Joomla-Monster template, which uses DJ-Classifieds can download the latest version of the Joomla ads component.
Let us know what you think about new features, would you like to have them on your website?